9 Healthy Summer Snack Ideas

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  • August 06, 2020

Are you a snacker? You know what I mean. You routinely reach for a handful of salty potato chips, chunk of chocolate or spoonful of ice cream to make the craving go away. You know that may not be the best choice but it is the easiest and quickest for your busy lifestyle.

In the second edition of the New Summer Foods series, I am sharing 9 healthy summer snack ideas that will resolve your craving, be convenient for your on-the-go work and family life, offer nutritional benefits and of course, taste good! Plus, you will have a new selection of fun treats for your kids that they will be excited to munch on. 

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Nutty Healthy Snack Ideas

Blum Toasty Almonds

You always hear about grabbing a handful of almonds as a healthy snack. Well, Blum Toasty Almonds has upped the flavor profile by giving a choice of seasonings and some toasty warmth to enhance an already delicious good-for-you option.

Sustainably grown by California family farmers, the almonds are minimally processed and available in a variety of flavors. Choose from a three pack geared for the Keto/Vegan diet, sweet, spicy or savory mix, or combination package.

  • Spicy Chili Lime
  • Garlic Parmesan
  • Cinnamon Spice
  • Cocoa Espresso
  • Honey Vanilla and Sea Salt

What makes these almonds different is that they are designed to be warmed before you eat them. This brings out the oils and flavors that highlight the nutty, rich almond taste. Each package has 5 grams of protein and is packaged in a BPA-free, recyclable, microwavable safe container. 

Choose your Blum Toasty Almonds flavor pack here

 

Nature’s Garden Keto Snack Mix

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If you are on the KETO diet, finding delicious and satisfying snacks can be a challenge. Nature’s Garden Keto Snack Mix has come up with the perfect solution for your cravings. This crunchy and flavorful treat is mixed with cheddar cheese puffs, almonds, pepitas, pecans and macadamia nuts.  Designed to be eaten by the handful, these Keto packs are filled with probiotic to help your digestive system and contribute to weight loss.

Grab a bag of Nature’s Garden Keto Snack Mix here

 

Healthy Snack Ideas:  Nutrition Bars

ALOHA Protein Bars

When you are looking to increase your protein intake but want plant based ingredients, then ALOHA bars are for you. These organic plant based protein bars are great tasting, vegan, non-GMO, minimally processed with real food ingredients, have a 3-to-1 protein to sugar ratio, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free (lactose-free), Kosher Certified and never include any stevia or sugar alcohols. They are also naturally filled with healthy fats, protein, iron and fiber. Plus, flavors that taste decadent like Chocolate Fudge Brownie protein bars are made with real, organic dark chocolate, organic cashew butter, and organic cocoa powder.

Aloha Bars are the perfect protein bar for when you’re between meetings, warming up for the gym (or cooling down!), on the road, taking a pit-stop on your weekend cycle, or looking for an easy, nutritious option at home. 

Flavors include:

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Caramel Sea Salt
  • Vanilla Almond Crunch

You can find ALOHA bars on Amazon, Walmart.com, Vitacost.com and ALOHA.com plus retailers including Trader Joes, Sprouts and more.

 

Collagen and Coconut Oil Snack Ideas

MCTBars with Collagen Protein and Coconut Oil

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Enjoying all the summer activities may having you thinking about ways to improve fuel, focus and positive energy to get through the day. That’s where MCTBars come in. They are keto-friendly, grab-and-go super snack bars that offer valuable and transparent nutritional functionality to boost energy and concentration. 
 
MCTBars are 100% keto, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, have no added sugars, and are made from all-natural superfoods. They are packed with collagen protein and organic coconut MCTs which help to improve focus and provide cognitive support.
 
MCTBars are naturally sweetened with monk fruit extract and come in three decadent dessert-inspired flavors:
  • Cocoa
  • Caramel Sea Salt
  • Cookie Dough
In fact, they have recently doubled their line with the addition of three new “Boosted” flavors:
  • Berry Beautiful –  Enhances skin’s natural brilliance with biotin and Vitamin E, while tasting exactly like a fresh berry muffin. MCTco’s favorite flavor to date!
  • Lemon Boost – Supports immunity with the addition of lemon oil, turmeric and ginger, creating a decadent lemon dessert taste and texture. 
  • Banana Beautiful – Promotes vibrant skin with biotin and Vitamin E, using Bananas Foster Crème Brûlée as flavor inspiration with hints of cinnamon.

MCTBars are available at MCTco.com and Amazon and at a rapidly growing list of local retailers across the country.

