One of the best things about being a dietitian & health blogger is trying out new healthy foods, and as someone who LOVES to snack I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest NINE bars; a brand which I first blogged about in 2013!
In case you’ve never heard of NINE before, they are one of my favourite healthy snack bars not only because they taste absolutely amazing (and these new flavours are OUT OF THIS WORLD) but because they contain between 60 and 70% healthy mixed seeds; sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, chia and flax to be specific.
NINE come in at around 200 calories; and so make an ideal snack for between meals or addition to breakfast or dessert (scroll down for my suggestions!). They are also:
- Free-from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives – hurray!
- Gluten and wheat free – ideal if you have coeliac disease or you’re intolerant
- High in fibre – great for digestion!
- Vegan friendly – meaning everyone can enjoy them
- A source of protein – for fullness
- High in unsaturated fats – for heart and health!
As I’ve already alluded to, I like to get creative with my snack bars; in particular I love adding them (broken up) to:
- Porridge for a hot breakfast
- Fresh fruit & yoghurt for a cold breakfast
- Low sugar ice-cream & frozen berries for a healthy dessert!
Don’t get me wrong though; I still love snack bars for what they are (a snack!!) and at the moment I’m really enjoying having a couple of bars during my clinics; I’m currently 21 weeks pregnant and still get really hungry every 2 to 3 hours! The NINE bars are so handy to keep in my car and bag for an emergency healthy snack on the go!
As you’ve probably seen from the images; the two new flavours from NINE Salted Caramel and Cocoa Orange. They are honestly out of this world and if you have a sweet tooth like me then I am sure you will love them too.
Salted Caramel is DELICIOUS but if you’re after a healthy chocolate fix then I cannot recommend Cocoa Orange enough; it is seriously scrumptious and even gives Terry a run for his money 😉
So now that I’ve tempted you with these tantalising photographs of yummy snack bars, I have something exciting for you; not only a discount code for TWENTY PERCENT off (yes I know!) but a chance to win one of two 3 month supplies (that’s 5 boxes which is 100 bars!!) 🙂
- Where to Buy & Discount Code!
You can pick up these two amazing new flavours of NINE BAR (in the boxes featured above); Salted Caramel & Cocoa Orange on the NINE brand website and even better you can get 20% off the entire NINE range with my exclusive discount code ‘NICSNINE’ – just enter this code at the checkout stage to redeem.
Alternatively, if you’re at the supermarket then you can pick up a pack of 3 of the Salted Caramel bars for just £1.50 in Asda.
Hurray! I’m giving away a total of TWO x 3 month supplies of NINE bars; one 3 month supply over on my Instagram page and one 3 month supply over on my Facebook page; simply head over there to be in with a chance of winning!
Have you tried NINE bars before?! If so I would love to know your favourite flavour!
*This blog post was written in collaboration with NINE. All words are my own and are 100% honest. Please read my disclaimer page for more information about brand collaborations.