Calling all snack-a-holics! How many of you have felt guilty after giving in to a big time snack attack? I've got my hand raised! The good news is, the world of better-for-you snacks is moving way beyond carrot sticks and boring whole wheat crackers. Yes, you can still indulge and be healthy at the same time!
Here are a few healthy and great tasting snacks that have come across my desk recently:
The people behind NatureBox, a new subscription based, healthy snack delivery company, know that snacking is here to stay. Their mission is to help you snack to your heart's content without feeling the least bit guilty.
The NatureBox monthly snack delivery is filled with Nutritionist-approved, delicious treats made with wholesome ingredients and without the bad stuff like high fructose corn syrup, trans fats or artificial colors and flavors.
Each NatureBox includes 4 to 5 unique snack foods, based on a a new theme every month. The March box was focused on healthy swaps and when I opened up my box, I found Sunshine Chips made with sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, taro and green beans, Figgy Bars (fig bars made with honey), Firecrackers (rice-based sweet chili crackers), dried cherries and a delicious, homemade granola. The cost is $19.95 per box with free shipping.
Interested in trying NatureBox? The company is offering a one-month NatureBox delivery to one Mindful Momma reader! (See details at the end of this post.) If you don't win, use the code HEALTHY for 25% off your first month with a month-to-month subscription. Also keep in mind that you get 1 month free with a 6 month subscription, and 3 months free with a 12 month subscription. Wouldn't this make a wonderful gift for a college student or new mom?
When you're dying for something crunchy but don't want to give in to potato chips or crackers, Bare Fruit apple chips are just the ticket! Super crunchy and 100% organic, these chips are dry baked without oils and are only 29 calories per 2.6 oz bag. Available in Cinnamon Apple, Granny Smith Apple or Fuji Apple.
Sometimes you are just plain hungry and you need a snack that will stick to your ribs and tide you over until the next meal. Navitas Power snacks are good for that. Made with a base of date paste, nuts and seeds with superfoods like maca, camu-camu and lucuma mixed in for added nutrition, Navitas Power Snacks are certified USDA Organic, raw, vegan and gluten-free. Available in Blueberry Hemp, Citrus Chia and Cacao Goji. (They make an awesome superfood chocolate making kit too!)
What are your favorite "better" snacks?
(Full disclosure: I was sent free samples of these products in exchange for my honest opinion. There are affiliate links in this post. Any purchase you make helps support this blog. Thank you!)