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Healthier Options…NOW! (With a Giveaway for You!)

The following is a post sponsored by NOW Foods. For our sponsored post policy, click here.
As we’ve discussed, a fit foodie can never have too many healthy snack options when on the go. And today, we’re pumped to share a few more yummy goodies with you. A leader in the natural foods industry, NOW Foods offers a variety of all-natural food and sports nutrition products to help you lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. A family-owned company since 1968 and founded on the belief that natural is better (we agree!), NOW Foods offers more than 1,400 good-for-you products. And we got to try two of them: Raw Energy Mix and Slender Sticks!
They came in this cute bright orange backpack. So fun.
Let’s talk NOW Foods Raw Energy Mix first. This stuff makes us think of hiking in the mountains—it’s a fresh and tasty blend of raisins, pecans, pumpkin seeds, almonds and cashews that provides the perfect healthy energy boost any time of day (on a mountain top or not). A natural source of healthy fatty acids, it’s full of essential nutrients for good health and is perfect to pack in your gym bag for a pre-workout pick-me-up or post-workout fill-ya-up.
Unsalted and raw, it’s a pretty snack that satisfies! Just look at all those whole nuts. So beautiful, we don’t even have it in us to make a nut joke. I just went to Colorado for a quick trip, and this was SUCH a great snack on the plane.
We also got to try NOW Foods’ new Slender Sticks, a natural alternative to those single-serve beverage packets. These sugar-free and low-calorie drink sticks are sweetened with Better Stevia, a natural sugar and gluten-free sweetener. High in vitamin antioxidants and providing 50 percent or more of nine daily vitamins, Slender Sticks come in five superfood flavors: Acai Lemonade, Berry Energy Tea, Pomegranate Berry, Tropical Punch with Fiber and Grape Active. We tried these three yummy concoctions.
The Grape Active really caught my eye because it has electrolytes and magnesium in it, which can help to replenish and rehydrate you after a tough workout. On the go, you simply mix this in a 16.9-ounce water bottle.
But how did they taste? Maria and I set up a little taste-test…such pretty colors!
Our verdict was that these are all a flavorful and tasty way to hydrate, without the sugar. Grape was our favorite flavor, but Pomegranate Berry and Berry Energy Tea were delicious, too. With a nice level of sweetness, they don’t have that fake sugar aftertaste that many of those other water flavor-ers (new word!) on the market have.
So, yeah, two FBE thumbs up for NOW Foods! And you have a chance to win the goodies that we tried, too—and a fun orange NOW Foods backpack! Just tell us in the comments which product sounds tastiest to you, and we’ll select two random U.S. readers to win in about a week. Winners will be notified in the comments and directly via email.
Good luck, fit foodies! Get to commenting….NOW! —Jenn

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