Make the swap — don’t overthink it! Nutrient-dense foods can be both delicious and convenient.
The hustle and bustle are real, and perfectly parallel to our fast-paced lives. It’s all about squeezing in anything extra to get more done in a day — if there’s a life hack out there to simplify and streamline something, we’re all about it.
But, what about the food we eat? More and more people are replacing meals with a series of snacks that get nestled between meetings, checking emails, putting out fires at work, and somehow keeping up with their relationships.
What kind of foods are you reaching for? Are they the snacky kind that is greasy and will inevitably spike your blood sugar and crash your energy? Or, are you more intentional with what you’re eating, and looking for foods that are both delicious and nutrient-dense? Does the latter even exist?!
Off The Farm has crafted tongue-tickling bars in flavors including Ginger Bread, Cookie Dough, and Cinnamon Roll. Made from scratch, these beauties are nutrient-dense and deliver all the satiety you need to power through your day! Learn more about the importance of nutrient-dense foods in today’s post.
Nutrient-Dense > Empty Calories
The draw of empty calories — you know, the Friday donuts at the office — is that they’re so enticing with the quick hit of dopamine that’s delivered, but they do absolutely nothing for your wellness.
We all want to feel good, but it’s these sneaky empty calories that leave your blood sugar on the highest of highs, while simultaneously decimating your energy — no wonder why people are often sluggish after a sugary coffee drink, bag of chips, or pastry!
Empty calories don’t deliver — they have little to no nutritional value and instead of supporting your body, their high concentrations of added fat and sugar promote weight gain and nutritional deficiencies.
So, why do we choose empty calories? It’s often a convenience. We’re short on time and don’t always have the bandwidth to take a full lunch break, so we reach for what we can get our hands on to help get us through until we can actually eat.
Whole Foods, Minimally Processed, & Nutrient Dense
Off The Farm is transforming how people consume convenience foods — they’re the antidote to empty calories. Each bar was mindfully created to not only support our busy lives with convenient snacks, but they’re made from whole foods that are minimally processed and nutrient-dense. These bars are the trifecta you’ve been searching for.
Why are nutrient-dense foods important? When we consume more nutrient-dense foods, we support our overall health and wellness — we can consume a wide variety of both micronutrients and macronutrients that beautifully assist our bodies without consuming too many calories or empty calories.
Whole foods that are minimally processed are more typically abundant in a wide range of vitamins and minerals, and also steer clear of excess sugar and unhealthy fats.
Aren’t bars considered processed? Traditional bars are highly processed, but not bars from Off The Farm! If there are unrecognizable — and unpronounceable — ingredients, this is a telling sign of how processed the food is.
Check the ingredients of a bar from Off The Farm. In the Cranberry Almond bar, the ingredients are as follows:
Dates, cashew butter, cranberries, almonds, gluten-free oats, pea fiber, cane sugar, chia seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almond extract, and sea salt.
Recognize those ingredients? These bars are as nutrient-dense and minimally processed as they come!
Convenience Doesn’t Equal Unhealthy
It’s important to reframe that convenience foods can be healthy and taste great, Off The Farm is proof! The next time your schedule goes wild or you take a working lunch, reach for an Off The Farm bar that is energizing and keeps you full!
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