What's in My Bag: The Snacks I'm 'KIND' of Obsessed With | Health Savvy Life

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 My bag:  Coach (my birthday prezzie to myself snagged while in Puerto Rico | Inside: iPad, wallet, sunnies, business cards, bronzer, mascara, lippy, mints, nail file, lotion and my trusty KIND snack

My purse is always overflowing. I have had more than a few straps cave under the weight of all the daily "essentials" I keep in there. In general, I've got at least my wallet, the makeup I'm wearing that day for touch ups, a notebook for keeping track of great ideas and "to do" list items, my eye glasses, my sunglasses, my business cards, earphones and extra hair ties/pins, etc. And sometimes my iPhone and iPad are thrown in for good measure.

But the main thing I never leave home without: healthy snacks. I am a believer in having 6 small meals per day (it helps me with portion control), so there are times when I may be out for several hours without access to a healthy snack that's also easy to eat on the go. Enter snack bars, like the KIND brand which are among my favorites! They've all got somewhere around 200 calories--but the good kind of calories that come from the protein and fiber found in nuts and dried fruit. They are all natural, gluten-free, non GMO and low in sodium, but they taste amazing. And they make me feel full

Yummy new KIND Nuts & Spices flavors

And now, there are even more flavors to love with the introduction of KIND Nuts & Spices. These little treats are full of flavors to satisfy the craving for salty + sweet, like: Cashew & Ginger Spice, Madagascar Vanilla Almond, Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt--and the 2 newest flavors, which just became available this month, Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Chili Almond. 

Yes--they taste just as amazing as they sound. My favorites are the Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt and the Madagascar Vanilla Almond. The Maple Glazed reminds me of caramel popcorn, i.e. Cracker Jacks, so it's got all that great flavor with only 210 calories. Um, bonus!

I generally shop for KIND bars at The Fresh Market, Mom's Organic Market or the organic section of Giant Foods. You can use their store locator to find out where they are sold near you.

Have you tried anything from the KIND Snacks family? What flavor is your fave? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!

*This post is written by me, and sponsored by KIND Snacks.  I truly do love and regularly consume these delicious little snack bars, and all opinions expressed herein are my own. Promise.