Barbara’s Bakery Whole-Grains for Your Heart

Barbara’s Bakery has been making wholesome baked goods just north of San Francisco  in Petaluma, CA (not far from where I live) since 1971. The bakery prides itself for always using the best whole grains as nature intended and they’ve never strayed from that mission and vision since day one.

Since their bread-baking days, Barbara’s Bakery is now known for its cereals, snack bars, cookies and crackers. All of Barbara’s goodies are free of high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and additives. There are so many products that they have that are made with whole grains, are fiber-packed. I almost always have 1-2 types of Barbara’s cereal in my cereal shelf.  (I just checked. Right now,  I have Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls Multigrain cereal with 4 grams fiber, 4 grams protein and just 5 grams (just over 1 tsp!) sugar per serving.)

The other thing I like about Barbara’s is that they are always doing programs that give back to support organic gardening and sustainable living.

Five lucky readers will win a variety of Barbara’s Bakery wholesome products including  four different fiber-rich cereals and several cereal bar flavors.  Tell us what you’ve done (or going to do) to show your heart some love today.

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  1. Christina says

    I showed my heart some love by eating a healthy and filling breakfast that consisted of whole grain cereal, strawberries, a banana, and almond milk!

  2. michele malone says

    I like you on fb, and I’m subscribed. I’ve started eating either oatmeal or Granola for breakfast every morning.

  3. Amy says

    It’s always great to start off with a good breakfast. I had 1 cup of strawberries, 1/3 cup of milk and 1 package of Low Sugar Apple & Cinnamon oatmeal. Yum!

  4. Lori says

    I brought many yummy and colorful fruits to work today. I’ve already eaten a plum, but I still have some strawberries and a banana to eat during the workday.

  5. Sheryl Edwards says

    I am going to eat lots of whole grains, fruits, veggies and lean protein today. And I am going to take my dog for a walk to show my heart some love today!

  6. Jonathan Buffington says

    Today I showed my heart some love by only having a banana with my coffee(no sugar) for breakfast. For lunch I had a big glass of Pom Wonderful juice and an orange. And for dinner I will be having an arugula salad with my homemade vinaigrette. Other than all that it’s been water, water, water. Thanks AFH for all the great ideas, i’m hooked folks!

  7. Annette Aben says

    I show my heart some lovin daily by using healthy oils (coconut and olive), taking my resveratrol, E and Whole Mega (by New Chapter) along with drinking my organic green teas, eating a healthy diet and keeping my stress levels at bay with a good sleep routine and exercise.

  8. mamotts says

    had a yummy piece of pure chocolate early this am and a big bowl of oatmeal with frozen berries- no sugar- walked with the kiddos early this am and took a bubblebath before playing on the wii with kidsthis afternoon

  9. Nancy says

    I kicked up the exercise a step and I’m reading the F-Factor Diet and adding fiber daily! Barbara’s Whole Grain Goodies would fit right in to my new meal plan!

  10. Andrea hennagin says

    I guess you can say I have a habitual personality, every morning I have a bowl of oatmeal with slices of bananas on the side and toast with nutella spread. For the drink, a glass of water and ice. My reason for this would probably because I haven’t anything that could influence a change, maybe Barbara can, lol!

  11. Pat says

    I showed my heart some love again today by beginning the day with oatmeal, a banana, and a glass of skim milk. Lunch was a piece of broiled Talapia with green beans and salad. Dinner completed the day with Parmasean chicken, mixed vegetables and cottage cheese. Desserts was not on the menu today but I enjoyed an apple, grapes and a handful of almonds for snack time.
    A couple of days ago I added green tea to my diet and found it very satisfying.
    I like you on fb and have subscribed to your newsletter.
    I realize I can’t compete with Barbara’s in making my favorite cookies (OATMEAL), but I try to cut out the fat and use applesauce. They are very tasty and do stay soft.

  12. Kirsten Kardasz says

    I drank lots of water and have been working out some issues in our family to reduce stress levels for all of us!

  13. Heather J. says

    I need to show my heart some more love!! Winning this gift would certainly be a good jump start!

  14. Karen Baker says

    Today I made my heart happy by taking my 15 mo old son for a walk. I made some homemade applesauce for us as a snack when we got home and we both drank plenty of water to stay hydrated.

  15. Diana says

    Today I spent President’s Day with my two amazing nephews. We went to a movies, where I brought from home smart pop popcorn and bottles of water as to not give them the buttery heart clogging movie theatre popcorn and sodas. We then came home for a dinner of steamed veggies and lean protein. And as to not make their day completely boring – we ended it with a low fat frozen yogurt! Healthy or not, my heart is always full of life and love when spending time with the little angels!

