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Healthy Snacks Help You Ditch Junk Food Forever

Written by: Famous Foods | 2020-07-21 | no comments

You can snack on tasty foods and maintain a healthy diet. The trick is to avoid overly processed junk foods that deliver minimal nutrition and are often packed with sugar. Nutrient-rich snack foods will satisfy your hunger and rescue you the quick-energy-quick-crash cycle triggered by eating sweets.

Our grocery store has a huge selection of snacks to empower your workouts, take a break with at work, or pack in your picnic basket.

Dried fruit

If you’re struggling with sugar cravings, dried fruit can help you resist cookies and candy bars. The drying process concentrates the natural fruit sugars so that you get to enjoy some satisfying sweetness while consuming nutritious whole foods. Dried fruit also presents an opportunity to increase your intake of plant-based foods. Shop our bulk food section for dried apples, bananas, pineapple, goji berries, cherries, and more.

Dark chocolate

Chocoholics can indulge in dark chocolate. Many bars contain minimal added sugar, and the high levels of cacao provide your cells with the antioxidants that they need.

Nuts

Peanuts, almonds, cashews, and other nuts are protein powerhouses. They also contain fats and fiber that help to keep your hunger at bay. You might worry about the fat content in nuts, but our bodies need fats to function, and nuts represent an ideal source of vegetarian fat.

On top of all of that, nuts are good sources of magnesium, potassium, and folate. When it comes to healthy snacks, they are one of the best options. You get a satisfying crunch and can choose from salted or unsalted varieties.

Granola

Unless you’re observing a strictly low-carb diet, granola offers a delicious and crunchy way to access the goodness of whole grains, seeds, nuts, and dried fruits. Many blends contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. At Famous Foods, we have a large selection of granola blends, including HempPlus Organic, Blueberry Chia, and Raisin Almond Cluster.

Famous Foods is the premier place in Vancouver to find the healthiest snack foods, like dark chocolate covered goji berries, rice crackers, wasabi green peas, and yogurt almonds. Our grocery store has so many kinds of trail mix that you’ll have to take a very long hike to try them all.

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5 Energy-Packed Breakfast Ideas

Written by: Famous Foods | 2020-07-17 | no comments

Breakfast is a big opportunity to start your day with a nutritious meal that delivers long-lasting energy. You have many options for making delicious foods that take very little time.

Smoothies are a popular category because they are highly portable for people who have to rush out the door. Blending in leafy greens, seeds, or wheatgrass into a protein-rich base like milk, yogurt, or protein powder is a great strategy for packing in nutrients that help you feel vigorous.

When you’re not in the mood for a smoothie, choose whole grain foods that can power your body for hours. The following ideas will help you master the art of the energy-rich breakfast.

1. Nut Butter Wrap With Fruit

Select a whole wheat or flax wrap to increase nutrient and protein content. Spread your choice of peanut, almond, or cashew butter on the wrap and then add slices of fruit.

2. Icy Berry Smoothie

On hot summer mornings, you can stay cool with a smoothie made from a blend of berries, yogurt or kefir, ice, and chia seeds. The chia seeds contain fat, carbohydrates, and protein. As a whole grain food, they prolong your feeling of satisfaction and keep hunger at bay.

3. Green Veggie Smoothie

If eating enough vegetables challenges you, then go the green smoothie route. Blend kale and spinach into avocado, apple, and raspberries. Then add some kefir to give the smoothie body and spirulina because it is high in B vitamins that support brain function and alertness.

4. Peanut Butter, Jam, and Oats Parfait

This one will feel more like dessert than breakfast, but you can control sugar content by choosing plain Greek yogurt and relying on only the jam for sweetness. In a tall serving dish, make layers of yogurt, peanut butter, jam, and rolled oats. The oats increase protein and give your stomach some fiber to increase your sense of satisfaction.

5. Oatmeal With Fruit and Nuts

A good old-fashioned bowl of oatmeal has been popular for generations because it tastes great and sticks to your ribs. Oats are already whole grain powerhouses, but you can get more energy from the meal by adding your favourite sliced fruit and sprinkling on nuts.

A diet focused on high-quality foods, especially whole foods, will help you feel energetic and productive. Shop at Famous Foods in Vancouver to find the fresh produce and bulk foods necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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