Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Posted by Heather at Wednesday, June 01, 2016
**Disclaimer-I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.**
LightLife Smart Dogs
So, a couple of months ago Hubs got a less than favorable cholesterol screening. As a direct result of this, we've had to completely overhaul our eating habits and food purchases. Shortly after our family's lifestyle change, I was given the opportunity to try out LightLife Smart Dogs through Moms Meet- it couldn't have come at a better time! With a new grill and the summer months upon us, it's a great time to try out a new-to-us, healthier grilling option, such as LightLife Smart Dogs.
First off, LightLife Smart Dogs are marketed as, "Lightlife Smart Dogs offer up all the juicy flavor you love. Fire up the grill, top with your favorite condiments, and enjoy the ultimate summertime favorite." LightLife Smart Dogs contain the following ingredients; "Water, soy protein isolate, soybean oil, evaporated cane syrup, pea protein isolate, tapioca starch, salt, potassium chloride, bakers yeast extract, carrageenan, dried garlic, natural flavor (from plant sources), natural smoke flavor, xanthan gum, fermented rice flour, guar gum, oleoresin paprika (color)." Each LightLife Smart Dogs contains just 50 calories- that's not too bad compared to their meatier (and less healthy) counterpart!
Taste-wise, I'm not gonna lie.... LightLife Smart Dogs are a far cry from the real deal and our sample package of LightLife Smart Dogs sadly sat unfinished in our fridge for a long while. While LightLife Smart Dogs are a healthier grilling option, they are most certainly not the tastiest. *sigh* Personally, I found LightLife Smart Dogs to have a kind of weird mouth texture and left a funny, fake after-taste. My carnivore six-year old was not a fan!
With all of that being said, I there are some things that I can appreciate about the LightLife company. LightLife includes non-GMO ingredients in their products (they've been doing this since before it was THE thing to do). Another thing that makes LightLife admirable is the fact that they make giving back a priority, "G
So, in conclusion, we probably won't be making LightLife a regular part of our diet because we just didn't like the taste. However, LightLife does offer a wide variety of plant-based protein products for vegetarians, flexitarians and those like us, just trying to eat a little healthier.
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