Melissa’s Healthy & Convenient Foods

 

Do you find yourself most days sitting at your desk pounding away at the computer for hours? When you’re at the office and feel the need for a quick pick-me-up or snack do you run down to the vending machine and grab whatever sounds best, but wishing Melissa’s products were available?

Or maybe you head out on foot to find the closest Starbucks for a beverage! 

If you work from home, running to the pantry or refrigerator for a snack is the best thing, other than hopping in your car and driving to Starbucks for a cup of Joe or tea.

Unless you’ve got healthy finger foods, quick fruits, veggies and snacks, you’re bound to grab something not-so-healthy, leaving you feeling sluggish for hours while trying to complete a task.

I love to cook, but honestly don’t want to grab leftovers to eat as a snack mid morning or mid afternoon, typically.  Instead I’d like something different, but healthy and nutritious so it won’t drag me down.

Foods high in sugar or heavy dishes make me sluggish, causing me to feel like I need a nap.  Who has time for a midday nap when you have to get your work done? I certainly don’t!

So what can you do?

Melissa’s carries a host of healthy and nutrient rich produce & snacks to satisfy your craving. Whatever Melissa’s products you choose to indulge in, you can be assured to stay energized  throughout the day.  Of course moderation is key.

What kind of treats am I talking about?

Ojai Pixie Tangerines – come in a bag or carton ideal for bringing to work or grabbing straight from your refrigerator. These beautiful little orbs have a thick but soft skin that’s easy to peel.  Inside are segments of juicy bits of naturally sweet tangerines with NO seeds!  I love that, because I don’t have to worry about spitting seeds out every few minutes. Instead I can enjoy their delicious succulent flavor without the hassle of discarding anything except the peel.  I can literally eat at least 3 in a matter of minutes. They’re so addicting, but oh so healthy and refreshing.

 

Of course you may not always be in the mood for a piece of fruit but rather something you can bite into and crunch. When that craving comes I like to reach for Melissa’s Clean Snax.

Clean Snax come in 7 different varieties:

  • Almond
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Coconut
  • Quinoa Crunch
  • Cranberry
  • Matcha
  • Carrot Cake

Each box also contains nutrient-packed chia and flaxseed laced with honey and light salt. These are the ideal snack for children and adults, and satisfy both your sweet & salty cravings.

The CLEAN SNAX healthy nugget blends are:

  • gluten free
  • low-fat,
  • low-sodium
  • contain no artificial ingredients. 

I received some cute little 2 oz. snack bags from Melissa’s that are perfect for placing in my purse when hunger strikes, or can be placed in a desk at work.  Be sure to check out Melissa’s  site to see who carries these in your neck of the woods, or ask your grocer if they’ll start stocking them.

Clean Snax feel like you’re indulging but it’s healthy, and leaves you feeling totally satisfied.

Of course, I typically like sharing recipes on my blog posts but sometimes simple is truly the best.  However, purchase a nice quantity and be creative by adding the Ojai Pixie Tangerines to salads,  cereals, chicken, fish or beef dishes, or squeeze and use for a vinaigrette with olive oil, garlic, shallots, and dijon mustard.

Clean Snax would make a fun crunchy topping to salads, oatmeal with fresh fruit, ice cream sundaes, and even to enhance your favorite cereal or have it for your morning cereal!

However you choose to try Ojai Pixie Tangerines and any of the Clean Snax mix you’re sure to be pleased.  Personally, I prefer them straight up without anything added.  They’re that good!

Melissa’s has an enormous amount of nutrient rich products that aren’t just good for you, but taste incredible!  Do your body a favor before that mid morning or midday craving hits – pick up some of Melissa’s healthy produce & snacks at a grocer near you, or order some online to have a supply when you need it.

Personally, I think Melissa’s should get into the vending machine business and start helping all of us out there that don’t take the time to think ahead by having healthy foods on hand.  How great would that be if Melissa’s vending machines were located everywhere?  In the meantime, check out Melissa’s  to view all the nourishing produce and products they offer – I know you’re going to love them!

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7 comments

  1. Some great ideas here. Love citrus as a snack — so refreshing.

  2. That produce vending machine produce concept is a great idea! Way to talk about exciting produce and produce related products here!

    • I’m shocked no one has done that, at least not that I’ve seen. With so many health conscious people these days I think it would be a great idea. When I actually worked in an office building and had that mid morning craving or mid afternoon, the only options were chips or those sandwich crackers. They tasted great going down but sure made you tired and did nothing for energy and the waistline.

      I vote for a Melissa’s Vending Machine!

  3. I love the vending machine idea!!! These snacks are exactly what I’d want to purchase!!

  4. Melissas is one of my very favorite companies, and I didn’t know they made those snacks, I’m off to find them today!

  5. When you are working mindless snacking can become a problem.  These Clean Snax treat can be the answer.  Thanks for sharing.

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