16 Healthy Snack Swaps To Add To Your Pantry
As the hustle and bustle of summer travel and warm weather activities wind down, we're focusing on resolutions like getting in shape, focusing onlife goals, and eating better. If you're packing your lunchbox for the office again or you're still WFH like the B+C team, we thought it was time to clean up our snack act. Here are a slew of healthy snacks that are better than your go-to variety of chips, puffs, chocolates and jerkies. Have the munchies? Reach for these instead.
Healthy Snacks We Love
Magic Dates Bestsellers Sampler ($25/4-pack)
Your tastebuds and the rest of your body will love this gluten-free, paleo snack. You don't have to worry about any added sugars *and* you can indulge in delicious flavors like Lush Lemon Bar and Coconut Cream Cake.
This hot pink edible cookie dough is the thing of our dreams. Not only is it vegan *and* gluten-free, but ingredients like pomegranate and dragon fruit powders are good for your skin too. Use code COOKIE20 for 20% off your order.
SkinnyDipped Almonds ($25/5-pack)
Score some healthy fats with these sweet yet low-sugar almonds that are gluten-free and made without artificial ingredients. They're also ridiculously delicious!
Made with butternut squash and other real veggies like cauliflower, these vegan and gluten-free crackers and chips are a great alternative for your usual salsa dippers.
Sheila G's Brownie Brittle ($20/6-pack)
Get a ton of chocolate goodness in a small bite with this chocolate chip brownie brittle. Not only does this snack taste amazing with vegan ice cream or coffee but it's also kosher!
These baked vegan snacks are full of plant protein and fiber and are perfect when you're craving a cheesy crunch.
Vegan chocolate for the win. Grab one of these keto-friendly bars next time you're in need of a chocolate fix. And for dessert, try their Vegan Miso Chocolate Cake, yum!
For anyone who can't have dairy, vegan ice cream is one of most magical things on the planet. These bon bons swap regular milk for frozen coconut milk to give you a creamy and delicious treat.
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi ($20/10 servings)
Reishi mushrooms offer a host of health benefits (like immune- and mood-boosting) and mixed with organic cacao in a gluten/dairy-free hot chocolate, they are a great swap for your morning cup of joe.
Schoolyard Snacks Keto Cheese Puffs ($60/24 bags)
Country Archer Provisions Grass-Fed Beef Pack ($20/3-pack)
For carnivores, these low-sugar, gluten-free jerkies are made with grass-fed beef, no nitrates or msg, and come in delicious varieties like teriyaki and mango habanero.
Prefer a vegan jerky? Try this mango margarita dried fruit leather made in small batches in Brooklyn.
These sustainably-made dark chocolate truffles have a coconut oil-based ganache inside that's so rich one is enough to get you through the after-lunch slump.
GimMe Sea Salt Roasted Seaweed ($7/6-pack)
This delicious vegan snack just features three ingredients: seaweed, sunflower oil, and a pinch of sea salt.
opopop Flavor Wrapped Kernels Starter Kit ($30/4-pack)
These popcorn packs come with your kernels and flavoring (like Fancy Butter, Maui Heat, and Cinnalicious) all in one pack which makes things way easier, and more mess-free than ever. Count us in.
Yes Bar Macadamia Chocolate ($14/6 bars)
We have yet to meet a macadamia nut we don't like. These buttery, nutty and chocolatey bars also have tart cherries and a pinch of French sea salt for the perfect salty-sweet treat. They are also low in sugar (sweetened with maple syrup and coconut nectar), paleo-friendly and free of GMOs, gluten, grains, dairy, soy and eggs.
What healthy snack are you munching on these days? Share with us @BritandCo!
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Theresa Gonzalez is a content creator based in San Francisco and the author of Sunday Sews. She's a lover of all things design and spends most of her days momming her little one Matilda.