How do you fuel yourself for 6 hours of golf-watching (aka Sky-gazing) on TV?
With GRILLED goodies of course! Here is a link from SHAPE to give you grilling ideas and more. For example, have you ever grilled tangerines??
PART 1: Proteins by the man
How about some…Korean BBQ marinated chicken tenderloins, thighs, and legs? More importantly, how about some Cajun-seasoning rubbed grilled salmon, and its sexy teriyaki–glazed counter-part? I’m not gonna lie…I’m not great at grilling meat, but…
PART 2: Veggies by the woman
…I got this down ladies. You’re looking at sliced zucchini’s, Chinese eggplant (longer and thinner but tastes just the same as the thicker stuff), King oyster mushrooms, and Asparagus all seasoned with some canola oil and black pepper. Veggies don’t need any more than that.
I was also in charge of the apple-BBQ glazed baby carrots and a random tomatillo.
PART 3: Assemble random veggies and meat over a bed of Spinach sprinkled with pepper & balsamic. TADA!!! Lunch is served (with a side of unpictured grilled corn on the cob).
Part 4: Go back for Seconds!!
Grilled Vegetable, Kabocha, and Teriyaki Chicken Salad served with Don Sabrosa’s Salsa!
PART 5: Snack your way through (*yawn*) golf!
When you find that life gets boring, try NEW products! I recently discovered a strange liking for seasoned Triscuits (black pepper & olive oil Triscuits are AWESOME), and then I noticed Target was having a sale for the Kashi version of Triscuits!
Obviously, I didn’t get the exact same flavor. The battle is between the Kashi Roasted Garlic & Triscuit Rosemary & Olive Oil. Let’s compare!
*Disclosure* I’m a tiny bit biased toward Kashi just because I love all their products and feel healthy eating their stuff no matter what the nutritional stats say.
P.s. Kashi hasn’t posted any stats of this new product online yet, so here are the details!
Kashi– Whole grain wheat, Expeller pressed canola oil, plant sterols, cornstarch, sea salt, dehydrated vegetables, spices, decaffeinated green tea extract, decaffeinated white tea etract, alpha tocopherol, acetate (vitamin E), grape seed extract, parsley, autolyzed yeast, malic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid, spice ectract, natural flavor, mixed tocopherols for freshmess, beta carotene (sourve of vitamin A), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B16), Vitamin B12, Folic Acid
Triscuit – Whole wheat, Soybean and/or palm oil, maltodextrin, salt, spices (included rosemary), Monosodium Glutamate (flavor enhancer), onion powder, natural flavor, olive oil
TASTE & TEXTURE:
Kashi – Visibly, you can see that Kashi biscuits are larger in area but much thinner in girth. Upon opening the box, you get a good whiff of garlic (that I love) and when you bite into the biscuit, it’s got a nice crisp and crusty texture with a garlic/onion after-taste. It has just enough salt in it, but I definitely wish it were a little more garlicy! The biscuits taste great with salsa, though it doesn’t hold up to the liquids well.
Triscuit – Thicker than Kashi, Triscuit takes the advantage in how well it holds up to dips and toppings. The biscuit itself is much more flavorful and herby, particularly an obvious rosemary and onion flavor. They are also MUCH saltier than kashi crackers (75mg vs. 135mg sodium per serving) which was a little overwhelming. Triscuit was a tad chewier than Kashi’s cracker because of its extra layers of densely-packed woven wheat layers, but it was also drier to eat.
With very similar stats, the two products are neck and neck. I was really put off by Kashi’s INCREDIBLY long ingredient list (though a lot of them are vitamin “supplements”), but at the same time Kashi cracker’s trumps Triscuit’s palm oil and MSG-filled crackers.
Flavor-wise, I gotta say if you like your crackers very salty, Triscuit has a much more powerful, herbilicious (and salty) cracker. It’s salty enough so you learn to stop after a couple biscuits, whereas for Kashi, it feels so much healthier eating it that it’s harder to stop at a couple!
Would you rather eat a product with a longer ingredient list with supposedly “better-for-you” ingredients? Or a product with a shorter, but supposedly more controvertial ingredient list?
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Yeah, I don’t really like Triscuits. But I do love your spread of grilled goodies! Have fun!
That’s a tought question!!! I guess I normally eat triscuits…but now you’re making me question that decision….
I think I’d like to stick to an ingredient list (no matter what the length) that had natural and healthy ingredients versus one with questionable ingredients and controversial chemicals, preservatives, etc.
The grilled dinner looks fan.tas.tic (except the mushrooms! :P) but why on earth did you watch golf for SIX hours?! hehe
omg the grilled goods are killing me!
I would go with the Kashi, since I’m not a fan of MSG and artificial ingredients. Looks like the Kashi has some awesome tea extracts–good for you, and spices–good for my mouth 🙂 as well. I believe that as long as the ingredients look good, it doesn’t matter how long the ingredient list is.
I love your grilled veggie-meat lunch. I love having a bunch of yummy random protein and veggies on top of greens. That’s how I eat at my Whole Foods hot bar 😀 Pile all the goods on top of romaine and you got extra veggies, protein, and no dressing needed! I need to do this at home too!
