For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and KIDS 5 YEARS+*
I’ll be the first to admit that the idea of a healthy cookie is anything but appealing. In fact, most are extremely dense and pretty tasteless – or at least void of any good taste. And the same can be said for a great majority of other “healthy” baked goods too. Moreover, many of these foods aren’t really that healthy any way, but filled with lots of sugars, artificial flavorings, and unnecessary preservatives.
For this reason, many of us choose to bake our own cookies and other scrumptious treats at home – even if we do rely on pre-made mixes. However, even though you do get to choose some of your own ingredients, there are still many unhealthy ingredients in these dry mixes that I think most of us would choose not to put into our bodies – if we were aware of what they were.
Thankfully, there are companies like Among Friends Baking Mixes that make tasty dry mixes that are filled with lots of good-for-you ingredients. Best of all, the majority of their mixes are gluten-free, so if you’re anything like me, you can still enjoy them!
THE PRODUCT: Among Friends, LLC, is the creation of two friends, Suzie Miller and Lizann Anderson. What began with a delicious, mouthwatering cookie, handcrafted by Suzie, was soon transformed by Lizann, who vowed to make Suzie’s cookies dense with nutrition without sacrificing great taste.
Having three sons, one of which is a bloodhound who sniffs everything before he eats it, Lizann knew first hand that if she made a cookie that passed the tyranny of Shane’s taste buds, she would have accomplished something. Well, not only did Shane love them, so did everybody else that tried them. And Among Friends was born.
With their desire to help people fill their kitchens with fresh-from-the-oven baked goods made from the best ingredients, Among Friends mixes make baking easy for even the busiest and most hectic days.
Filled with whole grains and other nutrient-rich ingredients, Among Friends mixes contain many gluten-free options which can all be made dairy-free as well. With flavors such as Suzie Q’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, CJ’s [Gluten Free] Double Chocolate Cookie Mix, Shane’s [Gluten Free] Molasses Ginger Cookie Mix, and Trish the dish [Gluten Free] Fruit Crisp Mix, there really is something for everybody in Among Friend’s line of 8 various Baking Mixes.
NUTRITION-WISE: Non-GMO verified, and made with many Organic ingredients, all of Among Friends Baking Mixes are also filled with whole grains, many of which are gluten free. As a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients that help keep you healthy and strong, Among Friends baked goods can actually be a treat that you feel good about feeding your family.
Furthermore, all of Among Friends Baking Mixes are also vegan and dairy-free, unless you decide to add eggs or butter into them. Using a flax “egg” or adding coconut oil instead of butter are two of my favorite substitutes when keeping these mixes vegan-friendly.
As expected, you will find sugar in Among Friends Baking Mixes, with a whopping 17 grams per serving in the ‘Liv it up Chocolate Cake Mix. However 2 cookies from the majority of the other cookie mixes will give you a more reasonable 8 to 9 grams of sugar, and around 120 calories, 45 or so coming from fats (once you add your own egg, coconut oil, etc). However, thanks to the use of whole grains and other good-for-you ingredients, you will also find around 2-3 grams of both protein and fiber in each serving, depending on the mix you choose, as well as other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
*I personally don’t believe in giving my toddler sweets – since he can’t miss what he doesn’t know – so I wouldn’t feed these mixes to my little one. However, for those of you who do like to give occasional sweet treats to your kids (or even yourself ☺), then I’d much rather choose any of the mixes from Among Friends then your typical nutrition-less cookie or baked good. Filled with healthy ingredients and nothing artificial, I’m sure there will be many of these mixes in my kids’ futures.
WHERE TO BUY: Among Friends Baking Mixes can conveniently be bought on their Online Store. Or, to find the Retail Location nearest you, please visit their Store Locator.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Although making everything from scratch sounds good in theory, as a busy Mom, this is rarely feasible. Especially when in the mood for a freshly baked-in-the-oven treat “right now”.
That’s why I have come to love Among Friends Baking Mixes. Not only are they as convenient as it can get (without being entirely pre-made), they are filled with whole grains and other good-for-you ingredients, making me feel like I am actually doing something good for myself when I am indulging in a freshly baked cookie, or two.
With 8 different mixes to choose from, you are sure to find something that pleases your fancy no matter what kind of treat you are in the mood for.
Try any or all of Among Friends Baking Mixes today and see for yourself how simply [and] delicious homemade baked goods can be!
To learn more about the Among Friends Baking Mixes, please visit their website and check them out on Facebook.
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