Healthier snacks to help you stay on track
Staying on the healthy eating wagon can be hard post-January, never mind beyond February – but with holidays on the horizon and the sun slowly beginning to show its face, there are plenty of reasons to keep going.
Lack of preparation is one of the biggest reasons we fail, and neglecting to have healthy foods on hand at all times can often see you reaching for something you hadn’t planned to eat at all – namely, sugary snacks or fast food.
To help you get there, we’ve rounded up some of the best health food snacks and drinks to throw in your bag for snacking on the go – so you’ll never need to be caught short and find yourself in the queue for that muffin…
Get your daily shot of vitamins with a Savse fruit and vegetable smoothie. With a variety of delicious flavours including Super Green (pear, broccoli, kiwi, lemon, banana, kale, spinach and apple) and Super Purple (beetroot, apple, lemon, lime, mango and avocado), they are one of the few brands out there to pack in plenty of anti-oxidant packed veggies without compromising on taste.
Not only that, but they have also recently launched a brand new Protein Punch – a delectable cold-pressed protein drink made with whey protein and fruit, and that tasted just like a Pina Colada! Getting your protein hit has just got a whole lot tastier – and it even comes with an added sprinkle of energy-boosting maca to see you through the day.
Ape Coconut Curls
High in fibre, and packed with anti-oxidants, Ape Coconut Curls are the new, healthy alternative to crisps. Made from nothing but coconut and just a dusting of flavour, they make for a tasty treat with which to satisfy that crunch craving. No gimmicks, no sugar, no chemicals – just naturally scrumptious snacks.
Bounce Energy Balls
Now that the initial enthusiasm about your January resolutions has passed, Bounce will help you stay unstoppable when the going gets tough. Packed with nutritious cacao nibs and orange deliciousness, the new Cacao & Orange Protein Burst ball makes it easy to wean off that Christmas chocolate, so you can bounce into a year of healthy, long-lasting snacking habits.
Full of high quality protein, Bounce Energy Balls help boost endurance before exercise, and give you some get-up-and-go. With oodles of fibre, antioxidants, including Vitamin E, B, Copper and Manganese, Bounce will help to protect your body during the harsh winter months.
The new Bounce Cacao and Orange Protein Burst is available at Holland and Barrett, Planet Organic, Whole Foods and independent stores in the UK and also from www.bouncefoods.com/uk. http://www.bouncefoods.com/uk. RRP’s between £1.79 and £1.99.
BOL is all about making the most amazing dishes from around the world, fresh and ready to eat whenever you like. Microwavable in just four minutes, delicious option like Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Super Quinoa Squash make for deliciously convenient lunches during the working week – and will free up your Sunday meal-prep window, too.
Pulsin Mint Choc Chip Protein Snack
Pulsin offer up a selection of natural protein bars, protein powders and healthy treats that are as good for you as they taste. Packed full of natural ingredients and organic goodness, all products are free from nasties, high in protein and low GI
Enriched with raw rice protein, Pulsin’s Mint Choc Chip Protein Snack is designed to give you sustained energy release without the crash. Containing a generous smattering of chocolate chips as well as a healthy handful of cashews and real peppermint oil.
Seven Hills Organic Raw Baobab Powder
Seven Hills Wholefoods Baobab powder comes from the Baobab fruit, which grows naturally in the African Savana. It has been a part of local diets for centuries, but has recently gained a global reputation as a superfood.
Unlike other foods, the baobab powder does not have to be dried or prepared in any way, because it is the only fruit in the world that dries naturally while still attached to the branches of the baobab tree, making it a 100% natural product that is high in vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Sprinkle some into your morning breakfast smoothie to give your immune system a boost.