I am still living life mostly vegan, since finishing my 1 month vegan challenge last month. I am thoroughly enjoying it, and it’s becoming very easy to follow. Recipes are getting easier to come up with, supermarket shopping is taking less time (and less reading of labels) and my overall health and BMI is improving. I feel good! I do still have a very sweet tooth and I have to satisfy it regularly. Since cutting down dramatically on chocolate since becoming vegan (I do still occasionally treat myself to a slab of Green & Blacks or Bournville now and again) I have turned to sweet snack bars.
Taste Of Nature have created a whole range of natural fruit and nut bars which are gluten free, certified organic and vegan to keep you fuelled on the go, and help to beat those cravings! While I am still breastfeeding baby Ivy, these cravings pop up quite often… believe me. With no artificial ingredients, sweeteners (They use agave and brown rice syrup as a sweetener in the bars) or nasty additives, Taste Of Nature contain the feel-good-and-filling factor while also keeping your conscience happy that no animal products have been used. The company even proudly use locally sourced ingredients in Ontario, Canada where the company are based. The organic fruit and nut bars are also a great source of protein and fibre, naturally.
The yummy bars are produced in small quantities at a time, with processing kept to a minimum to maximise nutritional density. The resulting snacks are a source of energy, fibre, protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, all designed to make eating well a pleasure, not a chore.
My ultimate favourite Taste Of Nature bar had to be the Polynesian Coconut Breeze bar. Chewy, sweet and very tropical, it felt like a really sweet treat that efficiently boosted my energy. Packed with coconut slices, peanuts, flax seed and almonds it packed a crunch! Very moreish, and I had to remind myself not to devour the whole range in one sitting… even though I think it totally would be possible! And naughty!
Available in nine flavours – Argentinian Peanut Plains, Brazilian Nut Fiesta, Californian Almond Valley, Himalayan Goji Summit, Niagara Apple Country, Nova Scotia Blueberry Fields, Persian Pomegranate Garden, Polynesian Coconut Breeze and Quebec Cranberry Carnival – from Ocado and good health food stores, all priced £1.39 (RRP).
Pop over to Healthy Food Brands for more information on the Taste Of Nature range, and to discover even more yummy nutritious snacks.
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