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I’m not a huge snacker really and when I do snack, I’m picky. The snack has to have the right taste and texture, smell, and have a fabulous presentation. So, for this roundup, I teamed up with my wife to sample a variety of snacks fit for even the most discerning palates. While there are some “healthy” options in the mix, our goal was to find the most delicious snacks: sugar and carbs limitations be damned.
If you’re looking to upgrade your snacking experience, support some small businesses, and get the best of the best delivered to your door, read on for my account of the two weeks we spent wrangling packages, testing, and snacking to bring you the very best.
Atkins has created a healthy and nutritious snack where crunchy, roasted peanuts are dipped in chocolate and packaged in 150-calorie pouches. To boot, this snack is 1 gram of net carbs and 1 grab of sugar per serving, making it keto-friendly. And I don’t know about you, but anything with chocolate is a yes for me.
Ever since I first tried roasted seaweed, I was hooked. They’re a yummy superfood, full of iodine and omega 3s, the perfect snack for kids and adults alike. GimMe also has options with sea salt & avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, wasabi, teriyaki, and sea salt, so you’ll always have lots of options. Experts recommend adding a slice of avocado to your seaweed sheet for an extra boost of healthy fats and vitamins.
La Colombe Draft Latte Variety Pack is a fantastic cup of coffee for on the go. With flavors including triple, vanilla, double, and mocha, this variety pack has all of the delicious tastes that your heart could desire. Save money and get more bang for your buck by cashing in on this delicious pack. Plus, these lattes comes with five delicious grams of protein, so you stay full and caffeinated with one drink.
I don’t know about you, but Goldfish were an integral part of my childhood. These Goldfish Classic Mix Crackers come in the following flavors: colors, cheddar, and pretzel. They are baked with real cheese and colors sourced from plants. Plus, these snacks don’t contain any artificial flavors or preservatives because Pepperidge Farm is here to keep your family safe, regardless of who sneaks a snack from the pantry.
Some of us out here are still trying to lose the quarantine 15. If you’re looking to cut down on your carbs, try SkinnyPop White Cheddar Popped Popcorn. Free of GMOs, gluten, and preservatives, this popcorn is super healthy. At 100 calories per bag, it’s also one of the best snacks for weight loss. Don’t wait another minute. Order a bag today!
Do you love the taste of fruit, but have a tendency to let fruit go bad? A great solution is eating dried fruit. It’s a great vegan snack that has a way longer shelf life than fresh fruit. The Mavuno Harvest Organic Dried Fruit Variety Pack contains three 2-ounce bags of mango, pineapple, and jackfruit dried fruit. The best part is that for every bag purchased, a contribution is made to farmers in rural African communities. Eat well, and do good for others simultaneously.
After one too many visits to my college dorm’s vending machines, I got hooked on Welch’s Fruit Snacks. First of all, they’re delicious, made from real fruits and full of vitamin A, C, and E. Plus, they’re gluten free and preservative free. It’s a great snack for students from kindergarten to college and even beyond the classroom.
Have you ever skipped breakfast in order to make it on time for a meeting? We’ve all been there. Instead of skipping, why not snag a Quaker Chewy bar? Not only is Quaker a trusted brand, you can rest assured knowing that these teats will be made without artificial preservatives or added colors. At 90-100 calories per bar, each serving comes with 9-10 grams of 100% whole grains, along with other delicious ingredients.
I’m completely addicted to Kind Bars. They’re a great snack to grab at gas stations on road trips or just to pull out of your purse when you’re on the go. The ingredients are clean and act as a good source of fiber to ensure a balanced digestive system. And with 5g of sugar and 0g of trans fat, there’s no need to feel a shred of guilt while enjoying this snack.
At my last job, it was all about having a great offering of healthy snacks, one of which was Veggie Straws. Made from potatoes and vegetables, these chips have 30% less fat than potatoes chips and no cholesterol or trans fat. This variety pack has sea salt, ranch, cheddar, and apple cinnamon flavors, all available in a pack of 24 servings. Plenty of options to go around.
Sometimes, we all need a little late-night snack. My personal favorite is Dark Chocolate Milanos. I discovered them in quarantine, and now, I’m never going back. This item contains 30 packs of this Pepperidge Farm treat, and with each pack limited to only two cookies, you have a better chance of controlling those 3 AM munchies.
From almond milk lattes to almond butter granola, I am an almond fiend! However, having a nut variety is always the best. This variety pack comes with dry roasted almonds, natural almonds & walnuts, and roasted & salted cashews. As one of the best vegan snacks around, this product comes with three delicious grams of protein in each bag.
Looking for a yummy keto snack? Look no further than The New Primal Cilantro Lime Turkey Meat Stick. With a cilantro and lime flavor, this stick is made with free-range turkey, raised without antibiotics or added hormones. These sticks are a great sugar-free snack, portable for whether you’re in a meeting or in the carpool line.
My favorite blue corn tortilla chip, the Garden of Eatin’ Tortilla Chips (Pack of 24) is a delicious and healthy snack for any time of the day. Certified organic, made with no preservatives, artificial flavors, or hydrogenated oils, these chips are kosher certified and made with organic blue corn. Plus, they are even better when paired with your favorite dip or salsa.
Keep yourself feeling refreshed and hydrated with one of the best organic snacks, Vita Coco Coconut Water. Fat-free, gluten-free, and no GMOs, this drink is only 60 calories per bottle and a great lower sugar alternative to soda, fruit juices, and sports drinks. This 12-pack is now available on Amazon Prime, Subscribe and Save, and pantry. Get your sugar fix packed with vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes.
Parents are always on the hunt for healthy snacks for their kids, and Pirate’s Booty Cheese Puffs is a great option. This product contains 24 individually sized snack bags that are perfect for kids’ lunches or on-the-go snacks. Note that these puffs are gluten-free, as week as peanut and tree nut-free. Therefore, there is no need to worry if your child has an allergy.
think! Chocolate Fudge High Protein Bars offer 20 grams of protein with zero grams of sugar and no artificial sweeteners. With 10 bars in one pack, this product offers tasty chocolatey goodness in every bite. As think!’s highest protein bar, this is one of the best pre-workout snacks, supporting lean muscle and growth and recovery.
Eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast is the best way to start any day. Kellog’s Nutri-Grain Bars make coming up with that breakfast, easy peasy. These bars are a good source of vitamins and minerals, as well as fruits and whole grains. You can stock your pantry with these super convenient snacks that are perfect for the busiest of mornings.
I don’t know about you, but Barnum’s Animal Crackers were a staple in my household growing up. And looking back, it makes perfect sense. They are the best snack for kids!
These classic circus-themed crackers come in animal shapes that will be fun for the kids while providing them with a source of calcium. Individually sealed in cracker boxes, Barnum’s Animals even ensures that your little one doesn’t get too stuffed on snacks before tonight’s dinner. This brand also provides a list of tasty recipes, where animal crackers act as a key ingredient.
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How many of us ate our fair share of Clif bars in college? I know I did. After all, Clif bars are one of the best healthy snacks for when you’re on the go.
Formulated with the perfect balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, these bars ensure that you can stay active at that exact moment your energy starts to drag. With 9-11g of protein in each bar, this variety pack has eight different flavors, including chocolate chip and crunchy peanut butter.
And for all of the sustainable consumers, don’t fret! Clif’s recipes feature a host of non-GMO plant-based products, including organic rolled oats.
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This story was originally published by Chaya M Milchtein on 11/04/2020 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 07/01/2021.