Children develop their eating habits at a young age. In general, food preferences are shaped by early experiences with friends and family at home and school.It’s common for parents to struggle with young children over eating a healthy, balanced diet. One reason for this is that biologically, humans can differentiate between sweet and bitter from […]
At Laid Back Snacks, we believe all children and families should have access to healthy food, and the love and support they need to live a healthy and happy life.
That’s why we’re giving 10% of all online sales this week to Mamas for Mamas, a Canadian non-profit organization supporting mothers, caregivers and families […]
Snack cravings don’t have to sabotage your otherwise healthy diet. Laid Back Snacks brings you delicious, high protein and vegan options that nourish the body and delight the palate.
Our philosophy of 80% fuel and 20% fun translates into goodies that erase temptations for empty-calorie junk food. Almonds and chickpeas are two of our […]
Society has transformed in many ways since June 1969 when the Stonewall Uprising against Manhattan police took place. The resistance that arose back then inspired Pride Month. Every June, Pride Month celebrates the culture, contributions, and humanity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals. Use this Pride Month as an opportunity to discover […]
The U.S. and Canada feature some of the most breathtaking hiking trails in the world. If you want to get out and explore the outdoors, you can make the most of your experience by hiking along any of these premier trails. You can also bring some healthy snacks to keep you energized as you […]
If you want to create a Happy Mother’s Day for your momma that she’ll remember, you can get her a special gift that she won’t expect. A unique Mother’s Day gift can offer your mom a refreshing change from the norm. With this gift guide, you’ll have an easier time deciding on the perfect […]
Gut health has become a wellness trend in recent years, but the truth is that it’s an issue that affects more than just your digestion
Everyone has what’s known as a “gut microbiome,” which just means that there are millions of bacteria living in your gut. Most of them are good, and they help your […]
Need new recipe ideas for Mother's Day? Show your love with these two brunch recipes that use your Mother's Day gift box!
In November 2020, co-owners Neil and Ryley welcomed baby Henry (future snack-packer) into the world! For Ryley’s first Mother’s Day, we’ve curated two gift boxes that are sure to bring a huge smile to all Mommas in your life.
Partnering with other small, women-owned businesses has always been a passion for our team. So when […]
Whenever possible, it’s important to spend your money in support of people and causes that resonate with you. To help celebrate women in business, consider shopping with these companies that are owned and operated by female entrepreneurs.
Leze The Label
Leze The Label is the brainchild of Karen and Tanya Lee. This unique brand of recycled […]
This is the second installment of our new blog series called ‘Meet the Team’! Today we’re excited to introduce you to Nicole, our talented Product Designer. Nicole is a co-op student from the University of British Columbia. She works in a multitude of different areas with Laid Back Snacks, from marketing initiatives to technology […]
Easter is just around the corner! To get your full Easter mode on, try these Fudge Rice Crispy Bars with C’mon Cinnamon on top by Erb and Spice
Easter Fudge Rice Crisps Squares with Laid Back Snacks C’mon Cinnamon developed by Erb and Spice
Rice crispy base:
2 1/3 cup rice crisps ½ cup peanut butter (or any […]
Wine is often best savoured with a snack, and there are many snack ideas that can make your next glass of wine more enjoyable. It’s also possible to find low-calorie snacks that go great with certain wines. You can even make your own charcuterie board that includes different snacks to go with your wines.
This is the launch of a new blog series called ‘Meet the Team!’ Here we introduce you, our Laid Back Snacks community, to the amazing people working hard to fill our snack promise of creating the best healthy and delicious snacks for delivery every day. This series celebrates the wonderful contributions our team members […]
Valentine’s Day is one of the best times of year to get your significant other a special gift. If you’re tired of giving just flowers or chocolates, there are other tokens of affection that can make the perfect romantic gifts. Any of these five Valentine’s Day gift alternatives are sure to make the special […]
Black History Month is a fantastic time to not only learn about Black history and culture but also to find out more about the Black-owned businesses in your local community.
