As I progress into my Naturopathic Doctor training, it becomes increasingly evident that the food you eat is a TOP priority when it comes to the maintenance of good health (and all the benefits that go with it!) That being said, there are definite things you should avoid and also a number of wonderful foods to add to your diet. But for many this can be a very challenging life change, especially once you’ve grown so accustomed to certain dietary preferences. For others healthy meals are not an issue, rather, snack time becomes turns into a great difficulty when the urge to grab something sweet or salty is seemingly irresistible.
It takes time to form healthy habits but gradual yet consistent steps are sure to be transformed into major progress. For one, what foods or snacks you surround yourself with is ultimately one of the most important things. You won’t think twice about grabbing a bag of chips or a chocolate bar if there isn’t one available. And two, if it’s a certain taste you are craving there is ALWAYS a healthier substitute and sometimes its just a matter of finding the right ones to suit your taste preferences.
For me, snacking is a BIG part of my day. I LOVE to munch on things, mostly as a distractor but it’s what I like and certainly what I do–and I never want to feel guilty about it! (have your cake and eat it too, right?). Therefore I definitely understand the importance of having the right foods around so you don’t think twice about making the right choices. Well taking control of this subject, I’ve searched and found some FANTASTIC snacks that are so tasty, healthy, and certifiably ORGANIC (which, yes makes a big difference)!
If you are usually in a rush like I am, here are some wonderful superfood snacks that you can just toss in your bag before heading out the front door:
Oh. My. Gosh. These bars are so incredible! They source the highest quality whole ingredients (not mashed up leftovers from farmers) and create delectable treats that not only satisfy the palette but make a perfectly healthy snack choice! They are certified Organic, Vegan, Kosher, Gluten Free, Non-GMO….shall I go on? AND although they’re bars are satisfyingly sweet they DO NOT use sugar, rather, they are sweetened by adding naturally sweet ingredients like apple-sweetened cranberries–WHOA DELISH! There is no doubt that the source the very best and their unique blends are all so equally gratifying, I can’t possible pick a favorite. I recommend them ALL.
I especially love how you when you bite into the Mediterranean Pistachio Passion, the whole grain brown rice crisps crackle, while the sweet agave nectar provides a savory balance to the delicious nut mix. It’s ever so gratifying, you must pick up one (OR ALL) of these bars to try, I guarantee they have the right bar to satisfy any craving. They are high in fibre and filled with complex carbohydrates (the good carb!) and without any additives, artificial flavors, or fillers. YUMMY!
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Can you say SUPERFOOD? These snacks are unbelievably delicious and insanely healthy! They are literally PACKED with nutrients that are meant to fuel your body and boost vitality. In fact, it even says it in the name itself–“Navitas” a Latin word that is translated to mean “Energy” is exactly what you get once you get your hands on any of these goodies! Made from premium ingredients that are a product of organic agricultural methods, these superfoods are your ultimate health go-to while they also stand by the commitment of being free from additives and trans fats. Since we as consumers are becoming increasingly more aware of what is good and bad for our bodies, these factors are ever so important.
I got to try 3 of their extensive line of superfood (and exotic!) products and I’ll admit that they were so good it was hard for me to even share! First, the Sun-Dried White Mulberries… O.M.G.. these tasty little Turkish fruits definitely took care of my sweet-tooth (without added sugar might I add) and were so convenient to snack on throughout the day since they’re not messy at all. What I also LOVE about this fruit is that it contains Resveratrol which I’ve learned in my botanical studies to be the active phytochemical responsible for actually reversing the aging process. Yup I said it. How good does it taste now?
Second, the Cacao Goji Bite-Sized Superfood was simply to die for. I am a huge Chocolate fanatic so this did wonders for my cravings. And ever heard of the power of Goji Berry? Ancient Berry of vitality? Well lets just say that there is a reason why it’s been used in Asian Herbal Medicine for Several Millenniums.
And last, Blueberry Hemp Superfood which contains chia, hemp, maca, camu-camu, and maqui…. with all those fancy names I’m sure you’ll understand that it comes with an entire LIST of amazing benefits. But who am I kidding… THEY ALL DO!
With all this being said, I’m so happy I had the opportunity to share these products with you and hopefully you can add some of these wonderful snacks to your diet. I assure you, you won’t be disappointed! 🙂 Bon Appetit