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Healthy Snacking With SmartEats

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Two days ago, when the doorbell rang, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a sample box of snacks from SmartEats, a company that promotes healthy snacking. This was a review pack kindly coordinated by the fabulous health blogger Sangeeta Khanna who cooks up some awesome posts on her blog. She is also the nutritionist at SmartEats.

One thing is for sure – I may not be a regular snacker (yeah, gotta watch that shapely butt) – but I do enjoy tasting stuff and then trying the recipe. Especially when it is labeled healthy.

I consider myself very lucky to have grown up in a family where everyone cooked – including the men. And they were amazingly creative. Snacks were a regular feature, and of course they were home made and healthy. My Grandmother was a great cook and my Mom inherited that touch. Buying ready to eat stuff was unheard of. If a biscuit packet came into the house, it was from a visitor. Can you imagine my biggest fantasy was to eat a full pack of glucose biscuits? Forbidden treats. They were not encouraged at home because they were considered empty calories, which was true.

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But then, our homemade stuff was so tasty we didn’t miss outside stuff. Also, there was always a variety. We had healthy eating habits. We would finish dinner at 6 pm and be in bed by 9 pm. Those who had hunger pangs before bedtime were allowed a glass of milk. Day time snacks also included fresh fruits and dry fruits. No wonder we never put on weight.

So anyway, intrigued by the concept of healthy snacking, we checked out the contents of the SmartEats box. My son helpfully reminded me to take photos, lest I forget. (Thank you, Vidur). Here’s the box:

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Nicely packed. Neatly arranged in strong individual labeled pouches. Some were zip-locked, some did not need to be.

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SmartEats advertise themselves as “Smart Choice for Healthier You!”

Here’s what I received in the box:

Yummy Jaipuri Mixture
A roasted, not fried, mix of delicious and healthy lentils, seeds, grams and peanuts

Walnut Brownie Biscotti
A whole wheat brownie with flavors of dark chocolate and walnuts

Magic Masala Roasted Nuts
A lightly spiced power snack of almonds and cashews. Almonds skin helps prevent cancer. This snack is a great source of good fats and minerals.

Fruity Cashew Caribbean Cookies
A healthy whole wheat cookie with crinchie bites of cashews, a good source of healthy heart Oleic acid and real fruits.

Festival Fruits
A blend of specially dehydrated fruit with all the micro nutrients intact.

Fruity Granola Bar
A crunchy chewy bar enriched with goodness of oats, honey and fruits

Talk about a powerful six-pack eh?

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My experience and review of SmartEats

If there’s one thing I really love about my folks, it is their enthusiasm in digging into something new. So we did.  Here’s what we enjoyed.

Vidur just loved this Walnut Brownie Biscotti. It is a good thing neither Sury nor I are crazy about these. I’ve never enjoyed hard biscuits. So he’s pretty happy about having to finish it.

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Next, we tried the Fruity Cashew Caribbean Cookies. Individually packed, these were soft and chewy. Yum. I liked that they were not sweet.

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We opened the Fruity Granola Bar next. These were also individually packed. I liked that. May as well taste it, we thought, on a roll. It tasted good. To me it was coconut-y, but maybe that’s just me. Would make a good snack on the go.

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It was close to dinner time and we decided to pack it up and resume the tasting session the next day.

Fast forward to the next day and post-lunch saw us opening the next two packs. First, we opened the Festival Fruits pack. The assortment was yummy. I recognized pieces of grapes and apples. Personally I prefer plain dried fruits but my folks enjoyed the sweetened bits.

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Sury loved the masala nuts. Again, I prefer plain almonds and stopped at tasting them. The rest of us loved them. Plain almonds are my regular healthy snacking go-to, on days when I have to stave off hunger.

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Wait – there’s one more pack right? Jaipuri mixture. I haven’t opened it yet as we had enough today. The thing is, Vidur usually has no time to snack and Sury does not prefer to eat between meals. I am thankful to them for being such sports and helping me with the review.

I love the concept of healthy snacking. The ingredients in SmartEats are all nutritious. Seeing that Sangeeta was the nutritionist helped, as her recipes are fantastic.

All the snacks tasted good.

I liked that none of the sweet snacks were overly sweet.

This snack box is a great idea.

I confess though, that I prefer homemade snacks if I had to snack. I am gratified that I enjoy cooking and my folks consider me a good cook.

Would I buy the box? Yes. It is a nice occasional treat and would make a lovely gift.

SmartEats’ concept is novel.  Their goal is to promote healthy snacking and they conveniently home deliver these.

Here’s what they are offering:

Healthy snacks that taste great
All natural & wholesome food
Nutritionist approved
New recipes every month
Box full of snacks for Rs.399 per month
Free Shipping

Here is what they promise:

  • All natural with zero artificial flavor, fragrance, color or preservative
  • Healthy fats and ZERO Trans Fat which means food with balanced calories and good fats
  • Low glycemic index  – eat safely without worrying about a surge in blood glucose or insulin to help maintain a good metabolism
  • Natural Preservation – cooking, baking or dehydrating the snacks in such a way as to keep it fresh for a month.
  • Natural antioxidant rich snacks using fruits to keep it healthy and flavorful.
  • Nutritious mix of carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins with healthy calories

To learn more about SmartEats, please visit their website.

