New year, new you! Snacks for on the go, at work and at home

New year, new you! Snacks for on the go, at work and at home
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Teodora Tepavicharova
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After all the overindulgence during the festive period, a lot of us are watching what we eat in a bid to make a healthy new start, or maybe shift those few extra pounds that we put on eating mince pies in our PJs in front of the TV.

As part of your healthy new regime, you may be wondering what snacks are more virtuous than others. You want something delicious, energy boosting, affordable but with fewer calories. Is that even possible? The answer is DEFINITELY YES!

More than just a regular snack - these are our on-the-go favourites. Suitable for a range of dietary needs from gluten-free to vegan, they are the top snacking options among our customers for on the go, at work and at home.

We asked them to rate their favourite snack between 1-5 and tell us the thing they liked the most.

Squirrel Sisters


    The Squirrel Sisters are all about making healthy but delicious food. And being honest, so far so good! The Squirrel Sisters’ bars are made with 100% natural ingredients of the highest quality and have been on the market since 2015. [1] Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan-friendly with no sugar added, they are perfect for many dietary requirements. Two flavours available - Raspberry Ripple and Cacao Orange

    “I think both favours Raspberry Ripple and Cacao Orange are amazing! However, Cacao Orange Is my favourite. It’s hard to find vegan snacks without added sugar but Squirrel Sisters is naturally sweetened which makes them even more preferable over other snacks. Quality raw energy bar, easy for on the go and perfect for an after-lunch snack.”

    Rating: 5/5

    You can find them here

    Brave


    At a first sight they may seem a quite strange combination, but once tasting Brave Peas, you will never go back. This all-natural source of protein gives you energy and even contains fewer calories and fat than popcorn! 100% vegan and locally grown, this is simple and light snack suitable for every busy schedule. [2] The two flavours - Sea Salt and Paprika & Chilli are some of our bestsellers.

    “Packed with loads of flavour and a good level of spice, Brave Peas Paprika and Chilli are very moreish. It’s an added bonus that they are healthy, being high in protein and fiber. I didn’t know peas could taste so good!”

    Rating:  5/5

    You can find them here

     Lumberjack Protein Flapjack

      The perfect takeaway treat! Gluten-free, protein and individually wrapped, these flapjacks are ideal for after-gym practice, travel or midday snack. Available in two flavours – Yoghurt & Berry and Orange & Dark Chocolate.

      “Creamy thin layer of yoghurt, with chewy oats and dried summer fruits. Perfect sugar fix just before the gym to give you a burst of energy or as a breakfast bar. Very filling with 20% protein.”

      Rating: 4/5

      You can find them here.

      Fine Cookie Gluten-Free

        The American inspired cookies are heaven-made! 100% natural ingredients, they are perfect for a sweet snack [3] or a great accompaniment to your coffee break! The gluten-free options are Rainbow Nation and Salt Lake Caramel.

        “My favourite is the Rainbow Nation cookie - filling and delicious. I usually have it as a midday snack as it keeps me going throughout the day. The chocolate buttons on the top make it even more irresistible!”

        Rating: 4/5

        You can find them here.

        Broderick’s Gluten-Free Bars

          Bars with individuality - fun, different and filling. The variety of flavours is always a tough choice, however, we are sure you will fall in love with them all. Fruity Booty Nutty Crunchie, Millionaires' Shortbread, Road Rocking Choc Choc Block and Yummy Yoggy Mango Munchie – all gluten-free!

          “It’s not sickly like most chocolate bars. There's a good ratio of chocolate to marshmallow which makes it light to eat.”

          Rating: 4/5

          You can find them here.

          Portlebay Popcorn

            Why Portlebay Popcorn is so special? Just a little over 100 calories, it combines natural ingredients with a unique flavour to create a product unlike any other. There is a wide range of flavours available – Chilli & Lime, Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup, Lightly Sea Salted and Sweet & Salty. Something for everyone!

            “Chilli & Lime are my favourite popcorn flavour. Light but filling and delicious. Perfect for an office snack.”

            Rating: 5/5

            You can find them here.

            If you want to try something new this year, don’t hesitate to try out our healthy snack selection. And don’t forget - food is your fuel!

             

             

            References:

            1. https://squirrelsisters.com/about/
            2. https://www.bravefoods.co.uk/
            3. http://www.thefinecookieco.co.uk/