With the days getting cooler and fall officially here, it’s time to think “snack smart” and swap out the unhealthy comfort food for nutritious and delicious snacks. And there’s no better way to graze on the go or at-home than with satisfying snacks and tasty treats that are packed with wholesome ingredients to power you up, all while staying svelte.
So whether you’re a wellness-minded individual, a health nut, or simply a parent that’s in search for snacks that are both delicious and nutritious for the entire family, look no further because these smart snacks will fuel your day and keep hunger at bay at-home or away.
Scroll down below and check out the perfect picks that are smart and healthy essentials to keep you and yours fueled and happily healthy!
Ginger’s Healthy Habits Veggie Trail Mix
Ginger’s Healthy Habits was founded by Ginger Lewis, a chef who grew up eating farm-to-table, and attended Raw culinary school and turned her passion into purpose. Ginger’s passion for raw foods and obsession with creating healthy snacks that actually taste good led her to create Ginger’s Healthy Snacks, the first veggie trail mix brand that combines the benefits of raw food with bold flavor to deliver healthy and smart snacks that are not only good-for-you but actually taste good! What’s more, the veggies in this snack are not fried or roasted, rather they’re air-crisped so they maintain their natural enzymes and max nutrient value. Ginger’s Healthy Habits Veggie Trail Mix fuels you and your family with vegan, gluten-free, and raw nutrition that’s packed with protein, live enzymes, and powerful superfoods — and amazing flavor so you enjoy what you eat, and you and your family are happily nourished at-home or while on-the-go.
One standout flavor is the Veggie Trail Mix in Pepperoni Pizza which lets you, your loved ones and even your kiddos enjoy flavorful, yummy pizza pie on the daily thanks to this healthy snack alternative that REALLY taste like scrumptious pizza! It’s dairy-free and contains Tomatoes, Zucchini, Kale, Olives, Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Cashews, Nutritional Yeast, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Spices, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Sugar, and Sea Salt — so you enjoy the flavoring of pizza with zero guilt, and your little ones get to munch on this yummy snack without you worrying about any unhealthy setbacks.
1 serving (1.5 oz. package): 140 calories, 10 grams of fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 120 mg of sodium, 8 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, 6 grams of protein.
Ginger’s Healthy Habits Veggie Trail Mix retail for $29.99 for 6 bags, available at gingershealthyhabits.com.
Square Organics was launched in March 2012 from the San Franciscan kitchen of health-conscious couple and proud parents Sarah and Andrew Gordon who built the brand on a belief that Ingredients are what Matter Most. Having battled asthma most of her life, Sara discovered that by leading an active lifestyle and eliminating inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, soy, and processed sugars freed her from medication — and helped cease her asthma attacks.
Today, Square Organics proudly sells Squarebars which are great-tasting and nutrient-rich USDA Organic vegan protein bars that are Non-GMO Project-verified, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Soy-Free — and filled with super foods like oats and coconut oil. What’s more, Squarebar not only gives you the protein-power and nutritious super foods to nurture your body and fuel your day, but the brand also gives back by partnering with San Francisco based non-profit, Not For Sale, to fight human trafficking with organic protein power.
Squarebar’s Chocolate Coated Coconut is sure to take you on a Caribbean escape during your snack break thanks to its deliciously distinct and tropical taste! Squarebar Chocolate Coated Coconut is a super-delicious and ultra-nutritious superfoods bar made with shredded coconut, coconut nectar, and extra virgin coconut oil that’s sumptuously and sweetly coated in 70% dark chocolate and packed with 11 grams of plant protein to satisfy you and keep you going throughout your day.
1 bar: 230 calories, 11 grams fat, 9 grams saturated fat, 30 mg sodium, 21 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 13 grams sugar, 11 grams protein.
Squarebars retail for $29.99 for a pack of 12 bars. Available at Whole Foods Market, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Squarebar.com.
Health Warrior is the ah-mazing food and movement brand that helps you achieve a healthy and holistic lifestyle, by fueling you with super-satisfying superfoods and high-fiving you to achieve your fitness feats! Health Warrior offers chia-powered products and clean plant protein bars, all packed with nourishing superfoods to deliver scrumptious and wholesome snacks that satisfy you while on the go, curb your cravings, and power you up to take on the day! Health Warrior’s Superfood Protein Bars and 100-calorie Chia Bars are two must-have products to add to your daily diet — and best of all, they’re 100% Vegan, Gluten-free, and Non-GMO verified!
Health Warrior’s Chia Bars are only 100-calories — and packed with omega-3s, plant-based protein, fiber, and has a fraction of the sugar of many bars! Health Warrior’s Chia Bars come in a variety of dee-licious flavors including Acai Berry, Apple Cinnamon, Banana Nut, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut, Dark Chocolate, Mango, Dark Chocolate Cherry, and Coffee (trust me, you’ll love all if not most of the flavors). Health Warrior’s Superfood Protein Bars deliver 10 grams of clean, plant protein and 5 grams of fiber from a superfood and ancient grain blend of chia, quinoa, and oats, and are contain no soy or whey.
Health Warrior’s Peanut Butter Cacao Superfood Protein Bar will elevate and energize you thanks to its flavorful and crunchy peanut butter filling combined with yummy cacao nibs, organic agave syrup, and superfood blend containing chia, quinoa, pea crisps, and oats for a crunchy and delicious snack that will curb your cravings!
1 serving (1 bar): 200 calories, 9 grams of fat, 2.5 grams saturated fat, 150 mg of sodium, 25 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, 10 grams of protein.
Health Warrior Chia Bars retail for $21.99 for a pack of 15 bars. Health Warrior Superfood Protein Bars retail for $23.99 for a pack of 12 bars. All available at shop.healthwarrior.com.
Simply Protein by Wellness Foods was founded in 2002 by Cathy Richards, a wonder woman whose passion for healthy living and her quest for a nutritious and satisfying snack led her to create the Simply Bar. The brand’s “mission is to make healthy snacks for busy people” — and offer a whole range of great tasting, low sugar snacks that are high in protein and gluten-free so you can curb your cravings and stay fuller longer, all while enjoying satisfying snacks that are delicious and packed with nutrition.
Simply Protein’s Banana, Caramel and Cashew Crunch is sure to curb your cravings and power you up with healthful nutrition that tastes incredibly great! Simply Protein’s Banana, Caramel and Cashew Crunch puts a new twist on the traditional trail mix by combining a mega-medley of superb and chewy caramel, crunchy and flavorful cashews, and semi-sweet and filling bananas, which give this combo a filling and flavorful charm. It is the perfect go-to pouch to reach for to help you take on the day while also giving you an exquisite snack that’s nutritious and mouth-watering delicious! Plus, it contains a powerful 10 grams of whey protein, a meager 3 grams of sugar, and it’s amazingly only 100 calories — and it’s vegetarian, gluten-free, and kosher, making it a must-have AND super-healthy snack to enjoy regularly without any guilt!
1 serving (1 pouch): 100 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 0.5 grams saturated fat, 65 mg sodium, 17 grams carbs, 7 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar, 10 grams protein.
Available in a 12 Pouch Box for $28.70 at simplyprotein.com.