May 2024 newsletter: focus on healthy snacking

Focus on healthy snacking

Desire for naturally healthy, nutritious and delicious snacks
As many of us embrace busier lives, convenient, versatile and nutritious tasty snacks are in the spotlight. An increase in consumer demand for nutritious snacks along with HFSS legislation means it’s never been easier to get your hands on a healthier snack. Brands within the healthy snacking sector are focusing on delivering against consumer need for nutritious and delicious snacks.

Delicious and nutritious snacking trends

Delicious

Consumers are looking for tasty food experiences that tickle the senses, create adventure, escapism and comfort. The snacking sector is bringing this to them through permissible indulgent treats, conveniently packaged as bite size treats so they can be enjoyed any time of day.

Nutritious

Combining taste with health, brands are targeting consumer need for natural ways to enrich their diet, looking for products that are clean and whole, unprocessed or plant based, proactively supporting them to achieve their health goals or give their body a functional boost.

Focus on Sunsweet and Freakin' Awesome

These two brands are making it easier than ever to incorporate health into the everyday through their nutritious and delicious snacking solutions

Sunsweet

Direct from the sun-drenched orchards of California, the Sunsweet range of prunes and prune juice are packed full of nutrition. Not only that, their versatility means they are ideal for snacking as well as incorporating as ingredients in your meals.

Sweet and super tasty, prunes are high in fibre, virtually fat-free, contain only naturally occurring sugars and are an excellent source of nutrients such as potassium and vitamin K. A valuable nutritious contribution to a healthy and balanced diet.

Available as prune juice or whole pitted prunes. Have you tried their individually wrapped prune snacks – feel good prune bites for on the go?

Freakin' Awesome

For your daily boost of energy, nothing compares to nutritious and tasty dates. Khalas dates offer slow release energy to help support your busy day. Dates are rich in iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium and fibre.

Dates are also incredibly versatile – sprinkle them on your breakfast porridge or cereal, add them to your child’s packed lunch, have them in your bag for a quick and tasty treat, or add them as the perfect accompaniment to a charcuterie and cheese platter.

Available as whole Khalas dates or filled with almonds and assorted nuts. Freakin’ Awesome dates are individually wrapped for convenience and ease across any occasion.

Try our delicious and nutritious recipe

Prune energy bites

Method:

  1. Place almonds in bowl of food processor & pulse until finely ground
  2. Add prunes, chia seeds, cocoa powder & almond butter & pulse until combined.
  3. Add coconut oil & pulse until mixture forms & holds together.
  4. Roll into 5g balls
  5. Place coconut in a shallow dish & roll balls in the coconut to coat.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.
  7. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week.
Preparation time:

10 minutes (chill time 45 minutes)

Ingredients:

110g Whole almonds

175g Sunsweet pitted prunes, chopped

40g Chia seeds

16g Cocoa powder

30g Almond butter or smooth peanut butter

25g Coconut oil

45g Dessicated coconut

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