I was provided this product for free so that I could provide my honest opinion.
Are you looking for a simple but yet delicious addition to your breakfast or for a snack? Well, I have found one for you! They are Crunchies, freeze-dried fruit. Here are my top reasons why you should try them today.
- Crunchies has found a way to freeze-dry but still retain all nutritional value.
- They’re delicious on their own as a snack.
- Easy to store so even easier to grab on the go!
- Perfect addition to breakfast, whether it’s overnight oats, cereal, or even pancakes!
Retaining Nutritional Value
If you’re like me, this is very important. I am always looking for healthier options for snacks and other meals. Crunchies offers a great solution to this. They only work with farmers that they know and trust for their vegetables and fruit. They pick the product when it is the ripest to ensure when it’s freeze fried it has the best flavor. After picking them, they quickly clean and then freeze them. From there, they go through the freeze-drying process, which evaporates the water from the produce. This is how the produce stays fresh tasting and crispy at the same time! All of this helps to ensure the nutritional value remains in each piece.
So, I don’t keep sweets at home, at least not very often. I tend to eat them all in one sitting if I do that. This is something I’ve learned so I just don’t buy them at the grocery store. Fortunately, this means that when I have a major sweet tooth craving, I have nothing and it requires me to go get something. Most of the time, I’m not willing to do that which is good cause then I don’t eat something which I shouldn’t. However, having Crunchies at home was a great solution to my sweet tooth! Since I had different options for fruit, I was able to satisfy my sweet tooth craving, but still, know it was a healthy option. I loved the Cinnamon Apple one and ate it all in one sitting. That’s okay though since there are only 118 calories in a package!
Easy to Store
They are available in both individual sized packages and larger ones. Individual sized makes it nice and easy to grab when on the go. The larger packages are nice for meal planning and breakfast. You can use one package for one week’s worth of breakfasts. The best part is that with the produce freeze-dried, they can store for a while.
Great Addition to Breakfast
If you need a new way to freshen up your breakfast, Crunchies is the way to go. It’s great on pancakes, cereal, or my personal favorite, overnight oats. The recipe is below for my favorite, simple overnight oats!
Overnight Oats with Crunchies
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
1 cup Almond Milk
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Raw Honey (optional)
1/2 cup Crunchies of your choice
Mix together the rolled oats, vanilla, honey, and milk in a glass or plastic Tupperware container. Cover and put in the refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. When ready, take the overnight oats out of the fridge and add the Crunchies of your choice. My favorite for overnight oats was the mix of strawberries, blueberries, and bananas.
Go to http://www.crunchiesfood.com/ for more information on Crunchies and the different freeze-dried fruit and vegetables they produce.