Sensible Snacking

This week's Graze box

This week’s Graze box

I’m sure I’m not alone in sometimes fancying a tasty little snack between meals.  Let’s face it, one of the reasons I began to put on weight was due to my love of snacking on cakes, chocolate bars and biscuits.  They’ve been one of the key things I’ve consciously cut down on to help me with my weight loss.  In fact, I’ve tried to cut right back on snacking altogether meaning that I focus on and enjoy my meals even more.

However, there are times when I just need a little something to keep me going or to enjoy as a treat.  A couple of years ago I stumbled over Graze boxes.  These are boxes of 4 treats that get posted to you.  There is a whole range of different types of snacks including fruit, nuts, olives, flapjacks, mini-cakes and even chocolate.  Each of the snacks has at least one nutritional benefit such as being high in fibre, being a source of vitamins and minerals or protein etc.

I order my box to arrive on a Tuesday as I find Tuesday to be the hardest day of the week plan-wise as it’s the beginning of my weight-loss week following my Monday night weigh-in and it gives me something to look forward to when I get in from work (you know what they say about simple things & simple minds!).  Once I’ve opened the box I get straight onto my Weight Watchers app to work out the PPV of each snack which I then write on the packaging along with the expiry date.  A lot of the range come in at 2 or 3 PP.  They then go into the kitchen cupboard ready for when I feel the need for a little something.

What I find really useful is that they are each individually portioned so it’s really easy to stay in control of what I eat.  I also love the fact that they’re made with proper ingredients rather than being full of rubbish.  I initially felt the boxes were a bit expensive at £3.49.  This works out at about 87p per snack.  However, when you consider that a bar of chocolate or bag of crisps costs in the region of 60p-70p, I think they’re actually pretty good value for money.  They also stop me going to the shops to buy chocolate where I’d no doubt end up with a bigger bar as they are better value!

If you want to know more about Graze boxes, click here to go to their website.  If you fancy trying them, you can use this code HAYLEY9ZB or click here to get your 1st, 5th & 10th boxes free and I’ll get £1 off my next box.

 

If you’ve come across any tasty, plan-friendly snacks, please let me know – I love trying new things.

 

This is not a sponsored post – it is purely driven by the fact that I opened my latest Graze box today and I thought people might be interested if they haven’t come across them before.  For more information regarding my product reviews, please see my disclaimer.

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