…Grab & Go…
When I’m craving candy, this is my got-to snack. I know they’re pretty much all sugar but 70 calories of sugar from organic and plant-based sources is loads better for me than a Snickers Bar. (These fruit snacks have less than 1/3 of the calories and 17g less sugar.) The flavors are so much better than other, non-organic gummies. It’s amazing!
Here are the ingredients: Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Syrup Solids, Organic White Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Colors (Organic Turmeric, Organic Black Carrot, Organic Annatto), Natural Flavors, Sodium Citrate, Organic Sunflower Oil, Carnauba Wax.
When I’m not super hungry but just feel like noshing, roasted seaweed is my favorite! Sea’s Gift seaweed is grown in South Korea and tested many times for contaminants to ensure that it’s high quality. I’ve eaten many different brands but the flavor choices and ingredients list sold me on these.
Here are the ingredients: Organic Seaweed, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Onion, Organic Sugar, Sea Salt
These chips are the bomb. They also have protein and fiber. They don’t have: preservatives, cholesterol, sugar, artificial flavors, trans fats, MSG, GMOs, or corn. For all of the vegans and glutards out there that don’t know about Beanitos Chips… Where have you been?!
When I need some serious energy and am low on time (when hiking or backpacking or fishing), I love my Larabars. They are a “gluten free blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts, and spices […] Made from whole food, each indulgent flavor contains no more than 9 ingredients – minimally processed, and as close to their natural state as possible.” I chose this photo because Amazon.com sells them for < $1.00 apiece if you buy 16 at a time – way cheaper than I can get them here in Kodiak, Alaska. Maybe I will get Amazon Prime…
I bought these on a whim the other day and am totally hooked. It’s not too often you find a snack that’s sour. These appeal to my inner child because they’re “space food” – freeze dried with a unique texture you don’t get in a chip or something puffy like cheesy poofs. The ingredients are super simple: Organic Granny Smith Apples and Brine Solution (ascorbic acid, citric acid, and salt to preserve freshness). I’m not into counting calories but if you are, these are great. I ate an entire bag in one sitting and only consumed 180 calories. Check them out by clicking on the image.
Carrots, zucchini, cucumber, bell pepper, etc. and hummus – This one is a no brainer and a staple. I always opt for the basic hummus: chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and maybe some chopped parsley. It’s tempting to buy pre-made versions at the store but many have GMOs and non-organic ingredients 🙁 Make your own once a week!
One thing I haven’t tried yet are mason jar dividers or double-sided mason jar lids so that I can easily take this snack with me anywhere I go. This would be the perfect way to move this snack to the grab and go list!
Mini bell peppers – I am an addict. Lately, I’ve been filling them with salsa, hummus, or guacamole and chowing down! Bell peppers contain vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, capsaicin (relieves pain and eases inflammation, controls ‘bad’ cholesterol), and enzymes such as lutein. Eat up!
POPCORN – Another obsession. This is my late night snack. I pop mine on the stove in olive oil and top it with Earth Balanceand nutritional yeast. When I had a microwave, Skinny Girl Popcorn was my absolute fave because of the reasonable portions and simple yet delicious flavors.
Dates contain calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. They’re also a good source of thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A. A single date has approximately 20 calories (energy!). This is why they’re one of my favorite snacks for hiking. I dip them in organic peanut butter, which has protein, for extra oomph!