We are now four days into the New Year – have you been able to stick to your resolutions? Did anyone resolve to try to eat better in 2013? This seems like one of the most common resolutions [probably to detox from the holiday feasts] made on New Year’s Eve. I actually resolved to eat healthier a few months ago – I thought I’d get a head start. I’m not going to lie, sometimes it gets tough to say NO when you’re offered a mouthwatering inducing treat, but having your own healthy snacks with you will make things a lot easier. Today I want to share three of my favourite
guilty healthy pleasures.
Ultimate Kale Chips come in two different flavours, Better than Cheddar and Help Cream and Chive. Both are irresistible. They are quite pricy at about $7 a bag, but they are so worth it. If you have the patience, you can make your own kale chips that taste equally as delicious by following this recipe – it really isn’t that hard.
If you’re craving chips – get this roasted seaweed. It is salty and crispy and doesn’t taste at all like fish. The Spicy Chipotle flavour has a kick to it which adds some excitement!
Now I know protein bars are meant to be eaten after a workout, but these are so tasty that sometimes I’ll have one as a treat. These all natural bars have an amazing nutritional profile with only 1 gram of sugar. My favourite is the chocolate peanut butter variety. It’s no Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but it sure is good and will fill you up with 20 grams of protein!
If you are interested in learning about other healthy snacks and live in Ottawa, check out the Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo taking place this weekend.
Have a great weekend and happy snacking!