Do you like Chips? I sure do, and I am always looking for new varieties of Chips to snack on that are not only made with natural ingredients but are also prepared in an alternate way to deep frying. At a recent food trade show, I was turned on to a new chip snack that not only tastes amazing, but is a healthier snacking choice: Good Natured Selects Baked Vegetable Crisps! Aside from the fact that each one ounce bag contains one-half serving of vegetables, these Chips are awesome on so many levels.
Good Natured Selects (a Herr Foods company) has recently introduced two new varieties of their Baked Vegetable Crisps: Regular and Ranch. The Ranch flavor, which are lightly dusted with a tangy Ranch dressing seasoning, reminds me of a Sour Cream and Onion Dip flavored chip, which goes great with light meals such as burgers and sandwiches. Both varieties of these light and crispy chips have a wonderful vegetable taste with the appealing texture of a Ridged Potato Chip — which makes them sturdy and ideal for dipping!
Vegetable Crisps are made with Carrots, Red Bell Pepper and Spinach, and the carrots give the chip a flavor comparable to Sweet Potato Chips, which are delicious! You can actually see the bits of vegetable baked right into the chip! Another appealing quality of Good Natured snacks is that that are gluten-free. Since I had receive multiple bags of Vegetable Crisps to review, I brought them in to my office to share. One of my co-workers, who is gluten free due to Celiac Disease, was familiar with the Crisps and raved about their delicious taste, which had already made him a fan!
All Good Natured Selects products are made with no artificial ingredients or added preservatives and contain zero grams of fat. But what’s most important is that they taste great! Find out more about Good Natured Selects Baked Vegetable Crisps and other products at This Link!
Do you like to snack? I sure do. I am too lazy to wash and peel fresh fruit, so, ideally, my go-to snacks tend to be packaged and ready to serve. I generally try to snack on nuts or whole grain chips, which are convenient and delicious. But often I just become unimaginative when it comes to choosing snacks that are safe to keep in the house (i.e. not cake, a thing over which I have no self control). And then I get bored. Sigh.
Imagine my extreme feelings of good fortune then when I met up with folks at NatureBox at a recent Food Show here in NYC. NatureBox is a snacker’s dream come true, in that they offer highly customizable subscriptions to receive boxes of packaged healthy, natural and – most importantly – insanely delicious snacks each month! Snacking need never become boring again!
You can design your NatureBox subscription to receive as few as five or as many as twenty bags of tasty snacks shipped each month right to your door! Likewise, you can also select whether you’d prefer to choose the snacks you will receive or be surprised. Personally, I like surprises, because it is like Christmas. But if there are certain foods that you don’t care for (example: Figs. I hate them) you probably want to choose your own snacks. It’s all good!
NatureBox offered Worleygig.com a free three-month Subscription and here is a rundown of all the healthy goodies that arrived in our first shipment, which we have been snacking on for the past week:
Masa Crisps: Corn Chips with Flax Seeds
If you love Fritos – the Crack of Snacks – you are going to lose your mind when you try these chips, because they are just insane. Serve them with your favorite hummus or guacamole and gain a dress size by eating all of them yourself.
Pistachio Power Clusters: Nut Squares with Almonds, Cashews and Pistachios
OMFG. Crunchy, sweet nut things. Totally Addictive. I am not sharing.
Cherry Berry Bonanza: A Medley of Dried Cranberries, Cherries and Blueberries
Dried fruit, but especially dried Cherries and/or Cranberries, is awesome. You can be a purist and eat it out right of the bag, or throw it on top of some yogurt, ice cream, hot or cold cereal – whatever! So versatile, this Cherry Berry Bonanza is!
French Toast Granola: Maple flavored Granola with Pecans
Like the Cherry Berry Bonanza, this snack is endlessly versatile. Try it as your morning breakfast with milk and a sliced banana (old school) or mix it in with some yogurt. Or add it to a favorite cookie recipe. Or just eat it with your hand while sitting in front of the TV, which is how I roll. Love me some toasted pecan pieces.
You could make almost anything with corn as the primary ingredient and I would eat it, with one caveat. As a child, I often enjoyed chomping on Corn Nuts and, in adulthood, I have thousands of dollars worth of dental work to show for it! The truth is, Corn Nuts are a Dentist’s best friend. Happily, these Roasted Kettle Korn Kernals have a crunch factor comparable to, say, Wasabi Peas, so you need not fear a cracked molar. If you dig the slightly sweet taste of fresh Kettle Corn – and who doesn’t? – you will go nuts over this toasted corn snack.
NatureBox has a nearly exhaustive pantry stocked with every kind of snack you could imagine, which you can even scroll through Right Here. You could subscribe for years and never get bored because they are adding new snacks all the time!
Subscriptions to NatureBox start at just $19.95 per month, depending on how many snacks you choose to receive in each shipment. Right now, Gift Subscriptions (five snacks per box) are on sale as well: give three months of NatureBox snacks for $59.95, six months for $99.95 (discounted from $120) or twelve months for $199.95, (discounted from $240). That is some crazy savings right there.
You can also refer a friend through the NatureBoxWebsite and not only will your friend get $10 off of their first box, but you’ll get $10 as well. Start your own NatureBox Subscription right now by visiting Nature Box Dot Com!!
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Do you like frozen desserts? I sure do. Frozen Fruit, Ice Cream, Yogurt – just put it on a stick and I’m good to go for convenient, tasty snacking! While attending the Health & Nutrition Editor Showcase event in February, I was introduced to a healthy snack called frozen Kefir from the Lifeway family of products. The folks at Lifeway were happy to send over a couple of boxes of their Frozen Kefir Bars in two delicious flavors and I have been enjoying them this past week as a light and low calorie snack while TV-watching!
For those who need a little back-story, Kefir is a cultured milk product that is similar to yogurt in that it contains probiotics – healthy bacteria that aid in digestion – as well as having other healthy benefits. I actually did a little research on the differences between Yogurt and Kefir, and you can check that out for yourself at This Link and learn about Lifeway Kefir’s various benefits by clicking Here.
The most distinctive flavor profile aspect of frozen Kefir is its tart sourness, which keeps the bar from tasting overly sweet. The Coconut Frozen Kefir Bar tastes exactly like Coconut as soon as it hits your tongue, but it is a light sweetness that contrasts well with Kefir’s natural tanginess. The Vanilla flavor also optimizes the natural tanginess to create a taste similar to delicious, rich Vanilla cheesecake — and who doesn’t love that? Kefir’s texture is creamy and there are only 56 calories per bar – which makes it an ideal dessert choice for anyone watching their weight. These all-natural bars are gluten free and 99% lactose free as well.
Lifeway Frozen Kefir Bars come in four flavors, including the very tasty Coconut and Vanilla mentioned in this review as well as Green Tea Raspberry and Peach, which sound delicious! Sign up to receive free discount coupons on Lifeway Products and find stores near you that sell Lifeway Frozen Kefir Bars at This Link!