Curated and considered for the modern primal life

Maple Pecan ONA Cookies by WB Kitchen - 2 oz

It looks like a "sandie". It's little and round and flecked with nut meal. Unlike a sandie, there is real heft to this cookie, with a little bit of chewiness and a lot of sweet maple flavor. So is it a healthier sandie, or something else altogether? Honestly, you won't care much once you try one - each little circle is a four (. . . or three . . . or two) bite wonder combining the unmistakable taste of raw honey with almond flour, maple syrup, pecans, and vanilla. While you are enjoying the chewy morsels, know that it gets even better - the honey used is locally sourced in Colorado and certified bee-friendly!

 

For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.

Cookies: we love them. With sweetness, heft, chewiness, and fat, how could we not? Cookies, however, are often consumed right from the shelf-stable packaging tray that cradles refined sugars, nutrient-poor flours, and hydrogenated vegetable oils. This is not a recipe for health, though it can be a recipe for profits, product longevity, and habitual snacking leading to weight gain and declining health. Eesh!

Enter WB Kitchen and these adorable twin-packs of tasty. The "WB" stands for White Buffalo, a rare and precious animal in nature. White Buffalo creates foods that are precious to the paleo crowd but less rare by the day - especially now that you can order them right here!

When WB Kitchen decided to make cookies, they started in the right place - from a paleo mindset. 

All of WB Kitchen's cookie varieties start with nut flour and honey, then add key flavors to create each delicious variation - from cocoa for the brownies, to maple and pecans for the "sandies", to coconut for the vanilla shortbread. Organic ingredients are used predominantly, ensuring that nutrition standards are high and sustainability is supported.

Why are Honey Cookies so good for you?

Ok, they're not in-and-of-themselves a health food, but when you're ready to step away from the store-brand sandwich cremes, WB Kitchen's Honey Cookies are a wonderful stepping stone toward less-processed foods. They are a satisfying treat for anyone.

Made with high-quality ingredients, masterfully sourced, totally gluten-free, these are nutritionally impeccable. Here’s what’s going on inside:

Raw Unfiltered Honey

Raw Unfiltered Honey keeps all of the best parts of this delicious sweetener intact, from the heat-sensitive enzymes to the rich floral aroma and clean taste. WB Kitchen sources only bee-friendly honey from Colorado to use in all of their honey sweets products. Have your cookie and feel good about the future of bees, to boot!

Almond Flour

Almonds are naturally delicious and extremely nourishing. Healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, manganese, tryptophan and vitamin E are just a handful of the key nutrients that make almonds so nutritious. Almonds are so nutritious — their list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. They’re full of health-giving fats, like oleic acid and linoleic acid, powerful antioxidants that can protect against many forms of cancer (oleic acid can protect women against breast cancer specifically), and can also significantly lower the amount of LDL in your blood, and reduce your risk for heart disease. Almonds can effectively improve your complexion, slow down your aging process, help improve your blood profile by reducing your LDL, build a strong immune system, prevent the onset of high blood pressure and protect you from other diseases like ADHD, asthma and osteoporosis. They can also help speed up your metabolism, and work well in weight control. A wonderful natural sweetness and impressive variety of nutrients makes almonds one of nature’s most perfect foods.

Maple syrup

Maple syrup, the delicious concentrated lifeblood of maple trees, is also a wonderful source of key nutrients. It’s an excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc.

  1. The trace mineral manganese is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses. It has also been shown to help with “good” cholesterol.
  2. Maple syrup is a good sweetener to use if you are trying to protect the health of your heart. The zinc supplied by maple syrup, in addition to acting as an antioxidant, has other functions that can decrease the progression of atherosclerosis.
  3. Zinc is concentrated more highly in the prostate than in any other human tissue, and low levels of zinc in this gland relate to a higher risk for prostate cancer. Maple syrup may help to support reproductive health and provides special benefits for men.
  4. Zinc and manganese are also important allies in the immune system.
Pecans

Pecans are high in phytosterols — the best cholesterol reducing nutrient available in nature.

Pecans are very high in manganese. This trace nutrient is a powerful antioxidant that can help strengthen your immunity and protect your nerve cells from free-radical damage. Sufficient intake of manganese is mandatory for proper nerve conduction and brain function.

Pecans are an excellent source of vitamin E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.

Pecans are very rich sources of several important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Together, these vitamins work as co-factors for the enzyme metabolism inside the human body.

Pecans are also rich source of additional essential minerals, such as potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.

Here’s a little background on White Buffalo, the dynamic company behind Honey Cookies

 

WB Kitchen is dedicated to creating whoe food sweet treats with the highest quality ingredients possible.

In their own words: "What White Buffalo offers is not just all natural honey sweets, it represents a state of mind. As humans our food choices directly reflect the level of conscious awareness we bring into the rest of our lives. Choosing to nourish our bodies with real and harmonious foods brings us more in balance with our community and our planet. Eating the foods mother nature intended allows you to feel and be healthier, happier and more vibrant. This is how we choose foods for our own bodies and wish only the same for YOU!

At White Buffalo Kitchen we believe in real food for real people. Our honey sweets are hand crafted using local Colorado honey and all natural ingredients. Preservatives, artificial colors and flavors have no place in our products and are never used."

From their packaging: "The White Buffalo serves as a sacred symbol for the restoration of harmony and balance between humanity and nature. From our own desire to find balance and nourishment in our lives White Buffalo Kitchen was inspired. Food is one of our most basic needs and your daily food choices are one of the most effective ways to impact the plant. Look within yourself to realize how the spirit of the White Buffalo will move you towards healing your planet."

Chris Feuille, Owner/Chef

Chris started WB Kitchen in 2012 with his wife Anna. Creating is what Chris enjoys best. Whether it be new recipes in the kitchen, making spreadsheets, or fumbling through the finances Chris always enjoys a new challenge to navigate. WB Kitchen is constantly evolving and Chris believes making decisions based upon facts, reasoning, and intuition is the best way to run his business. One of Chris’s goals for WB Kitchen is to impact foodies and entrepreneurs all over. Chris wants to show that businesses can succeed and be profitable while utilizing unconventional methods of operation. Really being clear about what you are doing is a constant idea that Chris is constantly returning to. Always remember why it is you set out upon this particular path and what it is you wish to accomplish. In his limited spare time Chris enjoys playing the violin and spending time out in the woods with his family.

Categories: Cookies & Sweets

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