Why are nuts good for you?

Cashew-Beet and cashew SafPrika jars

Why are nuts good for you?

Did you used to mock vegans & vegetarians for eating so much nuts and seeds? Do you still do?

Do you often look for the ONE snack that is going to solve (ALMOST) all your issues with snacking?

You should consider nuts and seeds.

More than most snacks, nuts and seeds are the most complex, versatile and nutrient dense snacks you can find anywhere in the world.

Yes, different continent have their most popular nuts or seeds, but it is a food group you can find anywhere in the world.

Nuts and seeds are usually replacement for protein sources or omega 6/3 for those who switch to a fully plant-based lifestyle.

Given their versatility, you can have them for breakfast in porridge, granola or spread.

For lunch or dinner, you can have them chopped in your salads, soups or stews.

Most African countries do nuts or pumpkin seeds steamed cakes cooked in banana leaves and these are completely fat-free as well as super tasty.

Other than that, by adding more nuts to your diet, you are likely to build stronger and healthier healthy body resistant bugs.

Some nuts will prevent diabetes, others will protect you from hearth issues, many will help your brain function, lower cholesterol and even reduce your joints’ inflammation.

That is just for starters…

For many years meat and dairy eaters have mocked vegetarians and vegans for eating so many nuts, but is because they knew something that the rest didn’t.

As we all are now more and more curious about plant-based cooking whilst limiting our consumption of meat and diary, more researches are available informing us of the goodness as well as the value in replacing our proteins, vitamins and vitamins sources.

Nuts are bland!

Often those reluctant to eat nuts  are simply adverse to their bland flavours, which is understandable.

It is for this reason that Miss Nang Treats creates not only visibly appealing nuts snacks, but the flavours are totally unexpected and very playful with natural ingredients mostly sources from the UK.

Miss Nang treats snacks are all plant-based snacks, handmade in small batches and made in Britain, specifically in Croydon.

If you’d like to start your journey with nuts and seeds, why no start with one of our numerous multipacks sets? Click here 😉

You ‘have never tasted nuts like these before’, ‘who knew nuts could be so tasty?’, ‘these nuts are dangerously addictive.’ Those are quotes from our customers.

What will you say after tasting your first Miss Nang snack?

Visit the shop here…

Got a question? email Hortense at miss-nang@outlook.com, follow on instagram and twitter @MissyNang.

Thank you for sharing this blog.

The team.

 

 

Is sustainable living expensive?

Short answer. NO. Do your research.

Read below, add a comment if it makes sense. You have got to save this blog.

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Living sustainably can in the long run saves you some serious cash.

Light bulb. We are so used to our 60 watts at £1.00 at the pound shop. But did you know, by planning in advance to have a Climate compliant low energy bulb, you save both on your electrical consumption and on the lifetime of the bulb?

Not everyone can afford Quinoa. Do you know that barley and bulgur or cousous can be cheaper if you go to large ethnic shop (Turkish) rather than standard supermarket?

You do not have to buy your plant milk from the Alpro range, infact, Lidl soy milk is better for my coffee and is 3x cheaper.

You do not HAVE to shop at Holland & Barrett just like many don’t shop at Waitrose. Shop where you budget lead, dont buy weird stuff like Chia seed, don’t juice celery, it is a waste of £££ cook with it instead.

Instead if buying every piece of clothing new, re-invent the old and use charity shop. Exchange everything else using Olio application it is a fantastic app.

Start with those and follow @WasteNotReUse and @isitdanidawks the master #upCycler on Instagram for some great tips. Have fun. Don’t complicate it.

Now save the post, you’ll need it. 😉

Let’s think global while acting local in our homes first.

🌏It is not so hard to get Back to Basics.
🌏Eco Living is possible.
👌Be the change where you want to see change. It starts with you.
🌏Ecology is not someone else’s responsibility.
🌏Going Green is not so hard if you look closer.
👍Zero Waste Living is just an expression, it is not possible 100% of the time, but you can start somewhere. Research and start. Why not freeze your bread and left over herbs?

So. Where will you start your contribution to the climate change debate?

Do you still think COP26 is out of reach for you?

 

Miss Nang and sustainability

So. Sustainability. Global goals, recycling, reusing…. Aaaarrrgghhh 🙄

How do you feel when you hear these words?

Happy New month. In August, Miss Nang will be translating all that for you. And the special offer this month is the 3 No-Waste snacks of the range. You know them. Among them are the two most popular cashew-Beet and Charco-Al.

So, stay tuned.

Will you stick around?

