This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Natierra. All opinions are 100% mine.
Everyone in my family is huge into snacking. I think it's human nature to graze throughout the day rather than just eat 3 big meals – regardless of what our dentist keeps saying. I feel much more even-keeled and satiated when I break my food consumption into more frequent, smaller meals and snacks. Kids naturally eat that way as well, which leads me to believe that's the way humans are supposed to eat.
That said, many people associate the term “snacking” with junk food. That simply isn't true in our house because I rarely bring junk food into our home. We eat a lot of fruit, nuts and crackers. However, I love to mix it up sometimes, especially since we're on the go a lot. And I love finding snacks that aren't messy on the go. There's nothing worse than discovering a bunch of crumbs in the back seat after a road trip!
I recently discovered a new superfood snack that looks promising – Natierra Chia Crunch. This revolutionary superfood snack combines nutrient-dense chia seeds and fruits and vegetables with a unique freeze-drying method to create a delicious on-the-go snack. I like how freeze dried fruit tastes. I love the crunch vs the squish that dehydrated fruit often has.
I like that Natierra seeks out the finest ingredients available that are produced in accordance with organic and non-GMO standards, as well as fair trade standards when possible. I also like that Natierra strives to develop and provide opportunity by promoting ethical partnerships in all stages of production, from farmers to employees to consumers. The ethics of a company are of the utmost important to me when deciding whether to feed their food to my family.
All Natierra Chia Crunch snacks are raw, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and USDA Certified Organic. The chia seeds are Fair Trade too. They're packed with Omegas 3 & 6, rich in protein, fiber and vitamins. They have no added sugar and are under 100 calories per serving.
Natierra Chia Crunch is currently available in seven flavors, ranging from sweet to savory: coconut, blueberry, mixed berry, mango, strawberry, beet and kale + spinach. I'm looking forward to giving them a try next time I'm at Sprouts (they retail for $4.99 there).
In addition to Chia Crunch, Natierra also offers a wide variety of natural food products, including freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, gourmet salts and superfoods like goji berries and hemp seeds. Yum!