Simple, Healthy Snack Ideas
If you’re in a snack time rut, change up your routine with one of these healthy snack ideas! When you stock your pantry with the right tasty essentials (chia seeds, almond flour, goji berries, organic trail mix and organic assorted energy squares), you’ll be all set to whip up a healthy snack in no time.
1) Chia Seeds
Tiny chia seeds have some mighty powers when it comes to your health! These appetite-suppressing superfoods are packed with dietary fiber to help you feel full and sustain energy levels. A great hydrating snack prior to workouts, chia seeds can absorb up to 10 times their weight in water and release it into the body slowly as they’re digested. They are the richest plant source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds are extremely versatile and can be enjoyed in juice, chia pudding, sprinkled over cereal, and much more.
2) Almond Flour
For those following a gluten-free diet or watching their glycemic index, almond flour is an ideal alternative to wheat flour. This low-carb baking product is made from simply blanched almonds for a light and soft flour that doesn’t require any sifting and has an even consistency. Rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats, and easy-to-use, almond flour is a favorite among our customers. Whip up a delicious batch of banana almond muffins, add a spoonful to smoothies for extra nutrition, or use it as a one-to-one replacement for wheat flour in your recipes.
3) Goji Berries
Known as the world’s most powerful anti-aging food, these sweet and crunchy super berries can really amp up your antioxidant levels! Antioxidants are the protective compounds that defend healthy cells against damaging free radicals, and goji berries are chock-full of them. In fact, they’re rated #1 on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, which measures the antioxidant level of foods. They’re also packed with vitamins A and C, iron, and other nutrients. Goji berries have a naturally sweet taste that is delicious on its own, but they’re also good for a host of healthy snack ideas. They make a nice addition to oatmeal, trail mix, yogurt, and teas.
If you’re an organic nut looking for new ideas in the snack department, our certified organic trail mix is a fantastic option. It’s a nutritious combination of sunflower seeds, pepitas, raisins, almonds, walnuts, cranberries, banana chips, Brazil nuts, and cashews. Nuts and seeds are naturally loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, while dried fruit provides vitamins and antioxidants. Send kids to school with a helping of organic trail mix, keep it on-hand at work, or pack some for travel and outdoor activities. This nutritious mix is a must-have when you need something quick and convenient.
5) Organic Assorted Energy Squares
Looking for other healthy, organic snack ideas to curb cravings? Organic assorted energy squares are a combination of five popular energy bites. Made from chunks of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and other natural ingredients, this nourishing snack will boost your energy levels without the jittery side effects of caffeine. These energy squares are so delicious that they often win over even the pickiest taste buds. They’re a great portable snack that travels well so be sure to have a few at your side when you need a pick-me-up between meals.
We’d love to hear your own healthy snack ideas! Let us know your favorite go-to healthy snack ideas with a comment below.
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