I have decided to add a bit of structure to my blog especially now Easter Holidays have begun, so I’m going to start doing Fitness Friday posts!
It’s almost the end of the uni year so a perfect time for me to kick my healthy lifestyle up a notch!
I have always been a picky eater. I find trying new food to be an ordeal, especially when it comes to snacking.
My main vice is biscuits and chocolate bars, to to the point, where I’d even leave the gym and go and grab one from the shops on the way home!
But being on this fitness journey, I’m opening myself up to trying new things so I want to try all the workouts, diets and healthier foods.
Crobar kindly sent me their award-winning bars to try and they come in two flavours – peanut and cricket flavour & cacao and cricket flavour.
At first I read it and thought “no, crickets?! As in the animal?!” but when I tried them, it was quite obvious that there was no need to have any negative thoughts.
I hesitantly bit into it but after the second bite, I realised- they were yummy!
Since being at university, my love for the planet has grown. My course has educated me about the planet, global warming and all the current issues to do with the planet, so any little bit I can do to help, be it cycling, recycling or eating better, I want to help!
So, I did a little research and found that crickets produce much less CO2 than cows. To produce 1lb of crickets only took 4 litres of water compared with 9,000 used to produce a 1lb of beef.
These are the first cricket flour products in the UK, with crickets already being used in cooking in non-western cultures around the world because they’re high in fibre and Omega 3 fatty acids!
Crickets also contain more protein than beef, high in vitamin b12 and iron.
Perfect for someone like me who is trying to look after their health better as well as the planet!
So which bar was my favourite?
It was clear that the cacao flavour was my favourite as I still get the flavour of chocolate but is full of delicious goji berries,chia seeds and cashews, making it a perfect snack for after the gym.
I love the chocolatey taste but I’ve learnt I really like goji berries and it’s such a nice change from pure chocolate bars that I know aren’t doing me any good!
But it was a close second for me for the peanut flavour as it is a really nutty bar, which i like.
The peanuts and sunflower seeds in the peanut and cacao flavour feels like such a healthy snack that I used it for an ‘on-the-go’ breakfast at uni and snacked on it during lectures.
I have previously tried energy bars and was pleased to be offered an alternative that was dairy free, soy free and gluten free making them a healthy alternative for almost everyone!
Next student loan I will be buying a whole box of these to keep me snacking healthily through exam season, you can get them here.
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*These items were gifted to me by Crobar, but all thoughts and opinions are my own*