The healthy awards 2020: food & drink
From the healthy snacks you love to your favourite supplements, clean beauty buys and more, the annual healthy awards – voted for by readers – are your chance to tell us the products you can’t live without. Here are your winners in the food and drink categories…
Nakd Salted Caramel
Fruit & Nut Bar
Finding a snack that’s delicious yet good for you can be surprisingly tricky, even in health-conscious 2020. So no wonder you adore Nakd’s moreish Salted Caramel bars, made only from natural ingredients. This is your firm favourite, containing dates, raisins, cashews, peanuts, and a smidgeon of sea salt, plus it’s vegan, wheat- and gluten-free. Enjoy with a cuppa, or stash in your bag.
Ricola Lemon Mint Herbal Sweets
These mouthwatering sweets are sugar-free, contain a blend of 13 Swiss herbs, and soothe scratchy throats. We’re fans of this zesty flavour and the pocket-sized pack.
Best healthy snack
Eat Real Sea Salt Hummus Chips
When you’re fighting off cravings for a pack of ready salted, many of you turn to these yummy bites made from chickpea flour – delivering all the satisfying crunch of potato crisps but a massive 48 per cent lower in fat. Plus they’re vegan, gluten-free and free from all 14 declarable allergens.
Captain Kombucha – Raspberry
A fermented tea, kombucha is rich in probiotics, which support the gut with healthy bacteria. You love this bio-organic raspberry version brewed from green tea and organic ingredients.
Best free-from product
Rude Health Organic Almond Drink
This dairy-free drink blends creamy, crushed organic almonds with rice and pure mountain spring water for a refreshing, nutty alternative to milk. Rice provides a natural, silky sweetness so there’s no need for thickeners or added sugars. Perfect on cereal, in coffee or on its own, you love it for its great taste, creamy texture and true versatility.
The Beginnings Almond Crackers
These fibre-rich, low-sugar, gluten-free crackers hit the hunger spot perfectly. Made with filling almonds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds, and delicately flavoured with herbs and spices, they’re vegan too.
Best sports bar
Clif Peanut Butter Bar
Full of heart-healthy fats, protein and fibre, peanut butter can provide a slow release of energy as part of a balanced diet. Plus, it tastes great. You love it as a creamy filling in this on-the-go snack bar, made with organic oats and wholegrains. Each bar has up to seven grams of plant-based protein, to aid muscle repair and recovery.
Trek Cocoa Oat Flapjack
Research shows that protein-rich snacks can help keep you going for longer, just one of the reasons why you love this oaty energy bar. As well as providing an impressive nine grams of protein per serving, it’s topped with a layer of rich dark chocolate.