Healthy, Filling Fuel for Natural Foodies

Goodlifer: Foodie Fuel

Appearances can be deceiving. The first time I looked at Foodie Fuel, I wasn’t particularly impressed. Small squares that seemed as though they were made from grains, but they didn’t look that appetizing. And a butter toffee flavor? How would that even be possible, given the ingredients listed and much less sugar per serving than many other snacks? Dubiously, I sampled one, then another and another. Hey! Crisp-crunchy, a little sweet, and they really do taste toffee-like! And grain-free? How’d they do that?

Foodie Fuel is handcrafted using "the finest natural and organic ingredients on planet Earth."

Foodie Fuel is handcrafted using “the finest natural and organic ingredients on planet Earth.”

I still don’t know exactly how the creators of these snacks pulled it off, but they’ve got something special here. Foodie Fuel are snacks made from seeds and nuts (organic or pesticide-free), organic coconut sugar and mesquite powder, a bit of salt, and organic/natural flavors. The ingredients are not genetically modified (hooray!), and these are low glycemic, gluten-free (and made in a gluten-free kitchen), vegan treats. They are also rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs). Because these snacks have some protein (including all essential amino acids) and a good amount of fiber, they help to fill you up. And I like the idea that I’m getting more nuts and seeds into my diet by consuming these snacks. If you don’t know why you ought to be getting more nuts and seeds in your food intake, take a look at the ingredients page and see what you’ve been missing.

One of the "foodie mom" founders at the beach.

One of the “foodie mom” founders at the beach.

These are great portable snacks. They help keep me satisfied when I’m running around doing errands or at my usual volunteer gig (a hazardous place due to the amount of junk food that’s always present in the kitchen). The Butter Toffee and the Coconut Vanilla varieties are my favorites. I’ve had no opportunity to try the Chai Espresso, but the Swiss Chocolate isn’t my cup of tea. Of course, that’s just me. Make a point to try fun-to-munch Foodie Fuel, and see which type you like best. There are a handful of minimalist recipes on the website, but these are more than tasty enough to eat all by themselves.

If you can’t find Foodie Fuel in your local natural foods store, you can order online. (Note that, at this writing, an individual bag is 4 ounces.)

About author
Stephanie Zonis was born with a spoon in her mouth — a tasting spoon, that is. She began cooking (especially baking) at a very early age, and for a short time even ran a highly illegal baking business from her long-suffering parents’ house when she was in high school. After acquiring a Master’s Degree in Foods, she eventually discovered the Internet in 1997. She’s been writing about food and developing recipes, especially where chocolate is involved, ever since. During those few moments when she’s not cooking or writing or thinking about food, Stephanie enjoys reading, walking, political discussions, and volunteering at a local no-kill cat sanctuary. She has been a member of a medieval re-creation group for longer than she’ll admit and loves absurdist humor.
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