All posts tagged: Healthy Food

Emily Fruit Crisps – Gluten-Free Snacking!

I’m sure lots of you have tried one of the many ‘dried fruit’ products on the market right now. I’m frequently tempted by them – I sometimes grab some at the supermarket checkout as a panic purchase, thinking I’m being healthier than if I opted for a packet of crisps or some chocolate. But I’m always fairly disappointed and just wish I’d bought some actual fruit instead. I recently came across a great (and rather beautifully designed) product that ticks all the boxes for those snack cravings – Emily Fruit Crisps. I was given some to try and was kind of expecting it to be another dried fruit product, but these really are crispy, like actual potato crisps, without being greasy! It’s quite a strange sensation as you bite into them, as they have the texture of crisps, but sweet, fruit flavours. There are three flavours available – Banana, Apple and Pineapple. The company was set up by (you might have guessed!), a lady named Emily. She and her partner, Alex were travelling in the …

Discovering Maple Water

Recently I was asked if I would like to try maple water. If I’m completely honest, I’d never heard of it, but I was intrigued. Coconut water, on the other hand, I was well aware of and had tried, and thought was ok (apart from when they handed out strawberry flavoured coconut water at the end of a 5K colour run I took part in – the least thirst quenching drink ever!!) DRINKmaple are the creators of said maple water and the faces behind the brand are Katie and Jeff. It was after racing an Iron Man in Quebec that they came up with the idea.      Native Americans and North American explorers first began tapping maple water hundreds of years ago. So what is so good about this drink, that made this health and fitness conscious pair want to bring it to market?  It contains less sugar than coconut water. It contains more manganese than a cup of kale. It contains nutrients including antioxidants, prebiotics, minerals and electrolytes. It provides natural hydration. It …