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Healthier snacks: my favourite ready-made options

Healthier snacks

I’ve always been someone who tries to eat healthily, as it really helps me to feel good about myself. That being said, I also really enjoy indulging in treats. I couldn’t bear the thought of never having a Domino’s pizza, a bar of chocolate and a Magnum ever again! For me, it’s all about moderation and eating healthily as much as I can, without ever feeling like I’m doing without and not enjoying life.

Some time ago, I realised that some of the foods I’d been presuming were healthy and the best option, actually weren’t a good idea. I used to eat low fat versions of several things, believing that this meant that they were healthier. Of course, I know now that this isn’t usually the case and that eating more whole foods is the way forward.

Discovering that sugar is hidden in so many foods, particularly of the ‘low fat’ variety, I started reading the ingredients on the back of packets. Not liking what I was finding, which was sugar as a main ingredient in so many foods, I began trying to find healthier snacks.

It’s been a struggle, but over time, I’ve found several options that I really enjoy. After seeing several people recently saying they’re struggling to find healthier snacks that aren’t fruit, I thought I would share with you some of my favourites.

Nakd

Nakd bars are one of the first healthy snacks I found. My favourites would have to be Berry DelightCashew Cookie and Bakewell Tart. They have so many other flavours, as well as different types of nibbles, like these Salted Caramel packs, which sound yummy.

Aldi

Recently, I’ve found that Aldi are selling more and more healthier snacks and they’re often good value compared to the bigger brands. They have their own version of Nakd bars and I really like the cashew ones. When I’m out for the day, I often take one of their Raw Fruit Bars with me, which contain dried fruit and nothing else. My favourite flavours are Apple and Banana, and Apple and Pear, both of which are really tasty.

Aldi healthy snacks

Wild Trail

Similarly to Nakd, Wild Trail make raw fruit and nut bars that are free of refined sugar. I really like their Fruit and Nut Apple bars. They also sell Seed and Nut and Cacao bars too, although I haven’t tried these.

Yushoi

Yushoi pea snacks are a great alternative to crisps. The main ingredient is green peas and the lightly salted ones have zero added sugar. Soy and Balsamic Vinegar is probably my favourite and Dan loves the Sweet Chilli and Lemon variety. As well as coming in small bags, which are handy for carrying around in your handbag, they are also available in bigger sharing bags.

Kallo

Kallo make a variety of healthier snacks and foods. I used to eat their rice cakes, but Dan bought their Lightly Salted Corn Cakes for us to try and I much preferred them. Made from 99% corn and sea salt, they’re another fab alternative to crisps. They’re pretty moreish and you can put toppings on them too, although I like them plain.

Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer have a selection of healthier snacks. I wasn’t entirely sure about their Lightly Salted Giant Corn when I first tried them, but now they’re one of my favourites. The only ingredients are corn, sunflower oil and salt. Another great savoury option.

Bear Yoyos
Bear

Now these may be marketed for children, but I really like Bear Yoyos! They’re really handy to carry around in my handbag because they’re so small. Because they’re sweet, I find they satisfy the craving for something sweet I often get after dinner. Made just of fruit and with no added sugar, they’re a healthy alternative to dessert! Raspberry yoyos are my favourite flavour, and I also love the strawberry and blackcurrant ones.

 

Have you tried any of these healthier snacks? Let me know if you have any other suggestions – I always love finding new things to try.

 

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39 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah
    23rd July 2017 at 15:44

    Hello,

    Lovely !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeeee.blogspot.fr

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    Erin
    23rd July 2017 at 17:17

    Oooo they all look os good! I love all the shop options too! My favourites are the Dried Mango from Aldi, it is SO good! But can be tricky to find at times 🙁

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:14

      Oooh yes I used to love the mango at Aldi! It’s so frustrating when they stop selling things or don’t stock them all the time isn’t it 🙁 I like the Urban Fruit mango too x

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    Vanessa
    23rd July 2017 at 18:39

    I still haven’t tried these healthy snack options I normally stick to nuts and fruit, but I really want to try the Raw cashew crush. Thanks for sharing!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:14

      The cashew crush are so good for when you’re out and about. Thanks for commenting lovely x

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    Kris
    23rd July 2017 at 20:16

    I love your picks! I’m all about healthy snacks!

