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Top three nut-based snacks to give you a healthy boost this winter

July 12, 2019

Top three nut-based snacks to give you a healthy boost this winter

With winter in full swing it’s important to keep your immune system in check. We’ve put together our favourite nut-based snacks to keep you going all through the season.

Having a stash of snacks in your bag can often feel like a secret super power – armed and ready whenever hunger strikes. With only a small amount of pre-planning (a complicated snack just doesn’t seem right) these nut-based snacks are great for stashing in your handbag, padding out school lunches and sneaking from the fridge just before dinner. Because it’s way too easy to reach for an unhealthy snack on the go, we’re safeguarding you against making panic decisions right when that mid-morning/late afternoon stomach rumble starts to peak.

Here are our top three favourite on-the-go snacks:

Hemp & honey nut bars

Luckily for you, our Hemp & Honey Nut Bars are equal parts health and delicious flavour. Skye Patterson, Sales Director for Australian Primary Hemp, says: “There are a lot of protein and healthy snack bars out there that are healthful but aren’t very tasty. The key driver for us was wanting it to be really delicious. We want people to pick it up and say ‘this is tasty and it’s healthy’.”

Made with 100 per cent Australian honey, which gives them that mouth-watering taste, these bars are deceptively healthy. Jane Cathcart, Manager of Innovation and Technology at Corvina Foods, worked alongside the team at Australian Primary Hemp to create a flavour combination that incorporated healthy ingredients (peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, buckwheat and hemp seeds) with flavourful ingredients (cinnamon, vanilla and honey), while keeping the sugar content as low as possible. “The hemp works really well in the product with the nuts,” says Jane. “We also managed to use as many Australian ingredients as possible and there is nothing artificial.”

When it comes to the health benefits, each bar contains 5.5g of protein (per serve) and provides a balanced source of omega 3, 6 and 9 – which are essential for cell and body growth, reducing inflammation and keeping the heart healthy. The nuts (protein) assist in keeping your bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood healthy.
We suggest stashing several of these delicious bars of nutty goodness at the bottom of your bag for those times you need a snack-sized pick me up – and for all of the times in between, of course.

Granola bars

Still an absolute favourite homemade snack (we’ve featured them on the blog before) these granola bars are easy to whip together and store well in the fridge – ready to go at a moment’s notice.

If you’re new to using hemp seeds and are not sure about the taste, Skye says “The seeds have a nutty flavour, similar in flavour to pine nuts and subtle in flavour.”

Go nuts – bliss balls

These bliss balls will last up to one week (in a container) in the fridge or for up to three months in the freezer. Unless they’re all gobbled up before then!

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