Healthy Snacks

Just some of our Organic & Natural Healthy Snacks:

  • Bread sticks
  • Cheeze puffs
  • Chocolate bars
  • Coconut chips
  • Cookies
  • Crackers of many types
  • Flatbread snacks
  • Gin Gins
  • Graham crackers
  • Gum
  • Ice cream
  • Ice cream cones
  • Lollipops
  • Maca bars
  • Maccaroons
  • Mints
  • Nuts of everykind
  • Organic candy
  • Pretzels
  • Protein bars
  • Rice chips
  • Seaweed chips
  • Spelt snacks
  • Suckers
  • Trail mix bars

How to eat between meals without ruining your diet

It’s a couple of hours since you last ate, and your stomach is rumbling. But with a long stretch ahead until your next big meal, it can be tempting to snack on a chocolate bar or a couple of biscuits to keep you going.

Even if you are sticking to a new healthy eating program, it is these quick pick-me-ups that could be sabotaging your health and fitness goals.

Why snacking can be healthy

Experts say that snacking on healthy food can actually be good for you. Our nutritionists recommend eating three meals a day with a snack in the morning and a snack in the afternoon, more like five small meals a day. Eating regularly throughout the day helps maintain your blood sugar levels so you avoid the cravings and crashes that come after eating a sugary snack like a bar of chocolate.

When you eat a sugary snack, the sugar is quickly released into your bloodstream. This boosts your production of insulin which turns the sugar into energy. The problem is insulin can convert all the sugar available in your body very quickly, giving you a sugar ‘high’ followed soon after by a sugar ‘low.

This means you could end up with a lower blood-sugar level than before you ate the snack, making you feel even more lethargic.

Eating large meals can also put a strain on our digestive system as our bodies struggle to turn a large amount of food into energy. This can cause bloating and a lack of energy. By eating little and often, you avoid this problem and spread your calorie intake throughout the day, helping the body work more efficiently.

It’s all about the ingredients

Over the last 20 years the processed food industry has done a remarkable job using science and marketing to create widespread addictions to the “Toxic Trio”  Salt Sugar Fat.

Take some time to read Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Michael Moss’s explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic.

Sequoia has a wide variety of snacks in the Healthy Snacks section where ingredients come first! Most are Certified Organic, all have ONLY natural ingredients and a lot are Gluten Free and/or Vegan.

Have a game plan in place

Planning is key to eating healthy, well-balanced meals, and healthy snacks are no different. You need to have a game plan to keep yourself on track when hunger strikes. Having a stock of quick and healthy snacks can help you resist bad choices at home, at work and on the go.

So, whether you’re juggling family activities, work requirements or social commitments, plan ahead and have a variety of snacks on hand that passed the ingredient test when you weren’t starving!
This will go a long way to help you stay lean and healthy!

Sequoia offers discounts on bulk purchases to help you have plenty on-hand for those snack emergencies! Ask our RHN’s for discount info.