To show your support during the month of February, here are 9 Black-owned businesses from Canada to check out. For a more comprehensive list of […]
Naked Snacks started in 2014 with a mission to provide healthy snacking options people can trust, with no compromise on great taste. I remember after launch when the first customer asked me, “Should I be naked when I eat these?” We laughed and then I didn’t think much about it…until the next person asked […]
Before Atkins, Paleo, or juice cleanses, food was simply looked at as a source of survival. A means to fuel our bodies each day. Fast forward to 2016, and it gets much more complicated.
Scroll through Twitter or pick up a magazine, and it seems like everyone is looking to fad diets and quick […]
Hooray for summer! While this season is all about kicking back and enjoying the sunshine, for most this time of the year packs even busier schedules. There are weddings to attend, school holidays to plan, outdoor activities to organise, and those trips aren’t going to happen without you!
When life gets busy it’s even more […]
Whether it’s a salty crunch or a decadent spoonful, we all have a vice (or three) that we just can’t resist. It’s the same thing each time. One look at a bag of chips or a bowl of M&M’s and all of a sudden we’re trapped in the Bermuda Triangle of junk food.
There’s no […]
You know the feeling: your eyelids are closing, your head feels like a bag of coconuts, and time seems to be standing still. Yep, we’re talking about the dreaded afternoon slump.
Whether it was a late night watching Scandal re-runs, consoling your preschooler about monsters under the bed, or spending hours filling out expense […]
At Laid Back Snacks (formerly known as Naked Snacks) we work hard to make sure we offer so much more than just convenience. Our products are also designed to be extremely versatile. We love reinventing our flavours into easy and nourishing recipes to suit any busy lifestyle. At the moment, our kitchen is completely […]
If we had to make a list of what brings us joy each day, it would look a little something like this: food, family, food, health, food, fitness, food and friends. Oh, did we mention food? Clearly we’re passionate about what we eat. After all, food is an expression of love, a source of […]
From its antioxidant-rich content to its heart-healthy benefits, studies have shown that chocolate doesn’t have to be a guilty treat. Not all chocolate is created equal, however. These benefits are only prevalent in the dark varieties that are 70% or higher (sorry, those mini Halloween treats don’t count).
If you’ve had a chance to […]
Moms are the undisputed champs of multi-tasking. In any given hour, these wonder women are juggling field trips, preparing meals, helping with homework, assisting with lego towers and Skyping Gramma all at the same time. In light of the most important day of the year coming up (ahem, Mother’s Day), we at Laid Back […]
It’s no secret that this season is all about giving, and if you’re a notorious last-minute shopper, then maybe this is the year to switch things up. From the discerning foodie to the restless globetrotter, we’ve made it easier than ever to make someone smile.
If you have a ramen-eating, late-night studying, budget-conscious student […]
Though our unique snack flavours definitely get the most attention from customers, our boxes come in a close second. We deliver your Laid Back Snacks (formerly known as Naked Snacks) in a fun and durable box that can easily be reused many times over. In fact, we’re always asked about ways to reinvent them. […]
This summer, thousands of Canadians will be hitting the road to explore our beautiful backyard. Whether it’s the Okanagan or Niagara Falls, packing up the car and heading out on the highway is one of the things we do best!
There are plenty of reasons why road trippin’ is a great escape for the family. […]
Superfoods and trendy diets come and go with each browser refresh, it seems. There’s one healthy habit that’s managed to hold strong through it all: the beloved smoothie! Easy to make, delicious, and portable, the team at Laid Backs Snacks (formerly known as Naked Snacks) can’t get enough of them. When paired with a […]
‘Tis the season of giving and as far as being charitable goes, Canadians can be pretty generous. We rank sixth on the World Giving Index and gave a total of $8.6 billion in donations and 1.96 billion volunteer hours in 2013, as reported by StatsCan. That’s billion with a b.
