One of the most frequent questions I get asked is; What snacks can I eat while i'm trying to eat well?
I always try my best to recommend great options to people and often find alternatives to their usual crisps and chocolate, but often people complain that they feel carrot sticks, handful of nuts and some rice cakes are bland and boring. This then means that they find them selves reaching for the chocolate again!
In my gluten free quest to find snacks that are yummy, good for you and that are easy and convenient to eat; I found Nakd and Trek. Both brands are under the company Natural Balance Foods and they were nice enough to send me some goodies to put to the test! Finding gluten free snacks is so difficult, so I am so happy that I have found these guys!
I got sent the Nakd blueberry muffin bars which is gluten free, vegan friendly, dairy free and contains 100% natural ingredients! It's even one of your five a day! The bar itself is a lovely soft texture and the flavour of the blueberries come through straight away. It really is delicious! The ingredients are; Dates, Cashews, Raisins, Almonds, Blueberries and a hint of flavouring. That's it! So a really natural bar that tastes incredible!
From Trek I was sent their new Protein Energy Chunks in the Cocoa Peanut Peak flavour and oh my, these are amazing! Again they are gluten free and vegan friendly and one of your five a day; but they also contain 12g of protein! Perfect for my gym bag! Made from all natural ingredients once again, these chunks have an amazing texture to them. They have a powdery sweet looking outside and then when you bite into them they have a little crunch which personally makes you feel like you are eating more than you are! The taste is nutty and chocolaty with that hint of fruit hidden in their somewhere! The ingredients are; Dates, Grape Juice Concentrate, Peanuts, Soya Protein Crunchies, Peanut Butter, Rasins, Soya Flour, Cocoa, Gluten Free Oats and a hint of flavouring!
These two snacks are simply perfect to take with me everywhere and are the perfect size to keep me going throughout the day. If you are looking for something to replace that sugary cereal bar, then I would certainly give these a go!