What Does Superfood Even Mean? {Giveaway}

I’m embarking on a new path right now in my life. I feel like this new path began way back last September when I started with Norwex. So many things have changed for the better since then!

Now, my path is turning a wee bit, perhaps even a wee bit up hill as I am going to be tackling my health. Specifically, my nutritional health, by paying more attention to the food that I am eating. This is why I’m so excited to have discovered Nature’s Path Qi’a Superfood Snack Bars! Wherever I am in my day, they will help to provide me with energy wherever life takes me.

What’s the deal with SUPERFOOD anyway?

  1. “Superfood” is super hot right now. What does “superfood” mean to you?
    All plant foods are super! To me, the word ‘superfood’ describes a plant food that exhibits incredible nutrient-density, meaning that it contains a higher concentration of nutrients than you might expect given its serving size. This might be the off-the-charts zinc content of pumpkin seeds or the fantastic protein content of hemp seeds. The key nutrients that make a food truly super are usually associated with exceptional health benefits, such as the ability of omega 3 fatty acids in chia and hemp seeds to fight chronic inflammation.
  2. What are some superfoods to look out for at the grocery store? We don’t give seeds enough credit! Adding chia or hemp seeds to your diet is so easy and boosts your omega 3 and mineral intake. I love how versatile and energizing coconut is, particularly for those on a gluten free diet looking for non-grain options. Dark chocolate is probably the only dessert that gets superfood status – always look for at least 70% cocoa solids, preferably organic. And greens always top my list for a daily superfood boost. Choose whichever you love, from broccoli to Brussels sprouts to kale.
  3. What makes these foods super? And wait – did you say DARK CHOCOLATE? You bet! Polyphenols in cocoa are thought to help fight inflammation, support better skin, and promote heart health. Choosing at least 70% cocoa ensures you are getting more of these beneficial polyphenols. The healthy fats and soluble fibre of chia seeds helps slow the rate at which nutrients are absorbed into the blood stream, ensuring better blood sugar levels and more stable appetite. The protein and minerals in hemp seeds support muscle repair and immunity. Coconut is high in fibre for a healthy digestive tract and contains unique fats called medium chain triglycerides which are readily absorbed and preferentially burned for energy. And greens are super in so many ways: their high vitamin K and chlorophyll content fight inflammation, and unique sulfur-based phyto-chemicals support a healthy cell cycle and are part of a cancer-prevention diet. Remember, foods are gradual, incremental medicine; there is no such thing as overnight (or single meal) cures! Eating a healthy, plant-centred diet filled with super foods helps ensure a healthier, more energetic you over time.
  4. What are some easy ways to incorporate superfoods like chia and hemp into your diet? Seeds can be intimidating but they are so easy to add to your daily life. Try sprinkling Qi’a Superfood Cereal, with its trio of yummy super seeds, into a green smoothie or onto your morning oats. Seeds work well in salads (shake into dressings to help them cling to the veggies) or as a crunchy topping for yogurt. You could even turn Qi’a into a healthy chia pudding (I love pairing coconut milk with fresh or thawed mango here) or overnight oats, bursting with summer berries. And hands down the easiest ways to get your daily dose of super seeds is in an easy-to-pack, low sugar snack bar
  5. How do you get your kids to eat super foods? Desiree’s four year old goes crazy for things in bar form. He is in love with the Qi’a Cranberry Dark Chocolate bars. We take them travelling or pack them as after school snacks when on the go. Seeds also are a natural fit for baking, so stir them into homemade cookies, muffins or quick breads.

    This information on superfood has been brought to you by Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian in Vancouver, Canada and the author of the book, Un-Junk Your Diet. She is a passionate supporter of organic, non-GMO foods, Desiree encourages her clients to adopt a more plant-centered diet for increased vitality and sustainability.

Have you ever considered that we are all farmers, in our own way?

More on these amazing new superfood bars…


Superfood Qia snack bars

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond – Rich dark chocolate chunks (Fair Trade, of course) and crunchy almonds with a burst of tart, juicy cranberries – finally, a snack bar that delivers superfoods for lasting energy.

Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate – With roasted peanut-y goodness and rich Fair Trade dark chocolate chunks, this snack bar puts a superfood twist on a classic flavour with chia and hemp for lasting energy.

Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut – A superfood energy fix with decadent dark chocolate covered cocoa nibs, rich hazelnuts, and Fair Trade coffee. Unique flavours paired with powerful nutrition in the perfect snack bar for lasting energy.

Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed – Creamy and crunchy, this superfood snack bar features protein-packed nuts and seeds with antioxidant blueberries for a refreshing sweet-yet-tart flavour.

Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt – A snack bar full of protein-packed nuts and seeds for lasting energy with a hint of sea salt and just a touch of natural sweetness – this must be how superheroes fuel their days.

My favourite bar of the superfood bar bunch by Qi’a are the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond. I love the gooey (but not too messy at all) consistency as it truly reminds me of a treat chocolate bar. There is just right hint of sweet and salty. The bars are filling and so delicious!

And now, an amazing superfood opportunity
just for you…..


superfood giveaway


A Qi’a Superfood Snack Bar Giveaway!
Prize: A Qi’a Prize Pack valued at approximately $100 including Qi’a Bars and a copy of Desiree Nielsen’s latest book, Unjunk Your Diet.
Giveaway Open to: Canadian and US Residents only, excluding QC
Giveaway ends: Thursday September 10, 2015, 11:59pm ET


This post has been generously sponsored by Nature’s Path. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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  • My favourite healthy snack is greek yogurt with granola in it

  • lisa bolduc

    i want to try the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond bar.
    My go to health snack is craisins

  • Melinda Jana

    I love snacking on hummus. I would try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut first

  • Darwin

    I love hummus and I’m looking forward to trying the blueberry bar.

  • Elva Roberts

    My favorite healthy snack is probably a handful of walnuts or almonds. I am looking forward to sampling your Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut .

  • Amy

    I would like to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut and my favourite super food is coconut.

  • Lushka Smith

    My favourite healthy snack is popcorn and I’d love to try the Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate bar

  • Erika Letson

    My favourite healthy snack is hummus and veggies and I would love to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut.

  • Lynda Cook

    Lately my healthy snack has been cut up veggies and fruit, but I would love to try the Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate, mmmmmm

  • Silvia D

    my favorite healthy snack is fresh blueberries, or any berry! i would love to try the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed

  • lori b

    mien is veggies and hummus

  • UglyMummy

    i would like to try the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed bar. my fav snack is apple and natural peanut butter

  • Heidi C.

    I love fresh berries, granola and Greek Yogourt for a snack. The Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate ones sound yummy!

  • My favourite healthy snack is baby carrots and hummus! I am most excited to try the
    Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut bar!

  • Vesper Meikle

    I like eating plain, vegetarian yogurt as a snack. I am most looking forward to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut

  • Carol Denny

    My favorite snack is apples. I want to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut

  • Andrea

    My favourite healthy snack is fruit! Would love to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut!

  • Joan Kubes

    My favourite healthy snack is a fresh fruit platter. I’d love to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut.

  • Melanie G

    I love chia seeds on my salads and the Nuts&Seeds&Sea salt bar sounds delicious!

  • Stephanie La Plante

    My favorite healthy snack is Tostitos with 7 layer dip of extremely healthy ingredients. I’m most looking forward to Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut.

  • J_numbers

    Love snack bars since they’re easy to carry around and thus having them means less impulse buying of unhealthy snacks. If I were to win I would try keeping the Dark Chocolate Cranberry almond bar around since it contains fiber for a fuller feel and chocolate to cure a sweet tooth.

  • Steph

    My fav healthy snack is fruit and I love the chic peanut butter flavor

  • lazybones344

    My favorite health snack is baby carrots. I want to try the Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate.

  • Brittney House

    My favorite healthy snack is strawberries. I would like to try the chocolate peanut butter one.

  • RubyBB

    My fave healthy snack is a coconut milk chia pudding. I would love to try the chocolate peanut butter bar. I might even be able to convince hubby to enjoy a healthy bar as it has his 2 faves – chocolate & PB

  • Andrea Amy

    My favourite healthy snack is hummus with fresh vegetables or sliced apples with peanut butter. I am most looking forward to trying the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed

  • Aaron

    My favorite healthy snack is bananas. I am looking forward to trying the Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt!

  • hawkshoe

    My favorite healthy snack is dried mango. I would like to try the Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt bar.

  • jules mcnubbin

    i love eating plain almonds or cashews! i would love to try the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed bar!

  • cynthiac

    I like to snack on all kinds of nuts. I want to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut bars.

  • Laurie P

    Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt would be my first pick!

  • Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed would be one I’d like to try.

    My favorite snack are nuts of any sort.

  • buzzd

    I like to snack on almonds. I would try chocolate peanut butter

  • Josie

    I like to snack on veggies with hummus. I’d like to try the chocolate peanut butter

  • Dandi D

    My favorite healthy food is chia pudding for breakfast.