I really love my Triscuits, so I’d probably always by both! Any who…get down with your bad self grillin a mean plate of veggies! MMM!
Quick! Give me something to grill!
that’s a hard question to answer. I guess I’d go for the short list one unless there’s a ingredient that I’m sure it’s not safe. Long list of ingredients sound more artificial food for me.
Great work with the BBQ…. I love those grilled veggies! 🙂
I just picked up a box of the original flavor of these Kashi crackers, so this post came at a great time for me ;). You raise such an interesting point about the ingredient list… I generally look for shorter ingredients lists, but like you I rely on Kashi for healthy all-natural foods. In this case, I think I’d still choose Kashi because I prefer to stay away from MSG.
Mmmm, your grilled veggies are making me hungry.
I just noticed these new Kashi crackers. I love Kashi products so I am sure they are good. A nice take on a triscut.
That’s a good question- I think it all depends on what is in the long list of ingreidents.
Hope you are well hun!
Hmmm, I want to say that I’d make the less “controversial” choice, but I really do love Triscuits. And I’m not sure that I trust Kashi to be completely honest about how wholesome they are.
Eh, I’ll say I’d go with the Triscuits. My mom is still going strong and eats them all the time.
That’s a tough question. I’d honestly go with whichever tasted best. I’m on either side of the coin every day anyway – so since I don’t stick to any rules – I’d let taste prevail 🙂
Hmm…I guess I would choose the list without controversial ingredients! Thanks for the product review. I’ve never been much for Triscuits, but the flavored ones sound intriguing. So yeah, the golf thing…I used to YAWN all throughout golf, but now I love it and it’s SO WIERD. It’s like an alien has taken over my body.
I’d probably go with the Kashi crackers. Although I really enjoy Triscuits every once in a while 😀 I love the garlic kashi crackers!
Your veggies look DEEEEEE-licious!! I love them!
I also love the Triscuit v. Kashi throw down! Triscuits and Wheat Thins never lasted long in this household!
I would usually go for the short ingredient list but in this case, I would go for Kashi because I do not want to eat msg! They both look yummy though! You’ve got grillin skills!!
I go for taste!!!!!!
That is a tough question! We’re always told “short is good,” but if they are good, wholesome ingredients then I’d go for it. I LOVE Kashi!
I’m a sucker for Kashi products, too, but I have tried that flavor of Tricuits and they are BOMB! So tasty. I love salt! 😦 I would say, either cracker would do it for me with a little cheese + vino 😉 Great review!
I’ll bet I’d ultimately go with whatever tasted the best. I really love grainy crackers, and I doubt I’d turn down either one of these! 🙂
Can I just tell you that I love the random tomatillo. So cute and so… random! Ha!
love the his and her grilled goods 🙂
I’m definitely a Triscuit fan. I’ve similarly noticed how many ingredients Luna Bars and Cliff Bars have. I’ve decided not to fool myself into thinking they’re health foods – but instead a relatively nutritious treat.
that’s a tough question. iiiii don’t have a good answer haha. I would choose both! and have one of each.
Ummm I hope you’re bringing me the leftovers from that dinner. Email me if you wanna meet up for lunch on Sunday!! I hope you can 🙂 Chi Diner or bust girl!!!
I hate golf, but if there’s good food and new foods, count me in! 🙂 Looks like you had some good grub!
i LOVED this side by side comparison! hmmm…that’s a toughie, part of me is inclined to the kashis and the other towards the triscuit. i guess, when it comes down to it, i think i would have to try both. if one flavor is most definitely better than the other, i would choose that. otherwise, if they were similar, i think i would go with the healthier one!
happy day to you!
ooo thanks for the product comparison!
Yummy grilled goodness, Michelle!
I’d have to go with Kashi on this one, too. I do think that the Triscuits taste good (I think I’ve had them before), but I’d rather not eat MSG either. Thanks for the review!
i am often suprised that some really “good for me” foods have such long ingredient lists…hmm I don’t know I think based on marketing my brain would be like oh no the kashi is better fo rme
wow, your grilled meats and veggies look amazing! seriously, is there anything better than grilled foods in the summer??/ i have to resort to the broil option for now but one day i will have a killer grill and be using it every day, i promise 🙂
hope you are having a fantastic weekend!!!
Oooh, I really enjoy those flavoured triscuits. I was never big on the plain ones, but the flavoured ones are awesome. I didn’t know Kashi had also come out with similar crackers – probably because they barely sell any of their products in Canada!
I’m think I would choose the Kashi crackers if I was basing my decision on nutritionals and lack of sketchy ingredients, but if they don’t taste good to me, then I wouldn’t buy them. I’m also not a huge cracker person, only because I never finish a box before it goes stale.
Kashi makes really good products, haven’t tried the crackers yet. Your grilled veggies looks yummy…love the photos.
ive been meaning to try these-but my mom always says “wait until we finish the triscuits!” now i know they arent totally the same!
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neither are very good options if you are looking to stay away from msg (which everyone should avoid it), “autolyzed yeast” which is found in various kashi products contains msg…..