  16. linda (kat) says

    I showed my heart some love by eating GF oatmeal, for breakfast.
    I run/jog twice a week, and speed walk four times a week.
    I eat vegan for lunch and dinner, five times week, and fish or lean meat twice a week.

  17. Debbie Chioffe says

    I showed my Heart love by making it stronger..Today marked the beginning of my 3rd week of excercising everyday including 25 minutes of Cardio Workout. It feels great after I have done it ( not so much during but Oh well..haha ) and also to know that I have the will power to be still doing it after 2 weeks already! Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

    Debbie Chioffe

  18. Jonathan Buffington says

    Sounds like we are all doing some great stuff for our hearts, today I weighed again and so far i’ve lost 26 pounds in 5 weeks. It hasn’t been about dieting either, it’s been all about eating smarter (i.e the vegetarian way) and it’s been awesome. I love my new lifestyle and I would not change a thing! Making the Greatest Vegetable Soup for dinner tonite and I know it’s going to be good and healthy, Thanks AFH!

  19. Jenefer Lynn says

    I’m showing my heart some love today by starting my day off with some yummy oatmeal and a banana and will be getting in 45 minutes of exercise. I also am making sure I’m getting enough water, and as much as I dread it, will be seeing the doctor today for my physical to make sure my cholesterol and bp are good.

    Congrats to everyone for caring enough about their heart to take care of it

  20. nancy says

    Green tea, oatmeal, and grapefruit for breakfast today. Took meds a prescribed. Did my one hour of PT exercises
    now enjoying 20 min on computer before I do laundry, dishes, and vacumn. Looking forward to a walk this afternoon.

  21. Jessica H. says

    I love Barbara’s cereals and my kids do too so we have switched to Barbara’s to make our diet healthier!

  22. Missy says

    I show mine and my family’s hearts love by making healthy wholesome meals and eating fresh fruit:-)

  23. Christina Alexander says

    Today I showed my heart the love it deserves by putting down the bag of potato chips I was contemplating! Instead I took a walk outside, fed my chickens, they told me about their day so far and now my front door is open and I am listening to the seemingly dozens of birds chirping in the sun : ) *sigh*

  24. Matthew B says

    I am a FB friend. I woke up this AM and did ab ripper X from P90 this morning. Its one heck of a way to jump start your day! “GET YOUR BUTT IN THE AIR!”

  25. Amy Brown says

    I show my heart love by eating nutritious food every day, like oatmeal, and Barbara’s Bakery products!

  26. rad says

    there is love in my heart. i let it manifest by caring for myself by doing yoga 3x per week, and walk 3 or 4 times per week. i eat whole grains, lots of veg and legumes. i am vegan. i listen to music to stir my soul, and shake my booty. i heart my <3

  27. Kim S says

    This morning my toddler and I had homemade oatmeal with bananas, dried cranberries and pecans and lunch was brown rice, black bean and cheese burritos (with whole wheat tortillas of course!) and oranges! My little guy LOVES fruit and has made us eat healthier so that he won’t want to eat junk food when he sees us eating it!

  28. Momcy says

    my family and I showed our love to our hearts by eating healthy foods. Like for breakfast I always incorporate flax seed to our meal be it oatmeal, whole wheat hot cakes, whole wheat breads, Greek yogurt and fruits. I also try my best to cook our meals organically. I would love to pass that to my kids specially knowing that my family have heart’s issues

  29. kathyr says

    I ordered Bob’s High Fiber Organic pancake and waffle mix today, and look forward to some yummy, high fiber treats. I’m always looking for ways to increase the fiber in our diet, but my husband doesn’t care for much raw stuff, so i have to be subtle about it. :)

  30. laurie says

    Snacking on guava from the yard, Mrs May’s all natural vegan snacks, coffee with skim milk & no sugar, on my way for a nice walk around the neighborhood!

  31. Rosemary says

    I saw something on the Dr Oz show called miracle berries. If you chew it up it supposed to make sour things taste sweet. Do you know anything about this? And if you do what can you tell us about it? Thanks

  32. says

    Hi. I loved so many of these comments. To me, the winners include:

    Jerry–Quitting smoking is amazing! Great job!

    Lory–Having your own garden means you’ll eat so much more produce

    Nancy–F-Factor Diet is by another RD that we love so you win too

    Diana–For helping shape the next generation’s diet in a good way and
    Matthew B—Because I’m a sucker for “Get Your Butt in the Air” and anything with P90X

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  34. Marion Hecht says

    To make sure I am taking care of my heart, I eat wholesome, natural foods such as those made by Barbara’s
    Bakery. I particularly love their cereals and fig bars. I like walking everyday as well for exercise. I have been a Barbara’s Bakery fan for years, even in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

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