Breakfast is always a hard meal for me. Being vegan, traditional foods like eggs or bacon, cheesy omelettes and more are off the table. So I am always looking for new products that can satisfy my vegan needs, while still appealing to my family (which is almost all vegan). I came across the Libre Naturals Products online and it was advertised as gluten-free and allergy friendly and decided to give it a try.
My family and I tried Libre Naturals instant oatmeal, granola bars and granola mix. Their products are mostly advertised as allergen-friendly, but they are also vegan! With simple, plant based ingredients, everyone in your family can eat them and will WANT to eat them. The oatmeal was easy to make, comforting and filling. Each cup had 7g protein and 7g fiber to keep you full until lunch (at least). My favorite flavor was the Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins and Spices, which actually has 8 grams of protein. The Blueberry Maple granola was my favorite snack overall, and my dog’s too! I was eating some granola on the couch as my dog sat eagerly by me wanting a treat. After looking up the ingredients to make sure they were dog friendly, I gave him a scoop. He loved it and now chooses it over rawhide for an afternoon treat!
Even though oatmeal is not my favorite food, I found Libre Naturals products tasty, filling and satisfying as a snack. The granola is definitely my favorite (and my dog’s). If your family is vegan or suffers from any food allergies, give these products a try.
About Libre Naturals:
Libre Naturals is family-owned and was created by a mother of a food allergic child. Their website states the following allergen declarations.
No dairy : No ingredients containing dairy are used in the Libre Naturals facility. This includes all derivatives such as casein or whey. Cocoa butter is not dairy but is the fat of the cocoa bean.
No egg : No ingredients containing egg are used in the Libre Naturals facility.
No fish : No ingredients containing fish are used in the Libre Naturals facility.
No gluten : No ingredients containing gluten are used in the Libre Naturals facility. All of our products are certified Gluten Free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) which has a standard of 10 parts per million (ppm), more stringent than the national standard of 20 ppm.
No mustard : No ingredients containing mustard are used in the Libre Naturals facility.
No peanuts : No ingredients containing peanut are used in the Libre Naturals facility.
No sesame : No ingredients containing sesame are used in the Libre Naturals facility.
No shellfish : No ingredients containing shellfish (including crustaceans) are used in the Libre Naturals facility.
No soy or derivatives : No ingredients containing soy or its derivatives (i.e. soy lecithin) are used in the Libre Naturals facility.
No sulfitesNo ingredients containing sulfite preservatives are used in the Libre Naturals facility.
No tree nuts : No ingredients containing tree nuts i.e. almonds, cashews, pecans)are used in the Libre Naturals facility. Canada, where our manufacturing facility is located, does not list coconut as a tree nut but the USA does. In any case, we treat coconut as a tree nut declaration with all of our suppliers.
No wheat : No ingredients containing wheat are used in the Libre Naturals facility.
No latex : No latex gloves are used on any Libre Naturals production line. We use only medical grade, powder-free nitrile gloves.
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