Do I recommend them? Yes.

Disclosure: I received one review pack from SmartEats, thanks to Sangeeta

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Question for you

Do you enjoy snacking?

What are your favorite go-to snacks?

Please share in the comments!

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Tara R.
    November 11, 2013 at 3:26 am

    All of your goodies sound delicious!
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      Vidya Sury
      November 11, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Wish I could share them with you Tara! Hugs!
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      Avni Garg
      November 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Very true Tara, You can order your Smarteats box even if you are not based in NCR and Delhi.
      We are working out a Pan India delivery partner agreement and hopefull soon be able to distribute everywhere. Till then we are taking special requests on mail and shipping to other cities.

      Avni Garg
      CoFounder

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    Jairam Mohan
    November 11, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Looks like you had a good snacking Sunday 😀
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    Fab
    November 11, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Lovely review!! The hubs fell in love with the granola bar and asked if we could order packs of just that 🙂
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      Avni Garg
      November 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Very true Tara, You can order your Smarteats box even if you are not based in NCR and Delhi.
      We are working out a Pan India delivery partner agreement and hopefull soon be able to distribute everywhere. Till then we are taking special requests on mail and shipping to other cities.

      Avni Garg
      CoFounder

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        Avni Garg
        November 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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        Avni Garg
        November 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

        Sorry,this reply was meant for Tara.

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      Avni Garg
      November 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Go ahead and place an order and we’ll call you to customize your box 🙂

      Avni Garg
      CoFounder

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    PhenoMenon
    November 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Snacks and health was always an oxymoron untill now eh 🙂

    PhenoMenon

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    richa singh
    November 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Unlike you I love snacks 😀 and this one collection sounds like an interesting buy. Honestly all words put together and that green Fruity Cashew Caribbean Cookies picture on one side, the picture wins! It looked super cute <3
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      Avni Garg
      November 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      Truly said Richa Singh , you can place your order and try our Delicious,Unique and 100% Natural snacks .

      Avni Garg
      CoFounder

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    Shilpa Garg
    November 11, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I love snacks. And these are so many healthy snack options!! Will check them out, definitely!!
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    Hrishi
    November 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I love snacking.. However most of my choices are not healthy 😛

    Will go through their site and check it out. The nuts and biscuits look promising
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    G Angela
    November 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    loved the nuts vidya !! must check this out ..thanks for sharing !!
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    Corinne Rodrigues
    November 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I’m currently enjoying my box too – and like that I got slightly different contents – except for the biscotti and the Jaipuri mixture. So far I like everything – and the Jaipuri mixture is a big hit – it’s almost over! 😉
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      Avni Garg
      November 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Glad to know that you liked everything in the box.

      Avni Garg
      CoFounder

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    Suzy
    November 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Sounds yummy for me sounds dangerous for my son – he is severely allergic to all nuts (life threatening stuff) so definitely not healthy for him! Isn’t it amazing that stuff we take for granted can be someone’s poison!
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    Rachna
    November 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Great review, Vidya! I got my box today and am already on to it :).
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    Kalpana Solsi
    November 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    The Carribean cookies looked like palak idlis to me. I snack on raisins.

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    Jessica
    November 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing! I like to snack on fruits and nuts.
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      Avni Garg
      November 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Check out our entire variety of Fruits,Nuts and trail Mixes.
      Very soon we plan to launch personalization on our site using which you can rate every snack as Love, Like, Try, Skip and your box will be customized everytime based on your preferences. How well do you think it will work?

      Avni Garg
      CoFounder

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    Pixie
    November 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    The treats look yummm!!
    I know for sure I will enjoy the Granola bars and cookies and the masala nuts! 😉
    How was the Mixture? Did you enjoy it?
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    Kathy
    November 12, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Yummy!! Enjoyed reading your review. ♥
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    gita
    November 12, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I love snacking infact cant do without yes I have small portions may not beone that health freaks would recommend but I have never put on thanks to my genes my dad too loved it so does my brother & I and both of us do noot put on blessing in disguise.s I do not binge but do regularly snack our home too we make all the muruku sheede & all. so long luv & hugs
    gita

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    Susan Deborah
    November 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I wish they delivered to Goa. Tried but no luck. Thanks for the great review.

    Happy snacking.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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      Avni Garg
      November 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Hey Susan,on popular demand we have started outside NCR delivery as a pilot with online bank transfer and 100 Rs. shipping.

      CoFounder
      Avni Garg

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    Proactive Indian
    November 12, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Your photos and text make the SmartEats snack box really inviting!
    Not now, though. Maybe after shedding some weight! 🙁
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    Tracie
    November 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    They all sound really yummy. I need to work on making my snacking more healthy.
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    Avni Garg
    March 4, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Vidya,

    I wanted to share with you that we have started delivering Pan India. Many of your readers are from outside NCR and were interested in trying SmartEats so you may share this with them.

    We have developed many more delicious and healthy snacks. Would you like to do another review?

    Thanks
    Avni Garg

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      Vidya Sury
      March 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Hi Avni! That’s great news. Yes, I’d love to do another review. Please email me at vidya at vidyasury dot com. 🙂
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