100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats Review: Who Knew Snacking Could be So Good?
I adore snacking. And, with two highly energetic boys, snacking keeps us going throughout the day. When we plan to be out of the house for more than an hour, I’m packing up Ziploc containers full of healthy snacks. The moment my boys see me pull those out those snack-packs they ask, “Where we goin’?”
Healthy, sugar-free snacks made with natural ingredients are not always easy to come by. Isn’t that the understatement of the century? Certainly there are lots of highly processed options, but that’s not what I want for my kids or myself. While an apple is a nutritious selection I use regularly, it doesn’t have the protein required to keep our momentum and balance our blood-sugar over the longer-haul.
Fundamentally, the requirement for my family are snack varieties, and lots of them. Not only is a lack of variation boring, eating the same snack again and again means my family and I are not benefitting from a range of nutrients to be found in healthy choices.
The developer of 100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats is a former National Champion Bodybuilder named Carolyn Hansen. Complimenting that illustrious credit, she is a noted health and fitness author, as well as the co-owner of two health clubs in New Zealand.
Despite these facts, there was a time when Carolyn was anything but healthy—she was too busy working in the health industry to pay much mind to her own health. Ironic, isn’t it? She wrote, “I rub shoulders with people who live, breathe and eat fitness. Sadly, despite my background, I was often tempted to eat things that I knew I shouldn’t.”
At some point, the light came on for Carolyn and she decided she needed to begin to alter her relationship with food. This necessitated a plan to invite nutritional excellence into her life. One part of her strategy was targeting an area of eating that is easy to blunder in—the area of snacking.
What is unique and enticing about 100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats is the raw aspect of the ingredients. I don’t have anything against cooking and baking, but I do appreciate diversity in my life and food. Adding raw snacks, other than the infamous apple, allows me to provide a broader range of nutritionally viable foods to my family.
What recipes will you find in 100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats?
- Berry Maca Pie
- Carob Fudge
- Chocolate Avocado Pie
- Date Nut Torte
- Chocolate Creme Cheesecake
- Rawsome Chewy Caramels
- White Chocolate Goji Fudge…to name a few
An obvious question for some will be, “If I change the rest of my eating habits, why can’t I leave my snacking alone? I love my snacks.” While it may feel like tackling snacks is a small matter in the big scheme of things, poor nutrition choices add up.
If you’re not a snack-er, then this is not for you. Although, if desserts are your thing you may want to take a gander, as this collection seems to have an affinity for the sweet tooth.
What can I say? Natural ingredients. Raw ingredients. Low-glycemic ingredients. All are supportive of overall good health.
The price of 100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats is more than sensible–it’s cheap. For a busy, on-the-go family, having an array of wholesome snack food to dig into is essential. Teaching your kids that diving into something nutritionally worthwhile will have a longer-term impact as they come to know the value of superior food. One of the ways this is possible is to have healthy, raw snacks and treats on hand.
The Final Word…
It takes work to be diligent and focused on healthy living. Having a multitude of tried and tested recipes at your finger-tips helps to maintain that focus. 100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats gives you the tools to address where good health may be compromised—daily snacking.