8 Healthy Snacks That Actually Taste Really Good
By Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director |
If you're looking for ways to keep your diet on track, reach for these super nutritious foods and drinks, which pass the taste test and the health test.
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These apple, pear, orange and blood orange dried fruit crackers are full of flavor and packed with nutrients, thanks to sustainable growers who pick the fruit at its peak freshness. Eat them solo as a healthy snack alternative to traditional crackers or top them with cheese and serve them at your next party. Trust us, you'll love these.
baobest BaoBites Super Fruit Snacks ($9 each)
Toss your generic fruit snacks and reach for these delicious, antioxidant-packed ones instead. Laced with the brand's super nutritious baobab fruit powder—it has more fiber, electrolytes and vitamin C than blueberries or goji berries—these tiny chews are quite a yummy treat. Stash a bag in your drawer at work for when you're craving something sweet late afternoon.
Chia Pod ($3 each)
Mix superfood chia seeds with fruit and coconut milk and you get this supertasty breakfast option. Available in a variety of flavors (we like Coconut and Banana), each pod provides the recommended daily intake of omega-3s and 25 percent of the dietary fiber—it’s the perfect substitute for sugary oatmeal.
JimmyBar! ($30 for 12)With yummy flavors like How ‘Bout Dem Apples and No Blu in’ Banana Mu in, these “clean” snack bars—there’s no processed sugar (dates, honey and fruit are used for sweetening), dairy or gluten—list all their ingredients right on the front of the packaging so you know exactly what you’re eating.
One of the easiest ways to get a hefty dose of nutrient-rich greens—spinach, kale, blue green algae, wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera—these tasteless tablets instantly dissolve into water to deliver detoxifying, energy-boosting benefits your body needs, without the sugar.
Aloha Original Dark Superfood Chocolate ($31.40 for six)
So this one is actually healthy? Yep! It's made with dark, fair-trade chocolate (60 percent cacao, which has 10 times more antioxidants than goji berries) and contains fruits, veggies and superfoods like organic raspberries and moringa, which is known for its off-the-charts health-enhancing and healing properties. It's rich and just sweet enough to satisfy, without any added sugars.
Arctic Zero Creamy Pints ($7 each)
We know Ben & Jerry's tastes good, but unfortunately we can't say it's good for you. When you can't get the thought of ice cream out of your head and you don't want to throw your diet off track, try these creamy desserts that only set you back 150 calories—and that's for the whole pint! Plus, they're loaded with protein and fiber and the range of flavors is endless. Toasted Coconut, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Hint of Mint are some of our favorites.
Boasting less than 500 calories per meal, these all-natural veggie-based noodle dishes (they also come in sweet potato, beet, rutabaga and more) are easy and quick to make (less than 10 minutes), as well as chock-full of protein, vitamins and fiber to keep you feeling full long after you finish eating.