Top 5 Healthy Snack Foods

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Top 5 Healthy Snack Foods

I love to munch and I have a high metabolism so eating protein rich foods and snack foods are important for me since I run through my nutrients so quickly. Lean and healthy snacks are a great way to satisfy your hunger or energy needs when your on the go or working out, camping, hiking, cycling or for the general health & fitness benefits. These are our Top 5 healthy snack foods for the outdoor fall weather or just because you want to munch on something that’s good for you too.

Top 5 Healthy Snack Foods

I Heart Keenwah Quinoa Snacks

Quinoa Snacks by I Heart Keenwah

Topping our list are the I Heart Keenwah Snacks. We all get the munchies, some more than others but why not fill that hunger with something good for you that tastes great. These are some of the best tasting healthy snack foods I’ve tried in a long time and also Vegan friendly. I Heart Keenwah’s main or base ingredient are the Quinoa seed, a complete source of protein with all 9 essential amino acids. Gluten-Free Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified. I have to say that I enjoy the entire array of snacks they make especially the Quinoa Clusters!

If rabbit food doesn’t do it for you, add a touch of sweetness to excite your taste buds with Quinoa Clusters; Chocolate Sea Salt, Cashew Cranberry, Peanut Butter Cacao and Almond. Quinoa Puffs offer lightweight puffed treats with an ample burst of flavor; Aged Cheddar is yum, Sea Salt Truffle, Sweet Chili and Herbes De Provence. The Chocolate Puffs are wonderful quinoa puffs disguised inside a satisfying cover of chocolate, if you need your chocolate fix this is an excellent snack to indulge just a bit; Dark Chocolate Himalayan Pink Salt and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter.

I Heart Keenwah Snacks are super tasty, high on nutrition and low on calories too, so it will work well for weight watchers. Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free I highly recommend trying them out.

I Heart Keenwah Quinoa Snacks $3.49 – $10.00
www.iheartkeenwah.com

Top 5 Healthy Snack Foods

Pistachio Chewy Bites by Setton Farms

Premium Quality Chewy Bites by Setton Farms

The Chewy Bites from Setton Farms premium quality selection are made with 100% all natural ingredients primarily Pistachio Nuts & Cranberries with no preservatives that will satisfy your hunger. This super tasty combination doesn’t just taste great, it’s packed with energizing nutrition too! There are 30 different beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and just a touch of sea salt to add some contrasting flavor to the sweetness. They are portion controlled so you don’t need to think too much about how much your eating. The Setton Farms Premium Quality Chewy Bites also provide a balance of carbohydrates, with 7g of protein per serving and healthy fat that will help get you through any hike or workout.

The Chewy Bites come in Individually wrapped 6-packs so you can grab and go when you are on the run. 100% all natural, Dairy & Gluten Free and non-GMO. If that’s not enough, they’re Certified by the American Heart Association as Heart-Healthy Food! The 6-pack bag contains 6 bars equaling 3 servings totaling 210 calories per serving. The bars a little small but I love them and can’t stop eating them!

2-Pack $1.99 6-Pack $5.99 and 16-Pack $12.50
www.pistachiochewybites.com
settonfarms.com

Top 5 Healthy Snack Foods

Gourmet Ghee Butter by 4th & Heart

Gourmet Ghee Butter by 4th & Heart

This one isn’t really a snack but a healthy organic clarified butter that has been used for thousands of years in Indian cooking. Ghee Butter promotes increased metabolism, contains Butyric Acid which helps you digest and is a natural source of Anti-Carcinogen CLA Conjulated Linoleic Acid that helps weight loss and rich in healthy fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K which are essential for Bone, Brain, Heart and Immunity system functions.

Ghee Butter is a type of clarified butter that is heated, reduced & triple-filtered out. What you’re left with is the pure healthy fat. Lactose & Dairy Free so anyone can enjoy it. Ghee butter comes in a variety of flavors and is great for cooking. Ghee Butter is rich tasting, healthy and doesn’t need to be refrigerated necessarily since there’s no dairy in it.

Available in Original flavor, White Truffle Salt, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, California Garlic and Himalayan Pink Salt. The line of Gourmet Ghee butters from 4th & Heart work great for eggs, toast, sauted vegetables, pasta, pancakes, poultry, pork, steak and even works well for baking and even in your coffee.

9.0 oz Jar from $15.00 – $30.00
fourthandheart.com

Top 5 Healthy Snack Foods

Cracked Pepper Roasted Chickpeas by The Good Bean

Cracked Pepper Roasted Chickpeas by The Good Bean

I’m a big fan of Chickpeas, hummus, in a salad, spoon em right out of the can! Pepper? Well everything tastes better with fresh cracked pepper corn. So when you combine to the two in a fun to eat snack, I’m all over it. The Good Bean Cracked Pepper Roasted Chickpeas come in a roasted form for a crispy, crunchy fun treat that is delicious. Simple is usually better and what better to eat than snacks that come simple from mother nature. The Good Bean Roasted Chickpeas have tons of goodness about them; Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Kosher, and Non-GMO. Virtually everyone can enjoy them. They come in a variety of flavors including; Sea Salt, Cracked Pepper, Smoky Chili & Lime, Sweet Cinnamon, Mesquite BBQ, Thai Coconut and yes Chocolate!

Good Bean Roasted Chickpea healthy snacks come in bulk 6-packs to 50 packs with prices ranging from $20 – $50.00
thegoodbean.com

Top 5 Healthy Snack Foods

Almond Honey Protein Bars by Rise Bar

Almond Honey Protein Bars

This simple nutty bar from Rise Bar contains just 3 ingredients; almonds, honey and whey protein isolate for a protein packed with 20g of fuel. Whey isolate is a further purified form of whey protein that breaks down into smaller proteins and amino acids so your stomach doesn’t have to, making it’s nutrients easier to absorb by the body. Eat it as a meal replacement or energy supplement. They are Non-GMO, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Kosher and Grain Free with zero artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols or preservatives. A little pricey at $2.30 a bar but packed with good long-lasting energy and they taste great too.

A 12 count box of 2.1oz Bars will run you $27.99
risebar.com

Top 5 Healthy Snack Foods

Top 5 Healthy Snack Foods

Wrap up

If you consider how much food intake an avg person goes through on a daily basis and you subscribe to the philosophy that you are what you eat, why not fill that bucket with good food that also tastes great. Consider some of the above snacks in place of a bag of chips or greasy fast food, your body will thank you for it.

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