Fiber Gourmet

I recently ran across a company called Fiber Gourmet in my search for health and flavor. They offer pasta and pasta products that are lower calorie, lower carb and higher fiber than comparable products on the grocery shelves. In fact they even have the added benefit of:

  • Non-GMO
  • Made in the USA from all US ingredients
  • No artificial colors or flavors
  • No inulin, polydextrose, or other polyols

Now, I have to be honest here, I LOVE pasta dishes! But I have reduced them to a treat of sorts because I only make pasta once every couple of weeks now, or it’s swimming inside a healthy soup instead of being on its own.

Being me, I ran through the FAQ’s and all the info, read the boxes and searched out everything I could find on them. I waiting for a hitch or a catch somewhere along the way like a lot of things are. You know, high in fiber, but also tons of sugar or sodium or something to that effect. I didn’t find it. I have long since learned not to judge a flavor by its box, so I jumped in to try it.

Here’s what I’ve tried so far:

Light Mac & Cheese

Now, I do have to say that the cheese in it was a little thinner and less sticky than your normal on the shelf brand, but to be fair I didn’t add the optional butter. I think that would have helped it be thicker.

I cook my noodles slightly al dente because I like them best that way. However, if there’s anything that’ll show off a funny flavor or texture, it’s that. But these were some of the yummiest noodles I’ve tasted! No grainy fiber texture, no icky “enriched” flavor, just noodle goodness through and through.

They average about $3 per box (cheaper if you buy more at a time online) so they aren’t as cheap as your average blue box, but definitely as delicious AND far healthier!

35% fewer calories (standard mac is 260 calories, theirs is just 170)
18g fiber per serving (each box contains 3 servings)
Nutrition Facts backed by actual laboratory analysis
Cheddar cheese packet included – with NO artificial colors or flavors!
2-year shelf life (date-stamped)
Kosher certified by the OU.

Single-Serve Brownie

I also have a soft spot for brownies, but who doesn’t? Especially when they are super quick and easy to make. All you do is add water, mix and microwave to have your very own personal sized brownie snack.

Again, the flavor was excellent. No grassy, gritty fiber flavor here. It’s all chocolate and gooey goodness with a packet to add powdered sugar topping if you like.

They average $1.79 each (also cheaper if you buy more at a time online) so they are cost-friendly for keeping at work or school as a snack. They also have a Cinnamon Crumb Cake version that would likely pair well with your morning coffee. The website even offers a sampler pack where you can get six of each for only $1.25 per box.

40% fewer calories
12g fiber per serving
Nutrition Facts backed by actual laboratory analysis
No artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives
No Gluten ingredients
Kosher certified by the OU.

But you don’t have to take my word for it alone. I found this video review on youtube of the cake mixes, check it out:

 

 (You can click either of the product titles or pictures to see them on their website.)

 

Comments

Leave a Reply