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.

Your health, your wealth

Pistachio, turmeric, Nigella seeds – Nang Gellastachios

Welcome to November.

If you like nuts & seeds but they aren’t part of your daily diet yet, this is for you.

Studies show that snacking can represent up to 30% of our daily food intake. It is therefore really important to plan our daily snacks in advance.

Planning a tweak in your food intake can start now or you can start thinking about your new year’s resolutions. Hello 2021!

This is not about dieting. If you’re over 30 years old, you know by now that dieting is like chasing the wind: every year, we start it and fall off just to start again.

I am talk about your Health Wealth. You may not have cottoned on to it yet, but guess what? All your WEALTH, no matter which form it takes is rooted in your HEALTH and you have a part to play in it.

Am sure you knew this, but are you working on it? Will your current diet defend you tomorrow?

One thing COVID-19 has made us more aware of is that a preventative and balanced diet will protect you from a lot. You’ll therefore not be among the firsts victims of random diseases or pandemics.

Protecting your inner body parts will not only keep you healthy, but help you keep a job, play your role in the society and in your circles. So, why not start now? The result isn’t immediate; drip feeding your organism with goodness takes time to build up. Make it a lifestyle habit starting now.

Since my speciality is nuts and more plants-based, below are few recommendations for your brain health, muscles and blood health. Each of them will include the link to one of the snacks on the website. Hope you find them helpful. From there you can look at eyes, gut, nerves, hair and bone health

Drip feed your brain:

Love coffee? Do you know caffeine & antioxidants can protect against Alzheimer?

Broccoli protects the brain against brain damage. Turmeric helps grow new brain cells.

Pumpkin seeds help the brain to function. Walnut is the brain nut par excellence’ with all its nutrients and Omega3. You can also help your brain with Oranges, blueberries and green tea.

Miss Nang treats brain snacks are Scottish Walnuts and Red-O-Pumpkin (click to buy).

 

Cinnamon Almonds – Nang Cin-Almonds

Drip feed your muscles:

*Protect the muscles: If you exercise, almonds are great nuts to add to your diet as they can be performance enhancers due to their content in magnesium (help muscle movements & boost sporting performance) vitamin E (protects from damages) & B (prevent infections). Eat almonds!

*Help muscles recovery: Cashews, are proven to help reduce cramps and muscle spasms. If you exercise, they are great post workout snack to help muscle recovery.

*Heal muscles: Eat spinach, carrot and sweet potatoes to heal your damaged muscles with their content in Vitamin A. Eat soy products to heal your muscles with their content in vitamin D.

*Regenerate your muscles: Vitamin B12, help your muscles regenerate quickly and promote the fast healing of damaged muscles. B12 are found in animal and do not really have a vegetable source sadly. Vegan can find the supplement in pharmacy.

To start building you muscles health capital, why not start today with the Nang Cin-Almond, or Nang Charco-Al? The Nang Cashew- Beet and Nang Safprika are fantastic snacks to start with (Click to buy).

 

Miss Nang Vegan seeds trio

Help your blood:

*Increase your blood flow & circulation by using cinnamon in your food. Onion, garlic, lemon and turmeric ARE great helpers of blood flow. Oh and drink a lot of water. Did you know? Not drinking enough water thickens your blood and slows its circulation.

*Increase red blood cells count: Not having enough red blood cells, causes anaemia, chronic fatigue and other complications.

For normal people, increasing the red blood cells is as simple as adding Iron in your food. Eat more beans, raisins, green vegetables.

Top up on folic acids AKA vitamin B9 whenever you can. You find the folic acid in beans, lentils, peas and nuts (pumpkin seeds, cashews, sunflower seeds…)

Why not start your healthier snacking journey with the Nang Red-O-Pumpkin, Nang Safprika or Nang Cashew-Beet? (Click link to buy).

 

 

Eat to prevent/reduce inflammations:

Inflammations are part of the body healing system. They happen when the immune system goes into action without visible infection or injury. Arthritis, nerve pains, irritable bowels. Inflammations can go from regular increased pains up to chronic and Neuropathic pains.

To build your capital and also help reduce inflammations, start by cutting down on red meats, trans fats like margarine and deep fried foods as they increase free radicals in he body. Free Radicals trigger inflammations.

