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Healthy Food Review Funky Monkey Snacks

Funky Monkey snacks caught my eye because the packaging is fun and colorful and the promise of 3 servings of real fruit in each package on the go was very appealing.

But being a freeze-dried fruit snack you have to wonder how it would taste.  I've been there before and found many of these kinds of snacks taste like cardboard which might be good for fiber, but not for your taste buds.

I'm happy to report that Funky Monkey snacks have flavor in spades, so no worries there.  My staff and I tried three out of their four creatively-named flavors--Bananamon (organic banana and organic cinnamon), Jivealime (organic pineapple and organic lime juice) and Carnaval Mix (organic pineapple, organic banana, apple, papaya and raisins).  All were delicious and the Bananamon and Jivealime were the standouts.  Jivealime alone could replace your morning coffee as it has quite a citrus zing to it that will surely shake the cobwebs out of your head!

Funky Monkey snacks have 110 calories per package, are fat-free, and have 2-3 grams of fiber per package.  I also like the fact that there are no added sugars (especially not the high-fructose corn syrup that hides out in so many sweet snacks), no preservatives or artificial food coloring or flavoring.  Three of the four flavors are also certified organic.

So for an easy grab and go healthy real fruit snack, Funky Monkey snacks a nice option.  You can easily keep this fruit in your gym bag without worrying about spoilage.  Plus, instead of other imitation fruit snacks that are often marketed to kids, Funky Monkey snacks would be a much better choice, and kids will love the packaging and fun names.

You should be able to find Funky Monkey snacks at a natural foods store like Whole Foods, or order online.

Have you tried Funky Monkey fruit snacks?  What did you think?

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Please note that a sample was provided for testing teh product by the company, but I do not otherwise have an affiliation with any of the companies featured in this post and my opinions are my own. The views expressed are my opinion only and you should decide, along with your healthcare professionals, on the appropriateness for your personal use.

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Valentine's Day Ask The Healthy Eating Coach Does Long-Term Love Put On The Pounds

A Special Valentine's Day Question:  

Do you think it's inevitable that people in long-term relationships end up packing on pounds because they no longer have pressure to look their best?

Answer From Healthy Eating Coach Melanie Jordan:   

  

Well this is definitely a timely question with Valentine's Day just around the corner. 

   

I know that this "I'm comfortable in a relationship, no need to watch my weight" concept happens.  However, I don't think that you can generalize one way or the other.  Whether one ends up packing on the pounds or not is a matter of lifestyle choice, regardless of whether or not you're in a long-term relationship. 

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I am lucky in that my husband is very much into a healthy lifestyle like I am, and we have encouraged each other to stay healthy and fit through the years. 

  

 

 

We get each other pumped up to go the gym, when maybe we would have each been lazy without the other's encouragement.  He's given up red meat and eats Boca Burgers with me.  We love to take long walks and hikes wherever we travel.

  

 

 

Keep in mind that this Valentine's Day, and every day, there's no better way to say "I love you" than working to stay healthy and fit so that hopefully you have a very long life together.

  

 

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