But we understand it can […]
There are three places you’re most likely to find Cam on any given day: in the outdoors breathing the fresh mountain air, at her favourite shop tucking into a warm cup of tea, or stretching into warrior pose at the yoga-locale du jour.
But no matter the activity or distance from home, a handful of […]
Every year we know it’s coming, yet every year winter sneaks up on us. We’ll be lacing up for a sunny fall trail run and BAM: the cold hits us like a smoothie to the face.
It can be easy to use this as an excuse to retreat inside and watch another episode on Netflix, […]
Fresh fruit is hard to beat in the summer; juicy peaches, tangy berries, the joy of discovering something new at the local fruit stand. But sometimes life is just too go-go-go to enjoy these small delights. It’s not like you’re gonna drag a whole pineapple on a hike…
That’s where dried fruit comes in. It’s got […]
PB and J. Kermit and Miss Piggy. Beards and flannel. Some things are just meant to be together – and here at Laid Back Snacks (formerly known as Naked Snacks), we LOVE to find the perfect pairings for our snacks.
That’s why we teamed up with the guys at The Good Stuff in Vancouver to […]
When you think of high-fibre foods, you probably think of the unappealing stuff your grandparents swore by to “keep them regular.” While it’s true that getting enough fibre in your diet is crucial for healthy digestion, the good news is that eating high-fibre foods can actually be delicious.
Why a Fibre-rich Diet is Important
Eating enough […]
What happens when you add tasty, wholesome snacks to a drool-worthy cookie? You get a cookie that’s deliciously good for you. It’s all about the 80 / 20.
Try adding chopped Maple Praline Almonds, Wholesome Yogi or even Orchard Apple Rings to this healthy take on a chocolate chunk cookie:
Makes about 12-13 jumbo cookies. Prep […]
With back-to-back meetings, deadlines looming, and unanswered emails piling up in your inbox, finding the time to prepare a healthy snack may seem downright impossible. To make matters worse, there’s a half eaten birthday cake in the kitchen that won’t stop calling your name.
The struggle is oh-so-real.
If your workplace constantly challenges your willpower, it […]
We’ve all heard the saying: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
Maybe your mom liked to remind you as you ran out the door each morning, or maybe it’s something you find yourself saying to your own kids.
The true validity of the phrase is under constant debate, especially with the rise of […]
The team behind Laid Back Snacks (formerly known as Naked Snacks) is as dynamic and full of goodness as the tasty treats you love to munch on.
Annabelle Choi is our consulting recipe creator and a relatively new addition to the Laid Back Snacks (used-to-be Naked Snacks) team. She’s an impressive baker and a bit […]
The days are getting busier, the mercury is dropping and tempting treats are everywhere. It’s officially the holidays and with it comes the annual struggle to stay motivated and continue hitting the gym. But what if you could actually spend less time working out this holiday and still stay on track with your health goals?
Go Green! 5 Steps to Supercharge Your Salad
For years salads have had a pretty bad rap. Notoriously thought of as “diet food”, they’re often made with iceberg lettuce, mushy tomatoes, and store-bought croutons drowned in a bottle of ranch dressing. No thank you!
It’s time for a salad shake-up. With an abundance of fresh produce, […]
Did you know that one in three Canadians lives with diabetes?
If you’ve been recently diagnosed, it might feel overwhelming to try to understand how to manage all of the lifestyle changes that come along with your diagnosis. Unfortunately, it might also feel like you won’t be able to enjoy your favourite foods anymore.
While it’s […]
Increase your energy and save some money by packing these three nutrient-rich and satisfying lunches with you to school or work! And don’t forget to include snacks, such as a piece of fruit, or a handful of trail-mix from Laid Back Snacks (formerly known as Naked Snacks) in your brown lunch bag.
Hearty and flavourful, […]
It’s safe to say that if you’re still working toward your New Year’s resolution at the beginning of February, then you’re on-track to succeed – or at least doing better than most.
Resolutions are what we love to love when the countdown is on, bubbly is flowing and our hopes are high for the coming […]
With the official start of spring behind us and summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting back outside – and we’re not just talking about the garden.
