I’ve been writing about it all month long, but the fact still remains – every January, we all want to make positive changes that will benefit our health both short-term and long term. But one of the biggest struggles in bringing that goal into reality is our habits. More specifically, creating healthier habits to replace our less health ones.
Many of us don’t realize it, but it’s not just the food and exercise we need to change. We also need to change our brain, and that is the hardest of the three to achieve. That’s why I’m all about making small changes that will lead to big overall effect.
Like swapping out juice for fruit infused water, ditching microwave popcorn for the real thing (which you can still make in the microwave!), or deciding you are no longer going to eat foods made with artificial colours or flavourings.
The world is full of delicious natural flavours and beautiful colours, making it quite un-necessary for us to still be eating foods filled with chemicals that mimic what we see and taste – at least on a regular basis. Every once in a while it’s absolutely okay to eat a chemical bomb (delicious cotton candy comes immediately to mind), but the more we can remove those un-needed chemicals from our diet the better.
If you’re thinking that artificial flavours and colours are in everything – you’re not wrong. But more and more companies are making an effort to remove them from their products. In fact Kellogg Canada just released six new products that provide more goodness with visible, real ingredients and no artificial colours or ingredients.
Special K, a brand you already know I love has come out with two new cereals called Nourish:
With no artificial flavours or colours, Nourish is available in two delicious flavour combinations featuring crispy, multi-grain flakes made from wheat, rice and quinoa, tossed with crunchy granola, almonds and real fruit. Both varieties, Apple, Raspberry & Almond and Coconut, Cranberry & Almond, offer 24 g of whole grain per serving, are high in fibre, low in saturated fat and trans-fat free.
Also in the new Nourish line you’ll find ingredients you can see and taste. They are gluten-free, low in sodium, and contain no artificial flavours or colours. They come in two flavour combinations Cranberries & Almonds and Dark Chocolate Chunks & Almonds <– the Chocolate is my favourite!
And in the middle f the first photo you see another of my favourites, Mini Wheats! Here’s a fun fact, this Mini Wheat’s commercial is still my favourite commercial of all time. I just love that song, haha.
The new cereal isn’t Strawberry however, it’s Harvest Blueberry & Red Wheat – which was fine with me, I prefer blueberry Mini Wheats anyway 😉
New Kellogg’s Mini-WheatsHarvest Blueberry & Red Wheat cereal adds a healthy dose of fibre and essential nutrients to your diet. The hearty texture and taste comes from eight layers of 100 per cent whole-grain red-wheat without any artificial flavour or colour. Baked with real blueberry pieces and drizzled with light, sweet vanilla flavour, new Mini-Wheats Harvest Blueberry & Red Wheat cerealpromises a nutritious breakfast with a touch of sweetness to keep Canadians feeling young at heart.
And finally, the 6th item in the new product line up is Pringles Tortillas Salsa Fiesta Flavour which is definitely a zippy chip!
A zippy chip that never stood a chance of making it into the pantry I might add. Yup, we ate them all pretty quickly. No shame in my game. After all, there are no artificial flavours or colours. 😉
Jokes aside, of course there are healthier options than chips artificial colours or no, but if you are going to partake anyway, try to choose something that will upset your body the least.
So while it might not seem like a big deal to choose products without artificial colours or flavours, until you start looking for those very products. Obviously whole foods are whole foods, but when it comes to pre-made and packaged products it becomes a whole lot harder to find those made without these ingredients. But now thanks to Kellogg Canada, you have six new products you know will fit the bill without having to do a whole lot of research. Thanks Kellogg!
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Now if only we could convince our brains we didn’t need chips at all….but I don’t think that will be happening anytime soon! In the meantime, when you opt for chips – check your ingredients, and choose a product that will be kinder to your body.
ABOUT KELLOGG CANADA INC.
Driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, Kellogg Canada is the leading producer of ready-to-eat cereal in Canada. Every day, our well-loved brands nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. These include All-Bran*, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes*, Corn Pops*, Eggo*, Froot Loops*, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes*, Kashi*, Kellogg’s* Two Scoops* Raisin Bran, Mini-Wheats*, Nutri-Grain*, Pop-Tarts*, Pringles*, Rice Krispies*, Special K* and Vector*. Through our Breakfasts for Better Days™ global philanthropic initiative, we’re providing 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks – more than half of which are breakfasts – to children and families in need around the world by the end of 2016. To learn more about our responsible business leadership, foods that delight and how we strive to make a difference in our communities around the world, visit www.kelloggcompany.com. To learn more about Kellogg Canada’s efforts in these areas, please visit www.kelloggs.ca.
Disclosure: I was provided with product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.