Disclosure: I received compensation from Tyson® Foods for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.
When you are the parent of a child with special needs, adding dietary restrictions can seem daunting. You must check the labels of every food product you purchase, very carefully, lest you have a medical crisis due to food intolerance or allergic reaction. It seems that doctors are now diagnosing an increased portion of the population has gluten intolerance and/or allergies, due to a variety of reasons. Manufacturers of food have recognized this increase, and are now labeling, and even creating more food items with the Gluten Free label.
My special needs child, like most other children, LOVES chicken, especially chicken nuggets. It was such a nice surprise to hear that Tyson® Foods has created two products, Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets and Gluten Free Chicken Breast Strips! This is a convenience food that we enjoy periodically in our home, and thanks to the generosity of Tyson® Foods sending me 2 product vouchers to purchase the items for free to test in our home, we tried them out. I found these in the freezer section of Target in our area, you can click the following link for more information on the products and find out where they are sold in your area: http://www.tyson.com/Promotions/Gluten-Free.aspx.
Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets and Chicken Breast Strips are made with all white meat chicken and 100% all natural ingredients, which is important to me as a mom. They also have 10 grams of protein, in each serving.
As you can see from the photos included in the post, my boys really enjoyed their Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets. (I asked them to show me honest expressions, and this was their reaction. It was too precious not to capture on film ) They did not think that they tasted any different from the regular Tyson® Chicken Nuggets that I normally purchased for them. As my kids get older, they are getting more involved with sports and after school activities. I try to use my slow cooker to plan ahead, but sometimes things come up at the last minute. For those days, I like to keep meal items I can put together in 30 minutes or less on hand. Tyson® Chicken Nuggets are in my freezer 99% of the time, because it’s so versatile, and we all love it. I serve it as is, or inside tortillas as burritos, tacos, fajitas, or enchiladas, sometimes as a sandwich or dice it to top a salad. You can easily pair it with broccoli, corn, peas, or other vegetables to round out the meal!
I have been a fan of Chicken Strips since I was little. I can admit that I am a picky eater, and I like to keep them on hand to eat, if I make the rest of the family something I don’t like. I also have food allergies, and the guys enjoy eating foods I am allergic to, so it’s not unusual for me to make them the meal they want, and then cook some Chicken Breast Strips for myself. The Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Breast Strips were the same price as the regular products at the store, and since they are safe for everyone in the family to eat, with no discernible taste differences, we will be making the switch to Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets and Chicken Breast Strips in our home.