Healthy Snacks With Healthy Messages
Say whole food to me and I invariably think of a 20 something woman, bandana round her head, swaying from the effect of too much “hashish… man” throwing the peace sign at me in a dark, herbal fragranced “health food shop”. Jethro Tull and “A Passion Play” radiating through a worse for wear multi coloured beaded curtain while she gazes through the hazy mist of smoke. OK, so that’s pretty stereotypical to say, but wholefoods and especially raw whole foods always seemed to be the domain of the upper class student trying desperately to be culturally aware and in tune with the environment of the long gone 1970s, so what has changed?
Thankfully culture has moved on and we’ve awoken to the benefits that whole food, whole grain, wholesome natural and raw food has on our lifestyle (even promoting weight loss) so perhaps it’s time we all embraced it with open arms and thought more about our health?
Say Yes to Healthy Snacks
I was fortunate enough this week to try some healthy snacks – Nakd Fruit and Nut Bars (and being a new Nakd infused raisin fan I knew they’d be a stupendous alternative to cereal bars). Gluten free, wheat free and dairy free Nakd fruit and nut bars contain 1 of our 5 a day with nothing artificial and no added sugar ladened beneath it’s glossy exterior. Nakds mission is to promote health, happiness and helpfulness with their range of raw whole foods.
The bars themselves are delightful. Not too appealing when you initially open the packet since it looks like a mush of dates (which I suppose it is) with no colour but you soon forget that when you take your first bite. They’re bursting with flavour from the fruit/nut base which can sometimes be slightly soft due to which percentage of ingredients make up the majority of the bar. Take for instance the Cocoa Orange bar, ingredients are 40% dates, 40% cashew, 14% raisins and 5% cocoa with the rogue 1% made up of natural orange and chocolate flavouring. Now I did ponder whether the natural flavouring might be too weak or too artificial but they were neither. It may also not look beautiful (since it’s quite thin compared to the packaging) but it tastes amazing. Fruity and filling, it’s quite a tasty rival to the jammy tangy of the Yu! bars I previously tried.
There are 7 delectable flavours to choose from but the front runner of these superb healthy snacks for me has to be the cocoa mint bar. It’s quite firm but has the most surprising real mint flavour, not unlike the mint from an After Eight. No bitter aftertaste, but a long lingering reminder of a treat too good to be true.
Available online direct from Natural Balance Foods – you can get a mixed box of these award winning healthy snacks, which I had for just just £14.99 with free delivery.
Want a tasty treat without the guilt – Eat Nakd.