I came really late to the seaweed snack party.
Are you in on it?
One of my close girlfriends introduced me to seaweed snacks about a year ago and I have to say, I was a bit skeptical at first. I’ll never pass on a batch of homemade Quinoa California Rolls but snacking on plain ‘ol seaweed didn’t exactly sound all that appetizing to me.
To my surprise, seaweed snacks are pretty awesome. They’re crisp, salty and satiating. No joke!
Even our beer-loving, meat-eating, truck-driving, mans man of a neighbor loves them. That’s you, Shane ;)
What’s there to love about snacking on seaweed (other than the delicious taste, of course)?
Seaweed is loaded with healthy nutrients that help with:
- stress (from the magnesium and vitamin B5)
- cardiovascular health (because of the folic acid levels)
- healthy thyroid function (seaweed is packed with high levels of iodine)
- cell health
See this PubMed study for more details.
If you’re the salty snack type and potato chips just don’t ring your bell, these guys are a sure thing.
There are a bunch of different seaweed snack brands out there that it can be a bit overwhelming to find one that tastes great, uses quality ingredients and is priced fairly.
When I’m in the market to find a new product, the first things I look for are whether or not the produce is: certified gluten-free, part of the non-gmo project and/or certified organic. This doesn’t go for all products, but a vast majority of them!
Next, I check out the ingredients (because organic, gluten-free, non-gmo products can be loaded with not-so-healthy ingredients).
Next (and this probably shouldn’t be my last priority) is the price. I cannot justify spending $5 on a tiny bag of seaweed.
Keeping all that in mind, I was absolutely thrilled to find GimMe Seaweed Snacks at Planet Organic a couple of weeks ago. They met all of my “needs”. I bought a little packet, ate them in my car, and went right back into the store to grab more.
I picked up a couple of different flavors: sea salt, sesame, and teriyaki. Both in the regular seaweed chip form. They had a variety of cool topper packets for salads and snacks, too. While the idea is great, I end up just eating the topping right out of the bag.
I’ve tried many a seaweed snack in my time and these are by far my favorite. Which is why I just HAD to share them with you. And, set up a giveaway so you could try them on your own and let me know how you like them.
Enter for your chance to win a gift pack of GimMe Seaweed Snacks. The winner will receive the entire line of GimMe products, including the larger packs of seaweed snack sheets. Giveaway is limited to US residents only.
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The winners will be announced on the Healthful Pursuit Facebook Page on Friday September 27.
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