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Nutribox and Get Fruity. Great OTG snacks.

Snacking is one thing that keeps me going. Life can be a whirlwind of pinging from one thing to the next. An average day for me is a juggle of children, school runs, Pilates clients, dietetics clinics, paperwork and toddler mayhem. Then more Pilates classes and paperwork in the evenings… if the children actually sleep 😉  I totally love the variety but it can be like a frenzied juggling act. On the days I am failing at being a domestic goddess too I need easy to grab on the go snacks. 

So when The Nutribox sent me a healthy snack box and “Get fruity” sent over some of their bars to try as well I was over the moon.


The Nutribox is a fabulous idea if like me you are short of time to peruse the supermarket, health food shop and online shop shelves. Yes it come with a bigger price tag than perhaps buying things individually but what I loved was the chance to try items I had seen but not managed to get around to buying and also being exposed to new brands. I had a box of 20 gluten free items delivered to me (I’m wheat free for medical reasons). This included a range of nuts, dried fruit, bars, nut butters, olives, fruit crisps, coconut bits and fruit leather. All the snacks are low in free sugars although being fruit based many were still high in natural sugars.

Use the code: PILATESWITHPRIYA10 for 10% off a box.

I really loved this box, I can see it being a really useful gift for a new mum or helpful if you need something delivered to the office. It is also a fabulous treat to yourself when you need some new snack ideas. Who doesn’t like a parcel to unwrap?

Use code PILATESWITHPRIYA10 for 10% off.

Get Fruity bars are definitely a hit in our house and Pilates studio. Comments from some of our busy mums include:

“Really delicious and great to know it is 100% natural so I am putting healthy food into my body”

“I love the one with ginger in, perfect autumnal flavour”

Made from oats, dried fruit, fruit juices and coconut oil they are delicious and make a great item to keep handy in your bag for those  snack moments. I particularly like the mango flavour. Yes you could make these yourself, but sometime there just isn’t the time, the ingredients or the brain power to do so… having a box of these in your cupboard could be a snack saver.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post as I was sent these products to review, all views are my own.


Healthy Carrot Cake Cereal Bars

It’s the weekend. Finally I feel like I’ve found some time and space in life to catch up with myself a little. I’ve had the steam cleaner out, which I have to share with Miss K, cleaning fanatic. I’ve pretty much put all the washing away (MIRACLE) and due to my Slow Cooker Experiment dinner is cooking, the baby napping. SO…it was time to get out Vlog on and try a new recipe out 🙂 

Who doesn’t love a bit of carrot cake? Combine that with a cereal bar love in our house and these have instantly become a winner. These came about at Miss K’s fav veggie is carrot and she loves the bought cereal bars (which mummy meanly rarely buys)…. so I decided it was time to play around with making a savoury feel cereal bar for her. They are surprisingly good.

Dietitian UK: Homemade Healthy Cereal Bars

So here we are, back in action one again….

Healthy Homemade Carrot Cereal Bars
Yields 10
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
200 calories
33 g
0 g
6 g
6 g
1 g
59 g
6 g
4 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 6mg
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 1/2 cups oats
  2. 1 cup prunes
  3. 1 tbsp water
  4. 1/4 cup almonds (whole or ground)
  5. 1 carrot
  6. 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  7. 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  8. 2 tbsp apple sauce
  9. 2 tbsp honey
  10. 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a baking tray.
  2. Grind the almonds in a food processor or use ground almonds if you prefer.
  3. Now puree the prunes with 1 tbsp water to make a paste.
  4. Mix the oats and prunes together then add the almonds.
  5. Peel and grate the carrot, then add it to the mixture.
  6. Now measure out the seeds and add along with the apple sauce and oil.
  7. Melt the honey and mix it all together.
  8. Spoon into the baking tray and level off the top.
  9. Now bake for 30-35 minutes, then leave to cool before slicing into bars.
Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/