I’m *trying* to eat better this festive season. Well, in the run up to it anyway. My work pattern is all over the place, so it’s hard to find the time to eat something substantial. But, thanks to Nakd, I think I may have found my alternative!
So, as I said, I’m trying to eat better in the run up to Christmas. During our event, I usually graze throughout the day, whether it’s the two hours old and cold McNuggets or some left over biscuits and cake. It’s not really good and it definitely doesn’t help my bid to lose weight. As you will know, if you’re a regular reader – I do struggle with ‘accepting’ my weight and my body. Admittedly, it’s incredibly difficult to eat something decent when I’m constantly on the go with the nature of my work at times. I’m sure there are some of you out there that can sympathise with me.
That’s where the Nakd Christmas Pud bars* come into it!
These plan to be my healthier alternative to chicken nuggets, biscuits and cake. I can eat these on the go too which is a massive bonus. I can still do my job whilst nibbling away because breaks do not exist in this event (our choice btw before anyone gets on their high horses). But anyway, this will be a definite bonus for me.
The Christmas Pud is a new launch just in time for Christmas.
I already love the Nakd Chocolate Orange and Cherry Bakewell ones so I was buzzing to be in with the chance of trying Christmas Pud. Now, I’ve never actually eaten a Christmas pudding before so I don’t know what they *should* taste like so this has been with a pretty open mind. I can’t quite describe the taste – you can definitely taste the fruit in there – but the raisins are really prominent. I feel like there’s definitely a hint of cinnamon in there too, With this, I could be wrong but it definitely tastes that way. Funnily enough, the raisins are the smallest level of ingredients in this bar. Dates are 49%, cashews make up 35% of this bar and then raisins are only 16%! But, it tastes pretty good so I’m happy to munch away on these. I’ll just have to remember to pace myself when I eat these so I don’t consume them all within a couple days!
The amazing thing about Nakd is that their ingredients are all natural.
Or, as it says on the label ‘wholefood smooshed together’. They’re not baked or anything either so all the ingredients are raw. Again, these are perfect because they’re gluten, wheat and dairy free. This is fab for people with tolerances. Another reason why I’m eager to eat these more is because I’m currently trying to cut gluten (or dramatically decrease it) from my diet to see if I have some sort of tolerance to it. Because whenever I have food with gluten in, I tend to swell up like a balloon. This does not help me at all with ‘feeling good about my body’. So, we’ll have to see how it goes! Oh, did I mention that these are also vegan friendly? Could they get any better?
I always find these to be filling and if I’m feeling peckish, these will just tip me over the edge to keep me going that extra couple hours. We actually sell a couple flavours at work during the season so instead of going for that scrummy bar of Snickers, I’ve been making the very painful decision to opt for these instead. Admittedly, they cannot replace the special spot that Snickers (and Galaxy) hold in my heart but it’s a good contender. Thanks to their ingredients being raw and full of fruity goodness, they’re quite sweet and they help contain my everlasting sweet tooth craving.
The other flavours I got to try were Berry Delight* and Cocoa Orange*. I’ve said already that I’m a huge fan of Cocoa Orange – just think chocolate orange but mushy I guess? Berry Delight is nice but it always leaves a funny aftertaste in my mouth that I just can’t get my head around.
I’m really impressed with the Nakd bar Christmas Pud – I didn’t think I would like it at all but I do!
So, if you’re like me and wanting an alternative to over-indulging in chocolatey treats (and chicken nuggets like me) in the run up to Christmas, then I definitely recommend these! However, I can’t promise that the healthy alternative eating will be the same when the 25th December comes around… I’m a little bit of a sucker for the Celebrations tubs… BUT I will try to continue this alternative snacking in the New Year and see where it takes me! Who knows? 2018 may just be the year I cut down on chocolate (I’ll set myself up for failure now)
Have you ever tried these? What do you think to them? Let me know in the comments below!