September has arrived, and with it comes the start of a new school year! While the back-to-school season brings the promise of new learning experiences, it can also be the beginning of a stressful and unfamiliar routine. Feed the family breakfast, pack lunches, get the kids to school, get yourself to work, pick everyone up from school, make dinner, and do it all over again tomorrow— and of course, make sure that the food you’re using to fuel yourself and your loved ones is healthy, delicious, ethical, and picky-eater approved. But in what time!? Sometimes it seems like you can only choose one: will your midday snack be a healthy homemade delicacy that you spent hours baking for everyone yesterday (not to mention leaving the kitchen a mess)? Or will it be quick and easy because you bought it at the grocery store, but made of ingredients that don’t even resemble English (we’re looking at you; monosodium glutamate, potassium benzoate, and butylated hydroxyanisole)? 

GoGo Quinoa is here to expose this false dichotomy! You don’t have to choose between a snack that is good for your body, good for the planet, good on your schedule, and easy. Here are the top ten reasons why GoGo Quinoa is about to make your back-to-school snack life a whole lot easier: 

  1. Pick-Eater Approved
    • The fact that our GoGo Quinoa snacks taste amazing will always come first in our books. What good is a healthy food that no kid wants to eat!? If it’s just going to be forgotten on the top shelf than it doesn’t matter if it’s full of vitamins, good fats, and minerals. Even when reaching for a sweet snack, like our Dark Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies, you can rest easy knowing that each serving is healthy (only 6 grams of sugar per two cookies— that’s less than a small apple!), 2 grams of protein (the amount found in four apples), and packed full of vital nutrients, like almost 10% of your daily iron intake. How many cookies do you know can brag about that? Take, also, our new line of Quinoa Puffs, which come in Sriracha, Pink Salt and Vinegar, and Vegan White Cheddar flavours– they look and taste like an indulgent treat, but are baked (not fried), and contain 6 grams of protein per serving! 
  2. Guilt-Free
    • When you’re between meals and hungry for something NOW it’s not always easy to reach for the healthy option. With a cupboard full of GoGo Quinoa snacks you don’t have to think about it. Even our dessert-like Cinnamon Crunchies are only 90 calories per cup. Feeling more chocolatey? Our Double Chocolate Quinoa cookies are only 100 calories each! Never has a cookie in each hand felt so good.
  3. Time saving 
    • Sometimes reality doesn’t allow for hours spent creating at the stovetop. For the weeks when the deadlines are piling up, GoGo Quinoa is your new best friend— one that prepares the best back-to-school snacks for you ahead of time so you don’t have to! We have the same desire to eat yummy creations that are made from only the highest quality ingredients. Our Crunchies recipe looks the same as you would make it: organic rice flour, organic quinoa flour, and raw cane sugar– all organic, gluten-free, oil-free, and just like mom makes. The only difference? More time for you! 
  4. Gluten-Free
    • Whether your family is celiac or not, the benefits of a gluten-free diet can be enjoyed by anyone. More people are turning to gluten-free products as a way to avoid bloating, weight-gain, and a loss of energy. GoGo Quinoa has a ton of healthy, gluten-free, but (most importantly) easy recipes for you to try, like our Double Chocolate Vegan Mousse Parfait.
  5. Environmentally friendly
    • Environmental awareness is at the heart of everything GoGo Quinoa does. We are constantly working to lower our carbon footprint, reduce our plastic packaging, and promote responsible agricultural projects. With this in mind, we’ve pledged to reduce 70% of our plastic packaging waste by 2021. The future of eating has arrived— and it looks vastly different from the food of the past. More people are choosing the sustainable option at snacktime— GoGo Quinoa makes this choice easy. 
  6. Fair trade
    • Not only does every one of our products honour the fair-trade practices that we built our business on, but we are the first quinoa distributor in Canada to do so! Our fair-trade mentality extends beyond Canada to include our suppliers. All of our quinoa is produced in Bolivia using sustainable practices, with respect to the traditional lands and people. Ethical consumerism is just as important to us as it is to you. 
  7. High in Protein 
    • Quinoa is the world’s best superfood to pair with your meals. It has far fewer calories than white rice, and 15 times fewer carbohydrates per serving. One cup of quinoa also has double the protein and 5 grams more fiber than white rice, which helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Want to know how to cook quinoa? Click here
  8. Vegan
    • If you’re looking to make the switch to a more plant-based lifestyle, a diet rich in quinoa (which means rich in fibre, protein, and nutrients) helps make things easier! GoGo Quinoa’s line of snacks makes it even more intuitive for those busy days. Instead of puzzling over endless ingredients lists at the store, you can breeze through your own grocery list knowing that all of GoGo Quinoa’s products are vegan.
  9. Non-GMO
    • Our commitment to non-GMO products goes back to our commitment to your health. We want to see the world return to a simpler time of eating— where you could be sure that what you put into your body was working to help you, not hurt you. That’s why all of our quinoa (and the food we make from it) is certified non-GMO. 
  10. Peanut-Free
    • As any parent will be able to tell you, even if your child isn’t allergic to peanuts you can bet their school will be cautious about bringing nuts to class. Peanut allergies can be deadly, and we take this danger seriously at GoGo. Rest assured that any snack from our line is free of cross-contamination!