Snack smart with these nutritious nibbles.
On the go bites to snack on during the working week
When time is tight, and hunger pangs kick in, it’s all too easy to munch on the closest thing available mindlessly. But we’ve found that more often than not, convenience bites are usually a far less healthy option – especially if the local corner shop restocked our favourite candy bar.
Whatever your base, be it a desk, locker or drawer, keep a stash of grab and go nibbles that won’t derail your diet.
Take a look below for our nutritionist-approved quick snacks to add to your shopping list at the supermarket.
Dragon Organic Goji Berries, AED28.90, Carrefour, visit Mall of the Emirates
Equal parts sweet and sour, these tiny antioxidant-rich berries can be eaten solo or added to hot water to make a cleansing detox tea.
Delba Organic Crispbread Spelt-Onion, AED15.20, Carrefour, visit Mall of the Emirates
Baked using healthy wholegrains, these delicious spelt and onion crispbreads are loaded with flavour and full of fibre.
Suma Organic Almonds, AED17.10, Carrefour, visit Mall of the Emirates
A handful of unsalted high-protein nuts make for an energy-boosting snack brimming with nutritional benefits. Head to Carrefour’s Bayara nut station to create your very own mix or grab a bag of almonds from the organic section in the supermarket.
Where to Shop Organic
Did you know that Carrefour houses an entire section devoted to healthier food options called Healthy Kitchen? Yep, and the selection is impressive – here you’ll find a vast range of organic and bio items along with superfood supplements, diary-free, gluten-free and Paleo products.
Carrefour Bio Organic Black Chocolate Rice Cakes, AED7.90, Carrefour, visit Mall of the Emirates
If you’re craving chocolate, always go for the best quality cocoa you can find. Alternatively, try these mini black chocolate rice cakes – they’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without the fear of cavities!
Organic Larder Pumpkin Seeds, AED27.30, Carrefour, visit Mall of the Emirates
These chewy nutty-tasting super seeds are filled with crucial omega fatty acids, antioxidants and fibre to benefit both your heart and liver. We always keep a stash in our bags wherever we go.
‘Feel The Beat’ is Back, Here’s How to Get a Free Health Test
September sees the return of ‘Feel the Beat’ – an annual health awareness campaign for women in the region. Taking place at Mall of the Emirates, a healthy initiative is open to all ages of women. You’re never too young to make your health a priority, so stop by to receive a complimentary heart health test.
Feel The Beat, Mall of the Emirates, 22nd – 28th September.