If you follow my blog, you know that my husband is diabetic. He is diet controlled, but this requires that he have very tight control over his carb intake. It's a struggle creating low carb meals, and snacks are even more of a challenge. It is very difficult to find "convenience" items that are healthy and low carb, that my husband can grab on the go. So, when I was given the opportunity to review Kay's Naturals, a company whose primary goal is to provide high protein, low carb snack items, I jumped at the chance! This company is unique in that the founder, Dr. Massoud Kazemzadeh (known as “Dr. Kay”), who also has a Ph.D. in food science from Texas A & M University, created food items with his late wife's juvenile diabetes in mind. He knew first hand the challenges she faced, and was determined to make a product that was more nutritionally sound. Kay's Naturals products have a healthier nutritional profile of approximately 33% soy protein, 10% fiber and 57% net carbohydrates. Today Kay’s Naturals sells a dozen products – 3 cereals, 4 snacks, 3 pretzels and 2 cookies.
Diabetics are not the only ones who benefit from products higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates. Athletes, body builders, individuals who have had weight loss (bariatric) surgery and those following a gluten free diet all have an excellent choice of snack items with Kay's Naturals. They have been wheat-free & gluten free since January 2009!
HERE! I have to say, my personal favorites were the protein chips! They were light and crunchy with a great blend of spices and flavors. It satisfied that need for something crunchy, while still being a healthier alternative to your average chips. They are low in calories, no saturated fat, no sugar, 3 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein! My husband enjoyed the protein cereals and cookie bites, b/c they allowed him to have a sweet snack without causing havoc on his blood sugar. My kids of course, also enjoyed the cookie bites and my oldest daughter enjoyed the pretzel sticks, especially the Cinnamon Toast flavor! I think it's safe to say that there is something for everyone!
So it doesn't matter if you are diabetic, dealing with obesity, celiac disease or just following a healthy lifestyle, Kay's Naturals is a company that you should check out. Visit their website, follow along on Twitter and "like" on Facebook to join the health and wellness conversation!
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This sample pack was provided to me by Kay's Naturals to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and accurate to the best of my ability. No other compensation was received.