September is Better Breakfast Month which promotes improving your diet through good breakfast choices. Most healthy breakfast recipes are both affordable and fast to make. Chia pudding can even be made the night before and provide perfect convenience when you’re still not quite awake in the morning. Even if you succumb to temptation later […]
September 2, 2020, marks World Coconut Day, which celebrates the versatility and nutrition of the coconut. Delicious coconut adapts to savoury dishes and sweet treats. On top of supplying fat and protein, coconut products contain manganese, an important mineral for bone health and metabolic function. The copper and iron present in coconut also promote […]
In 2020, back to school season means learning how to homeschool. If you’re taking the homeschool route, you’ll quickly find that it is challenging but has many positive aspects like flexibility. The rigidity and routine largely necessary at a community school do not have to apply. You and you children can set up a […]
Snacks during pregnancy can make a significant impact on your daily nutrition. Reaching for junk food undermines the healthfulness of your diet when your body’s demand for nutrients is peaking. So to prevent this, you could choose healthy pregnancy snacks to satisfy your cravings and improve your overall nutrition!
Fortunately, there are many pregnancy snacks […]
We all make resolutions to be healthier, happier versions of ourselves every time the new year rolls in, but the unexpected arrival of COVID-19 has made that more difficult.
If you’re working from home, here are a few tips for staying healthy during quarantine.
1. Try an At-home Workout
There are lots of ways that you can […]
You may enjoy the benefits of a ketogenic diet, but you can certainly expand your snacking options. As many packaged snack foods are too high in carbohydrates to be keto-friendly, you can choose to make low carb snacks at home.
But homemade snacks aren’t your sole option. In recent years, with the popularity of the […]
Increase your energy and save some money by packing these three nutrient-rich and satisfying lunches with you to school or work! And don’t forget to include snacks, such as a piece of fruit, or a handful of trail-mix from Naked Snacks in your brown lunch bag.
Hearty and flavourful, this is the ultimate comfort food […]
If this is your year to focus on wellness, then there’s an app for that. In fact, there are a number of health and wellness tools that can make your journey to wellness easier and more fun. Here are five we recommend.
1. Sleep Cycle
Sleep Cycle is a free app for iPhone and Android that […]
Travelling over the holidays can be super stressful; and even more so if you’re travelling with kids. Whether you’re driving, flying or taking a train, the good news is that there are a few tricks you can employ to make holiday trips more fun for everyone.
1. Pack plenty of healthy snacks.
Snacks are a tried-and-true […]
Once the holidays have come and gone, many people may be feeling like they need a cleanse to start the new year off right. If you’ve indulged in a few too many treats and adult beverages this holiday season, here are a few tips to kick off a post-holiday detox that will leave you […]
We’ve all heard the saying: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
Maybe your mom liked to remind you as you ran out the door each morning, or maybe it’s something you find yourself saying to your own kids.
The true validity of the phrase is under constant debate, especially with the rise of […]
Well, did you hear the news?! We added 7 brand new snacks to our menu of munchies last month and we think you’re going to flip for them.
You now have 30 delicious, wholesome snacks to choose from when curating your next box – the most snacks ever! Just think of all the possible combos: […]
We’ve all heard the list: drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, limit your screen time, take breaks from sitting… But what if we’re already doing all those? Is that it? We’ve reached peak wellness potential?
Don’t worry, the journey isn’t over yet. (Sorry.)
Health and wellness is all about making sustainable tweaks and edits that […]
When it comes to getting dinner on the table during the week, creativity may not rank very high on the list of priorities. We toootally get it. It’s a good day when the food hits the plate before the hanger sets in.
But on days when you have a bit of extra time, it can […]
It’s always a bit of a letdown when the holidays are over. The decorations have been put away, the New Year’s ball has dropped and the next long weekend feels like it’s months away.
You’re not alone if you feel a bit deflated this time of year.
In fact, 2 to 3% of Canadians suffer from […]
Every year we know it’s coming, yet every year winter sneaks up on us. We’ll be lacing up for a sunny fall trail run and BAM: the cold hits us like a smoothie to the face.
It can be easy to use this as an excuse to retreat inside and watch another episode on Netflix, […]
We don’t need to tell you that life is better when it’s balanced. It’s why we snack by the 80/20 rule: 80% whole grown goodness and 20% earned indulgence. (Dark chocolate, anyone?)
That’s probably why we’re such big fans of Vancouver-based dietitian, Lindsay Pleskot. She’s built her practice around a similar philosophy, helping clients make […]
We’ve all heard that snacking between meals is good for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Holistic nutritionist Zain Saraswati has explained on our blog that snacking a few times a day between meals keeps blood sugar balanced, prevents overeating, ensures our metabolism stays revved and increases overall nutrition needs.
