When it comes to cooking, I’m not going to lie, I’m lazy! If given the choice to prepare a meal or grab a snack and go, I’m more like to grab the snack and go! Its funny. I have no problems cooking a full meal for my kids or my family, but when it comes to me, I don’t make it a priority and tend to focus on other tasks (i.e. sleeping for 10 minutes longer) rather than cooking for myself. This was fine and dandy when I could eat whatever I wanted! I could grab a bagel or sandwich and my nutritional needs were fulfilled. Now that I’m diagnosed with celiac disease, that is not so easy. Gluten is EVERYWHERE, either in plain site or called by another name, I always have to be careful what I consume. As a result, I tend to pack snacks and meals to take with me to avoid being caught with nothing.
Unfortunately, many of the gluten free companies available have not found the balance between healthy and gluten free. If its gluten free, it tends to be high in fat and calories. On my search for snacks, both healthy AND gluten free I came across Healthy Surprise. Healthy Surprise is a monthly subscription program that introduces you to new healthy snacks each month. The best part is every snack is vegan, soy-free and GLUTEN-FREE!! The snacks are personally selected by their snackologists to provide all natural snacks, free of chemicals, synthetic products, and any ingredient you can’t pronounce.
There are three different size Healthy Surprise boxes you can choose based on how often you snack: Starter (16-20), Healthy (32-40), and Large (48-60). All snacks are FULL SIZE! No samples here! You get to enjoy a full snack rather than just a taste! Boxes start at $33/month and you can cancel at anytime. The company is great to work with! They respond to questions promptly and my Healthy Surprise box arrived within days of ordering it!
The Creation of Healthy Surprise
John, Chief Snackologist and CEO, created Healthy Surprise because he couldn’t understand how a country who had access to the best medicine, food and technology were so sick. Despite our knowledge of healthy eating and disease, people still choose to eat unhealthy. John thought if he created an easier way for people to have access healthier snacks they might eat better. His dream was to change the way people ate by making it fun and east to eat healthy, thus Healthy Surprise monthly subscription was born.
What’s in my box?
Beanitos: Restaurant style White bean with Sea Salt- High in fiber, 4 g of protein and gluten free, this delicious snack provides the right amount of crunch when you are having a salt craving.
The Daily Crave Veggie Chips – 100% Natural chips made from potatoes, spinach, tomato and beetroot. They are a very satisfying chip and don’t worry there is only a hint of vegetable flavour in each chip, the potato taste we love and crave is still very prominent.
Lydia’s Organics: Rawkin’ Beet Chips Spicy – Created Beets, carrots, parsley, celery, lemon, green onion, and sprouted sunflower seeds, the nutritional properties in these chips are amazing. If you love spicy things, this chip is for you! Unfortunately, I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy foods and I didn’t enjoy these ones.
Just Great Stuff Cacao + Acai – This was one of my favourite bars! It had a nice fruit and chocolate flavour without the sugar I am accustom to. The soft chewy texture was met with an occasional crunch that made the bar interesting!
George Delights: Just Fruit Bar Pear Strawberry – This soft chewy bar is naturally sweet and delicious. I loved the combinations of the pear and the strawberry and it was nice to see there was balance rather than the pear overpowering it. This is the perfect snack when you need to add a little fruit into your diet but don’t have access to it!
Righteously Raw Chocolates – I’ve never had raw chocolate before, so I didn’t know what to expect. Of the 3 different flavors that were included – Divine Mint, Synergy Spice, and Pure Dark – I was drawn to the divine mint. It was definitely NOT what I was use to. The flavour was sharp and very rich. I think if I removed processed chocolate from my diet, this could be a winner.
Fruit and Nut Assortment:
Caveman Nuts – These nuts are preservative free, high in Omega 35 and gluten free. They are created the way we are meant to eat nuts! I love the raw flavour and the combination of Sunflower seeds, Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, Cashews and Macadamia nuts made for a great snack!
Just Tomatoes – This 100% natural veggie snack that bursts with flavour and taste. I loved how it tasted like I was eating a raw tomato! Its the perfect addition to salads and taste great on their own too.
Hail Merry Strawberry Macaroons – These are the best macaroons I have ever had! Soft and moist, they melt in your mouth when you eat them. The taste of strawberry is a unique addition and adds to the creaminess of the entire macaroon.
Plum Organic Mashups – This would have been perfect for traveling when my kids were little. The resealable lid and small package makes it ideal for taking on the go. It was applesauce in texture and had a pure fruit taste. I enjoyed it, as did my son!
Nibnaks CranCherry Tart – This snack pack mix is made up of dried cranberries, cherries and whole almonds. Sweet with a crunch it is a very satisfying snack, or it would have been if DS5 didn’t steal them and gobble them up when I was taking pictures of all of the products! lol! Needless to say, HE LOVED THEM!
With Healthy Surprise, snacking health is made easy!
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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for review purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services, I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. All opinions expressed are my own.