Spring is the perfect time to swap the gym for a dose of fresh air without fighting icy roads or sweltering sidewalks. Exercising […]
We’ve all heard that snacking between meals is good for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Holistic nutritionist Zain Saraswati has explained on our blog that snacking a few times a day between meals keeps blood sugar balanced, prevents overeating, ensures our metabolism stays revved and increases overall nutrition needs.
But what about when snacks are your sole sustenance during the […]
In 2020, back to school season means learning how to homeschool. If you’re taking the homeschool route, you’ll quickly find that it is challenging but has many positive aspects like flexibility. The rigidity and routine largely necessary at a community school do not have to apply. You and you children can set up a […]
If you are looking for great Christmas gift ideas or perfect gifts to stuff stockings or gift baskets, here are a selection of unique products that are for sale! Many of these special gifts can be found at small and local Canadian businesses, and buying from any of these stores will also allow you […]
Once the holidays have come and gone, many people may be feeling like they need a cleanse to start the new year off right. If you’ve indulged in a few too many treats and adult beverages this holiday season, here are a few tips to kick off a post-holiday detox that will leave you […]
We all have those days. You know the ones, when nothing but an ooey-gooey plate of mac and cheese or square of hot lasagna will hit the spot. Ahh, the joys of comfort food…
But as happy as the brain may be, comfort foods rarely lead to the healthiest choices. They can also derail the […]
Travelling over the holidays can be super stressful; and even more so if you’re travelling with kids. Whether you’re driving, flying or taking a train, the good news is that there are a few tricks you can employ to make holiday trips more fun for everyone.
1. Pack plenty of healthy snacks.
Snacks are a tried-and-true […]
It’s Sunday night after an action-packed weekend with the family when that familiar feeling of dread suddenly hits: it’s lunch-prep time.
We totally get it.
The team at Laid Backs (formerly known as Naked Snacks) is always on the hunt for ways to make your life a little easier – and a little tastier. We’ve helped […]
We all make resolutions to be healthier, happier versions of ourselves every time the new year rolls in, but the unexpected arrival of COVID-19 has made that more difficult.
If you’re working from home, here are a few tips for staying healthy during quarantine.
1. Try an At-home Workout
There are lots of ways that you can […]
We don’t need to tell you that life is better when it’s balanced. It’s why we snack by the 80/20 rule: 80% whole grown goodness and 20% earned indulgence. (Dark chocolate, anyone?)
That’s probably why we’re such big fans of Vancouver-based dietitian, Lindsay Pleskot. She’s built her practice around a similar philosophy, helping clients make […]
If you followed the Laid Back Snacks (formerly known as Naked Snacks) journey on Instagram, then you’ve probably heard of our friend Tori Wesszer, Registered Dietitian and the brilliant beauty behind Fraîche Living. Tori has been an incredible supporter of our small business since the very beginning, and it’s been a dream of ours […]
When was the last time you scheduled time just for yourself? If the answer is “I can’t remember”, then you’re not alone.
Constantly being plugged-in has meant that we’re always on-call, giving everyone else our time and attention instead of offering that same care to ourselves. This kind of neglect can build up stress in […]
Ahhh, summertime. The season of road trips, camping trips and trips to the beach; when the sun keeps shining until 9 PM and weekends are always much too short.
We often think of summer as a time to get away on an adventure or two, but who says you have to go far? Sometimes the […]
With lockdown orders still ongoing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to start 2021 right and take care of both your physical and mental health! Neglecting these vital aspects of your wellbeing could put you in a slump and cause you additional emotional distress that will make life tougher to […]
Getting enough protein in your diet is extremely important for healthy living, and the most recently updated version of the Canada food guide is making sure to emphasize that for everyone.It’s common for people to associate protein with eating meat. While it’s true that lean meats like fish and chicken are great sources of […]
Fall has arrived, and the squirrels bustling among the trees know what they’re doing. Nuts embody one of Nature’s most perfect foods. Because people are almost as enthusiastic about nuts as squirrels, they celebrate National Nuts Day!
