In true @boutdrz fashion....wait just a tic...it just came to me that some of you may not know what 'boutdrz' means. In fact, i am willing to bet ALL of the lint in my belly-button that you don't. (Mom, Tracey, etc....you are exempt. Unless of course you want to win some lint. In which case, just ask. I make it all the time. Like now....)
Huh? oh, right. yes. Boutdrz is something that I came up with years ago for a vanity plate for my vehicle at the time. I love the outdoors, and love to BE outdoors, so i came up with boutdrz=Be Outdoors. At the time my friend Ron thought I was so clever that he decided to 1 up me, and got POUTDRZ for his plate. yea. jerk. ahahaha. it was good fun. did i ever tell you about the time he spit on my head? i'll do it some other time.
THIS post is about me, a Mizfit, and someone named Kay, who is very natural. Dunno about naturALE, but natural none-the-less. So i was on twitter (no surprise), and there was talk of a contest hosted by Mizfitonline, sponsored by Kay's Naturals. I entered. I won (surprise!). Or was one of the lucky winners. I don't think that I was the only one. Come to think of it, i wasn't. Others tweeted about having received a box like this, too:
When I got home and opened the box, i was AMAZED to find all of these things in there:
What? you live under a rock and have never heard of Kay's Naturals? Allow me to educate you (using their words, from their site).
"A recent study from Harvard Medical School found that most gluten free products currently available in the market place are high in starch and that many gluten-free formulations lack essential nutrients.
How is Kay’s Naturals different?
Kay’s Naturals has chosen to focus on a healthier balance of ingredients:
- 100% gluten-free
- 30 - 35% natural soy protein
- 10 - 18% healthy fats
- 10g - 12g fiber
- 20 - 40% carbohydrates
- Every 1-ounce (28g) serving has:
- 9 -10g natural soy protein
- 100 - 110 calories
- 9g -13g carbohydrates
- 1g - 3g fiber
- Low saturated fats/no trans fats
I have never been a fan of fad diets or fad ways to eat things, I decided that I would give these GF snacks a try. Why? My Mom stopped eating gluten almost 2 years ago, and it has done amazing things for her. We kinda suspect that our middle guy may be intolerant, so i thought it would be a nice gesture to sacrifice myself in the name of science for my family: if they pass my test, then we might just stock up on the snacks to have around the house. why not, right?
My only regret, honestly, is that the sample packages were so small! "LOVE, LOVE" this product!! They did leave a little bit of a detectable after taste, but no greasy feeling in my mouth, no strangeness in my belly. I am not big on cereals, but i tried theirs anyway; i used rice milk. Verdict? More, please!
Their site goes on to say:
"We are dedicated to bringing to you the very best gluten free snacks and cereals. All Kays Naturals products contain a superior balance of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and good fats. Our products are delicious and uniquely satisfying snacks and cereals that you will enjoy at home, work, play or travel.
So there you have it. I have tried them, AND I am telling my friends. The spicy varieties were the right kind of spicy for me; enhancing flavor without burning my mouth or belly. Crunchy snacks, which i crave, that are healthy, which I want and need. Kay's, where have you been all my life????