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13July, 2017

Freeze Dried Beet Chips- Just One Ingredient!

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Crunchy, sweet, salty, repeat! Does that sound familiar? If so, these dried beet chips could be a great snacking solution for you. Beets are naturally sweet, but being a root vegetable they aren’t fruit at all. Beetroot provides lots of nutrition like vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C, iron, and it’s a rich source of folate and

12June, 2017

Nothing But Fruit & Nuts

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Simple, whole food ingredient decks are definitely what we look for in a great snack. And this new snack from Trader Joe’s basically lives up to it’s name. It really is nothing but fruit & nuts, and maybe a little cacao, depending on which flavor you choose. They are just 60-80 calories, about two bites each,

11May, 2017

Healthy Macaroons from Laughing Giraffe Organics

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Are you a 2:oo p.m. espresso and chocolate biscotti junkie? If you are, then these healthy macaroons may have a place in your pantry or glove compartment. Coffee Bean Snackaroons by The Laughing Giraffe, are heavenly bites of organic coconut, dark chocolate and coffee beans, that also deliver an impressive shot of nutrition for your

12April, 2017

Paleo Protein Bar from Julian Bakery

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Ever wondered about using a Paleo protein bar or other paleo-focused snack? If you are following an AIP, Paleo, Ketogenic or other diet that restricts your consumption of certain carbs, finding a great snack bar that doesn’t have added sugar, grains, or dried fruit can be a real challenge. Julian Bakery, known for their  passionate commitment

9March, 2017

Snacking for National Nutrition Month

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March is National Nutrition month! So, rather than reviewing a snack off the store shelf, I thought I would focus on my favorite kinds of snacks. These aren’t nutrition bars, or healthy cookies, or chips. I’m talking about good old whole food. The best way to celebrate National Nutrition Month is to celebrate nutrition the way nature intended!

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10February, 2017

Sacha Inchi Seeds Grow On You, Both In Taste & Lean Muscle

By |February 10th, 2017|Snack Chats|0 Comments

Snacking is a thing for most of our clients at Vibrant Living Wellness Center. So, whenever I find a snack that satisfies the “crunchy salty” while actually delivering some high quality nutrition at the same time, I jump on it. Enter Sacha Inchi Seeds!  Also known as an “Inca Peanut,” the Sacha Inchi is a

9December, 2016

Dark Chocolate Honey Mints from Trader Joe’s

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When you were a kid, did your mom ever give you a spoonful of honey as a healthy treat? My mom was kind of a health food nut, even back in the 70’s when eating honey, carob, and juicing was more obscure. If there had been a Trader Joe’s in our area back then, she

11November, 2016

Dark Cacao Macaroons from Emmy’s Organics

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You have heard the sayings, “less is more,” or “great things come in small packages,” right? Finding a healthful cookie with a dream nutritional profile is next to impossible, let’s be honest. So, the next best thing is to enjoy the best quality you can find in small doses. Emmy’s Organics makes a great line

23September, 2016

Zesty Nacho Air-Dried Kale Chips from Trader Joe’s

By |September 23rd, 2016|Snack Chats|0 Comments

Finding a good kale chip that isn’t loaded with the wrong kind of added oils and sodium from
processing can be a little challenging. But Trader Joe’s has come up with a pretty great solution. Their Zesty Nacho Kale Chips are an air-dried kale chip that is raw and vegan. Fresh kale pieces are dehydrated at very low temperatures to

9August, 2016

Suzie’s Thin Rice Cakes a Lower-Carb Alternative

By |August 9th, 2016|Snack Chats|0 Comments

Finding satisfying snacks that are low-carb or carb-free is a common challenge with many of our clients. Suzie’s Thin rice cakes deliver the satiating crunch of a rice cake, but just scaled down a bit when it comes to the thickness and the carbohydrates!

Suzie’s Thin Cakes are about a third the thickness of a traditional rice

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