Be sweet, be good, and honest always.
I’ve become pretty conscious of the sweet stuffs I eat. This is mostly because I’m entering the homestretch with my braces and I worry about not brushing effectively enough, and partly because I don’t want to undo the good work I’ve done with my weight and shape.
Generally speaking, I don’t crave sweets too much anymore. It’s funny how your palate adjusts; even when I do indulge I don’t really enjoy it as much as I did, especially things like candy and soda. I prefer a bit of ice cream or maybe a cookie. Real food.
But I’m faaaaarrrr from perfect. The cravings still come.
In my almond post, I mentioned that making smart snack swaps is an excellent step to general healthiness. What’s working for me lately is some tasty granola, usually mixed into my favorite yogurt but sometimes just straight up from the bag.
Now, granola can be tricky. Read your labels: some are chock full of preservatives and sugar. Some are just bland. Some have too much going on and feel more like eating survival food.
I received some Nature’s Hand granola to try, in Maple Pecan and Wild Blueberry, and I can’t even tell you how yum it is. Perfectly sweetened, light, tasty. Real freeze dried blueberries, not blueberry flavored crunchy bits (which is what passes for “blueberry” varieties of a lot of products). Both of these have sunflower seeds in them too, which I like.
I think they pair perfectly with yogurt and a bit of flax seed or chia, satisfying my craving of sweet and love of crunch and really keeping me full for a a while. But if a yogurt snack isn’t your thing, the Nature’s Hand website has a page of recipes that look well worth trying (I think I need to make the Granola Muffins tomorrow, now that I’m thinking about it).
100% natural, Nature’s Hand granola has:
- no artificial colors or flavors
- no preservatives
- no sodium
- no trans fats
Granola is one of those things that I haven’t yet rendered perfectly by making at home, I just haven’t found the right ingredient/baking time combination to like. So I’m always looking for granolas that are tasty, not loaded with sugar, and hold a crunch.
Nature’s Hand granola makes the grade.
While not organic, it’s an honest sweet snack food that feels like an indulgence without undoing your hard work. So delicious the kids will like it too!
Nature’s Hand is the official granola of Outward Bound, by the way. This has no effect on the taste but is full of awesome. Love Outward Bound 🙂
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This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. All prizing for MSM giveaways is handled by a third party unless otherwise noted. For this reason prize fulfillment can take up to 90 days after the winners information is received.