Gluten Free Product Review | ProYo

With so many A+mazing things happening in the world of theglutenfreechefblog Omnimedia, LLC I can barely remember what I did this morning let alone how theglutenfreechef connected with the fine folks over at ProYo HQ. Whenever, wherever and however it was, I am more than elated that I am not only a Product Ambassador (along with my Afterschool Program) but a more than satisfied customer.
For those of you UnHip to this cool, creamy frozen delight, ProYo is a high-protein frozen yogurt blend that combines delicious taste, powerful nutrition, clean ingredients, and a touch of delight.

ProYo is a high-protein frozen yogurt blend that combines delicious taste, powerful nutrition, clean ingredients, and a touch of delight

In other words, ProYo is the stuff of your dreams. Heaven in a squeeze tube. A revolution in frozen confections and the delight of children aged six years and older ๐Ÿ™‚

Seriously, ProYo is amazing stuff. Cool, creamy and packed chock full of whole, real, and clean ingredients it contains only 140 calories (per tube), four flavors, and fun easy packaging that renders spoons a relic of a past life. Each ProYo (tube) contains five probiotic cultures, 20 grams of protein, and organic agave inulin fiber. But make no mistake, ProYo is a healthy treat that tastes like magic (and not cardboard) and won’t make you feel like you cheated on your diet.

ProYo is a healthy treat that tastes like magic, not cardboard ๐Ÿ™

With artisanal flavors like Blueberry Pomegranate, Banana Vanilla and simple flavors like Chocolate and Vanilla each ProYo blend is chock full of flavor and taste from real simple ingredients. Created for busy parents, active adults and everyone in between; this frozen yogurt can be eaten as a quick high protein breakfast with fruit, added to a kale smoothie, or as the perfect ending to a tasty dinner.

ProYo was created with a mission by a founder with a passion to create something good out of tragedy. The parallels of this brand to THIS brand is no coincidence. Good people find good people and I am happy ProYo found us.

There’s a flavor for every taste and goodness in each and every “push”. Gluten Free. Junk Free. Kosher. Non-GMO. Soy Free. Low-Glycemic. And a box that’s 100% recyclable; my check list was complete as soon as I opened my first box and when my afterschool Program scholars approved as well, the deal was sealed.

I love ProYo. We love ProYo. And I know you will too

Rating 5/5

Disclosure: A special thanks to ProYo for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are theglutenfreechef’s own. To find out where to purchase ProYo in your area click here

Photo credit: Greg Coleman (header)

The Griffen Bakery | Restaurant Review

So let me say this: Owning and operating a small business is hard. Let me repeat that:

Owning and operating a small business is hard

The late nights, the early mornings, and countless decisions that never ever ever end make small business ownership not for the faint of heart. Add food to the equation and you have a recipe for closure in two years or less. This my friends I can preach and speak from experience. Add city, county, and state bureaucracy, legislation, taxes, fine print, and Department of Health foolishness and it’s enough to wonder why any body whose any body decided to open up a small business; no less a food business.

We do it because we are dreamers

We do it because we are dreamers. We do it because we are believers. We do it because we are the wheels that run this country called the United States. I applaud my fellow small business owners. I rally for them. I pray for them. And most importantly I patronize their establishments. Especially the foodies. Those that add the addendum of gluten free; and you already know I’m all in. It’s for these reasons that I’ve had to give an official shout out to and blog post for The Griffen Bakery.

The Griffen Bakery is a dedicated gluten free bakery located in the village of Victor, NY. Owned and operated by Amy & Mike Griffen the bakery specializes in “the world’s greatest” cookies and for years operated solely as an online etsy shop andย  as vendors at regional farmers markets. One cookie led to the next and they eventually took the plunge to open a retail storefront in late 2015.

Well, I can honestly say I’m so glad they did. The selection of dedicated gluten free establishments in my area are basically 0 so to have a safe establishment that I can run to when I need a gluten free cookie fix (that I don’t bake myself) gives Griffen an automatic A in my book. Upon tasting the epic deliciousness of their mammoth cookies and that A turned into an A+. Griffen’s owners were vendors at my recent Gluten Free Expo and their snickerdoodle cookies turned me into a believer (up until now I’ve hated snickerdoodle cookies). Griffen is the real deal and more proof that gluten free mean nothing than delicious food made without wheat, rye or barely.

For those living in the Rochester area check out The Griffen Bakery at 23 East Main Street Victor, NY