To reduce inflammations, add Ginger in your diet, it has an effect on gastro pains and arthritis pains.

Turmeric has an effect on most inflammations, so add it often in your savoury meals.

To reduce inflammations, eat walnuts, pistachios, almonds, peanuts, leafy greens, blueberries and oranges.

Why not start your ‘snack healthier’ journey with some savoury almonds, vanilla peanuts or turmeric pistachios? (Click link to buy).

These are just few ideas to help you start on your journey and tips for researching what you may need to build preventative capital for your body’s functions.

Did you find these useful? Should you have questions, please email miss-nang@outlook.com

Thank you for reading and for being part of the community.

Hortense, Founder.

Food colouring

October is usually the month when nature deploys its most beautiful colours as autumn settles in. Who doesn’t appreciate those colours? Do you like me actually stop to look at them and appreciate the gradience that can be reflected on one single tree leaf? 

I love colours, my whole life is dictated by colours my food and obviously the range of snacks on this website is full of colours. 

Nuts are notorious for being boring in colours. With Miss Nang Treats, I have made it my mission to beautify nuts and seeds while dressing them with the best flavours that can be added onto them without them losing their Super Food statuses. 

How I come up with the choice of colours and flavours? Day dreaming and observing nature and ingredients.  

The first decision is about what colour is missing from the collection of existing treats.

 Then comes the choice of the main ingredient that will produce the colour aimed at. 

The rest of ingredients and the choice of nuts is based on the leading colour. 

The choice of nut or seed will often depend on their behaviour in contact with liquid. Some nuts are less permeable than others and getting the colour to stay on them is a whole process.  

Whether we end up with a savoury or sweet snack will depend on the behaviour of the nut vis a vis the process. 

One of the snack that challenged me most was the Purple Lime. It took me almost a year and a half to get it right. During the process, I created a savoury snack that I wasn’t looking for before finally make it to the Purple Lime. Each batch still makes me nervous. 

I wasted so many packs of blueberries; I tried them whole, then, just worked with the skin of blueberries (had to wash clean the blueberries skins). Still didn’t work. They were tasty, actually really good, but didn’t look like what I wanted. Blanched almonds are expensive and my colleagues at the time where very happy with anything I turned up with. 

I finally decided to experiment with red cabbage. The problem with that, red cabbage changes colour when overcooked. Arrrrrggghh what a nightmare that was.  


I wanted to stop when I got the Mustard & All, but I was determined to create something purple… it must me sweet. When I kind of got there, stinky sweet red cabbage isn’t the most appealing I was close. All I needed to find now was another flavour the would compliment, but almost dominate the cabbage flavour. That was the lime.
I was in heaven when I found the right formula; purple lime is my proudest creation of the lot. And one of the most expensive of the collection too. Well worth tasting.

 

The other best discovery is the Nang Safprika, a cashew savoury snack that came about because I was searching for an orange coloured snack. Ingredients include paprika and Saffron. 

Miss Nang Treats is all about healthy and inclusive snacking, colour dictates the process and am glad to say that all the snacks receive fantastic review.

Do look out for the savoury trio special offer coming up this week end.

You are also invite to Instagram live chat this Sunday 4th October at 6pm for more conversation on food colouring and flavours.

Got questions, email Hortense at miss-nang@outlook.com, follow on twitter and Instagram @Missynang. Facebook @MissNang.

See you next month. �

How it started.

Hi! Am Hortense, founder of Miss Nang Treats. Few years ago, I suffered from Desmoid tumours. It was then recognised as a form of cancer a rare one that affected 2 people in a million. Today W.H.O. is still debating while researches continue on this ‘unicorn’.

My first surgery was in 1999, left me with a reconstructed left shoulder. After radiations, the tumour came back more aggressively, and I lost my 1 top rib along with about 40% use of my left arm. I had radiotherapy and chemotherapy and have been clear for a number of years now.

Desmoid is a rare disease and still fairly unknown. Today, it affects up to 4 people in a million. September happens to be Desmoid Awareness month. Info can be found at DTRF. please support the research if you can.

Since my ordeal, my body has never fully recovered I suffer from chronic pains, have a bone density problem, fragile teeth and am heavily anaemic. Am often on medication and do not always absorb nutrients in my food.

