What will you be taking away this summer?

Last summer I was stood in a queue in Zagreb train station on a Sunday morning getting ready to board a train to Sarajevo.  Balkan trains not being comparable to others in Eastern Europe, my travelling companion and I decided it best to stock up on snacks for the day’s journey.  We found ourselves standing in a queue with a vegetarian Australian girl.  When it came to the girl’s turn to order food from the bakery, she asked what vegetarian options there were.  She was met with a bleak response which to my travelling companion and I was not a surprise at all.  It was more of a surprise to find a solely vegetarian (although it did serve fish so I suppose it was really pescatarian) restaurant in Sarajevo.  The vegetarian Austalian was told by the young girl in the bakery that the only option was croissants.  After purchasing five croissants, the Australian boarded a train to Berlin.

Vegetarianism and Veganism are not particularly popular options in Eastern Europe.  Although Eastern European countries have many great vegetarian dishes, it seems inconceivable to locals to eat these alone.  For those who have been among the first to include travel into their corporate lifestyles, it was not unusual to pack up a suitcase full of Mars bars and jet off to foreign climes.  However, for vegetarians and vegans heading off to Eastern Europe this summer Natural Balance Foods have created a superior option.

The Natural Balance Foods Trek Protein Crunch Flapjacks are the new editions to the original TREK line – Delicious flavours to ensure you never tire of eating the same old boring snack – Oat Crunch, Cherry Crunch are both flapjacks made with a unique high-protein recipe to support sustained energy levels and fullness.The flapjacks are all freshly made and transport one back to a day of Mother and and Grandmother’s home treats!

TREK’s Mixed Berry, Peanut & Oat and Cocoa Brownie are low-calorie based and contain Ginkgo and Ginseng to help improve sight, balance and total wellbeing for the body.  The bars are between 89-98% fat-free, with 11 grams of protein, 4 grams of fibre, 33-38 grams of healthy carbohydrates and 200-249 calories.

Natural Balance Foods have also tapped into the ever-increasing and evolving vegan market and appeal to the increasing number suffering from allergies, by ensuring all their products are vegan, non GMO, what free and dairy free.  For children, the NAKD Amazin’

Raisins prove to be ideal.  In Orange, Cherry, Lemon and Pineapple (natural) flavours, they provide a welcome change from the usual slightly odd-smelling and off-putting health food children turn their noses up to.  The Trek bars are parituclarly popular with record-braking athletes and sporting folk alike and even has the seal of approval from the British Athletic Commission.  It is no wonder Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise are all reported to be fans of the snacks.

Natural Balance Foods are available to buy at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, Boots, Fresh & Wild, Holland & Barrett and +1,000 independent outlets.  For further information on Natural Balance Foods visit www.eatnakd.com or telephone, 08444 457 108.

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