Tuesday, September 14, 2010

To snack or not to snack

Why hello there,
can you believe it's wednesday again? 

I can't decide whether this week has gone fast or slow, 
i've been getting a little mixed up with the days lately
but that's what happens when you have nothing to do. 

One of the problems with finishing school is all the waiting around.
I can't wait for my exams to be over so there'll be no more of it!

I'm bored out of my mind!
Seriously, I've never been so bored.
Is anyone else ridiculously bored at the moment?
You should email me and we can un-bored each other.
(lovely english Kristy)

 So I've been thinking - when did snacking become bad?
I know that excessive snacking can throw anybody's good diet out the window,
but are people forgetting that snacking can actually work to your benefit?
I always eat snacks.
The key is knowing what to eat and knowing when to stop. 
My favourite snacks range from fresh fruit to trail mix to cheese to muesli bars
and of course I add in treats to keep me sane. 

The media is always talking about what we shouldn't eat.
But is there really such a thing as a bad food?
Except for that rotting potato in the back of your cupboard, that gets the bad label.

 I'm all for moderation and don't think that anyone should ban anything from their diet.
I love my fresh fruit and vegetables but I eat dessert every single night
and you know what? there's nothing wrong with that!

We all need to look past what we're told in magazines and think about what's good for us. 

   A while ago I was sent some products from Go Natural
These fruit and nut delight bars were full of crunchy nuts 
with soft bursts of sweet dried apricots, currants, apple and sultanas  
and topped with a ripple of dark chocolate.

The honey soy nut clusters were super crunchy
and a perfect nibbly for entertaining as well as random snacking.
They're a savoury snack but the honey gives them a hint of sweetness.

Go Natural's Fruity Bites are little balls of dried fruit coated in coconut.
Their individual packs would make them a great treat to add to kid's lunchboxes or as something to keep in your bag.

Go Natural's FruitNut was something totally different from what i've had before.
Its a bar made from a date and cocoa base with crunchy pieces of macadamia and almonds.
A little too soft for my preferences, but I'm sure they'd firm up nicely if placed in the fridge or freezer.

All of these Go Natural products are available at super markets across Australia! 
So check them out :) 

But do tell me, lovely people..
How has this week been treating you? 
And are you a snacker?

Kristy was sent Go Natural products courtesy of www.gonatural.com.au
If you'd like a review of your products send an email to ksayerphotography@gmail.com 


  1. I tend to be a snacker, but only when I've had small-ish meals. If I've been out and indulged then I won't basically because I'm not hungry! I agree, everything in moderation and listen to your stomach =)

  2. I think that's the key! I only snack when i'm hungry

  3. no banning allowed! i think its so important to allow all food to be safe and good. its true that some foods are gonig to be better for energy and health promotion, but other foods are just as important for mental function and emotional regulation. i snack when im hungry and i try not to worry about what it is that im snacking on. if i only eat something i think is healthy then i'll end up snacking more later..so i used that time to eat what sounds/tastes/and feels good and have it in moderation :D


  4. So true :) Yay for people who think logically! :P

  5. The only thing bad about snacks is that it leaves me too full for dinner. Which means I push dinner back, which means I go to sleep later, which means I miss class the next day. And yet, I still have my snacks. That's dedication for ya!

  6. I definitely try not to snack but there's always something that needs a bit of tasting here and there and before you know it, you've been snacking all day! :P

  7. mmmm snacks. I was a massive snacker up until a few weeks ago then I had to snap outta it. It's nearly bikini season!!

  8. I think I'll always be a snacker - but I don't snack mindlessly, so its good :)

  9. I usually always pack an afternoon snack for my work days, but I rarely need one in the morning. And...I love popcorn as a nighttime snack. My favorite.