As registered dietitians, it's no secret we think a lot about food. A LOT. But here at Happy Body Wellness we take it a step further - we don't just think about food, we love to EAT it - all of it (within healthy reason, of course!). What does that mean for you? Well, it means we've tried the good, the bad, and the ugly of foods and snacks so you don't have to! Each month, we'll be sharing a roundup of our favorite snacks and foods and breaking down why they make the fav list.
Enlightened Roasted Broad Beans
Enlightened roasted broad beans are the perfect snack when you are craving a sweet or salty crunch. With flavors ranging from garlic & onion to sweet cinnamon to mesquite BBQ, they can satisfy any snack craving. Plus, they come in conveniently pre-packaged 100-calorie portions, which makes them great to grab as you head out the door for on- the-go snacking later in the day! Each portion packs in 7 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber that will keep you feeling full, while keeping the sugar to one gram or less! Add them to a salad at lunch for added flavor, or simply snack on them by themselves as a snack. These tasty, crunch roasted beans can be found at GNC stores so go ahead and grab you some!
Kashi GoLean Peanut Hemp Crunch Plant-Powered Bar
All about that plant-based life? Kashi GoLean’s Peanut Hemp Crunch plant-powered bar is a great choice for you! Not only are they vegan, they are gluten-free and non-GMO project verified. They are created with a variety of wholesome ingredients, including whole grain oats, buckwheat, hemp seeds, dates and chia seeds. With 9 grams of plant-protein and 5 grams of fiber in each bar, this bar is a great addition to a handful of nuts and a salad for a quick lunch. It’s also a great snack for in-between meals! This bar is high in heart-healthy unsaturated fats, which will help keep you feeling satiated until your next meal. You can purchase these plant-powered bars at Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, The Fresh Market and Ellwood Thompsons.
Square Organics Chocolate Coated Cherry Coconut Bar
Who doesn't love chocolate?! (No one. The answer is no one.) Enter Square Organics’ chocolate coated cherry coconut bar. It's both vegan and gluten-free, and is made from organic ingredients including organic whole grain sprouted brown rice protein, organic gluten free oats and organic coconut nectar. At 210 calories with 12 grams of protein per bar, this bar would be a great addition to a handful of almonds for a quick meal on the go. The chocolate cherry flavor tastes rich and satisfying, while still being a nutritious choice! You can pick them up at Whole Foods and The Vitamin Shoppe.