My Vegan Cuts Snack Box came last week!
As you may know, I'm an avid supporter of eating whole foods. This means lots of fruit, veggies, whole grains, beans, etc., & not much packaged food. Getting these boxes from Vegan Cuts brings in an influx of packaged foods...so why do I still get them?
Well, I love getting mail, for one. :-) But also, many of these samples are from up-and-coming vegan companies. It's exciting try their products & then support them if we enjoy the food. The majority of what we receive in the box is made with a concious decision on the company's part to use the best ingredients they can, & they are usually keeping our health in mind.
So while they are still not nearly as healthy as a big fresh green salad, they are healthy choices that could be replacements for foods that many Americans consume on a daily basis.
I really appreciate that there are companies out there that are focused on our health & the environment. If we could replace the packaged foods that are being eaten with ones like these, it would be a huge step in the right direction.
One great example of this is Angie's Boom Chicka Pop. It's a brand that's full of fun - if you can read the small print along the center of the back of the bag, it says, "All any girl every wanted in a life is graceful acceptance of her 6th grade haircut." Hah! The popcorn has 3 ingredients (popcorn, sunflower oil, & sea salt) & is non-gmo, vegan, & gluten free. Plus, it tastes great! No greasy fingers & the perfect salty taste. We usually pop our own corn, but if I was looking for a bagged variety, I'd get this!
We had Emmy's Lemon Ginger Macaroons for a light dessert one evening. They're organic, raw, vegan, & gluten free. The lemon & ginger weren't overpowering at all & it was a light treat, perfect for satisfying our sweet teeth. They have a variety of other flavors, so if you're a macaroon lover, check out their variety pack!
For a snack one afternoon, I tried the Cocoa Crunch Square Bar. I'm often not a fan of snack bars, because they are either full of sugar, high calorie for a small amount, or have bizarre ingredients. These, however, are organic and all of the ingredients were recognizable. Plus, it was like eating a chocolate bar! It also kept me full until dinner, which is a big challenge for me. They are a bit pricey, so I probably wouldn't buy these often, but in looking for a snack bar, they're topping my list so far! Three flavors are availble on the Vegan Cuts Shop: Cocoa Crunch, Cocoa Almond, & Cocoa Coconut.
If you're looking for some good snacks, these are fun choices! Or, you could try getting your own box next month here, & have some new, healthier snacks to try!
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