There are lots of fresh new options available in food and drink. In fact, so many that you could never get bored with your diet!
From healthy snack options to organic snacks; natural drinks to gluten free snacks and everything in between, there is something new for everyone to try.
Although snacking has developed a bit of a bad reputation over the last few years, snacks can be an important part of any balanced diet, as long as the right kind of snacks are eaten.
Snacks can provide you with extra energy in the middle of the day, or after you have exercised and they’re especially beneficial if you have an active lifestyle. They’re important for keeping you going throughout the day.
If you indulge in healthy snacks between meals, this may help to decrease your hunger levels as well as reduce the likelihood of over-eating, when it comes to meal times.
Otherwise, if you become too hungry between meals, you can sometimes end up eating more calories than your body needs at lunch or dinner, simply because you have been craving food all day.
Snacking is really down to personal preference and everyone is different. What may work for one person may not work for another, and so it is important that you find what works for you in terms of healthy eating.
If you are going to snack between meals, it is important that you choose healthy foods which are full of nutrients.
These new healthy snacks will keep you feeling full and satisfied and help your body to get all the vitamins and minerals that it needs to function.
In a word, yes! There are plenty of choices if you are following a special diet like vegetarianism, veganism or a gluten or dairy free diet.
New vegan food
New vegan snacks include Biona Maple Syrup Waffles, great for an on-the-go snack.
Or why not try Itsu Dark Chocolate Rice Cakes which have no artificial colours or flavours.
These versatile snacks are delicious with peanut butter and sliced bananas!
If you’re following a vegan diet, it is important that you carefully choose your snacks in order to get the right balance of nutrients that your body needs.
There are plenty of new vegan foods including Pimpmysalad Hemp Parmesan which is a plant based alternative to the popular Italian cheese and great for adding to rice bowls, mashed potatoes, roast vegetables, salads, pasta and soup.
Hemp is the key ingredient here and so the parmesan alternative is high in protein, which is great for muscle maintenance and repair and is something that can be difficult to get in a vegan diet, since this often otherwise comes from eating meat, fish and eggs.
It’s also high in fibre which helps to support a healthy digestive system.
New gluten free food
If you are gluten free, there is plenty here for you too with these new gluten free foods.
If you have a sweet tooth, then a slice of Everfresh Sprouted Banana and Walnut Cake with a cup of tea could be the perfect elevenses for you.
This cake is an organic food and has no preservatives or added sugar, eggs, dairy or animal products.
If you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle, then there are lots of new, natural drinks which might just take your fancy.
Kombucha has become really popular over the last couple of years due to its health benefits.
It is a sweetened black or green tea drink made by naturally fermenting tea with a live culture. Remedy Cherry Plum Kombucha is a delicious mixture of red cherries and plums, pleasing on the taste buds as well as on the tummy, since it contains live cultures and organic acids.
Live cultures are living microorganisms which help to support the gut microbiome.