A local granola company’s healthy snacks
Life always conspires to derail our healthy eating goals. Deadlines keep us chained to our desks, delayed flights land us in airport food courts and long meetings leave us famished for dinner. ??
Enter Twofold, the Chicago company behind a line of crave-worthy granolas and nuts that are great for staving off diet-busting hunger pangs.
As business consultants who practically lived at O?Hare, Jennifer Blaeser and Paula Morawski had trouble finding portable, natural snacks that jived with their healthy lifestyles. The more they read nutrition labels, the more they realized that nearly everything available on the road is packed with refined sugars. ??
Our favorite Twofold treat is the light-as-air, slightly cinnamony, super crunchy quinoa granola ($8.50 a bag), which--like all its products--contains 30 percent whole nuts and no more than six grams of sugar per serving. (Pure maple syrup is the only sweetener Twofold uses.) Plus, you get all the protein and fiber benefits of the nutrient-rich ?supergrain.? ??
For traditional granola fans there are also classic and pistachio flavors, and if you?re going low-carb this week, try the savory nuts or glazed almonds ($9.50 a bag).
??That chocolate birthday cake on our coworker?s desk? We?ll pass.