Oh and if you are on the email list, the newsletter this month is all about sustainability in the production line of Miss Nang Treats.

If you aren’t receiving the newsletter, please sign up today.

Got any particular question? Ask using the contact form.

Few statement about Miss Nang sustainability promise…

Miss Nang aims to promote Sustainability.
Miss Nang is a business that cares about Climate Change.
Miss Nang is now migrating to Compostable Packaging
Miss Nang Treats is a Sustainable Business.
At Miss Nang Treats Zero Waste is in the DNA.
Where possible ReUse is a must.
Miss Nang jars can be used at Refill shops.
The jars and ribbons can be ReGifted
ReCycling is a must!
#Regrow is a game widely promoted on Miss Nang Instagram page

WasteNot ReUse is the new sister Instagram page, please follow.
Made In Britain.

Miss Nang snacks are for you if

The image is a cloud of words and expressions describing Miss Nang Treats ideal client.

Adopting a healthier lifestyle discovering plant-based snacking

Happy July!

As we enter a new quarter, I thought I’d reintroduce, Charlotte Miss Nang’s favourite client, the person Miss Nang Treats was created to serve. Are you a Charlotte?

👉A woman between 30-45, she is ageless.

💕Clean eater: in recent years, she has had the desire to be more careful about what she eats: as you age, junk starts to accumulate in your system.

😏Wants to be & feel healthier: even with eating clean, she still has to be careful about her choices. Some good food will make you feel bloated, while others would make you feel lighter.

😋Guilt-free snacking: Snacking is the killer in any diet, but good snack needn’t being loaded with junk or be bland. Tats why Charlotte is a big fan of Miss Nang Treats.

👏Delays gratification: a healthy lifestyle is also about self control and how we reward ourselves with the things, treats or food we love.

👌As an office worker, although working from home at present, there is not much movement while working, so Charlotte definitely has to be intentional in her choice of snaking.

🤗Not only Miss Nang snack range is great for snacking, Charlotte can use it in her work as a great option for gifts, and goody bags fillers.

🍀Miss Nang Treats fits in almost all areas of Charlotte’s life including her desire to use more sustainable and localised brands in her daily life.

❓So. As a follower of Miss Nang Treats, can you relate to any of Charlotte facets? Which side of her can you relate most with?

❓Why do YOU use Miss Nang Treats?

If you’ve never tried snacks from thee range, please check out the multipacks below specially created to help you explore the range in one go!

July Special set 

 

See the discovery set here 

Please email Hortense at miss-nang@outlook.com should you have questions.

Thank you for reading.

Have a fantastic month!

 

Why choose Miss Nang Treats snacks

There are many reasons to choose to snack on Miss Nang snack.

The number ONE is visual. 👇👇👇

Not that many people need convincing, but here are few other reasons why you should give Miss Nang Treats a try:

🤩There is no junk included in the making of any of the 15 snacks on offer.

🤩All the ingredients are plant-based.

🤩The options are much healthier that those on offer in convenience stores.

👏All the treats are handmade.

🤩They are all oven dry-roasted and not deep fried as in convenience stores.

😋The flavours are original.

🥜All made by a slightly nutty women who spends too much time observing the behaviour of nuts and seeds in contact of water or any flavouring method. 😉

😋Made by a nuts lover.

👉Every pack is a gift and is full of nutrients: send as gifts, add in goody bags or use as party favors.

👌All the snacks are sharable and suitable for #vegans, non-vegan, #Kosher eaters, #paleo with several gluten-free choices.

🏅One more thing… Miss Nang Treats is an award-winning brand that has been in national and specialist press 4 times this year.  📰🗞️

If you join the mailing list there are few surprises coming up in the run up to Miss Nang fifth anniversary. 📩

Join the email list here.

If you sign up today, you get a check out code that will give you 20%OFF your first order over £20.00.

Got any questions? Please use the contact form.

Thank you for reading.

Miss Nang recipe in the Independent

A recipe from the cookbook made it into The Independent On Sunday!!! Wow!

Download the recipe below!

“There is no better way to start a week than to discover that one of your recipes made it into the @the.independent over the weekend… “

I wrote that on an Instagram post after checking GoogleAlerts and seeing my name up top!

Last month, we were celebrating #SandwichWeek and mine was the main pic of the article… hee hee. Happy was an understatement.

By the way, please follow me on Instagram if you are not doing so yet.

To read the article, check out the bio on Instagram.

They made an error by adding a free cookbook download… so make use of the opportunity fast before I get it taken off.

