Being a Pilates teacher and the owner of a busy studio life really can be busy. I often have to eat at odd times or on the run. As someone who not only teaches exercise but is also a dietitian, I really do have to practise what I preach. So as part of our BARN studio LAUNCH I contacted a few companies who are known for their healthy products. People often ask me to recommend products to them, these ones below are all ones I would definitely say are great healthy choices and taste amazing.
I don’t usually eat granola as it is packed full of sugar. I keep thinking about making my own, but that never quite happens. So I was delighted to have a lot of granola be sent to us. Lizi’s Granola has a low Glycaemic Load, which is a measure of the effect it has on blood sugar levels. This granola therefore will not lead to your blood sugar levels rising up too high but instead you will get a slow release of energy from it over your morning. Perfect for Pilates!
We were sent 4 flavours in individual portion packs. At our launch party people really enjoyed tasting all the flavours. I’ve then been giving out sample packs in our client goody bags, which has brought a big smile to people’s faces.
“It was really nice mixed in with my porridge”
“This made a fabulous snack on the run, dry from the packet with no milk”
“The packet makes portion control so easy”
Personally I’m enjoying it with fruit and yoghurt as a snack after teaching Pilates in the evenings. I’m always hungry and this is leaving me feeling satisfied and yet I know it’s a healthy treat.
I’ve heard of these and always wanted to try them, so I was super pleased when Munchy Seeds said they would send us some. The biggest accolade I can give these is that my 4 year old, who doesn’t like seeds, adores them (I can’t quite figure that one out) and my husband who prefers dry roasted peanuts, is also a huge fan.
Somehow these cross the divide between a salty snack and a healthy snack. Clever work.
Emily Fruit Crisps:
These were the first thing to go at our launch party. Emily Fruit Crisps are sweet to the taste, crunchy and delicious, yet these literally only contain fruit and vegetable oil. I’d have to be careful when opening a packet of these as they would fly out the door!
These are certainly something I would reccomend as a healthy snack or to have out when friends come round as a nice nibble. I also love the pretty packaging.
Now I used to think that a prune was a prune. I was wrong. These are extra juicy, squidgy and soft. It must be all the extra sun they have when growing!
One thing I loved was the California Prune company sent over a leaflet with a great sounding recipe in for a savoury dish, enough for each of our client goody bags. I usually only use prunes in baking and sweet dishes so this has certainly inspired me to try them out in a few savoury dishes too.
I like to make up a mixed portion of dried fruit, nuts and seeds with a couple of squares of dark chocolate, my own snack box 🙂
What are your favourite healthy snacks?
DISCLAIMER: These products were all sent to me to review for free. All thoughts and views are my own.