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The season of the five to ten-pound weight gain is about to hit like Hurricane Patricia.
Def Con 5 levels of indulgent eating, scarfing up dishes made with love and presented with the very best of intentions. It’s hard to say no when someone brings over a cream filled, chocolate dusted, cheese filled, nut-topped, handed down through the ages family recipe. Which is why you need a backup plan to have nutritious and satisfying snacks at the ready.
Paleta is a non GMO food company that makes a line of affordable (a box of 10 for $19) healthy (yet still foodie decadent) tasting goodies to get you past those well meaning co-workers who splurge for the Monday meetings with a fresh dozen of Dunkin’ Donuts.
For whatever reason, our willpower is at its weakest this time of year when the egg nog starts showing up in dairy cases and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Paleta Non GMO, vegan gluten free perfectly portioned bars and nuts will get you to New Year’s Eve and the hand wringing day after without the harsh moment of not being able to fit into your clothing without the aid of industrial strength Spanx.
We tried and absolutely recommend:
Paleta Power Up Must Be Nuts: These flavored almond packs are the perfect go-to energy snack loaded with health benefits. Almonds reduce the lower bad cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart attacks; alkalize the body to enhance bone and teeth strength; and protect arteries from damage.
Of note, Paleta’s cacao-dusted almonds are addicted and have only four ingredients: almonds, cacao powder, sea salt and olive oil. They’re the perfect satisfying and slightly sweet, perfect for the gluten sensitive. Dairy-Free. Vegan. Soy-Free. Almonds are considered a superfood you should eat daily too. A healthy fat, almonds work to aid in weight loss by naturally satisfying cravings and decreasing the post-meal rise in blood sugar and insulin.
Also have on hand in the fridge (real food and no preservatives means cold storage is the best), Paleta’s chewy, dense vegan, gluten-free Power Up Hand-Crafted Energy Bars made with nutrient rich ingredients. What’s in these magic bars I love so very much? (Almond Fig I’m talking to you)…
· Oats – lower cholesterol, control blood pressure, reduce risk of type-2 diabetes, control hunger pains by increasing appetite-control hormones
· Nuts – combine fiber and protein to keep you feeing full longer and moderate overall food intake
· Peanut and almond butter – contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats
· Tahini – mineral-rich, aids in liver detox and promotes healthy cell growth
Flavors: Crispy Sunflower (nut-free), Almond Fig, Peanut Butter Cranberry, Chai Cherry Walnut, Coconut Cacao Cashew
Price: $19 / 10-pack at Paleta.com
These Paleta “to-go” snacks are well worth your time to investigate and spend your money on.