My health situation was not caused by my diet, but it has helped me to study and understand food a bit more. I was already a lover of nuts, but looking at them closely, I realised how undervalued these little kernels were.

Looking at what was on offer in supermarkets snacks’ aisles, I realised that many of them had unnecessary additives that could negate their nutritional values. The use of salt was exaggerated and most of them were deep fried.

I wondered why nuts weren’t paraded on golden pedestals for their amazing nutritional values.

Why weren’t they advertised as the superfood that they are? The answer is this:

*In their pursuit of high profits margins, the food industry does not take the time to slow roast nuts, it takes too long.

*Deep frying is easier, the nuts are uniform and oil provides a grip for salt to stick on the nut.

*The manufacturer add more salt because the more you eat, more you want.

This just to name a few reasons. So, there is are aspects of unhealthy-ness in the production of commercial nuts snacks and that is a bit of a dirty secret.

In creating Miss Nang Treats, I wanted the customer to discover the beauty and generosity in nutrients of nuts and seeds in general. I want to help people see how much snacking on none-mass-produced nuts or seeds snacks can be beneficial for their health. I want to encourage people the pay it forward and start including nuts in their snacking routine. A handful of nuts a day keep the doctor away and all that…

Now. I know how boring some nuts can be. They can at times taste like nothing. So, instead of just presenting customers with plain nuts, I apply the principle that parents use to make their children eat vegetables.

I make the nuts beautiful and enhance their taste as well as their already lengthy nutrients list. All done artisanally with a gentler manipulation, so the nuts don’t break or lose their Testa (nut coat) which are often packed full of nutrients. In our fast gain industry, you will often notice that peanuts do not have their Testa, because their manipulation can be an inconvenience.

The flavours from Miss Nang Treats nuts tell a story. They are often unusual and surprising. They make people curious and I am really delighted at every opportunity to tell people about the inspiration to create this or that flavour, the choice of nut, the colour and the ribbon, etc…

The beauty after tasting sessions on markets is to see the surprise on clients faces followed by ‘I never knew this could work with nuts.’ Or ‘I’ve never tasted anything like this.’

Eating nuts and seeds helped me build up on multiple vitamins and nutrients, the colouring and spices I use to transform them are more nutrients added to them and by the time they reach the clients, the snacks are doubly superfoods packed with nutrients a real palate adventure.

My health history resulted in me creating this beautiful range of snacks. Today, I want my customers to benefit from this range and fully enjoy collection while building up their immune system with invaluable nutrients.

There’s an opportunity to taste Miss Nang’s multi-packs at a reduced price on the website.

All are now £10 instead of £15 and all are postage free until 7th September.

Got any questions? Email miss-nang@outlook.com.

Thank you for your support.

Good bye for now.

What’s a treat?

Like many businesses, Miss Nang Treats has been through the mill. As we relaunch it is with the hope that the rest of this year will turn into something worth writing home about.

Covid19 has given many of us some real food for thoughts. Many of us will change our diet due to the learnings from the pandemic.

People are looking more closely at what they are eating. Many have learnt to cook for the first time and the word TREAT have been given back its true meaning.

What’s a treat? You ask. An event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure.

Treats have become so easily accessible that they had become everyday things. Supermarkets store ‘treats’ by truck loads and their non-scarcity made them regular treats, which in turn affected our diet as we struggled with ‘will power’.

Miss Nang Treats’ range really is a treat, their originality, their healthy ingredients and their scarcity make them definitely treats.

Not only that, the range is created to be visual, original and giftable…. Most importantly the whole range was created with health in mind.

More good news, they are plant based and great if looking for a gift for foodies or sweet vegan treats. Buy your friends some healthy nuts and seeds from the range to snack on. They will thank you for it.

At Miss Nang Treats, every snack is made with care and triaged by hand, insuring that all the healthy nuts and seeds nutrients are kept where they should be before they reach the snacker’s hands.

You will be tempted to eat it all at once, but remember, great snacks are to be enjoyed slowly, capturing every single ingredient . Giving your taste receptors break will put them back in neutral and ready to be hit with the next  exciting flavour.