#PlantBasedIdeasForCarnivores the cookbook is a bit of an adventure, just like this sandwich. Get your copy, you won’t be disappointed!

Just the pesto is worth trying.

Find the full recipe below to view and download. 👇👇👇👇👇

Open Caramelized tofu Sandwich for 2 – Blog

Click here to buy a copy of Pant-Based Ideas For Carnivores.

Miss Nang cookbook

Plant-Based Ideas For Carnivores the cookbook is here!

The CookBook is here baby!
You have asked for it, I created it. Watch the launch video here including one of the dishes.
If you were there on the launch day, thank you so much for your support.
You already know that Miss Mang Treats is all about snacking healthier. Although snacking is almost 30% of our daily eats, it is important to think about what we snack on and what we eat the rest of the day.
The doctor will tell you to eat more veggies for your digestion, for your nutrients and for your vitamins or your health.
But how do you do it? Steaming gets boring after a while, you can’t stir-fry every two minutes, and salad gets boring in the winter…
Oh and how creative can you be without meat?
Well, “Plant-based ideas for carnivores” is here to inspire you to be more creative and treat your kitchen like a playground.
Hope you’ll get a copy and roll with it. There are nearly 50 recipes to explore including: starters, mains, desserts, snacks, breakfasts. All plant-based.
Oh and there is no point getting the resource without application right?  Why not check out the Instagram TV page as I talk through some recipes.
 You can buy the eBook from here at £10.99.

But you can have 20% OFF if you type “NEXT20” at check out.

If you would like to see the content of the book please check out MissyNang on instagram by click on bar to the left or below.
Thank you in advance for your purchase.
Hortense
Author, Founder
Miss Nang Treats
e: miss-nang@outlook.com

Snack healthier

Hello and happy new Month!

Am sure we all know this, but do you know that snacking constitutes up to 30% of our daily chewing?

Just like Breakfast, lunch, dinner, we ought to look at our snacking much closer.

Snacking is the only ‘meal we do not pay much attention to, but if you ever wondered how you manage to put on weight while religiously planning your other meals, check your snacking.

Below are few tips to snack better.

Eat more often

You’ve heard it before. Yes, you’ve got to eat more often during the day. The question is how, do you eat more often? In the same way that you have set times for your meals, you can decide in advance your snacking times during the day. You can snack as much as you want provided that you know the following:

  1. from your own observations, how many times do you snack a day?
  2. Are you snacking because you are genuinely hungry or are you bored or can this feeling of hunger be dissipated by a glass of water or coffee?
  3. what are you gaining from your snacking? sugar hit, more calories or actual nutrients?
  4. Are you pursuing a better snacking life or just want to eat less of what you are currently eating?
  5. Decide in advance and pack you snack portions for each of your snack breaks.

What you gain

Even if you do not change what you are going to eat during your snack breaks, just looking closely at point 1-5 above will help you to reflect on your eating habits. By planning properly, you will:

  1. waste less time choosing your snacking at breaktime,
  2. you save on £££,
  3. you will be more relaxed during your break and actually have a break,
  4. you’ll be able to differentiate the types of hunger you are dealing with throughout the day,
  5. you will become more aware of the junk you actually consume on a daily basis and reduce it.

If you are actually going to pay more attention to your snacking, you may as well make them beneficial to your body right?

COVID had made us more conscious of the importance of our health, 22% more people have switched to a more plant-based diet since the beginning of the pandemic. Health food shop with online deliveries have performed much better than the rest as people took their diet under the microscope; We’ve now realised that our Pre-COVID diet left us naked as the pandemic hit our lives. We want to be ready if anything else shows up.

Voucher valid on miss nang shop online.

So, here are few recommendations for you.

for a better snacking life, plan your snack time and stick to it as much as you can.

  1. Your snacks are an opportunity to drip feed nutrients to our bodies, so choose snack that can help you build up: Natural snacks like nuts & seeds enhanced with natural flavouring and colouring.
  2. only take to your desk the snacks you have prepared for the day, sealed in individual portions.
  3. subscribe to a healthy snack box. That way, you know it is coming every month, all you have to do now is learning to be patient until is time to open a new package.
  4. However many snack you plan a day, do pack a little extra for the time you failed to resist.

Hope all the above are useful to you. Do you have any tips on snacking that you’d like to share with the readers?

Will you be adopting any of the tips above? Please do let me know.

If you can, please do follow Miss Nang Treats on Instagam @miss-nang for more on these topics.

Do join us for Instagram live on Sunday7th March at 6pm. See you there.

