When I was pregnant with Caysen, I had gestational diabetes. During that time I learned a great deal about eating healthy and living a healthier lifestyle. It was not a temporary change I only wanted to make during pregnancy, but one I wanted to make a permanent part of my life from there on out. Since having Caysen, I have done well watching what I eat, exercising more, and overall just making healthier choices for myself. I am always on the lookout for delicious, healthy snack ideas...which is why I was thrilled to learn more about Old London and their famous snacks, made with all-natural ingredients and whole grains.
We were sent three boxes of Old London yummy snacks. Our package included the Bagel Chips: Garlic & Herb, Melba Toast: Rosemary and Olive Oil and Melba Snacks: Sea Salt.

Along with the product samples, was a list of Healthy Living Tips from Susan M. Kleiner. I appreciated reading through these tips and found many of them to be very useful and familiar from when I started eating healthier during my pregnancy. Here are a few of my favorite tips:

  • Our bodies work like a clock. Create a food plan, including 5-6 meals and snacks throughout the day. Eat every 3 hours or so to keep your energy levels high and maintain mental focus.
  • Eat before you are hungry to control your appetite and cravings. Plan small, frequent meals and packable snacks to keep you centered throughout the day. 
  • For a healthy brain and nervous system, eat a whole egg every day. Egg yolks are rich in B-vitamin choline, required to maintain the transport of nutrients into the cells and toxins out of the cells, and for every thought and movement we make. 

To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect, but the picture on the front of each box had me drooling to try them!! I tried all three kinds and thought they were all delicious...even better than I expected.
They are actually quite filling, and having looked at the nutrition facts...are quite healthy too! I love that I don't have to feel guilty eating them to help satisfy my hunger in between meals. I can pair them with cheese or salsa and they make a delicious, satisfying snack! This is great, because I think snacks are the hardest thing to come up with. I'm always tempted to grab something chocolate or a cookie, and having something like this on hand has really helped me continue to make good, healthy decisions for myself! I love it!!

My favorite is the Bagel Chips: Garlic & Herb. I even think these are great as a side with pasta instead of eating a couple of pieces of bread. It's healthier and just as yummy! Just one way I've started to use these as a part of my every day diet, other than snacks.

In visiting the Old London website, I actually found that there are many delicious recipes using these products in them. Now, not only can I enjoy them as a side or snack, but also as part of the actually recipe! As I browsed through them, a couple of my favorites would definitely have to be the Lasagna which uses the Melba Toast Rosemary & Olive Oil. I can't wait to try this, as I'm tired of the same old boring lasagna we have all the time. I also thought the Lemon Meringue Tarts with the Melba Snacks Whole Grain in them looked delicious as well!

Want to hear some more great news about Old London?! They want to help inspire health living by launching the OPA! To A Better You Sweepstakes! They will send one lucky winner and a guest on an all-expense paid trip to the Greek Islands for a first-hand experience of the local culture, food and activities. Say Opa! to a better you by maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and participating in physical activities you love while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Greek Islands! Here are the details:

One Grand Prize: 8 day/7 night trip for two to Greece. Prize includes the following:

  • Round trip (coach class) air transportation from a major airport nearest the winner's home address
  • seven nights (double occupancy) first class hotel accommodations in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini
  • $2,000 gift card for spending money

How great does that sound?! If this sounds like something you'd like to enter...you can do so now on the Old London Facebook Page.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Old London. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate


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