In some circles (mainly the one consisting of my 4 and 6 year olds) I am known as the snack lady. I am a huge advocate of healthy nibbles throughout the day, and all of the benefits they have to offer my girls and myself, especially mood improvement and increased brain function. Personally, I feel much more balanced eating small meals interwoven with nutritious snacks rather than gorging on three gut-busting squares each day.
Aside from the notable health benefits, there is a definite convenience factor. My girls and I have an unconventional schedule, more of a non-schedule really. As much as I love to cook, it’s not always an option to have a meal ready at a scheduled time, or even when we’re super hungry. Our lifestyle lends much better to nutritious items that are ready and waiting between meals.
If you’ve ever encountered a hungry, grumpy toddler, the necessity of instant access to a quick bite is easy to comprehend. I learned when my girls were small(er) that it is a great idea to carry a bag of healthy snacks, much like a doctor carries her med-kit, in a “break in case of emergency” style. This makes it simple to keep everyone satiated, revive a crabby kid (or mom), and gives us a leg up if we are somewhere that offers nothing but empty calories or outrageously priced food.
Whilst on my never-ending search for healthy goods, I encountered superfood Power Snacks by Navitas Naturals. These are no joke! Available in Blueberry Hemp, Citrus Chia, and Cacao Goji (my favorite), these squares have a dense, brownie-like texture and a subtle sweetness. The sweet note comes not from sugar, but from date paste and each plant-based ingredient, such as cacao, maca, chia, and camu-camu, has a purpose.
I am a huge fan of functional foods ~ who wouldn’t be when they taste as good as they make you feel? Navitas Naturals Power Snacks are 100% pure superfoods and natural whole foods that are certified organic, vegan, raw, and gluten-free.
Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green company based in Northern California. They are “committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. We source our premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of our mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries, and our support of native agriculture helps expand development of global organic farming practices.”
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