Why not order your first box of nutty quirky healthy nuts snacks today? Visit the Multi-packs offers and start the degustation.

As far as treats are concerned, once you have finished your last order, you have to be patient while you wait for your next order to arrive. Which means, you are less likely to over indulge. Sounds like a plan? Let’s start.

We look forward to receiving your order and also your feedback.

Please do tell us your favourite one so far.

If you aren’t doing it already, follow Miss Nang Treats on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you for your custom.

Written by Hortense.

Nang Scottish Walnuts

This snack is savoury with a natural bitterness of the walnut enhanced by Scottish Whiskey. Its nuttiness is complimented by double roast Scottish oats. This snack is for foodies and taste seekers who can appreciate the nuances in a slightly bitter but salty foodie’s find. Best served for aperitifs.

This is definitely a luxury snack that will go well with cocktails either at home or in a gourmet bar.

Ingredients: Walnuts, cloves, Scottish whiskey, double roast Scottish oats, Pendja white corns, sea salt.

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Sold in packs of 100g.

Nang Mustard & All

 

Just like a painter trying to find that ideal colour for his next canvas, when mixing English mustard and purplely red cabbage just because of their strong contrasting colours lead to what is now known as the Mustard & All. “All” being for almonds and all the other ingredients.

While tasting the result of this luxurious rich in flavours savoury vegan snack, it was exciting to have birthed an alternative to the Nang Purple Lime that is as great to enjoy and share with all.

Ingredients: Blanched almonds, red cabbage, English mustard, sea salt, Caraway seeds, spring onions, garlic.

Sold in packs of 100g

In the Savoury taster set

in the 3 Almonds set

Nang Purple Lime

Made with roasted blanched almonds and covered with a red cabbage lime and cardamom fluffly cane sugar work, its taste is definitely unexpected and unique. Each person experiences this snack differently. Even people who hate cabbage have found this snack tasty.

It is visually purple, in taste, depending on palate and nose; you will either firstly taste cabbage that is quickly beaten down by the lime and cardamom.

With this little luxury snack, foodies snackers can definitely brag about having stumbled on this special snack find.

AND as are all the other Miss Nang Treats snacks, this one too is a great vegan treat that is also suitable for your Kosher snackers too.

It means if you are generous, you can share with every healthy snackers except people with nuts allergies of course.

Ingredients: Blanched almonds, soy milk, red cabbage, lime, cardamom, cane sugar, Essex sea salt

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Sold in packs of 100g 

Nang Satay Peanuts

The Japanese call it Satay, Nigerians call stews, in French it is sauce d’arachides. Usually served with rice or boiled yellow or green plantain

The Nang Satay Peanuts was inspired by all the above but its taste is a reminder of a Thai satay sauce with that lime which pierces through all the other ingredients. This one snack will take you through another voyage through your palate as it has become the habit of most Miss Nang treats.

If you are a fan of clean eating and a healthy lifestyle this savoury vegan treat will definitely help you as you indulge in some healthy snacking.

We hope you find it as “adventurous” as its creator find it. Happy snacking! The red ribbon was chosen for this snack because of its strong Asian background.

Ingredients: Peanuts, Garlic, ginger, coconut oil & cream, black pepper, lime juice & zest, stock cube, sea salt.

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Sold in packs of 100g 

Nang CoCafe Hazel

Who does not love the taste of Hazelnuts in desserts especially in French desserts? I do.

The Nang CoCafe Hazel is a lightly roast hazelnut snack recovered with a fantastic exotic and fluffy caramel that will release the taste of coffee (decaf), coconut and sea salt as soon as the nuts starts to crumble under the pressure of teeth.

Coffee haters have been known to fall for this fantastic addictive snack: “I don’t event like coffee, but these are so goooood.” KB

Ingredients: Hazelnuts, cane sugar, sea salt, coconut, decaf coffee.

Here are some nutritional facts about Hazelnut:

  • It is big on fibre… those are great for bowel function easy number 2
  • It is full of antioxidant
  • For your vitamin E top up, look no further
  • Hazelnut apparently can provide up to 30% of the recommended daily intake of folate so if you are prone to anaemia, this is the deal

This truly is a fantastic snack. Like every good think, consume with moderation.

Sold in packs of 100g