Let’s talk about snacks!
You either love them or you hate them. And believe me when I say that I’ve only ever met one person who does not enjoy eating snacks, and he is my late grandfather. He would always say, “Why eat snacks when you can have full meals? Your body needs nourishment.”
Of course, back in those days, we did not have the same options we do now. Back in those days, when you mention snacks, the only picture that comes to mind are food items that fall under two food groups–salty junk and sugary junk–and they are both always sold by neighborhood aunties who seem to have given up thinking of new things to sell.
Quick trivia–did you know that since Covid-19, many Americans have increased their consumption of snacks? According to the 2020 Food and Health Survey, an annual study commissioned by the International Food Information Council, about 30% of Americans say that they have been snacking far more frequently these days. And among those, the biggest chunk are younger adults. Specifically, 41% of Americans under 35 report snacking more than normal, compared with 26% of those age 50 and older. Parents appear to also be eating snacks to relieve stress, as 41% of adults with children under 18 are snacking more, compared with 29% of adults without children.
With many turning to quick bites to relieve themselves of stress, it’s important to know that there are options out there that you can totally enjoy, are good for you, and can be delivered right to your doorstep.
Let’s take a look at some of them.
Premium Protein Bars by Battle Bars
I know what you’re thinking, “How can protein bars be considered a snack when they taste like cardboard?” Not the ones by Battle Bars.Trust us when we say that each of the flavors they offer seriously tastes like candy bars. Yes, they are so good, you’d never think they were good for you. And aside from giving you a protein and collagen boost, each bar is also made of 100% natural ingredients (none of those nasty stuff added in) and are carefully handcrafted in an SQF Level 2 facility that adheres to the strictest standards of food control. You can easily order a box on their website, www.battlebars.com.
Gourmet Toasted Pockets by Jafflz®
Ever heard of jaffles before? They are toasted sandwiches from South Africa and are delicious! Well, gourmet chef Meryll Van Der Merwe, has her own artisanal version called Jafflz and they are made with 100% real, premium, natural ingredients. Jafflz currently has six variants–Enchilada, Indian Curry, Sloppy Joe, Mac N’ Cheese, Cheese Pizza, and Ham, Egg and Cheese–and you can order them on their website, www.jafflz.com.
Keto Chips by Real Ketones
A salty chip snack that helps you lose weight? I know! When we heard about it, we all thought the same thing–this is too good to be true! Leave it to Real Ketones to come up with this crazy innovation.
Their Keto Chips are the only ones in the market with exogenous ketones. And not just any kind of ketones–the best kind, D-BHB. Each bag contains only 2g of net carbs and are sugar-free and gluten-free. Yes, snacking on this, won’t take you out of ketosis. Order yours via www.realketones.com or through Target or Walmart’s websites.
Organic Dried Fruit by Peeled Snacks
For those of you who wish there’s always a piece of fruit you can grab anytime you feel like having a snack but worry about spoilage, you may want to consider organic dried fruits by Peeled Snacks. The name says it all, to be honest. These are dried, organic fruits that do not have any added sugar. They are delicious and packed with vitamins. What more could you ask for? You can have yours delivered via their website, www.peeledsnacks.com or through Amazon.
Dark Chocolate Bites by Hail Merry
Guilt-free indulgent? Hail Merry offers us that with their Dark Chocolate Bites (and pretty much everything else on their website). These are crazy delicious raw snacks made with whole food ingredients like cocoa and coconut oil and are dehydrated in low temperatures to protect the delicate raw fats in its organic ingredients. They are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, and even paleo-friendly. Get them at www.hairlmerry.com or on Amazon.