On a recent visit to the grocery store I was frantically searching the cookie aisle for some decently healthy, but still tasty cookies to occupy by increasingly restless toddler until I could somehow dash out of the grocery store without facing a complete meltdown. As I rummaged through box after box of cookies filled with hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup (two ingredients banned from our household) I finally came upon a winner: Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookies.
OK, so admittedly, the name “Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookies” isn’t exactly the most appealing designation for a cookie product. The title of these cookies, however, intrigued me. As someone always looking for the best health options in all foods, the Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookies really got my attention. I was interested to see just how healthy these cookies might be, and curious to see if a flax seed cookie could actually taste good.
I immediately investigated the ingredients list for the Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookies. I saw that there were no hydrogenated oils and no high fructose corn syrup listed! Even many of what used to be my favorite granola bars have this stuff in them. I was thrilled to find a cookie without these unhealthy ingredients.
As the name suggests, Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookies do have flax seed in them which provides 700 mg ALA Omega-3 Fatty Acids per one cookie. Additionally, each Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookie has 1 gram of fiber, 1.5 grams of protein, 80 calories, 4 grams of fat, and just 5 grams of sugar. One large Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookie is large enough to provide a nice sweet indulgence. The cookies aren’t too sweet, but are definitely sweet enough to provide a nice treat (particularly for a toddler!). If you just need a small sweet treat in the evening, Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookies will do the trick.
A package of Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookies contains 24 large cookies and costs about $3.29. The oat filled cookies with the sweet taste of brown sugar are crunchy, but easy enough to chew for a toddler with only 6 teeth.
Overall Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookies are a great choice for someone looking for a relatively healthy cookie with no trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, and a even the added benefits of omega 3 fatty acids. As a nice indulgence for yourself, or a sweet treat for your toddler or preschooler, Voortman Flax Seed Omega 3 Cookies are certainly worth checking out. For more information on Voortman products, visit their website at www.voortman.com.