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Healthy Snacks

All-natural, savory options for snack time.

By Rebecca Heaton

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Have a hunger pang in between meals? Need a little something to boost your energy? Reach for one of these all-natural, savory options for snack time.

moon-cheeseMoon Cheese – Cheddar

For cheese lovers, Moon Cheese is a stroke of genius. This all-natural, 100-percent-cheese snack is made with a patented technology that takes the moisture out and keeps the nutrition and flavor in. No refrigeration required. One serving offers 15 percent of your daily calcium; plus it’s low in fat.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “Love the crunch; they’re like healthy cheese puffs.”

Serving: 6–7 pieces | Calories: 70 | Fat: 5g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 140mg

Buddha Bowl Foods – Himalayan Pink Organic Popcorn

Made with three simple ingredients—organic non-GMO popcorn, organic coconut oil and Himalayan pink salt—this certified-organic snack is air-popped and full of fiber. You’ll get 18 percent of your daily requirement from one small bag…if you can eat just one.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “There’s a subtle hint of coconut and just the right amount of salt.”

Serving: 2½ cups | Calories: 100 | Fat: 4g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 170mg 

Turkey Perky Jerky – Jammin’ Jamaican

You might feel a reggae beat when you start nibbling on this nitrate-free turkey jerky with its Caribbean spices, including lemon, garlic, allspice, cinnamon, and red, jalapeno and ancho peppers. Low-calorie and low-fat, this jerky is a great source of protein, too: 22 percent of your daily requirement.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “Really like the mix of spices! I could eat a lot of this.”

Serving: 1 ounce | Calories: 80 | Fat: 0.5g | Protein: 11g | Sodium: 360mg

Popchips Potato – Barbeque

How do you “pop” a potato? Instead of cooking in a deep fryer, Popchips are heated in a pressurized chamber and then quickly released (or “popped”). The result: a 100-percent-potato chip without the grease. Flavored with natural spices and flavors for a healthier version of a chip.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “Light and airy with a crunch.”

Serving: 23 chips | Calories: 120 | Fat: 4g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 200mg

sesamesticksSimple Truth Sesame Sticks

Free of any artificial flavors or preservatives, these snack sticks are easy to carry and easy to eat. Made of a blend of unbleached wheat flour and bulgur, with sesame seeds and salt, this crunchy treat supplies 10 percent of your daily iron needs per serving.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “Fun on a salad or as an alternative to crackers in tomato soup.”

Serving: ¼ cup | Calories: 170 | Fat: 12g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 450mg 

Go Raw – Sprouted Spicy Fiesta Seeds

Thanks to the blend of sprouted pumpkin and sunflower seeds, this certified-organic snack is jammed with good nutrition: protein, magnesium, iron, manganese and copper. And the flavoring is just the right amount of jalapeno, cilantro, sea salt and lime juice for a pleasant kick.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “A super-healthy snack; I never feel guilty eating it.”

Serving: ¼ cup | Calories: 180 | Fat: 15g | Protein: 7g | Sodium: 190mg

kettleKettle Vegetable Chips – Golden Parsnip, Sweet Potato & Beetroot

Indulge your potato chip cravings with these healthy vegetable chips. Hand-cooked with absolutely no artificial colors or flavors, they are made with five ingredients—parsnips, sweet potatoes, beetroot, sunflower oil and sea salt—for a flavorful blend of root veggies with a crunch.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “Like that these chips are thick-sliced.”

Serving: 40 grams | Calories: 209 | Fat: 15g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 300mg

Paqui Tortilla Chips – Nacho Cheese Especial

Paqui (pah-kee) is an Aztec word that means “to be happy.” With a flavor combo of onion, tomato, garlic, paprika, buttermilk and lime, these natural non-GMO chips are a tasty and healthy alternative to mainstream nacho-chip brands—which should make your body happy when you eat them.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “No need for a nacho cheese dip—these chips are great on their own.”

Serving: 12 chips | Calories: 140 | Fat: 7g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 190mg

nutsSecond Nature – California Medley

Sometimes you just want to snack on what you know best. This fruit and nut mix of almonds, raisins, cranberries and pistachios is unsalted and all natural, with the nuts adding a bit of crunch and the berries adding a bit of sweet. Try sprinkling some on a salad.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “Like the fruit and nut flavors together, minus any salt.”

Serving: ¼ cup | Calories: 120 | Fat: 7g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 0mg


Skinny Pop Popcorn – Naturally Sweet

Can’t decide if you want something salty or something sweet? Have both. Skinny Pop is a guilt-free snack consisting of simply popcorn, sunflower oil, cane sugar (less than 1 gram per 3½ cups) and salt. Bonus: It provides 16 percent of your daily fiber. 

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “A nice sweet and salty combination that’s low in calories and fat.”

Serving: 3½ cups | Calories: 160 | Fat: 10g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 100mg

Krave Pork Jerky – Black Cherry Barbecue

Tender slices of pork are infused with a sweet and peppery barbecue sauce, made with black cherry juice, tomato paste, vinegar, molasses and various spices. Low-calorie and low-fat, this is a great source of protein, too: 18 percent of your daily requirement.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “Really like the black cherry flavor. I could eat a lot of this.”

Serving: 1 ounce | Calories: 80 | Fat: 5g | Protein: 9g | Sodium: 320mg

Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips – Kool Ranch

This raw, vegan, certified-organic snack lives up to its name with a list of superfood ingredients: kale, sunflower seeds, tahini and carrot. Combine these with a dressing of dill, lemon, vinegar, salt and garlic, and you’ll enjoy a healthy, tangy treat with crunch.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “Amazed that there are no dairy ingredients; love the ranch flavor.”

Serving: 1 ounce | Calories: 140 | Fat: 7g | Protein: 6g | Sodium: 220mg

Way Better Snacks – Sweet Chili Whole Grain Corn Tortilla Chips

Who knew tortilla chips could be so healthy? A scan of the ingredients shows stone-ground non-GMO corn, followed by sprouted quinoa and sprouted flax, chia, broccoli and daikon radish seeds. Sea salt, cayenne and a touch of raw cane sugar give these chips their sweet and spicy flavor.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “The seeds add a pleasing flavor and texture.”

Serving: 9 chips | Calories: 130 | Fat: 7g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 120mg

Late July – Organic Chia & Quinoa Tortilla Chips

These thin and crispy chips are a healthier version of your favorite restaurant-style tortilla chips. Certified organic, their ingredient list is short and sweet: organic ground whole corn, sunflower oil, organic chia seeds, organic quinoa and sea salt. Serve them up with your favorite salsa.

OUR REVIEWERS SAY: “The chips are big; great for dipping.”

Serving: 10 chips | Calories: 140 | Fat: 6g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 65mg

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