When Amina asked me for some healthy snack suggestions, we both realized it would be a perfect idea to share on the blog. A few weeks ago we got together for a movie-night/sleepover, and stocked up on some of my favorites to shoot this very special post. We also had a lot of fun eating them when we were done shooting!
Elemental Superfood Seedbar’s are the most delicious nut, seed and fruit bars I have ever had. I always have them on hand for a quick breakfast, snack or plane ride. They are organic, pesticide free, gluten free, raw, dairy free and nutrient dense. They are also high in protein and fiber, loaded with omega 3’s and omega 6’s and sweetened with the highest quality raw honey. Truly a perfect snack! You can chose from 4 flavors: Cranberry, Almond & Lucuma, Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter, Currant, Cacao & Hemp Seed and Mulberry, Cacao & Spirulina.
PUREnola is a snack I discovered at GROW in Manhattan Beach. It’s a handmade granola that is gluten, grain, dairy and soy free! Each batch is made with organic raw nuts, seeds, unrefined coconut oil and maple syrup. It comes in five flavors: coconut, chocolate, coconut banana chip, salted chocolate and rosemary spice. It’s also suitable for raw, vegan and paleo diets.
I discovered Buddha Bowl Foods Himalyan Pink Organic Popcorn by Lesser Evil at Whole Foods last year. It’s made with only coconut oil (instead of rancid oils like canola or vegetable that many quick snack foods are made with), popcorn and Himalayan pink salt, so it’s the perfect guilt free movie night snack (not sure if I can say the same about the wine, but in my defense, it was sulfate free and biodynamic 🙂 ). Buddha Bowl Popcorn comes in five flavors including Classic Cheddar, Avocado, Wasabi, Himalayan Sweetness and Himalayan Pink. While researching this post, I just discovered a ton of other healthy, gluten-free snacks on Lesser Evil’s site, that I haven’t seen in stores yet. Time for some online shopping!
Hail Merry Macaroons are made with a perfect combination of coconut oil, maple syrup, shredded coconut and almond flour. They are also organic, gluten-free, raw and vegan. They come in 6 flavors: Blonde, Chocolate, Strawberry, Caramel Sea Salt, Lemon and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Hail Merry also makes the most amazing Miracle Tarts. I didn’t include them as a snack because they’re more of a decadent desert. Nom Nom!
Go Raw Sprouted Cookies are the perfect mix of sweet and savory, making them a very satisfying mid-afternoon snack. You will often find me carrying a bag on a long day. Just don’t leave them in your car on a warm day… they are also raw and gluten-free, but seem to get “baked” in the hot weather. They come in 6 flavors including Ginger Snap, Spiced Chai, Chocolate, Sweet Crunch, Carrot Cake and Lemon Pie.
If you taste Organic Nectars Raw Cacao Chocolates blindfolded, you would probably never guess that these are actually healthy. They are rich in vitamin C, macronutrients and antioxidants, and contain no refined sugar, dairy, gluten or soy. They come in 6 flavors: Nut “Milk” Chocolate (made with cashews instead of dairy), Raspberry, Golden White Chocolate, Bittersweet, Dark Sweet and Semi Sweet Chocolate.
A couple of years ago, I basically ate my weight in kale chips ten times over. My car was covered in their crumbs for about two years straight. I was obsessed until one day, I just got kaled-out. So when I discovered Just Pure Foods Tomato and Zucchini chips, I have to say I was pretty thrilled. You can choose from Pesto or Spicy Jalapeno Tomato Chips, or Sesame Dijon, Pesto, Sour Cream and Onion or Seasoned Zucchini Chips. And yes, they also make a few flavors of kale chips 🙂 .
I hope you enjoy these delicious healthy snacks. Please let me know what you think in the comments and I’d love to know what your favorite healthy snacks are too!
You can purchase all of these snacks online through the links above. If you are located in Los Angeles, here are a few of my favorite stores:
Erewhon 7660 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles and 26767 Agoura Rd., Calabasas
Co-opportunity Natural Foods 1525 Broadway (at 16th St.), Santa Monica
GROW 1830 N. Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach and 300 S. Santa Fe Street, Ste. C, Los Angeles (Downtown)
Photos by Amina Touray.
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