Ever since I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I have been paying so much attention to the foods I eat. I look at ingredients in everything and have really been shocked with some of the things I was eating on a regular basis. And while I sometimes can’t resist some of my cravings (hey, I AM pregnant, after all!) it really has opened my eyes, not only to the things I consume, but also what Trent eats…especially when it comes to his snacks, since that’s all he seems to eat is snacks!
Did you know:
- On average, Americans who snack do it twice a day.
- 42 percent of Americans feel they could commit to having one healthy snack every day.
- 42 percent of snackers are most likely to have an unhealthy snack between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
- 41 percent of snackers are most likely to have an unhealthy snack on Saturdays.
- 43 percent of Americans have treated themselves to an unhealthy snack as a reward for an accomplishment.
- 23 percent have hidden their snacks from others so they wouldn’t have to share.
During the Summer, pool parties and gatherings with friends are a regular occurrence. The days are long & hot, but full of fun and energy. To fuel up for our fun-filled day outside, we started the day will a deliciously healthy breakfast tasting party, with Taste of Nature bars as the star of the show!
A little more about Taste of Nature:
Taste of Nature believes Real Tastes Good, and creates delicious, certified organic, gluten-free certified, non-gmo project verified snack bars with real, nuts, fruits and grains that you can see (and under 200 calories, too). Nothing artificial, no fillers and no chemicals – what you see is what you get with these bars. For more information, visit tasteofnature.ca.
Benefits of Taste of Nature bars:
- Certified Organic
- Certified Vegan
- Certified Kosher
- Gluten Free
- Low glycemic index
- No additives
- No artificial flavours
- No artificial sweeteners
- No animal products
- No dairy
- No preservatives
- No simple sugars
- No Sulphur Dioxide
- No cholesterol
- No wheat
- Low sodium
How amazing is that list of benefits?!
We had 5 flavors to try:
Canadian Maple Forest: pecans, apricots, brazil nuts, raisins, maple syrup
California Almond Valley: almonds, raisins, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
Brazilian Nut Fiesta: raisins, peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds
Himalayan Goji Summit: peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, almonds, goji berries, raspberries
Québec Cranberry Carnival: peanuts, raisins, sesame seeds, almonds, cranberries, pumpkin seeds
Persian Pomegranate Garden: cashews, walnuts, figs, cranberries, apples, pomegranate, raspberries
Just look at those bars! You can see what they are made of…the fruits, nuts and seeds are all prominent in every bar so you know exactly what you’re eating. Yum.
This was also my first time tasting Taste of Nature bars and not only did I think they were delicious, but so did everyone else! Everyone liked being able to try different varieties to see what they liked best. Guests were able to take an entire bar to enjoy, but I also set up a yogurt parfait bar!
I chopped up the Taste of Nature bars into little bite-sized pieces as a yummy topping for the yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and chocolate chips.
Even our picky little Trent found a favorite…we didn’t expect him to devour a Taste of Nature bar the way he did and as you can see he looked very hesitant at first…
…but then he ran off and ate the entire thing! You know it’s tasty when Trent approves!
For those that needed a little extra for their breakfast, a bagel bar!
I was especially happy to invite a friend over that maintains a gluten-free diet. It felt good to have her be able to enjoy something and taste new options without worrying about gluten. She proclaimed the ones she tried were chewy, tasty and filling!
At just $1.99 a bar, they are an affordable, healthy & tasty snacking option!
I’m a slow-mover these days, so it was nice to sit and relax with friends to enjoy some tasty and healthy treats before playing outside all day!
Where to buy Taste of Nature: http://www.tasteofnature.ca/where-to-buy/
For those of you in Tallahassee, you can get Taste of Nature Bars at New Leaf Market Co-op!
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.