Favorite Find: Healthier Toaster Waffles

January 18, 2012

in Blog, Favorite Finds, Food Products, Kristine's Favorites

Happy Wednesday!  Well, actually, if you looked outside my house right now, its not all that happy.  We recently got our first dump of snow for the year.  Its crazy windy out today, so with windchill its probably close to -15!  Its rare that it gets this cold here.  Certainly makes me want to stay home in front of the fire and TV all day!  But, Sienna has preschool, already didn’t go Monday due to the weather, and I’ve been slacking with workouts this week, so I really need to get one in today if I want to get in 3 workouts before the weekend is up.

This week’s “Favorite Find” is something not-so-new.  I had them years ago, but picked some up again lately.

Mesa Sunrise ‘Gluten Free’ Frozen Waffles

As easy as Eggo’s.  Just pop them in the toaster.  I had 2 this morning topped with a touch of organic butter and a smidgen of maple syrup.  Alongside my 6 scrambled egg whites.  I love the corn flavor of them, kind of reminds me of a crispy cornbread! Yum!

Of course, having oatmeal and other grains for breakfast (whole foods) are a better choice, but sometimes I get bored, and this is a good switch up once in a while! The ingredients are also MUCH better than Eggo’s!

Ingredients: Water, organic corn flour, organic potato starch, organic expeller pressed soybean oil, organic evaporated cane juice, organic flax seed, organic buckwheat flour, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), organic potato flour, non-GMO soy lecithin, organic amaranth seed, organic quinoa seed, sea salt.

Nutrition (per 2 waffles):

I’m already a big fan of their Mesa Corn Cereal….

I don’t even eat it as cereal most of the time, I use it to coat chicken for Faux Fried Chicken Strips!

Nature’s Path makes a BUNCH of other types of waffles if these aren’t your thing.  The Flax Plus ones would be a great choice if you don’t need the gluten-free, as they have 5 g of fiber per serving.

You should be able to find these products at a health food store, natural health section of your grocery store, Whole Foods, Trader Joes etc.

QUESTION! Have you tried any of the Nature’s Path stuff? If so, what?

See you tomorrow with a new recipe! 🙂

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  • CarrotLines App

    All their products are fantastic and non-gmo! One of our favourites is the Crunch Maple Sunrise cereal – it’s glutenfree too!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Yes! Their cereals are great too!!!

  • http://blueeyedbarbie.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    these look pretty good!


    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      They are 🙂

  • Stephanie

    These waffles seem like the perfect thing for Elise for breakfast. It is a struggle to get her to eat in the morning and she’s really on a waffle kick lately. I’ve been using regular waffle mix and throwing in flaxseed to the batter. (She of course has no idea) Those would be a quick healthier alternative. Where can I get them? Do they sell them at the  Superstore?

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Hey Steph! Yes they should have them at Superstore in the natural health aisle in the freezer. She’d probably like them!! Kristine Fretwell, Busy But Healthy, http://www.busybuthealthy.com

  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    These look amazing! I’m a huge fan of Nature’s Path products and I love gluten-free waffles – Van’s waffles are also pretty good. I’m done the Wild Rose cleanse and have been put straight onto the Thorne MediClear 3-week cleanse by my naturopath haha. This one does not allow corn or soy products so although I can have gluten-free products I can’t have any that have those ingredients, which is the case with all the gluten-free waffles I’ve seen so far. A trip to Whole Foods is in store as soon as this snow lets up! xx Have a great Wednesday!

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