Perfectionism and Disability

The month of Love has arrived. If you are single like me, this month is a reminder of your failing at bagging a life partner. African and south Asian families are great at reminding you how unaccomplished you are if you aren’t married at after 25 with kids. That already tells you how inadequate you are. Weirdly, there is always a cousin, a sister or a friend who has ticked all those boxes at the right time. Queue: why aren’t you like the daughter of… who has married a banker and has twins? Arrrgh. The short of this is, by you not having a home, you are IMPERFECT!

Of course, having a chronic illness and a visible disability makes meeting that elusive partner even more difficult. Those two every day are reminders that you do not fit in society in its current form. Society isn’t built to welcome people with visible or invisible defects (disable) therefore it seems nothing is built to help us evolve even with our disability. Yes, there is the Disability discrimination act 1995, but how many people even know it exists?

I recently saw on Instagram a Disability Community page, I found it to be a great concept and for the first time, I saw the black community opening acknowledge that there may be black people with disabilities. There weren’t many comments on the page, not many followers. There were 5 messages and 2 of them, were messages from women damning the idea that there could even be black people with disabilities around. Just because people refuse to acknowledge something, it does not negate it existence.

Another place where Disability and Perfectionism collided in my life in the past was my desire to perfect every single thing I did. Especially at work. I have come to realise that my desire to perfect everything around me was to compensate. My imperfections were visible: the missing bones, the patch work scar going from the neck down, the funny walk due to chronic pains. I had to do something about it.

This summer I completely embraced my disability. I recognised that in the eyes of the world I was imperfect, but the person who made me [GOD] thinks am perfect. He repainted the cracks in me with gold and made me much more valuable (see kintsugi).

And it is true.

The next step was to accept that I cannot spend my life ironing every aspect thereof because Good should be Good Enough, Very Good is better than Good and Perfectionism is just a way to public declare our insecurities to the world. Yes, perfectionism is the result of insecurities.

My disabilities have created insecurities in me. Society declared me imperfect so, becoming a perfectionist was a way to prove that I could do ‘IT’ far better than anyone who was an able bodied, whatever ‘IT’ was.

It is tiring to be a perfectionist, it becomes obsessive, many projects don’t see the light, you have eye in the back of the head, things are check, double checked, triple checked and even so, still put in the drawer after so much work. Perfectionism can cause paranoia, mental health.

During the lockdowns, I understood the perfectionist me, embraced my disabilities (imperfections) and my place in society.  I feel a lot lighter and more productive. Am now unearthing old projects that should be further along and looking forward to what’s in store for Miss Nang and Co in a Post covid world economy.

Hope you stick around as the journey take a new turn post pandemic, it is going to be an interesting new way of living with a mind freed at last.

Do you fancy continueing this conversation?

Join me on Sunday 7th February at 6pm live on Instagram.

See you next month.

Hortense, Founder of Miss Nang Treats  & Fuelled By Nuts (both on Instagram).

Happy 2021

 

2021 is finally here.

It had felt at times as if 2020 was going to last forever.

Despite 2020 being majoritarily like a bubble of gloom many rediscovered life and turn those discoveries into major wins that transformed their lives. Was it the case for you? Did you have some major wins and discovered that you actually knew how to grow potatoes in a bag?

For Miss Nang Treats sales reached new levels and as you know, won a Food & Drinks award.

As we step into 2021, there 2 great news I’d like to share with you.

 

Subscription boxes

Miss Nang Treats is launching 4 monthly subscriptions options. This is really exciting and it’ll help those of you who have become a bit addicted the treats to manage your daily portions.  You can choose between 6, 15 or 30 individual daily nuts & seeds portions. Click here to explore the subscriptions.

All the models come packing & postage free, saving you about £60 a year and if you make a One-off payment for the year, you’ll pay for 10 months only.

Snack Healthier, eat healthier.

The treats in the collection are all created with health in mind. All the ingredients are natural and where possible harvested in the UK. All the salts are sea salts and the sugar is brown cane sugar.
Snacking is just one part of our eating day (30%) it’s great that you chose yours to be Plants based.
Throughout January, I’d like to take some of you on a veganuary journey, you are invited. Why not join me on the Facebook group where I’ll share with you beautiful Plant-based / vegan recipes that you can try at home?

Cooking is one of my passions and I’d really love to share some of that with you FREE in the Facebook group where you’ll see some off the cuff videos like the one below. Join here.

The one thing COVID has made clear is that we all need to live much healthier lives, so, let’s make 2021 a year where we turn ‘healthier choices’ into lifetime habits.

Here’s to a fantastic 2021.

Hortense.