  • msrodeobrat

    I love to snack on apples and peanut butter. I would love to try the Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate bar
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

  • channallocks

    love yogurt

    I’d like to try the chocolate peanut butter

  • Pam Wood Humphrey

    My fave healthy snack is an apple. i would love to try the Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt

  • Suzi

    My favourite are raisins and I most want to try the Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate

  • fossie55

    My favorite snack is an apple and I would love to try the Nuts & seeds & Sea Salt
    Florence C

  • jan

    bananas are probably my fav healthy snack food, and the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond is the flavour I’d try first.

  • Jennifer Alger Morse

    My favourite healthy snack is almots.
    and I most want to try the Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate. YUM!!

  • ivy pluchinsky

    i love fresh fruit as a healthy snack and i would love to try the dark chocolate cranberry almond

  • Karin Dollery

    Fresh Fruit and lots of green veggies for dipping. Would love to try the bars but unless I win I don’t think I will purchase, I’ve priced Nature’s Path and they are not in our price range, maybe for a treat now and then or a hidden box for me 🙂

  • SueSueper

    My favourite healthy snack is fresh fruit. I can also go for carrot sticks and turnip stick.

  • Wendy Hutton

    I like to eat fresh fruit for snacks

  • My favorite healthy snack is yogurt with granola in it.I would love to try the Moch Cocoa Hazlenut bar! It sounds delicious to me!!!

  • erin2470

    i would love to try Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond , and my favorite snack is fruit and cottage cheese

  • gizfarris

    Granola is my favorite.

  • Ashleigh Swerdfeger

    Mocha cocoa hazelnut or blueberry pumpkin 🙂 I love to eat veggies and hummus or kale chips.

  • Carole Dube

    my favourite health snack apples! and I would love to try the Nuts & seeds & Sea Salt

  • Maggie Cheung

    I love to have frozen fruits for a healthy snack! Love to try the chocolate peanut butter bar!

  • lp

    usually no fat Greek yogourt with fresh fruit. Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt looks great. thanks

  • selbys

    My healthy snack is veggies and hummus and I would like to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut

  • Erika E

    My favourite healthy snack is blueberries. I’m looking forward to trying the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed.

  • dewinner

    DORIS C Granola bars or yogurt

  • Erin

    I like snacking on a crunchy apple. I can’t wait to try the Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt bars

  • Jennifer P.

    My favourite healthy snack is fruit – I adore blueberries, bananas, apples, strawberries, oranges, mangos etc. There are 3 bars there that are calling out to me as my “favourite” to try first, so of those 3 I will randomly pick the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut as the top choice.

  • Kristin M

    My fave healthy snack is sliced cucumbers and a little ranch dressing. 🙂

  • Kristin M

    Oh! And I really want to try the Peanut & dark chocolate

  • Tiffany Steadman-Collins

    I really love eating raw veggies with spicy humus. Gives me that crunch I crave with a bit of spice.

  • angela mitchell

    I love fresh cucumbers and vinegar. I’m most excited to try the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond bars.

  • April

    I would love to try blueberry cashew pumpkin seed. When I make pumkin bread I put some blueberries in the batter. One of my favourite combinations

  • danielle nantau

    Health bars are my favorite! Easy to eat, quick, mess free! I’d love to try the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed! It sounds delicious.

  • julie murphy

    I would like the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond

  • Lori Lewis

    I enjoy green smoothies as a healthy snack, any time of day. I am most looking forward to trying the Dark Chocolate Cranberry bars, yum! Thanks for the chance to win & get healthy!

  • My favourite healthy snack is simply fresh fruit and vegetables. I’d mose like to try the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed bar.

  • Vicki

    My favorite snack is popcorn. I look forward to trying the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed bars.

  • EN Donnelly

    fave healthy treat are berries – I’m looking forward trying to the cocoa mocha hazelnut bar

  • Glogirl3

    My favourite snack would be popcorn. I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond bars.

  • Autumn Reid

    My favorite healthy snack is anything with peanut butter:) I am looking forward to trying the Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate Qi’a Bar!

  • jonnieh

    I’m most looking foward to the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut bar and my favorite healthy snack is watermelon

  • Kelley Moore

    favorite snack would be popcorn and I would like the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond

  • Danielle Marie

    i really love snacking on raw almonds so the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut would be my favorite.

    xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • teeslee

    I like having almonds for a snack. I looking forward to trying the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond.

