Snacks kind of get a bad rap. We've all heard once or twice that snacking too much before dinner can spoil the whole meal, but we beg to differ. With the correct snack, you'll still be able to satisfy your hunger while still having an appetite for the main event, and in those situations the below options are great. Whether you like salty, sweet, crunchy, or cold, there are plenty of snacks that can fit your lifestyle and flavor preferences. From on-the-go options to snacks that require a little bit of preparation, these are some of the most nutritious items to reach for.
When the munchies strike, be prepared with these healthy, easy-to-carry snacks. Many of these are similar to some of the snacks you already know and love, just prepared with more wholesome ingredients or are made to be vegan or gluten-free. Basically, no matter your allergies or dietary needs there is a snack out there for you that doesn't skimp on flavor. Even better, many of these are available for delivery or subscription-based recurring shipments so you can always have your pantry stocked with your favorites. Does it get any better than this?
These broad beans will be unlike any other snack on your shelf. They're only 100 calories a serving and are high in protein and fiber. They come in flavors like sea salt and sweet sriracha.
Even if you're not a fan of protein bars, you should still give GoMacro bars a try. Not only are they delicious but they're actually healthy too.
Nuts like pistachios are healthy, but it's easy to go overboard with them. If you need a little help with portions, these little packs are a delicious lifesaver.
Not only do these chips taste like a loaded taco, they'll give you a healthy dose of protein. A win-win if you ask us!!!
Craving a waffle but want a healthier option? Try one of these! It only has three grams of sugar.
Each serving of edamame has 14 grams of complete plant-based protein, making this a super healthy and delicious option that will keep you fuller.
Yes, beef jerky can be healthy! Whether you're keto, cutting carbs, or just want a high-protein snack, check these sticks out.
A little bit of trail mix goes a long way and these packs help keep your portions in check.
For those with a sweet tooth, these little bear snacks will help keep your protein up.
These ready-to-eat beans are the perfect snack or the perfect side-dish. They're vegan and non-GMO certified.
This snack has 40 percent less fat and 20 percent fewer calories per serving compared to the leading salty popcorn, but it's still packed with flavor.
Tired of protein bars filled with gunk you can't pronounce? RXBars put it all out there!
Leave a few bags of rice crisps in your desk to dip with or for a quick and healthy snack.
Keto fans, this one is for you. Each crisp is simply made with cheese for a keto-friendly, gluten-free, and lactose-free snack.
These crackers have a cult-following among anyone who sticks to a high-fiber diet. Each one is packed with four grams of fiber, meant to keep you full for a loooong time. Have them for breakfast topped with eggs or avocado; for lunch and dinner you can go the savory route with crispbread pizzas.
Pair these with pretzels, apple slices, or celery for an easy to-go snack.
Yes, chocolate and healthy can be used in the same sentence, especially when it comes to these almonds.
For those who prefer to sip their snacks, keep a pack of this nutritional shake handy. Each serving contains 20 grams of non-GMO protein, dietary fiber, and no cholesterol.
These 25-calorie-a-serving seaweed snacks will definitely fulfill that crunchy snack craving.
If you think you can't live without chips now, wait until you try these.
You're never too old for fruit snacks.
Snack bars can be a sugar and calorie trap, but with KIND bars, you're in the clear.
Consider these better-for-you Cheez-Its.
Yeah, you can have your cookie and eat it, too. These are packed with protein and have barely any sugar.
Vegan, whole foods, plant protein, no added sweeteners, only five ingredients...need we say more?
Skip the salt and vinegar chips, these will hit the spot.
There is so much chocolatey goodness packed into this brownie brittle...and only 130 calories per serving.
This snack pack comes with honey roasted peanuts, maple-glazed ham jerky, and sunflower kernels. These options add variety but fill you up with every bite.
Crunchy, salty, and great alone or with a homemade poke bowl.
Just add cold water or milk, and this handy cup becomes a smoothie bowl with granola.
Think fruit roll ups, but with all the flavor of actual fruit.
For those who want some protein on the go, Bumble Bee makes Snack On The Run! kits that come with ready-made tuna salad and crackers.
The crunch of a chip, but the taste of an apple. Pssst: The Biebers eat these on their picnics, just FYI.
You won't miss the overly-buttered movie popcorn once you introduce this into your life.
Jerky is a great protein-packed snack and these grass-fed options come in flavors like sweet chipotle, sriracha honey, and sesame teriyaki along with their classic.
These gluten-free crisps are plant-based and each serving has five grams of protein.
Dark chocolate coconut bars that will remind you of your favorite Halloween candy.
Simple Mills offers flavors inspired by baked goods like banana bread and carrot cake.
When you don't have time to cut up a fresh mango, these will do the trick.