Product: Go Lean Protein & High Fiber Cereal
Producer: Kashi Company
Local Availability: Rustan’s Supermarkets; Landmark
In a Nutshell: Generally good; crunchy; not very sweet
My Verdict: A more-than-decent addition to any organic food lover’s breakfast selections, but select
Part of my fitness goals is to encourage the consumption of healthier, preferably organic food in my family. My daughter Nicki is on the organic food diet full time, thanks to Earth’s Best baby foods, but my wife Cathy, my son Nathan, and I still have to make a greater effort to eat healthier.
I picked up Go Lean Protein & High Fiber Cereal from Kashi Company after I finished my box of Nature’s Path Optimum Power cereal, which is still tops on my organic breakfast food favorites list. Go Lean is a lightly sweetened mix of crunchy fiber twigs, crispy soy protein grahams, and honey-toasted 7 Whole Grains and Sesame Puffs (the unique selling point of Kashi is how it incorporates seven whole grains into every one of its products). Just one serving of Go Lean supplies 40% of my daily fiber needs and 20% of my daily protein needs. For someone on a diet, this is a great help.
How does Go Lean Protein & High Fiber Cereal measure up? In general, it’s quite good. Texture is varied, with a good crunch. Without dried fruit, its flavor is relatively one-dimensional, so I actually mixed a bit of Nature’s Path Heritage Granola with Raspberries in there to add some fruity dimension. I’ll probably go and pick up some dried fruits later to make it even more special.
I’ve told my officemates Lean and Ross that my breakfast food is now hamster food. LOL I don’t think that’s a problem. Lifestyle/Diet changes are usually hard to implement at the start, but once you get going, the results will definitely be worth the effort.