I never expected to be writing a blog like this, but here we are.

I’m well aware that I’m not at my fittest and could do with a little bit of weight, but as I’m hard to weigh as I need scales I can sit / roll on.

As part of my new wheelchair purchase, they offered to weigh me, I did hesitate, but it made sense to find out. I’m not going to give any details, but I’m now conscious I need to rein it in a little bit.

My current plan is to change my eating habits slightly, cut out bread, chocolate, breakfast pastries etc. Nothing to drastic.

I’m looking for things I can replace breakfast with and if I really need to snack something healthier than chocolate, biscuits etc.

Let’s start with Nākd bars. AI says

Nākd raw fruit bars are snack bars made primarily from raw fruits, nuts, and sometimes flavours or spices. They do not contain added sugars, syrups, or artificial flavours, and are often gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan

Nākd produce 15 flavoured bars, I’ve scored the 6 I’ve tried from least favourite to most favourite:-

  • Berry Delight I doubt mind the taste of this one. But I hate the tiny crunchy seeds in raspberries, this bar has the raspberry seeds, it’s a no from me

  • Peanut Delight I’m not usually a fan of peanut based things. I don’t like peanut butter and I’d never choose a snickers. But this is actually alright

  • Blueberry Muffin A light touch of blueberry. A decent choice.

  • Cocoa Delight its a chocolate delight. What more could you want? Middle of the pack

  • Salted Caramel this one is definitely my favourite. Pretty tasty

  • Cocoa Orange This one made a last minute climb to the top of the list. It’s not Terry’s Chocolate Orange. But it’s certainly orangey. My favourite Nākd bar so far!

Picture of Naked Bars, Berry Delight, Peanut Delight, Blueberry Muffin, Cocoa Delight, Salted Caramel, Cocoa Orange

All in all I’m pretty surprised by how nice these bars are. The texture is slightly unusual and may not be to everyone’s liking.

I plan to stick with them for a bit, I just need to find the other flavours.

I know what you’re going to say, they’re high in sugar! Its true they are

The 13.3g of sugar in this particular bar consist of naturally-occurring sugars, which come directly from fruit. This is not the type of sugar we need to cut down on

Its better than a chocolate bar!

What “healthier” treat should I try next? Here’s some suggestions from AI.

  1. Greek yogurt with fruits: Greek yogurt is high in protein and can be a satisfying and nutritious breakfast or snack. You can add fresh fruits like berries or sliced bananas for added flavour and natural sweetness.

  2. Homemade energy balls: These are easy to make and can be customised with various ingredients. Energy balls typically include a combination of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and a natural sweetener like honey or dates. They are a great source of energy and can be a healthier alternative to chocolate or biscuits.

  3. Sliced apple with nut butter: Apples are packed with vitamins and fibre, and pairing them with a quality nut butter like almond or peanut butter adds protein and healthy fats. This combination can provide a satisfying and nutritious snack.

Remember, it’s always important to listen to your body’s needs and preferences when choosing healthy treats. Enjoy exploring new options and finding what works best for you!

Thanks Ai