Healthy Snacks to Try

With such a saturated market of food products available, it can sometimes be hard to choose which ones are actually healthy and which ones aren't. Especially with packaged food items, labels can be deceiving and make it hard to determine what is a good and healthy option for snacking.

Below, we have sorted out types of healthy snacks that are easily available at grocery or snack stores, are the best and healthiest option for someone trying to make sure they aren't just eating junk.

Packaged Baby Carrots

You can get packaged baby carrots at any grocery store that has a produce section. Baby carrots make a perfect and healthy snack for many reasons. First of all, carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene as well as fiber. Carrots have also been shown to be packed with many different anti-oxidants, which keep the immune system healthy. On top of all of this, carrots come in at only 50 calories per cup!

Nut Butter Packets

Nut butter packets are a great way to load up on protein while maintaining your energy throughout the day. Nut butters come in a variety of flavor options, so everyone is sure to find one they love. These packets also contain what is known as "healthy fats", which are essential for anybody that is trying to maintain their weight and keep their body healthy.

Air Popped Chips

Air popped chips are a fairly new innovation that is taking the healthy snack world by storm. Air popped chips are a great choice for any person that loves regular potato chips. Air popped chips have significantly less calories, fat and saturated fat. Instead of being fried these chips are "popped" - meaning far less grease and fat. These are a much better option than Lays or Pringles for anyone that is keeping an eye on their health.

Pea Crisps

Pea crisps seem to have been popping up everywhere over the last couple of years. These delicious treats are made by baking whole peas and flavoring them with different seasonings. These snacks not only taste amazing, but are lower on the glycemic index than many other snacks on the market. They provide protein, fiber, and vitamin B, all with a lower calorie content than chips or crackers.

Seaweed Snacks

Packaged seaweed snacks used to be hard to find. But it looks like the secret is out, as they are now readily available at various stores around the world. These pieces of dried seaweed are a delicious treat that are packed with a multitude of healthy vitamins and minerals. Seaweed is full of vitamins A, C, and calcium. Seaweed also has high levels of iodine, iron, selenium, and potassium. All of these healthy ingredients come at only 50 calories per typical package!

Rice Cakes

Rice cakes a perfect light snack for anybody on the go. While rice cakes don't necessarily provide much as far as nutrition goes, they are a great way to fill up and keep your stomach satisfied without consuming a ridiculous amount of calories. These low in fat snacks are packed full of flavor and come in a variety of options.

Dried Fruit

Dried fruits come with various health benefits as well as delicious flavor. Dried fruits such as cranberries, raisins, or other dried fruits such as apricots or peaches, can provide excellent taste as well as a multitude of vitamins and minerals. They are a great way to get your fruit on the go.

Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is the healthy alternative to fruit roll ups. These dried fruit purees provide the same nutrients as eating regular fruit but in a compact and delicious roll up, without all the added sugar of brands such as fruit by the foot.

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a healthy alternative to corn nuts. These delicious beans are roasted and flavored to perfection, creating a perfect healthy snack on the go. High in protein and good fat, these are a delicious option for anyone health minded.

Low Calorie Energy Bars

For anyone that has a bit of a sweet tooth and wants to keep their energy up, energy bars are a perfect solution. Many brands provide natural and organic ingredients in their bars, making for a perfect snack or meal alternative. It is important, however, to make sure that when choosing an energy bar, all the ingredients are looked at, as a few companies use harmful binding agents or added sugars.

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