In a world consumed with busy schedules, overworked employees, tired parents, and on-the-go adrenaline junkies, snacks that are quick and easy are in high demand. But just what makes a snack good for you? When you’re looking for something that satisfies a craving — that might mean sacrificing nutrition — as many snacks are packed with sugar and other unnatural ingredients. And when you need a serious energy boost, you might be left with tasteless products that continuously end up at the bottom of your pantry. Next time you’re looking for food that’s both nutritious and delicious, try one of these seven healthy snacks.
Note: Calories listed are per serving
1. BaoBites Superfruit Snacks, 120 calories
Gluten-free, Non-GMO, vegan, nutrient dense
Packed with antioxidants and bursting with flavor, the BaoBites Superfruit Snacks offer a delicious treat with each bite-size fruit morsel, all for just 120 calories. A great source of fiber and potassium and made with only organic baobab fruit powder, real fruit concentrates, and pectin. Available flavors include Blood Orange, Peach Mango, and Pomegranate.
2. Bare Simply Banana Chips, 120 calories
Gluten-free, no added sugar, fat free, good source of fiber, no oil, no preservatives
There’s no wondering what’s really in this product, as bare Simply Banana Chips are made with only one ingredient. Ripe bananas are baked, not fried, to transform into tasty fruit chips with no added oil or sugar.
3. 88 Acres Bars, 180-200 calories
Gluten-free, non-GMO, nut free
Made in Dorchester, Massachusetts, 88 Acres is committed to delivering tasty, wholesome bars to the health-minded, even those with serious, and common, food allergies. Made with ingredients sourced from the best farms and suppliers, 88 Acres bars are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, fish, and shellfish. Available in three flavors — Chocolate & Sea Salt (200 calories), Triple Berry (180 calories), and Apple Ginger (180 calories).
4. Enjoy Life Foods Sea Salt Plentils, 130 calories
Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, casein, sesame, sulfites
Anyone who’s got a salt-inclined palate knows how difficult it is to try to stay away from junk food. A bag of chips is your ideal snack, and worst nightmare. Well, with Sea Salt Plentils, you can now satisfy that crunchy craving without feeling guilty, as these lentil-based chips contain 40% less fat than traditional potato chips, and are also allergy-friendly.
5. Royal Hawaiian Orchards Kona Coffee Banana Macadamia Crunch, 150 calories
Non GMO, Certified Gluten Free, made with whole foods, low carb, cholesterol free, soy free, wheat free, sulfite free
The Kona Coffee Banana Macadamia Crunch from Royal Hawaiian Orchards offer the ideal snack for anyone needing a quick pick-me-up, all combined in convenient snack-size bites. With just a hint of coffee, these macadamia nut clusters burst with banana flavor. Rich in antioxidants, this snack is perfect when you’re looking for something with a little substance, and a whole lot of crunch.
6. Alter Eco Organic Rainbow Heirloom Quinoa, 190 calories
Whole grain, gluten-free, contains all 8 essential amino acids, a good source of protein
Quinoa is one of those foods we often associate with a healthy superfood, which is why it’s made this list. Always a good healthy go-to, the Rainbow Heirloom Quinoa packs a crunch in every nutritional bite. The nutty, protein-packed Royal heirloom quinoa is grown on Bolivia’s arid, volcanic Salar De Uyuni salt flat, making it fluffier, nuttier and free of the bitterness common to lesser grades.
7. GoodBelly PlusShot, 50 calories
Non-GMO, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan
Bursting with billions of belly-balancing probiotics, GoodBelly PlusShots are a fruit-licious, dairy-free, one-stop shot your digestive tract will be thankful for. Providing the perfect quick dose of essential vitamins and calcium you need, GoodBelly doesn’t skimp on flavor when making a beneficial product.