 

Fruity Healthy Snack Ideas

RIND Snacks

There are now even more ways to incorporate fruit into your life with RIND’s Keep It Real. Eat The Peel. sun-dried skin-on fruit snacks. They provide vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants with nothing added. That means no sulfites, no added sugar and no preservatives! They come in a variety of flavors:

  • Tropical Blend
  • Orchard Blend
  • Straw-Peary Blend
  • Tangy Blend

RIND keeps its skin on for full flavor, using the whole fruit and lessening food waste. RIND uses exotic and nutrient rich fruits, like persimmon, kiwi, peach, pineapple and bittersweet orange that are all-natural and grown in the USA.

Order your RIND Snacks here

 
 
joolies dates healthy snack
 

Nature’s candy found in bite size treats from medjool’s organic date company, Joolies. Whether you want to enjoy the fruit in snack packs or to use their Date Syrup for pancakes, coffee or ice cream, you won’t make a wrong choice as all dates are grown in California. Joolies dates come pitted or unpitted.

THEY ARE CHANGING THE “DATE-ING” GAME: LET’S DATE!  Joolies organic medjool dates are always fresh never dried, grown on the family farm in the Coachella Valley of Southern California. They are the first farm to be Certified Glyphosate Residue Free! Always Vegan. Raw. Kosher. Halal. Gluten-free. Paleo. 

WHY DATE JOOLIES: Medjool dates are a California Superfruit, organic medjool dates are a natural source of antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, and potassium. Pound for pound, medjool dates have MORE potassium than bananas!

DATES ACTUALLY TASTE AMAZING: Sweet and luscious with notes of caramel, these dates are called ‘The King of Dates’ for a reason. Satisfy your sweet tooth while getting a great energy boost.

HOW TO ENJOY YOUR DATE WITH JOOLIES: Great for snacking straight from the box, or for adding to smoothies, oatmeal, and dipping in nut butter!

JOOLIES IS BETTER FOR THE PLANET: Joolies’ eco-friendly boxes are made from recycled paperboard and are recyclable! 

Find nature’s sweet treat here

 

Paleo Healthy Snack Ideas

QUINN Paleo Friendly Grain Free Original Pretzel Chips

 

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If salty snacks are your thing but they must be grain-free, then it’s time you tried QUINN Paleo Friendly, Grain-free Pretzel Crisps. This first ever GRAIN FREE, PALEO-FRIENDLY PRETZEL CHIP is Non-GMO, certified gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and dairy-free. They are receiving rave reviews from those craving delicious salty snacks but are limited by allergies or diet parameters. 

Made from cassava flour, also known as yuca, is a paleo friendly and gluten-free root vegetable. These plant-based chips are baked, topped with rock salt, and contain 2 grams of protein and fiber.   

To try all of Quinn’s home-style snacks including premium pretzels, microwave popcorn & pop-at-home kernels, order here.
 
 

Healthy Snack: Veggie Infused Cookie

MadeGood Cookies

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Did you know you can get a full serving of vegetables in cookies? Well, you can in MadeGood® Soft Baked Cookies. With a soft texture, they almost taste homemade! These certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and kosher parve products are produced in a dedicated nut-free facility free of the top eight allergens – peanut, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, egg, soy, sesame and shellfish. Each serving has only 110 calories. They are even safe for the kids to bring to school. 

Their original flavors are:

  • Double Chocolate 
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Banana

Announcing this summer their new flavors:

  • Red Velvet
  • No Nut Butter
  • Snickerdoodle

Order these guilt free cookies and enjoy every bite.  

 

Sweet and Salty Healthy Snack Ideas

Butterfly Superfoods Nut Butters

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Solve your sweet and salty craving all in one low carb or Keto friendly, high protein snack with rich and creamy nut butters from Butterfly Superfoods. This tasty multi-purpose superfood is organic, vegan and sugar-free made by blending walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews and MCT oil together.

Perfect for on-the-go, afternoon snacking, ketogenic diet, quick breakfast and paleo and low carb diets. Tastes great with fruit, toast, oatmeal, smoothies, protein shakes, or straight from the jar. The nut butters supply vitamins and nutrients that are great for brain function, heart health, weight management and energy.

Try all of the available flavors like Classic, Cinnamon Vanilla, Chocolate Reishi and Rosemary. 

 

NEXT UP:  7 New Summer Food Ideas from Ingredients to Dessert

Did you see the first post in the summer food series:

6 Thirst Quenching Beverages to Stay Healthy and Hydrated this Summer

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