6 Healthy Snacks
You won’t have to break any New Year’s resolutions with these delicious pick me ups.
Each of these salty-sweet clusters is made from lightly toasted coconut chips, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. They’ll satisfy your urge to nibble, but won’t ruin your dinner because they’re light as air.
To buy: $14 for one 12-ounce bag, amazon.com.
If you don’t feel like roasting your own chickpeas, here’s an easy and downright delicious alternative. These chickpeas are lightly coated in olive oil, sea salt, and garlic, and then baked so they’re perfectly crisp. An entire bag has 10 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber, and less than 220 calories.
To buy: $25 for twelve 2-ounce bags, amazon.com.
Started by a Peace Corps volunteer, Mavuno Harvest works directly with small farms in Africa. The brand’s dried jackfruit tastes unlike other super sugary, shriveled dried fruits. It’s juicy with a meaty texture (a bit like jerky), and tastes like a cross between mango and pineapple.
To buy: $26 for six 2-ounce bags, amazon.com.
Don’t turn up your nose at kale chips: this version is irresistibly crunchy, savory, and satisfying. Each leaf is coated in a blended up mixture of cashews, red bell peppers, and nutritional yeast (which tastes even cheesier than real cheddar).
To buy: $6 for one 2.2-ounce bag, amazon.com.
They’re crunchy, salty, and addicting like regular potato chips, only they’re made from purple potatoes. Fun fact: purple potatoes were first cultivated 8,000 years ago for Inca Kings. More importantly, they’re the most nutritionally dense potatoes you can eat, thanks to 4 times the amount of antioxidants of white potatoes. Each batch is cooked in coconut oil and tossed in just enough sea salt to keep you reaching in the bag.
To buy: $24 for six 5-ounce bags, jacksons-honest.myshopify.com.
Meet an energy bar that contains no complex ingredients, just sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and maple syrup. From a small Vermont-based company, each bar is light, crispy, and nutty. Enjoy it whole, or crumble it over your morning yogurt for extra brain power.
To buy: $5 for one 3-ounce bar, mouth.com.