But what about when snacks are your sole sustenance during the […]
Fresh fruit is hard to beat in the summer; juicy peaches, tangy berries, the joy of discovering something new at the local fruit stand. But sometimes life is just too go-go-go to enjoy these small delights. It’s not like you’re gonna drag a whole pineapple on a hike…
That’s where dried fruit comes in. It’s got […]
Ahhh, summertime. The season of road trips, camping trips and trips to the beach; when the sun keeps shining until 9 PM and weekends are always much too short.
We often think of summer as a time to get away on an adventure or two, but who says you have to go far? Sometimes the […]
We all have those days. You know the ones, when nothing but an ooey-gooey plate of mac and cheese or square of hot lasagna will hit the spot. Ahh, the joys of comfort food…
But as happy as the brain may be, comfort foods rarely lead to the healthiest choices. They can also derail the […]
As a parent, sibling, friend or (let’s be honest) fellow passenger, you probably know the challenges that come with travelling with kids. There’s that point in the trip where things go from hopeful to manageable to tolerable to disastrous, sometimes in 4.5 seconds flat. And even if you mastered that one trip to the […]
The holidays are here again!
We know how decision fatigue can take the cherry out of your pudding this time of year. We’ve endeavored to make your life a little easier by creating a holiday success guide including helpful hints from some of our top snackers. The guide contains three great gift ideas and […]
There are three places you’re most likely to find Cam on any given day: in the outdoors breathing the fresh mountain air, at her favourite shop tucking into a warm cup of tea, or stretching into warrior pose at the yoga-locale du jour.
But no matter the activity or distance from home, a handful of […]
It’s Sunday night after an action-packed weekend with the family when that familiar feeling of dread suddenly hits: it’s lunch-prep time.
We totally get it.
The team at Naked Snacks is always on the hunt for ways to make your life a little easier – and a little tastier. We’ve helped you supercharge your salad and […]
PB and J. Kermit and Miss Piggy. Beards and flannel. Some things are just meant to be together – and here at Naked Snacks, we LOVE to find the perfect pairings for our snacks.
That’s why we teamed up with the guys at The Good Stuff in Vancouver to bring you the ultimate smoothie and […]
With the official start of spring behind us and summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting back outside – and we’re not just talking about the garden.
Spring is the perfect time to swap the gym for a dose of fresh air without fighting icy roads or sweltering sidewalks. Exercising […]
What happens when you add tasty, wholesome snacks to a drool-worthy cookie? You get a cookie that’s deliciously good for you. It’s all about the 80 / 20.
Try adding chopped Maple Praline Almonds, Wholesome Yogi or even Orchard Apple Rings to this healthy take on a chocolate chunk cookie:
Makes about 12-13 jumbo cookies. Prep […]
The team behind Naked Snacks is as dynamic and full of goodness as the tasty treats you love to munch on.
Annabelle Choi is our consulting recipe creator and a relatively new addition to the Naked Snacks team. She’s an impressive baker and a bit of a celeb chef around Vancouver. Annabelle’s role at Naked […]
With back-to-back meetings, deadlines looming, and unanswered emails piling up in your inbox, finding the time to prepare a healthy snack may seem downright impossible. To make matters worse, there’s a half eaten birthday cake in the kitchen that won’t stop calling your name.
The struggle is oh-so-real.
If your workplace constantly challenges your willpower, it […]
It’s safe to say that if you’re still working toward your New Year’s resolution at the beginning of February, then you’re on-track to succeed – or at least doing better than most.
Resolutions are what we love to love when the countdown is on, bubbly is flowing and our hopes are high for the coming […]
‘Tis the season of giving and as far as being charitable goes, Canadians can be pretty generous. We rank sixth on the World Giving Index and gave a total of $8.6 billion in donations and 1.96 billion volunteer hours in 2013, as reported by StatsCan. That’s billion with a b.
But we understand it can […]
The days are getting busier, the mercury is dropping and tempting treats are everywhere. It’s officially the holidays and with it comes the annual struggle to stay motivated and continue hitting the gym. But what if you could actually spend less time working out this holiday and still stay on track with your health goals?
Moms are the undisputed champs of multi-tasking. In any given hour, these wonder women are juggling field trips, preparing meals, helping with homework, assisting with lego towers and Skyping Gramma all at the same time. In light of the most important day of the year coming up (ahem, Mother’s Day), we at Naked Snacks […]
Whether it’s a salty crunch or a decadent spoonful, we all have a vice (or three) that we just can’t resist. It’s the same thing each time. One look at a bag of chips or a bowl of M&M’s and all of a sudden we’re trapped in the Bermuda Triangle of junk food.
