Most of us strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle, particularly when it comes to diet. Unfortunately, making healthy food choices isn’t always easy. Of course, the first step is to limit pre-packaged or processed foods and eat as many natural, whole foods as possible. But what about those times when all we need is a quick little snack to tide us over till our next meal?
While snacking has gotten a bad rep in the past, it can be seen as an important healthy-eating strategy. Sometimes all we need is a handful of trail mix or a little granola bar to get us by. And let’s face it, not many people have time to make a snack from scratch all day every day. Luckily, many food producers have jumped on the healthy eating bandwagon to provide healthy store-bought options for snacks. Here’s a list of the 15 tastiest and healthiest snacks to buy at the store…
Saffron Road Organic Crunchy Chickpea Snacks
Any form of chickpea snack is the way to go for someone who craves something salty and crunchy. Most of these snacks come in a wide variety of flavors from sweet to spicy. What makes them more desirable than other grab and go snacks, like chips or crackers, is that they provide fiber and protein.
Not only are they delicious, they can also be used as an addition to meals (i.e. a topping for salads, soups, or breading on chicken). One of our favorite products is the Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas in Bombay Spice. You can find it in a full size bag or single serving packs. In every 1/4-cup there are only 130-calories, 4-grams of fat, 18-grams of carbs, 1-gram of sugar, 6-grams of protein, and 150-miligrams of sodium.