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We automatically assume that snacks are unhealthy and spoil our subsequent meals- but this is not the case! We need snacks to provide an energy boost throughout the day until our next main meal, especially if we are active and busy. Ultimately, a good and nutritious snack is what sustains you in that long gap from breakfast to lunch or lunch to dinner.

 

Why do we perceive snacks to be unhealthy?

In truth, a lot of the time, snacks can be deemed “unhealthy”. This is because many of the snacks we see on store shelves are loaded with sugar or not sourced from natural ingredients. Sometimes, we can become too dependent on snacks also. Generally, two nutritious snacks a day in between meals should be enough to satisfy a craving for something sweet, and also to help sustain you through the day.

 

What to look for in a healthy snack?

The first thing to do when you are looking at introducing some healthy snacks into your diet is to be clear on what your needs are from them. Is it to satisfy a craving for something sweet, is it to help you power through your gym or fitness routine, or is it to just keep you going between meals? Perhaps, it is all these reasons!

If you are a particularly active person, follow a special diet (such as keto, or gluten-free), or have any allergies- snacks made from natural ingredients will serve you better. They serve us all better. A healthy snack should not send your blood sugar levels through the roof.

Here are some general things to look for in a healthy and nutritious snack!

  • Check the ingredients- first and foremost. Is it made from natural ingredients?

  • Look at the calories. A snack should provide no more than around 100-200 calories to be deemed a “snack”. Check the  levels of fat and sugar also. Some low-calorie snacks can be excessively high in sweeteners.

  • Is it suitable for your needs? Will it satisfy your sweet tooth without rocketing your blood sugar levels? Particularly if you are a diabetic.

  • If you are on a special diet, does it meet the needs of that special diet?

  • And last but not least… does it taste good? You should enjoy your snacks just as you enjoy your main meals!

Essentially, a healthy snack should be something that ticks all the boxes for you! And the more natural it is- the better! Shopping around can be fiddly but it is a worthwhile task to find foods that suit your way of life and health goals.

If you are currently on the prowl for some healthier snacks, look no further than Lolli’s Cookie Clusters! Lolli’s Cookie Clusters has been in business for a little over a year and a half and is based out of Georgia. The owner and creator, Sherry Massey, had been following the Keto Diet and was looking for something to satisfy the desire for a sweet snack or breakfast granola that was keto-friendly and low carb.

After she couldn’t find anything satisfying that fit that mold, she decided to create something for herself! Her first test batches of granola were made right there in her kitchen!

Sherry had a Facebook group that provided support to others who were also trying to maintain a dedication to their health and goals through the Keto Diet and Low Carb eating. She started sending samples to friends from this group and family members. Pretty soon, people kept asking for more and suggested she sell it. Around this time Sherry became “Lolli” as her first granddaughter was born, and Lolli’s LowCarb Granola became a new dream and business venture. This was grounded in her desire to help herself (and those she knew and loved!) to make it easier to be dedicated to their goals and find their way to a healthier way of life without completely giving up the treats they were missing.

As the business grew, Sherry hired bakers, then a brand manager, and an office manager. Lolli’s Cookie Clusters has steadily grown and Sherry he puts her heart and soul into everything she does.

 

Lolli’s Personal Touch!

At Lolli's, they hand-make, package, and label every bag of their delicious cookie clusters. Their small team runs a big operation to give you the best tasting product delivered right to your doorstep. All orders are baked fresh and although the order processing timeline takes a little longer than the average product, Sherry never wants there to be a compromise in quality to satisfy a need for speed. She firmly believes in quality over quantity.

“Our products are keto-friendly, low carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, soy-free, grain-free and preservative-free. Lolli’s Cookie Clusters have a softer texture of a baked cookie, but they can be easily crumbled, and are extremely versatile. They can be stored at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen. Our customers enjoy them straight out of the bag, like cereal with milk, crumbled over yogurt or ice cream, used as an ingredient in many recipes, made into pie crust, a pastry filling, and even some savory dishes. The possibilities are truly endless!”- Lolli’s Cookie Clusters

 

Peanut Butter Macadamia

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The Peanut Butter Macadamia Clusters contain Dry Roasted Peanuts, Macadamia Nuts, Almond Flour, Erythritol and Stevia Blend, Pure Olive Oil, and Egg.

They are ketogenic friendly and will satisfy a sweet craving without spiking your glycemic index. The clusters are packaged in 8oz bags and they are also gluten-free and soy-free.

 

Pumpkin Spice Clusters
 

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This is Lolli’s seasonal favorite! Try it as a warm crispy topping to any dessert or use to make low-carb pumpkin bread. The options are endless and it will only make your autumn a little sweeter.

The Pumpkin Spice Clusters contain: Georgia Pecans, Almond Flour, Erythritol and Stevia Blend, Pure Olive Oil, Orange Zest, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Cloves, and Egg.

They are ketogenic and low-carb friendly, gluten-free and soy-free. The clusters are packaged in 8oz bags and feature low on the glycemic index.

Lolli’s currently has 4 flavors: Peanut Butter Macadamia, Cinnamon Pecan, Gingerbread, and the seasonal Pumpkin Spice.

 

 

Lolli’s is sold online or through two wholesale markets; one based in California, and one in New York. The goal for Lolli’s Cookie Clusters is to continue to lead and support the Keto and Low Carb community in finding creative, yet classic ways to stay on a healthier path. Lolli’s is also expanding to reach out to anybody who wants to have a healthier snack that satisfies a sweet craving without being full of sugar, preservatives, and, naturally, made from clean ingredients.

“Lolli plans to continue to grow its customer base and begin an online blog/newsletter showcasing products, recipes, and related topics. There will also be the introduction of a new flavor, and Sherry hopes to one day be in grocery stores everywhere. Sherry will always put the quality of her product first, and her actions truly come from her heart and passion to provide the best for her customers, her employees, and her family”- Lolli’s Cookie Clusters

 

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