There’s no […]
Before Atkins, Paleo, or juice cleanses, food was simply looked at as a source of survival. A means to fuel our bodies each day. Fast forward to 2016, and it gets much more complicated.
Scroll through Twitter or pick up a magazine, and it seems like everyone is looking to fad diets and quick […]
You know the feeling: your eyelids are closing, your head feels like a bag of coconuts, and time seems to be standing still. Yep, we’re talking about the dreaded afternoon slump.
Whether it was a late night watching Scandal re-runs, consoling your preschooler about monsters under the bed, or spending hours filling out expense […]
It’s no secret that this season is all about giving, and if you’re a notorious last-minute shopper, then maybe this is the year to switch things up. From the discerning foodie to the restless globetrotter, we’ve made it easier than ever to make someone smile.
If you have a ramen-eating, late-night studying, budget-conscious student […]
From its antioxidant-rich content to its heart-healthy benefits, studies have shown that chocolate doesn’t have to be a guilty treat. Not all chocolate is created equal, however. These benefits are only prevalent in the dark varieties that are 70% or higher (sorry, those mini Halloween treats don’t count).
If you’ve had a chance to […]
If we had to make a list of what brings us joy each day, it would look a little something like this: food, family, food, health, food, fitness, food and friends. Oh, did we mention food? Clearly we’re passionate about what we eat. After all, food is an expression of love, a source of […]
At Naked Snacks we work hard to make sure we offer so much more than just convenience. Our products are also designed to be extremely versatile. We love reinventing our flavours into easy and nourishing recipes to suit any busy lifestyle. At the moment, our kitchen is completely fawning over these incredible High Energy […]
This summer, thousands of Canadians will be hitting the road to explore our beautiful backyard. Whether it’s the Okanagan or Niagara Falls, packing up the car and heading out on the highway is one of the things we do best!
There are plenty of reasons why road trippin’ is a great escape for the family. […]
Hooray for summer! While this season is all about kicking back and enjoying the sunshine, for most this time of the year packs even busier schedules. There are weddings to attend, school holidays to plan, outdoor activities to organise, and those trips aren’t going to happen without you!
When life gets busy it’s even more […]
Though our unique snack flavours definitely get the most attention from customers, our boxes come in a close second. We deliver your Naked Snacks in a fun and durable box that can easily be reused many times over. In fact, we’re always asked about ways to reinvent them. So in honour of Earth Day, […]
Superfoods and trendy diets come and go with each browser refresh, it seems. There’s one healthy habit that’s managed to hold strong through it all: the beloved smoothie! Easy to make, delicious, and portable, the team at Naked Snacks can’t get enough of them. When paired with a handful of Wholesome Yogi or Tuscan […]
Go Green! 5 Steps to Supercharge Your Salad
For years salads have had a pretty bad rap. Notoriously thought of as “diet food”, they’re often made with iceberg lettuce, mushy tomatoes, and store-bought croutons drowned in a bottle of ranch dressing. No thank you!
It’s time for a salad shake-up. With an abundance of fresh produce, […]
This week Holistic Nutritionist Zain Saraswati is sharing why healthy snacking is not only an important component of a balanced diet, but also aids weight loss, increases energy levels, and improves overall vitality.
We grow up learning that three meals a day will give our body the nourishment it needs. We’re also taught when to […]
When was the last time you scheduled time just for yourself? If the answer is “I can’t remember”, then you’re not alone.
Constantly being plugged-in has meant that we’re always on-call, giving everyone else our time and attention instead of offering that same care to ourselves. This kind of neglect can build up stress in […]
It’s no surprise that January is all about renewal and goal setting. The online world is trending with articles about detoxing, cleansing, and of course the word that started it all: resolutions. While self-improvement is a noble aim, overly ambitious goals can often do more harm than good. That’s why were proposing a resolution […]
Tis the season for Christmas parties, family feasts, and festive cheer! December is all about indulgence, which means sticking to your usual healthy habits may seem somewhat impossible. Needless to say, the holidays can cause more stress than joy by wreaking havoc on your diet, schedule, and bank account.
To stay balanced and zenful, the […]
Canada is awash with food that’s scientifically proven to taste amazing, but does nothing to help the body. And if the food we eat isn’t helping our bodies, then you can bet it’s hurting it.
I started Naked Snacks to help three wonderful people in my life with this exact issue. Chances are you have […]