I participated in Mom Blog Tour Sweets & Snacks Expo (#MomBlogTourFF) on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received Power Up products to facilitate my post, but images and content are my own.
Who works out daily and really pays attention to what they put into their mouth? I am a firm believer in healthy foods when I snack and I love those foods that best support my low glycemic lifestyle choices. It took me a while to really find some snacks that would be a healthy alternative to chips and still give me a good crunch.
I believe powerful snacks power me up during the day without weighing down my lifestyle. I am all about having the freshest ingredients with just a dash of sweet in it, as long as the sweet is much less than the protein. I try to balance out what I eat and if I keep powered up I find that I make better choices.
Did you know that in order to perform at our best all day long our bodies require consistent energy levels and spiking them with sweet drinks and sugary bars is no the way? Lavishly live my tips to power up your snacking while still keeping up with that craving to crunch! Who’s ready to learn about simple and sophisticated trail mix snacking tips?
NATURAL IS BEST
Long ago, someone told me to buy some nuts and then bring them home, sugar coat them and allow them to harden. That all sounds great in theory, but I just took a natural snack and altered it from good to bad. Yes, I am sure you are shaking your head, but if you added a sugar coating to this you suddenly added sugar (that you don’t need) to your diet. If you buy a food and then add sugar to it, you have just taken it from simple to simply bad for you.
When I discuss natural foods, that give you a natural boost, I am talking about foods like unroasted, raw almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews and pumpkin seeds, peanuts, all in their most simple state. Also, dried fruit without coatings is another simple but sophisticated add, like dried pineapple, banana chips, papaya, cranberries raisins, blueberries, and mango.
The Power Up trail mixes are always made with the freshest, premium quality ingredients. In fact, the best selection of nuts are paired with dried fruits that don’t contain any additives, no colors or preservatives, and low added sugars. The Power Up brand is dedicated to giving you every day, delicious and nutritious snacks that help to Power Up your life! Connect with the Power Up on Instagram and Facebook.
Those ingredients are my go-to items when I snack, but, short of running out and buying a bag of each and making my own mix, finding a 100% all natural trail mix for on-the-go & desk snacking has been a tough find. I have now found an all natural, vegan and gluten free snacks!
Simple and Sophisticated Trail Mix Snacking Tips
- Trail mix is great because it can be nibbled at rather than pounded by the chunk.
- Variety is the spice of life, so make sure to try several varieties from the same brand when you are testing out trail mixes High Energy mixes, Nature mixes, Goji Power Mix.
- Trail mix should come in a resealable bag so that you can come back for more as you wish, or lock it up tight until you are ready for more.
- A great balance of a trail mix will contain a well-appropriated mix of proteins, carbs, and healthy fats.
- Pick a trail mix that is healthy and fresh and that contains some Omega-e.
- Scour the trail mix package and look at the ingredients. If there is added sugar walk away and if anything has yogurt coating it’s not your friend.
- Carry trail mix in all of your gym bags, and handbags to curb hunger whenever it rears itself.
It’s time to dump those energy bars because they are providing you with anything but energy, just lots of sugars and unnecessary calories.
Power Up Your Snacking Choices.
Your prime pick of Power Up will offer you both savory and salty without having to add much more than the basics. Your nut should not be baked it should be raw, totally naked. What you want to see in the bag label is natural, and nut loaded. Look for nut choices like walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, dried fruits such as apricots, pineapples, cranberries, blueberries, mango, etc. What you do not want are mini candy coated pieces because that immediately knocks away from the good and ends up being more of a bad treat.
Win Your Own
Here’s what you need to know about my giveaway: One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winner must have a U.S.-based address to receive the prize. You have to be 18 years old plus to enter, live in the USA and no PO Boxes are accepted. I will reach out to the winner via email, and you will have 24 hours to respond. Failure to respond in that 24 hour time period results in a new winner being chosen, no exceptions. I will then ask you for your name, mailing address and a phone number for shipping only. Please do not enter if you will not comply with all of the above. The winner will receive an assortment of Power Up Products.