Some of my favorite healthy snacks right now
By Carla Snuggs
Beyond beauty and wellness, food is one of my greatest loves. Food Finds is a series, new to the blog, where I will periodically round-up some of my favorite foods. Rather than big meals, I tend to snack and graze throughout the day, so I love being able to have a variety of healthy/healthier snacks. I recently tried some really delicious snacks and beverages, many of which are paleo-inspired. Here are some of my current faves!
Caveman Foods Chicken Primal Bars
In the age of bars, shakes and juices, Caveman Foods has the cleanest protein source you can find - the Chicken Primal Bar. It’s not as crazy as you think! Caveman Foods is redefining the traditional protein bar with a lean bar with the highest animal protein efficiency ratio so your body gets exactly what it’s craving. No artificial ingredients, no added sugars, 3 grams of fat or less, 100% paleo, and 18 grams of protein - the perfect snack! They are so addictive and I love the texture and the variety of flavors!
We all know beauty’s not just skin deep. Healthy glowing skin starts with a healthy body and what you put in it. Health-Ade Kombucha, a bubbly fermented tea, is already known for boosting overall gut health, but it also harnesses the power of the raw, cold-pressed juices used for flavor to maximize its benefits to you, both inside and out. Health-Ade contains raw, cold pressed juice for organic produce that offer beauty benefits like:
- Pomegranate– Hydrates skin and stimulate collagen production
- Ginger – Evens skin tone
- Lemon– Brightens skin and strengthen nails
- Cayenne – Aiding in weight loss
- Beet – Removes dark spots and blemishes
Health-Ade Kombucha is available at all leading grocery stores and major health stores.
Be transported to the tropics with the macaroon-like treat, O’Coconut from Nutiva®, O’Coconut is crafted from lightly sweetened organic, fair trade coconut and each has only 60 calories! These bite-sized delights are available in two flavors, O’Coconut Classic and O’Coconut Hemp & Chia, which will showcase an additional nutty flavor and the nutritional benefits of Omega-3s.All Nutiva coconut products are made from fresh coconuts and are certified organic and verified non-GMO. Purchase at Whole Foods Market and at nutiva.com.
Aloe infused Detox Water has a wide range of health benefits. The minerals contained in the aloe vera act as an antioxidant by getting rid of toxins internally from the stomach, kidneys, spleen,bladder, liver and colon. Loaded with electrolytes, this aloe infused water is a great way to hydration after a long day at the beach. I love the Mangaloe (Mango).
Bare Snacks Banana Chips
Bare Snacks Banana Chips, creators of Snacks Gone Simple, are made with only bananas. Completely oil free, preservative free and made with no artificial ingredients, these delicious snacks come in three different flavors including, cinnamon, cocoa and simply. They are incredibly addictive – can't get enough!
Harvest Soul organic juices are chewable and blended juices, filled with healthy fiber that is normally juiced away in the process. Chewing is essential to good digestion, which releases much-needed enzymes that actually help the body absorb more vitamins and nutrients. The USDA organic, non-GMO Chewable Juices are sold in BPA-free bottles and combine perfectly sized, easy-to-chew bits of nuts, seeds and berries, with healthy juices from nutritious leafy greens and anti-oxidant rich fruits and veggies. The Blended Juices are packed with superfood veggies and fruit, no sugar or preservatives are added.
Disclosure: Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and honest review.