Snack Chats

30April, 2018

Chickpea Puffs by “Hippeas”

By |April 30th, 2018|Snack Chats, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crunchy-cheesy loving people have something to get kind of excited about.  These organic chickpea puffs have a great crunch, a nice cheesy taste, an organic certification, and don’t appear to contain any of the hard-core nasties that are better to avoid in a snack. The flavor I tried was the Vegan White Cheddar, and it

4January, 2018

Activated Popcorn- What On Earth is That?

By |January 4th, 2018|Snack Chats|1 Comment

Could this be a paradigm shift in popcorn? That is the claim made by Living Intentions about their Activated Popcorn. And, it looks like they do a pretty good job living up to it. If you are a popcorn lover, this could be a wonderful way to get more nutrition bang per snacking calorie. Not

9October, 2017

Mama Chia Squeeze is Great for Kids and Kids at Heart

By |October 9th, 2017|Snack Chats|0 Comments

I have been having a lot more kids coming in lately for nutrition coaching. More parents are starting to understand that the sooner they teach their children how to understand what their food is really for, and how to discern the difference between what will hurt them and what will make them strong and happy,

13July, 2017

Freeze Dried Beet Chips- Just One Ingredient!

By |July 13th, 2017|Snack Chats|0 Comments

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

By |June 12th, 2017|Snack Chats|0 Comments

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

By |May 11th, 2017|Snack Chats|0 Comments

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

By |April 12th, 2017|Snack Chats|0 Comments

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

By |March 9th, 2017|Snack Chats|0 Comments

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

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

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

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