Better Snacks by Cari Culp, RD
Every household has those staple foods they love. Today I want to share my favorite staple snacks and foods items that are also packed with nutrition! Hope these items give you more healthy eating options!
Pre-cooked and peeled beets that can be enjoyed on a salad, in a smoothie or juice or simply by themselves! This is one of the fastest most convenient ways to add nutrient dense veggies to any meal!
Sea Snacks Roasted Seeweed:
Seaweed offers a broad range of minerals, plus it’s high in protein and fiber. One serving is around 100 calories and packed with flavor and nutrients. Seaweed is an excellent source of iodine and vitamin K and a very good source of folate, magnesium, iron, and calcium. My kids even love this slightly salty, crunchy snack!
Saffron Road or The Good Bean Roasted Chickpeas:
Craving something crunchy and a bit salty? These little chick peas are packed with fiber and protein so they are more balanced and provide more satiety with less sodium than many alternative snack options.
Pillars Yogurt Drinks:
Need a quick balanced breakfast that you can grab and run out the door? If you like yogurt, this is a great option! Made from grass-fed cows with good quality ingredients overall, only 100 calories, 18 grams of protein and 5 grams of sugar, this is my favorite yogurt drink on the market! And, because it has only 100 calories, you could even add an early morning snack guilt free!
These are found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. They are full of protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied for hours! With all real food ingredients perfect bars are better quality than most other protein bars
Vermont Uncurred Turkey Pepperoni Sticks:
For a convenient high protein snack this is a good option! The turkey pepperoni sticks are uncurred with no antibiotics or hormones and lower in sodium than other beef jerky options.
Costco Invidual Hummus Containers:
Organic, pre-portioned hummus that tastes great with great ingredients! It is a great grab and go option to create a balanced snack for dipping veggies!
Cari Culp, MS, RDN, LDN