For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 10 MONTHS +*
Healthy treats seem like an oxymoron, especially when you hear that it doesn’t contain any gluten, soy, sugar or sugar alcohols, dairy, starch or grains. And even more, that same treat is full of chocolaty goodness, and yet is still low calorie, low fat and ultra-low carb.
Well that is exactly what You Are Loved Foods has taken on, trying to change the mindset of those who think that healthy treats can’t taste good, and that eating “Paleo” is no way to enjoy life. Well if you talk to the Founder who loves food and yet lost 100 lbs on his healthy-eating journey, he will definitely beg to differ.
THE PRODUCT: You Are Loved Foods has taken the traditional idea of eating rich, chocolaty treats and turned it upside down by creating the first line of protein rich chocolate-based foods that are not only Paleo friendly, but also gluten-free, soy-free, sugar and sugar alcohol-free, non-GMO, non-dairy, starch and grain-free, low calorie, low fat and ultra-low carb.
By combing a unique mix of ingredients including: cashews, almonds, cocoa powder, coconut cream, almond milk, cocoa butter, coconut flour, chia seeds and a proprietary sweetener that contains no sugar alcohols, founder Jonathan Heine realized that this was the answer to all the other low-carb and no-taste brands of foods that he had been trying to use to help him on his weight loss journey.
Struggling with diet and weight most of his life, and at one point reaching almost 300 lbs., Jonathan discovered the Paleo lifestyle and soon came to realize that most of the “healthy” diet foods on the market are either 1) not actually good for you at all and/or 2) they do not taste good! Now, over 4 years later, Jonathan has lost approximately 100 lbs. and continues to contribute his success to his new ways of healthy eating and of course, You Are Loved Foods.
With four truly pure Paleo treats, including Cinnamon Bites, Chocolate Bites, Chocolate Fudge Balls, and Chocolate Cupcakes, there is no denying that You Are Loved Foods is the answer to the health-conscious’ sweet cravings.
NUTRITION-WISE: All of You Are Loved Foods really are as “Paleo-friendly” as they come. In fact, all of their products are gluten-free, soy-free, sugar and sugar alcohol-free, non-GMO, non-dairy, starch and grain-free, low calorie, low fat and ultra-low carb.
With only about 1 gram of sugar and 4 grams or less net carbs per serving, their chocolate is actually “patent pending” since it only contains about 1/3 the fat & 1/2 the calories of leading dark chocolates. Plus, since all of their products are packed with good-for-you ingredients that are not only full of protein and essential fats, but low in carbohydrates, You Are Loved Foods promises that their products will: give you “better blood sugar and insulin control, increased energy, improved mood, lower your risk of diabetes, lower your risk of heart disease, curb Inflammation, and help you lose weight.”
Coming in at around 140-180 calories per 2 or 3 treat serving, with 7-8 grams of those coming from healthy fats, there is also 3-5 grams of fiber, 4-7 grams of protein, and 1 gram of sugar, depending on the product you choose.
*Since You Are Loved Foods are packed full with good-for-you ingredients, and do not contain any, sugar or sugar alcohols, dairy, starch or grains, and are gluten-free and non-GMO, there is really no reason everyone in your family can’t enjoy these! My only “hesitation” in feeding these to my really young child would be that there is cocoa powder in them, which does contain a trace amount of caffeine. Furthermore, getting your little “used” to “treats” at such a young age, may have them wanting ones that aren’t so healthy when they see others eating them, since they don’t know the difference between those that are healthy, and those that aren’t.
Please also be aware that there are nuts in You Are Loved Foods, so if you’re child has a nut allergy, they should obviously be avoided.
WHERE TO BUY: You Are Loved Foods are conveniently available on their Online Store. They are also available at Noso Vita, a restaurant in Ojai, CA, at Tasteful Pantry, an online store and monthly basket distributor, and they are about to launch at a retail shop in Agoura Hills, CA.
Furthermore, they will also have a booth at the Gluten-Free Expo in Pasadena on May 2-3, and at the Bhakti Fest West in Joshua Tree in September.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Although I personally do not entirely stand behind the Paleo lifestyle, mainly due to the fact that I think beans are a good source of protein and that eating too much animal protein, red meat in particularly, can cause inflammation in the body and too much acidity (neither of which is good for you), I do agree with many of their philosophies, including those regarding sugars, dairy, and gluten.
With that said, You Are Loved Foods truly are a great treat for anyone looking to eat a delicious chocolaty treat, all while avoiding (the above said) dairy, gluten, and sugars, and still remaining ultra low-carb and low in fat. They are also extremely versatile and can be toasted and spread with vegan butter, eaten instead of a protein bar or shake, and will even give you longer lasting gentle energy, and be easier on your digestion system than protein bars.
And while I [personally] don’t mind a little honey or maple syrup in my treats, it’s nice to know that there are options out there that really are totally “clean”. Especially when I feel like I want something “sweet” but have had enough sugar [grams] in my diet already that day.
Try any or all of You Are Loved Foods today and see for yourself how delicious a jar of coconut butter can be!
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