    Have a lovely day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:18

      Thanks so much lovely! I feel so much better when I eat healthily 🙂 x

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    Tori Kristine
    23rd July 2017 at 20:47

    Nice post! Might have to go try some of these myself!

    http://www.torikristine.com/

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:20

      Thank you! I hope you like them if you decide to try them x

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    Kate
    23rd July 2017 at 21:11

    It’s so great that there’s so many snacks like this around now, makes being healthy so much easier! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:22

      It really does! I used to struggle so much to find healthy food that’s ready-made so I’m really glad there are lots more options now x

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    Maggie
    24th July 2017 at 01:23

    I LOVE this post Jenny! I’m a massive fan of Nakd bars – Bakewell Tart is my favourite. I must admit, I haven’t come across Yushoi before – they really sound like my cup of tea though so I’m going to look out for them on my next supermarket shop! Where did you buy them from if you don’t mind me asking? xx

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:26

      Thanks so much Maggie! I love the Bakewell Tart ones, they’re so tasty aren’t they! I often get Yushoi from Tesco – they quite often have them on offer. I’ve seen them in Aldi before too and they sell them on Amazon, which I’ve linked to in my post. I would imagine they sell them in the other supermarkets now too xx

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    Sofia
    24th July 2017 at 05:31

    This post got me hungry and now I want to snack heh might need to get some of these!

    xx Sofia | https://sofiaadot.com

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:48

      Haha sorry! I often have the same problem when I read blog posts about food! x

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    MihaBalan
    24th July 2017 at 18:15

    I always grab one of these when I am very hungry so even though I am the most tempted to grab a pizza, I’ve learned that these are much better. Thanks for sharing.

    https://mihabalan.com

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:49

      I do love pizza so I love to have one every now and again to treat myself! Thank you for commenting x

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    Ariadna
    24th July 2017 at 20:01

    I’m always trying to have healthy snacks because I snack A LOT! haha I really like nakd bars as they are quite filling and they have loads of flavours, KIND bars are also pretty great but quite expensive in my opinion! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:51

      Yes me too lol! I don’t think I’ve tried KIND bars before. Yes I find nakd bars to be quite filling too, which is a plus x

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    Corinne
    24th July 2017 at 20:04

    I’m obsessed with the Yushoi pea snacks. They’re not healthy for me as I have to eat the whole bag when I open it, haha.

    Corinne x

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 12:53

      Haha that’s the only problem with getting the bigger bags isn’t it! x

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    Rach
    25th July 2017 at 02:09

    Thank you for this breakdown!! I love the NAKd bars! I definitely want to try the others that you have mentioned here.

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 13:23

      They’re fab aren’t they! I hope you like the others if you try them. Thanks for commenting lovely x

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    Anika
    25th July 2017 at 10:47

    I adore M&S’ snacks! They’re awesome 🙂

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 13:24

      They’re so nice aren’t they 🙂 x

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    Alyssa
    25th July 2017 at 16:14

    Not only they sound good, but those you featured have really cute packaging 🙂 Thanks for sharing these.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 13:29

      They do, don’t they! Thanks so much for commenting x

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    Shakira
    25th July 2017 at 20:56

    This is such a helpful post as I’m really trying hard to make healthier choices at the moment, thank you for sharing!

    SHAKIRA / SHAKIRA SACKS

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 13:34

      I’m so glad it’s been helpful to people 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting x

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    Kristina Wilde
    26th July 2017 at 11:15

    I love the Nakd goodies! I love incorporating healthy snacks into my everyday routing to keep me energized, I will take a look in M&S when I go back to London. They’re all so handy and look so yummy! xx

    http://www.kristinawilde.com

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      LuxeStyle
      26th July 2017 at 13:41

      I hope you find some you like. It makes me feel so much better when I eat healthier foods. Thanks so much for commenting x

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    Samantha
    26th July 2017 at 13:47

    I’ve tried the Nakd bars and you’re they are so good. I’ll on the look out for the rest.
    http://www.dumbbellsanddelights.com

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      LuxeStyle
      1st August 2017 at 11:19

      They’re fab aren’t they. The Aldi ones are great value x

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    Lauren
    26th July 2017 at 19:44

    These all sound delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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      LuxeStyle
      1st August 2017 at 11:27

      They’re all so nice considering they’re healthy 🙂 x

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    Randi
    1st August 2017 at 17:05

    I never would have thought to try Aldi for portable snacks. I’ll have to check it out some time! Thank you for sharing!
    Randi

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      LuxeStyle
      4th August 2017 at 17:07

      They’ve started adding more and more, which is fab 🙂 x

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    abbeylouisarose
    3rd August 2017 at 15:29

    So many products I haven’t heard of before but I can’t wait to try some of them out! I absolutely love Nakd bars and I’m a sucker for the vegan salted caramel bites that they’ve bought out recently – Wild Trail sound fantastic, as do the Kallo corn cakes! Definitely adding these to my next shopping list!

    Abbey 🎀 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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      LuxeStyle
      4th August 2017 at 17:23

      Nakd bars are fab aren’t they, they make it so much easier to eat healthily! The Wild Trail bars are yummy and really filling for such small bars! x

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