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Why do we lie to ourselves about healthy snacks? Buying a farmer’s market worth of fresh fruits and veggies, only to bypass them for a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos when a craving hits? One way to ensure that you actually eat healthier is to buy healthy options that won’t leave you hankering for something salty, greasy, and overall bad for you. Here’s a selection of the best healthy snacks you’ll actually want to eat.
Toodaloo Adaptogenic Trail Mix
Key Selling Point: Toodaloo Adaptogenic Trail Mix is packed with superfoods and incredibly tasty.
Save your audible groans you usually dish out when you hear the word “trail mix.” Toodaloo will make you rethink the entire concept, while forever ruining you for lesser snack mixes. These trail mixes don’t simply satisfy with unique flavors, they all serve an individual function, from boosting energy, improving your gut health, to even giving your skin a healthy glow. But that’s all secondary to Toodaloos being totally crave-able. Each is a blend of sprouted nuts, chewy superfruits, and other healthy additions like spices and mushrooms. Flavor profiles include Hot to Trot (spicy citrus), Deja Brew (coffee), and the aptly named Smokeshow (BBQ).
That’s It. Mini Fruit Bars
Key Selling Point: Travel back to childhood without the accompanying sugar rush.
Nothing triggers elementary school cafeteria memories like unfurling a Fruit Roll-Up. Of course, now that you’re an adult, getting a sugar rush after inhaling a product that’s mostly sugar and red dye could derail your day. Instead, why not feed that fruity craving with, you know, actual fruit? That’s It. fruit bars are just that: fruit, and nothing else. Every bar is made from naturally sweet apples, and this variety pack contains mango and blueberry flavors. There are no preservatives, no added sugar, and are totally GMO-free. They’re even paleo-friendly. Each naturally-sweetened bar is chewy, fruity, and delicious, and even packs 3 grams of fiber in every 100-calorie bar. Let’s see if any other fruit snack do that.
The Pinole Project Pinole Chia Oatmeal Variety
Key Selling Point: The Pinole Project Chia Oatmeal is a healthy and delicious way to start your day.
“Abuelita knows best” is a universal piece of advice that I’ve always followed, and it still hasn’t led me astray. The Pinole Project is a Mexican-American food company inspired by one such abuela, who insisted her grandkids eat as much pinole as they could. This superfood is high in protein and has fueled long-distance runs for centuries, which is why The Pinole Project has added pinole to its oatmeal mix, available in original, PB and Cacao, and Banana and Cinnamon blends. Servings cook up in two minutes and make perfect pre- and post-workout fuel, as well as a healthy snack. It’s even versatile enough to cook into healthier versions of cookies, and bread.
Neuro Gum and Mints
Key Selling Point: Neuro Gum and Mints get you focused and keep you focused.
If you work in front of a screen, there’s a good chance that maintaining focus for hours on end is a challenge. For this daily struggle, there’s Neuro Gum and Mints. Packed with natural caffeine, L-theanine and B vitamins, these inspired candies provide natural boosts to improve mental endurance and focus. Whether you choose to get your neural lift from gums or mints, peppermint or cinnamon flavors, rest assured that all of Neuro’s offerings are gluten-free, sugar-free, aspartame-free, and vegan. Neuro also offers Calm and Clarity mints, which help keep your mind steady on extra anxious days. Let’s see an Altoid do that.
Siete Grain-Free Churro Strips
Fried desserts like donuts, beignets, and churros are satisfying but are terrible for both short-term and long-term health. This doesn’t mean you have to cut out all sweet treats, as long as you pick something a little smarter when snack time rolls around. Siete Grain Free Churro Strips are 100 percent grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and totally vegan. These addictive chips are also made from all-natural ingredients including cassava flour, coconut sugar, and vanilla bean powder, so you can feel a little better about satisfying your sweet tooth.
Final Thoughts on Healthy Snacks
The best way to ensure that you don’t fall for the clarion call of Little Debbie or Snyder’s of Hanover is to keep your pantry stocked with healthy snacks that feed your body, and in some cases, your mind. When a craving for something salty and crunchy hits, Toodaloo Adaptogenic Trail Mix will certainly satisfy it.
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