I have tried very hard to focus this blog on healthy food choices, but sometimes you just have to have some chicken waffle bites. I saw this bag of "bites" in Publix and just had to try them. I have never had real chicken and waffles, so I really didn't know what to expect with these. I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, I checked out the ingredients and nutrition information before buying them, so I knew they weren't terrible, but not my usual fare. I was also looking for something different for breakfast that wasn't full of carbs.
As you can see, the serving size is 2 pieces, which isn't really much. The pieces are about 2" square. I was quite surprised that the fat content was not higher and even more surprised that the carbs were "only" 11 grams per serving. Low in sugar, too at a mere 2 grams per serving. Of course, if you smother them with maple syrup, that would greatly increase that, but they are good just by themselves. And of course, there is sugar-free syrup, but I digress. These are definitely not healthy food by any means, and you really would have to discipline yourself and keep to the serving size to avoid piling on the calories. The protein level is good, but the sodium grams at 350 is very high. That is a concern, but if you were substituting a couple of these for a fast-food biscuit or egg sandwich, this is a good bet nutritionally.
Nothing too crazy here. I recognize the ingredients. I also wanted to add that these are advertised as minimally processed with no artificial ingredients. They are fully cooked, so it's easy to pop a couple in the microwave, but I think baking them in the oven would produce better results. In a hurry? I nuked these bad boys. They were pretty good.
For a quick breakfast, these are pretty good. I really did enjoy them. I ate them on the run in a small tortilla and they kept me full for a long time. Of course, they are lacking any fiber, are high in sodium and have virtually no vitamins or minerals, but once in awhile, they're a fun treat. The waffle coating is not too sweet and it pairs perfectly with the tender chicken.