  • Dianne

    My healthy snack is usually veggies and dip or else yogurt. I think the bars that sound the best are the Dark Chocolate Cranberry and Almond Bars since almonds are one of my favourite nuts.

  • Edmond Leung

    OMG, my fave: almond bar. Divine. . Wow, prize snack bar is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly
    & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and
    generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My
    X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately
    needs the bar to eat. A life changing exp.

  • Elaine Buonsante

    My favourite healthy snack is Babybel cheese and fresh grapes. I would most like to try is the dark chocolate cranberry almond bar.

  • favgreen

    I do like making kale chips for a snack…The dark chocolate cranberry almond stands out.

  • tanyab79

    Favourite snack is almonds and pistachios and sometimes I add dark chocolate chunks for some sweetness. I would love to try the Nuts & Seeds with Sea Salt the most out of all the bars mentioned.

  • mommakoala

    fresh fruit has to be our fav. any kind

  • Andrea

    Fresh fruit make a great snack!

  • Moongazing

    An orange is my favourite healthy snack.

  • Jaimee

    My fave snack is trailmix, and i would love to try Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut .

  • Danielle

    I love eating yogurt and a piece of fruit and the bar I would like to try the most is Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed

  • salexis

    What a great way to expand on the variety of GRAINS in your diet!

  • Lesley F

    I like eating fruit

  • Greek yogurt with seeds and fruit

  • sexybrat

    I love eating fruit or cucumbers or nuts. I would like to try the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed bar.

  • Mel

    My favourite healthy snack is fruit. I would like to try the Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed Bar.

  • Karine

    I really like eating yogurt with granola

  • Debbie Petch

    Dark chocolate and cranberry almond. I love eating oranges!

  • Lisa Voyce

    Healthy snack…I could munch on bean sprouts all day. Which one I want to try is Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed

  • Carolyn Daley

    I like apples and peanut butter. I would love to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut bar.

  • Betty Curran

    My favorite is greek yogurt. I want to try the Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt bar.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  • I love granola bars. Would love to try Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut.

  • ruth moreira-lozon

    I love having hummus or a hard-boiled egg as a healthy snack. as for the bars, the mocha cocoa hazelnut and the dark chocolate cranberry almond both look heavenly!!

  • kim

    My favorite healthy snack is apples

  • Paula Tavernie

    My favorite snack is carrot sticks and I would love the Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate!

  • brandy c

    I usually like avocado with Sriracha sauce. I look forward most to the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond bar.

  • Peggy Rydzewski

    Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed is one that I would like to try.

  • Benoit Brind’Amour

    I totally want to try the roasted peanut dark chocolate bar. I usually go to the boring plain stovetop popcorn when doing healthy snacks. You know for volume over taste 😛

  • Elva Roberts

    I love chocolate in any form and nuts so my choice would be Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut.

  • yellowlabs

    My favorite healthy snack is almonds. I would like to try the Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate bars.

  • Laurie Emerson

    My favorite healthy snack is walnuts and raisins. I would like to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut bar,

  • 07violet

    My favorite is guacamole or some fruit with nut butter. I’d most like to try Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut.

  • Betty Spry

    Favourite healthy snack is hummus and veggies. or some great fruit

  • ann

    My favourite healthy snack is plain greek yogurt. I am looking forward to trying the roasted peanut dark chocolate bars, yum!

  • Michelle H.

    I currently am enjoying hummus as a healthy snack. But, I have many healthy snacks that I enjoy.

  • Trisha McKee

    I love steamed broccoli with fresh lemon juice roasted garlic.

  • Sharon Braswell

    My favorite snack is Pistachio nuts! I would love to try the Mocha Cocoa Hazelnut with decadent dark chocolate covered cocoa nibs, rich hazelnuts, and Fair Trade coffee!

  • Bryan E.

    Thank You for the giveaway…favorite healthy snack is a Fuji apple; would love to try a Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed Bar !

  • californiapoppy

    My favorite snack is Banana’s. I would most like to try Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed Bar.

    Cheryl Reinhardt

  • elizamatt

    I’m not into superfoods, though I do like brocolli and brussel sprouts, snow peas in a stir fry too. I devour oranges but they do have to be sweet for me to enjoy them. I also love chocolate, unfortunately not dark chocolate.

  • elizamatt

    I’m not into superfoods, though I do like brocolli and brussel sprouts, snow peas in a stir fry too. I devour oranges but they do have to be sweet for me to enjoy them. I also love chocolate, unfortunately not dark chocolate.