My blogger bud Natalie of Bake & Destroy also happens to work for I Heart Keenwah, and she's been steadily keeping me stocked with toasted quinoa and quinoa snacks for review. A few weeks back, she mailed me some of the I Heart Keenwah Quinoa Puffs and Quinoa Clusters. I've been enjoying these as desk snacks in the mornings and afternoons at work since I pretty much need to be stuffing my face all day to stay productive and happy!
The Quinoa Puffs are like a healthy version of those neon orange cheese balls I used to love as a kid. You know, the kind that cake your fingers in orange powder that you get to lick off when you're done? But these are way healthier!
They're made with puffed quinoa (duh!) and spices. That's it! They're also low in fat and pretty high in protein. She shipped me the Sweet Chili flavor, which makes me super-stoked because anything sriracha-flavored is my fave. But they also come in Sea Salt Truffle and Herbs de Provence. (Note: There's also a Cheddar flavor that isn't vegan, so watch out for that. As far as I can tell, that's the only I Heart Keenwah product that isn't vegan. Would be cool if they'd take a cue from Skinny Popcorn or The Little Kernel snacks and use a vegan cheese flavoring instead!).
The Quinoa Clusters are similar to granola. They're crunchy little clusters made from quinoa, brown rice syrup, brown rice crisps, dried fruit, and nuts. Natalie shipped me the Chocolate Sea Salt flavor.
These have sunflower seeds, pepitas, dark chocolate, and sunflower butter. Plus chia seeds and hemp hearts for super-nutrition! They have a nice crunch balanced with just the right amount of chewiness.
I've been snacking on these clusters at my desk at work, but they'd also make a fine topping for a smoothie bowl! They also come in cashew cranberry, peanut butter cacao, and almond.