The hype around probiotics isn’t going anywhere. And according to Ganenden’s 2017 SSI Consumers Survey, 79 percent of shoppers say they prefer to consume probiotics in food and beverage products rather than supplements. While many of us would reach for a bottle of kombucha for our fix of the digestion-helping bacteria, some can’t get past the vinegar taste. If you belong to the second camp (myself included) or simply want to up your probiotic intake, try one of these snacks that don’t compromise on taste or nutrition. Your tummy will thank you.
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Sauerkraut and plant-based probiotics serve as the base of these crunchy, gluten-free snacks that are an easy swap for your go-to tortilla or pita chips. Available in a variety of flavors (think Sea Salt to Smoked Jalapeño), these crisps are equal parts addictive and good for you.
Chobani Smooth ($2)
The brand’s first-ever non–Greek yogurt recipe, these velvety yogurts are made with natural, non-GMO ingredients (read: no artificial sweeteners) and feature 25 percent less sugar and twice as much protein (11 grams!) than other leading options for a snack you can feel good about.
If making any smoothie or protein shake taste like a holiday cookie while delivering a full serving of fruits and vegetables isn’t enough, this superfood powder also packs a beauty-boosting punch as adaptogens, enzymes, probiotics and antioxidants take center stage at only 30 calories per serving.
You’ll never reach for plain pumpkin seeds again after trying these flavor-packed options. Choose between Spicy Chocolate, Banana Cinnamon, Cheesy Chipotle or Lemon Teriyaki—each are crunchy and TL—then reap the health-boosting, digestive benefits.
Naturally More Natural Chocolate Hazelnut Spread ($18 for 3 packages)
You wouldn’t know this creamy butter is packed with probiotics, flax seeds and 65 percent more protein than similar until you read the label, and the squeeze tube makes snacking on-the-go easy (each package delivers around five servings). If you’re not a chocolate fan, try the Roasted Almond Butter or Organic Valencia Peanut butter, both also infused with tummy-helping probiotics.
Instead of snacking on sugary sweets that deliver no nutritional benefit, keep this these probiotic-infused chocolates nearby and munch on one when your sweet tooth kicks in before bed. Combining antioxidants, raw cacao and a probiotic blend, you’ll wake up with a flatter, happier tummy.
At 20 billion probiotic cultures per serving, these 20-calorie bottles will remind you of smooth spa water (but with flavors like Watermelon Lime, Orange Pineapple Basil and Lemon Ginger instead of the usual cucumber) and are even better for you than a day of TLC.