No season is better served with snacks than summer. It’s a time of great movement and activity, so refreshments must always be on hand. I’m not talking about a platter of hors d’oeuvres or charcuterie, but those little pocket-sized morsels of goodness that sustain you between meals. Several brands have sprouted up in recent years with a new-found dedication to making healthy treats. Gone are the preservatives, chemicals, and corn syrups of yesteryear. Modern munchies have organic ingredients—often so few that you can count on one hand—and are void of the complex, genetically engineered foodstuffs commonly found in the convenience store snack aisle.
We rounded up a handful of brands that are redefining snacking in the 21st century. Below are healthy food options that are legitimately delicious, because we’ve noshed on them ourselves, and they’ll keep your friends and family smiling as you scoot through summer.
Crispy Green Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks
With a full serving of fruit in every easy to tote bag, these brilliantly flavored, 100% fruit treats are the perfect summer snack. The nut-free, fat-free, and cholesterol-free fruit snacks contain only 55 calories per serving and come in flavors like crispy apple, mango, asian pear, banana, cantaloupe, pineapple, and tangerine. It’s real fruit and really tasty.
We’re so close to 10,000 awesome fans on Facebook that we can taste it. And it tastes like guacamole! Wholly guacamole to be exact.
This weekend is National Guacamole Day (Sunday, September 16), and it seems like a perfectly good time to slide right in to 10,000 fans! Our good friends at Wholly Guacamole have made it even more enticing to come hang out with us on Facebook by offering a few delicious prizes.
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On the wake of my birthday week, I’m still eating like a queen. Sunday kicked off an all-day meal fest that started with breakfast and ended with an full-on taco bar at our place. The taco theme was my request as I love absolutely adore Mexican food.
The running joke around the office this week has been that, while my taco bar birthday party has come and gone, the leftovers have supplied my lunch all week long. Monday: Taco salad with beef. Tuesday: Taco salad with refried beans. You get the idea. “Tacos for lunch again today! What a surprise!” (more…)
Courtney’s come up with a real fruity idea this week, one you’ll want to sink your teeth right into. Eat fruit with each meal!
This really isn’t that hard. The difficulty comes in resetting your habits. So when you hit the grocery store this week, spend a little more time in the produce section. Apples, bananas, and oranges can usually be bought in bulk bags at an affordable price. Also try to take advantage of some of the fresh in-season fruits for summer. Grapes, watermelon, berries are just a few.
And a little known fact… avocado is a fruit… so maybe add a dollop of Wholly Guacamole here and there!
One participant this week will be rewarded with some Wholly Guacamole, our sponsor, and a DIR T-Shirt.
Watch the video and post your comment to tell us how you’re enjoying your fruit.
You’re invited to attend a live Yackit! video chat event with Courtney!
Click here to watch the first Yackit! video, and get all the details for the next, scheduled for September 6!
This is the tastiest challenge Courtney’s given us yet. Who wouldn’t want to take on a challenge that requires you to eat guacamole every day? And not hang out in the kitchen making guacamole, but buying it ready-to-go from Wholly Guacamole!
Well that’s your challenge in week 6 – to eat Wholly Guacamole (and/or Wholly Salsa) and report back how you enjoyed it. For Courtney that’s going to be as a salad dressing or topping a chicken breast. Replace mayo, use as a dip, or even use instead of sour cream on a breakfast burrito… either way, the options are endless!