Best snack ever!  Ok, if you read my last post, you’ll know that I’m trying to lose that 5 lbs. of winter chub.  I’ve started to record my eating habits and count calories with MyNetDiary, which actually really helps you stay aware of what you are eating (or drinking) and how many calories are coming in and coming out (via physical activity).

The next step is finding good, healthy, low cal and delicious snacks … because I am a snacker!  I literally cannot go for more than 2 hours without eating something. Eureka!  Mary’s Organic Crackers!

Mary’s Organic Crackers are organic, gluten free, whole grain, non-gmo, vegan and they taste amazing!  They do not taste like cardboard, they do not require a gallon of water to wash them down and, although they have a nice crunch … they don’t crumble like hard stone pebbles in your mouth … you know what I mean?  If you’ve tried every healthy snack on the market … and I have … you will LOVE Mary’s!

Mary’s comes in 3 varieties, Original, Herb and Black Pepper.  They have 0 trans fats, are made with organic brown rice, quinoa, flax, sesame, garlic, herbs, sea salt, tamari, salt and vinegar … all organic!  The great thing is … you can eat 13 of these delicious morsels for only 140 calories. With 12 grams of fibre and 3 grams of protein… that’s a pretty low cal, high performance snack … then along comes Mary’s little goat (she didn’t have just a lamb you know!)

Yes, the Wholesome Goat Fresh Chévre is the perfect match for Mary.  Delicious, light spreadable goats cheese that is low in fat, low in sodium and has a calorie count of 45 for 2 tbsp.’s.  Pair it up with a spinach and arugula salad drizzled in olive oil and balsamic and you have yourself a super low cal snack or lunch that is very satisfying.  I’ve also tried Mary’s as a replacement for tortilla chips (my weakness).  Dip Mary’s into Garden Fresh Gourmet Chunky Salsa and you won’t be disappointed … in fact I love it more than the classic salsa and chips!

One last indulgence … a glass of chilled Ironstone California Chardonnay.  Perfection!  So snack on people … without guilt … impress your guests or just treat yourself to something good, healthy and delicious!  All the products I mentioned can be found at Loblaw’s (and the LCBO) and probably other stores as well? ps Mary’s is made with love … she said so and I believe her!