1 November 2017

Off The Eaten Path Vegetable Crisps

If I ever turn down the chance to try some new snacks just know that I am probably dying. Anyone who knows me knows I love crisps. Can't beat a packet of crisps. I also crave salty foods due to my crappy body so you know its a medical need. 

Off The Eaten Path Vegetable Crisps
Off the eaten path is a new brand created for free spirits and adventurers to be able to snack healthily on the go. Now I'm not really an adventurer but I am always on the go. I swear I am never at home. Their crisps are made with real vegetables, a great source of fibre and free of artificial colours and preservatives. They are also suitable for veggies and I believe the pea & pinto bean sticks are vegan. 

Can we take a minute to talk about how damn beautiful this packaging is. The attention to detail on the artwork is just stunning and I adore the colours. We all know I am a sucker for pretty packaging. At £2.25 they are a bit on the pricier side for crisps but I am officially in love with those damn crunchy sticks. Why must they taste so good. You can get pick them up at Sainsburys, W.H Smiths and Ocado.

Off The Eaten Path Vegetable Crisps

I was kindly sent two of their flavours. I received the Crispy Caramelised onion & balsamic vinegar pea & pinto bean sticks* and the Crunchy Sour cream and black pepper rice & pea crisps*. Safe to say I am in love with the caramelised onion and vinegar sticks. They are soo good. It's not an overpowering flavour but I love the tang from the vinegar. I demolished the box over two days and I need some more in my life asap. I definitely preferred the sticks but the sour cream and black pepper are also delicious. It's not normally a flavour I would reach for but they are soo good. Both styles also do a sea salt flavour which I need to try. They sound perfect for after training when I need a salt boost. These are just so handy for having a healthy snack when you don't have time to stop. I will definitely be munching these in the car on the way home. 

Crispy Caramelised onion & balsamic vinegar pea & pinto bean sticks

Off the Eaten Path have teamed up with Chiara Pellegrino a Personal Trainer and Fitness and Lifestyle coach to find out her top tips in leading an adventurous lifestyle no matter your age, lifestyle or size. As I play wheelchair basketball I am trying to increase my fitness but I struggle to motivate myself to workout. Chiara has listed her top tips for Adventuring into a New Fitness Routine.

1.     Pick an activity you enjoy.
If you don't like the exercise you are doing, it's hard to keep it up. Think about the activities you enjoy the most, like walking, exercising with a video, dancing, biking, or taking a class. If you are already active, think about what types of activity sounds fun to experience. It’s time to let your adventurous self-come out!

3. Start slowly
If you have never been active and you want to start with 1 hour a day every day - It’s unlikely that will work and you will burn out very quickly.

Start with 30 minutes of exercise per day, 2/3 days a week. Make sure you warm up and cool down properly every time to avoid injuries that could lead you off track. Add a daily 15-minute walk during your lunch break or after dinner.

Try a new activity, even things that you never considered you would be good at, like dancing or gardening to find out what you enjoy most. There are more and more fitness boutiques opening with new and fun class formats. Get adventurous and explore different things.

3. Make it social
You can make your fitness schedule an excuse to be more social! Involve your friends in physical activity to have fun, spend quality time together, and stay on track.

Meet a friend for workouts or to book together such as a charity walk or jog, that you need training for. Join a class or sports club where people count on you to show up.

4. Reward yourself
Set goals for yourself on a regular basis and reward yourself for hitting them! Think of rewards that may motivate you to do even more, like taking a relaxing hot bath or shower, joining a new exercise class or getting yourself new active wear. Or just having tasty snacks to hand every time to refuel after your workout.

Crunchy Sour cream and black pepper rice & pea crisps

Due to my chronic illness I can't work out as much as I would like to. My pain levels mean that some days just getting out of bed is enough of a workout. Pacing myself is a very important part of my fitness journey and general life. However, finding something I enjoy has been a huge help. It has also helped me to make friends and get out the house more. I never thought I would be a sporty person but I now train twice a week and compete for two different teams and love every minute of it (well nearly every minute, I still despise the early mornings).

What are your favourite snacks?


*I was kindly sent this product free of price for the purpose of review, however it does not affect my views and the opinions expressed in this review are independent and my own

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