This year went sideways. No ups and downs, just sliding into confusion, panic and hypochondria; a pandemic hit the world, and instead of working towards being healthier, we shut everyone out. Ah, I guess it’s human nature.
At Gouri’s Goodies, we all had to shut down for sometime, and make do with delivering whatever stock was left. It was a hard time for everyone. Businesses came to a close, many restaurants shut down for good, people were scavenging for basic needs. It’s never easy to deal with a pandemic, and in our lives, we never thought we would face one. But I guess, for a first timer’s experience, we did quite alright.
While we were sitting at home and rummaging through bare necessities and working towards keeping ourselves busy, I too tried my hand at it. I did research; some reading on what helps build an immunity without the clinical elements.
My research led me to some excellent ideas; namely the Hearty Haldi & Almond Mix and the Quinoa Cranberry Cereal, my two new favourite variants, and superb in taste and nutrition. These two cereal mixes hold a special place in my heart, because I researched immunizing ingredients to create them, during a pandemic for the greater population that consumes Gouri’s Goodies products.
With the goodness of ingredients like turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg and further fortified with coconut oil, honey, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, dates, ragi flakes and candied ginger, the Hearty Haldi and Almond Mix is the perfect breakfast or evening snack companion. I usually mix it up with some greek yogurt for an evening snack, or simply as it is in the morning for a power breakfast. This recipe and creation came about during the peak months of the coronavirus pandemic, and I was so happy to have been able to create something naturally immunizing for those around me. A perfectly tasty and fortifying cereal mix with the goodness of nutrition, a decadent taste and zero compromise on quality!
When I introduced this cereal mix, my heart felt a flutter. That I had a small hand in helping people build their immunity. We all have to have haldi-paani daily, but why not take it up a notch and enjoy the essential turmeric with some tasty goodness? It was an excellent idea and I am so glad we have it on our shelves, because immunity is the one thing that is never going to go out of style for us! The healthier we are, the safer we are, the better we are!
For the less-spice loving and more breakfast-y food loving clientele of mine, I had been longing to create something with quinoa. A fortifying superfood as it is, when put together with other superfoods and nutritious ingredients is the perfect way to power up your mornings, your mid-afternoon blues or your midnight snack too!
A rich mix of oats, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, puffed quinoa, lime, orange marmalade and further fortified with almonds, butter, raisins and rosemary powder, our Quinoa Cranberry Crunch screams yummy and healthy right in your eyes. This is not just a breakfast cereal guys, trust me. I mix this in my salad for the sweet, tangy punch and sometimes also with my fruit cup filled with yogurt for the added fun to my snack time!
Nothing beats a fruity, tangy and yummy punch to your meal or a snack. This coronavirus pandemic brought our eyes to open up to a whole world of healing that doesn’t involve medicines. Our bodies need our attention, and they deserve nutrition!
Both our new cereals are nutritiously dense and pack a wholesome amount of antioxidants, protein, fiber, and healthy fats for a superb you, today, tomorrow and every day in the future. A new addition to our shelves, and the perfect addition to our palates, these two cereals have surely been the highlight of my year!
The year is coming to a close, but our innovations will keep on coming for you! Like the famous saying goes, “Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity”, and I will be doing just that for your and my well-being!