Our Top Picks for Healthy Snacks
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Our Top Picks for Healthy Snacks

For those “hangry” times in between meals, or when you need an energy boost or an afternoon pick-me-up, a healthy snack can do the trick. Here are three of our favorites.

By Rebecca Heaton

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Sahale Snacks

Bean + Nut Snack Mix


It all started during a hike on Mount Rainier when Josh Schroeter and Edmond Sanctis were enjoying the views…but not their snacks. So they decided to start their own snack company, and Sahale Snacks was born. The brand is named after Sahale (pronounced sa-HA-lee) Mountain, a popular climb in northern Washington state. Their savory, plant-based Bean + Nut Snack Mixes with 5–6 grams protein per serving are inspired by destinations around the world—Tokyo, New Orleans, Rome and more—with sophisticated, all-natural ingredients like dry-roasted nuts, roasted chickpeas, fava beans, pepitas, crisped brown rice, and unique spices to satisfy even the pickiest of foodies. The newest flavor is Harissa, made with the popular hot pepper chili paste native to northern Africa. 

Available in: 1.25-ounce and 4-ounce resealable pouches.

Flavors: Harissa, White Cheddar Black Pepper, Creole


Organic Chickpea Snacks


Chickpeas aren’t just for hummus and falafel anymore. Created by better-for-you food innovator Livio Bisterzo, Hippeas are a healthier alternative to traditional cheese puffs. Made from chickpeas—which contain fiber, calcium and magnesium—plus rice and brown rice flours and pea hull fiber, a serving of crunchy Hippeas contains 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of plant-based protein with zero grams of cholesterol and no trans fats. A feel-good fact: For every bag sold, Hippeas donates to Farm Africa, a charitable organization that works with farmers in East Africa to provide a way for the people in Sub-Saharan Africa to grow out of poverty and make the most of their land. 

Available in: 4-ounce, 6-ounce and 10-ounce pouches.

Flavors: Vegan White Cheddar, Bohemian Barbecue, Nacho Vibes, Sriracha Sunshine

Kate’s Real Food



While many granola and energy bars are high in processed sugar, Kate Real Food bars are sweetened with organic honey and dried fruits like cherries and mango. An avid outdoorswoman and skier, Kate Schade perfected her recipe for a healthy energy bar to satisfy a personal need to stay fueled during her outdoor adventures—as well as share with active friends. It didn’t take long before she established a loyal following. Available in an array of flavors, the bars are made with great-tasting, wholesome, organic ingredients with no chemicals or artificial sweeteners, with 3 grams of protein and 8–9 grams of sugar, depending on the flavor. 

Flavors: Lemon Coconut, Mango Coconut, Dark Chocolate Cherry & Almond, Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate

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