Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wholesome Junk Food ?! .......by Ann Oliphant, CNC

Recognize this little tub of goodness?  If you are not familiar, these little mint-brownie balls ("bite-lettes") are really just what the label proclaims,  "wholesome junk food"...and they taste good.  Though lacking the official (and expensive) "certified gluten free" insignia, 3 of  Dr. Laura's products do not contain gluten; Cole's Cashew, Better Brownie and my favorite, "Mint Double Fudge".  All are balls, or more eloquently,  "bite-lettes".

Personally, I am hesitant to purchase or recommend any sort of  already-put-together product.  An "already-put-together" product, conventionally speaking, would be referred to as a "processed" food which generally is not good and quite the opposite of wholesome.  Dr. Laura's Wholesome Junk Food is wholesome, and though she produces other great tasting "bite-lettes", the three I mentioned above contain no gluten although you will not find the "certified gluten free" stamp on which many people base their puirchase decision.  For the most part I lean toward having that stamp on purchase decisions regarding cookies, crackers  and chips.  With Dr. Laura's I make an exception.

I trust her. I trust her medical knowledge.  I trust her personal level of involvement in her company and the way in which she allows her products to be produced.  Do your homework, and I think you will find that same level of trust...and you're going to like your afternoon french press/tea a whole lot better with a couple of bite-lettes....a clean treat!        

Next time you're out, look for Dr. Laura's at Whole Foods, Earth Fare and some of the local Harris Teeter stores...

*find Dr. Laura's bite-lettes, and other wholesome junk food (even a cookbook!) at www.lauraswholesomejunkfood.com

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