Nutty humans are looking forward to National Nuts Day 2020 on October 22. You may already know facts […]
Plant-based snacks are a great place to start when you want to establish healthier eating habits. High protein vegan snacks have the flavour to excite you and the nutrition to satisfy your hunger. Munch on vegan snacks with pride instead of feeling like you gave into the temptation of junk food.
Plant-based snacks with nuts, […]
September is Better Breakfast Month which means it’s time to improve your diet by making good breakfast choices! Healthy breakfast recipes can be both affordable and fast to make. Chia pudding can even be made the night before and provide perfect convenience when you’re still not quite awake in the morning. Even if you […]
September 2, 2020 marks World Coconut Day, which celebrates the versatility and nutrition of the coconut. Delicious coconut can adapt to suit various savoury dishes and sweet treats. On top of supplying fat and protein, coconut products contain manganese, which is an important mineral for bone health and metabolic function. The copper and iron […]
Snacks during pregnancy can make a significant impact on your daily nutrition. Reaching for junk food undermines the healthfulness of your diet when your body’s demand for nutrients is peaking. So to prevent this, you could choose healthy pregnancy snacks to satisfy your cravings and improve your overall nutrition!
Fortunately, there are many pregnancy snacks […]
You may enjoy the benefits of a ketogenic diet, but you can certainly expand your snacking options. As many packaged snack foods are too high in carbohydrates to be keto-friendly, you can choose to make low carb snacks at home.
But homemade snacks aren’t your sole option. In recent years, with the popularity of the […]
If this is your year to focus on wellness, then there’s an app for that. In fact, there are a number of health and wellness tools that can make your journey to wellness easier and more fun. Here are five we recommend.
1. Sleep Cycle
Sleep Cycle is a free app for iPhone and Android that […]
Well, did you hear the news?! We added 7 brand new snacks to our menu of munchies last month and we think you’re going to flip for them.
You now have 30 delicious, wholesome snacks to choose from when curating your next box – the most snacks ever! Just think of all the possible combos: […]
We’ve all heard the list: drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, limit your screen time, take breaks from sitting… But what if we’re already doing all those? Is that it? We’ve reached peak wellness potential?
Don’t worry, the journey isn’t over yet. (Sorry.)
Health and wellness is all about making sustainable tweaks and edits that […]
When it comes to getting dinner on the table during the week, creativity may not rank very high on the list of priorities. We toootally get it. It’s a good day when the food hits the plate before the hanger sets in.
But on days when you have a bit of extra time, it can […]
It’s always a bit of a letdown when the holidays are over. The decorations have been put away, the New Year’s ball has dropped and the next long weekend feels like it’s months away.
You’re not alone if you feel a bit deflated this time of year.
In fact, 2 to 3% of Canadians suffer from […]
As a parent, sibling, friend or (let’s be honest) fellow passenger, you probably know the challenges that come with travelling with kids. There’s that point in the trip where things go from hopeful to manageable to tolerable to disastrous, sometimes in 4.5 seconds flat. And even if you mastered that one trip to the […]
This week Holistic Nutritionist Zain Saraswati is sharing why healthy snacking is not only an important component of a balanced diet, but also aids weight loss, increases energy levels, and improves overall vitality.
We grow up learning that three meals a day will give our body the nourishment it needs. We’re also taught when to […]
It’s no surprise that January is all about renewal and goal setting. The online world is trending with articles about detoxing, cleansing, and of course the word that started it all: resolutions. While self-improvement is a noble aim, overly ambitious goals can often do more harm than good. That’s why we’re proposing a resolution […]
Canada is awash with food that’s scientifically proven to taste amazing, but does nothing to help the body. And if the food we eat isn’t helping our bodies, then you can bet it’s hurting it.
I started Naked Snacks to help three wonderful people in my life with this exact issue. Chances are you have […]