5 Packed Snacks That Are Really Good For You As the days get longer and you start heading out on summer adventures, you’re probably going to be spending less time in the kitchen—which means relying on packaged foods. But just because it’s convenient doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. The next time you’re packing a picnic or going on a road trip, consider grabbing one of these packaged snacks that you can feel good about eating . Larabar Most packaged snack bars are filled with preservatives, as well as sugar that may be hiding behind different names (like sucrose, dextrose, and high fructose corn syrup, to name a few). What sets Larabar apart from the rest is their simple ingredient list. Each of the Original Larabars is made from a date base, so the bars are naturally sweet without needing to add any refined sugar. The rest of the ingredients (only about 3-6 per bar) are wholesome foods like almonds, peanuts, and bananas. With fun flavors like Snickerdoodle and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Larabar proves that snack bars don’t need to be filled with refined sugar to be delicious. Skinny Pop If you or anyone in your family has food allergies, you know how difficult it can be to safely enjoy packaged snacks. Luckily with Skinny Pop, you don’t need to worry! Their popcorn is not only made with non-GMO corn, but is also gluten-, peanut-, soy-, tree nut-, and dairy-free. It also contains 3 grams of dietary fiber per serving. Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Made with non-fat milk and Greek yogurt, these Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt bars are the perfect snack to reach for when you’re craving ice cream. The Peanut Butter Cup flavor contains 5 grams of protein, and just 11 grams of sugar—which are excellent numbers when you’re talking about dessert! And the Chocolate Fudge pops taste exactly like the Fudgesicles of your childhood but are actually somewhat good for you. Blue Diamond Flavored Almonds If the thought of chowing down on plain, raw almonds doesn’t exactly excite you, grab a can of Blue Diamond Almonds instead. They now come in all kinds of tasty flavors, like Wasabi & Soy Sauce and Habanero BBQ, without upping the sugar content by much. Each serving has 6 grams of protein, so it’s a snack that will actually keep you full. Bare Apple Chips A lot of dried and dehydrated fruit contains tons of added sugar, but not Bare Apple Chips. In fact, they have just one ingredient: apples! Bare Apple Chips also boast 4 grams of fibre per serving, about 15% of your daily value. If apples aren’t your thing, they also make Banana Chips and Coconut Chips. No matter where you’re headed this summer, these snacks are sure to keep you both healthy and satisfied! About the Author: David Quenneville FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn It's always free to have a profile - join now and enjoy your 1st 30 days as a Premium member on us, no credit card required!