4 Healthy & Delicious Canadian Snacks
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We’ve been doing some digging to find Canadian snacks that feel like a treat while still supporting your health and wellness. These amazing options are all made by Canadian founders and many of them are made locally as well. We want to introduce these to you so if you see them in a grocery store, you know that you’re supporting local businesses and brands that care about health and inclusivity. We all deserve a treat - why not make it one that will boost your energy and not your blood sugar?
Remix Snacks are delicious and sustainable - good for you and for the planet
Remix Snacks are snacks that upcycled fruit, vegetable, and bean snacks created by Asian-female dietitians (and who have been featured on Dragon’s Den!) What’s upcycled fruit, you ask? Remix uses fruits and veggies that have been deemed imperfect by the aesthetic standards of the distribution food chain. Remix saw a problem - huge amounts of food waste - and found a solution. Remix dehydrates the fruit and veggies, which still have the same nutritional content - saving food from the landfill and creating tasty snacks that are high in protein, fibre, and all around good.
These snacks, ranging from bean puffs to fruit-stuffed chocolate bark, can be purchased online or found at many national grocery chains. Click here to subscribe for $5 off your Remix Snacks purchase!
Mid-Day Squares want you to feel good after treating yourself
Mid-Day Squares are “the first functional chocolate bar”, a mix between a delicious chocolate bar and protein bar. Their three flavours include ingredients like pumpkin seeds, maca powder, raw cacao and more - they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and great snack for those with diabetes.
Mid-Day Squares recommends a square on-the-go, to get through a midday hunger craving that can have you reaching for chocolate, cookies, or other snacks that will leave you feeling sluggish!
This Canadian team also has a female founder, who you can hear “unfiltered” on the Mid-Day Squares podcast. Visit their website for a $5 off coupon for their website, or find them at a Canadian location near you.
Do you have food sensitivities or allergies? OhhFoods will keep you safe and satisfied
A severe peanut and tree nut allergy inspired OhhFoods CEO to create a safe snack option, free from the 10 most common allergens, for the many Canadians with food allergies.
With several tasty options to choose, from cookie doughs to energy bites (or discovery kits for the curious) safe and #inclusivesnacking has never tasted better.
OhhFoods are available on their website and many locations across Canada.
All-natural Chiwis skip the added sugar often found in dried fruit chips
British Columbia-based Chiwis are a portable and lightweight snack, free from nuts, gluten, dairy, and completely natural. All five chip flavours use the entire fruit in their making - yes, that includes the nutrient-rich skin, and sometimes even the core of the fruit!
Chiwis take the whole fruit and dehydrate it, reducing waste and making the fruit into a bite-sized snack that can be packed away for hikes or long days away from home.
You can order Chiwis online or at many Canadian retailers.
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