For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 1 YEAR+*
THE PRODUCT: Starting out as a small, family-owned bakery over 19 years ago, not much has changed at Ozery. By “keeping it simple, staying connected to the people who matter, remembering to laugh, always creating, and great coffee” Ozery Bakery has grown into a well respected brand, selling buns and good-for-you baked rounds to local markets, as well as large warehouse stores like Costco.
With their signature Morning Rounds and Soft Ciabatta Thin buns, all of their products are made of whole grain flour and mixed with a variety of healthy fruits, oats and seeds, depending on the flavor you choose. With unique ingredients and the perfect balance of texture, there is sure to be an Ozery product that will fit your breakfast and/or sandwich making needs.
NUTRITION-WISE: Crafted in small batches and free of absolutely anything artificial, Ozery Bakery only uses natural ingredients that are grown and produced by ancient methods, such as fermenting, grinding, sifting, pickling or smoking.
Free of all dairy and meat ingredients, Ozery products do contain wheat, and derivatives there-of, so they are not good for those who are sensitive to gluten. However, Ozery chooses to use a large variety of whole grains for a reason: Ozery incorporates oats, flax, rye, millet and seeds into multigrain mixes due to the fact that they provide a high amount of fiber and nutrients. They also include spelt and whole wheat for these same reasons. High in complex carbohydrates and protein, these grains digest slowly in the body and provide energy over a long period of time. With a bold flavor and hearty texture, whole grains are great for sandwiches and on-the-go snacks, just not for those who don’t eat gluten (myself included).
Since Ozery products do not contain any artificial preservatives, the best way to keep them fresh is to freeze them right away. This is because freezing quickly locks the moisture in while refrigerators work on the principle of drawing out heat, which takes the moisture out along with it. However, OneBuns and Morning Rounds can conveniently be taken from the freezer and thawed at room temperature for 30 minutes, or popped in the toaster (400°F) for about a minute for fresh-baked flavor and texture every time.
*If you’re not sensitive to gluten, then Ozery’s breads are great for kids and adults of all ages. Containing a decent amount of both protein and fiber, there is around 7 grams of sugar or so in some of their Morning Rounds, so I’d be cautious of this if you are giving them to a really little ones. With that said, this is less than the majority of cereals and/or other baked goods out there. Plus, their Snack Rounds contain significantly less as well (and are only 70 calories), so these are great options for toddlers. They are also easy to chew, so even littles who don’t have a full set of teeth yet can eat them pretty easily.
FINAL THOUGHTS: There are few products out there that make me miss eating gluten. I feel like there are enough alternatives these days that something will always come close to the “real thing”. Plus, the fact that I feel awful every time I eat anything that contains wheat makes a difference too.
But Ozery Bakery is one of the few brands that has – I admit – made me second-guess my need to stay away. That deliciously sweet smell of their freshly toasted Morning Rounds slathered with coconut oil… Yeah, that pretty much does it for me. Plus the fact that they are filled with other good-for-you ingredients, makes them all the more tempting.
Fortunately I can at least give them to my gluten-eating husband and experience the tantalizing aroma without eating them myself, even if only for a brief moment before he scarfs them down…
So, if you’re not gluten-intolerant, try any or all of Ozery Bakery products today and find out for yourself how delicious breads filled with whole grains can be!
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