15 Hottest New Healthy Foods & Drinks Coming This Spring

By: Devon O'Brien, Senior Food Editor

After tasting our way through thousands of products at the world's largest natural and organic products trade show, Natural Products Expo West, these 15 healthy snacks, drinks and more were standouts.

1. Justin's Nut Butter-Covered Nuts

Justins Almond Butter Covered Almonds

Honestly, this sounds counterintuitive and downright weird, but after one bite our minds were made up—this is genius. An almond butter–based candy coating (similar in texture to white chocolate) surrounds a crunchy roasted almond to add a little sweetness for a finger-licking-good snack.

Available May 2019

2. KIND Simple Crunch Bars

Kind Simple Crunch Peanut Butter Bars

These crunchy granola bars come two in a pack and have just 9 grams of added sugar. Our favorite? Peanut butter. It has a touch of honey for added flavor and a drizzle of even more peanut butter on top. Plus, all Simple Crunch bars are gluten-free.

Available May 2019

3. Lifeway Plantiful Dairy Free Probiotic Plant Based Drink

Lifeway Plantiful Probiotic Drink

Lifeway nailed the creamy texture in this vegan version of kefir. We love the coconut vanilla flavor—it's delicious on its own but would also be great in a smoothie or simply poured over fruit and granola.

Available April 2019

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4. Daiya Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars

Daiya Frozen Dairy Free Dessert Bar

Reminiscent of an ice cream truck treat, you won't believe these chocolate-dipped bars are vegan. We're obsessed with the Chocolate Fudge Crunch flavor. The chocolate coating gets its crunchiness from pumpkin seeds.

Available now at Kroger and Sprouts stores.

5. Poshi Freshly Marinated Vegetable Snacks

Poshi Marinated vegetables

We're always looking for delicious new ways to #EatMoreVeg—this snack is a game-changer. The packets of marinated veggies, such as asparagus, artichokes and green beans, have tons of flavor and are perfect for healthy on-the-go snacking. Plus, the pouches are shelf-stable—we'll be stashing a few in our desk drawers.

Available now

6. Brami Italian Snacking Lupini Beans

Brami Italina Snacking Lupini Beans

These ancient legumes are sprouted and lightly pickled before being packed fresh (not dried) in a marinade. We could pop them plain as a snack, but they'd also be a great salad topper or a tasty addition to a cheese plate. Plus, they pack in 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein in just one serving. Score!

Available now

7. Loma Linda Tuno

Loma Linda Tuno

This "fishless tuna"—yes, that's right, completely vegan canned "tuna"—is made with soy protein and flavored with seaweed. The texture is just what you would find with real tuna. Mix it up with a little vegan mayo, mustard and your favorite diced crunchy veggies for an easy vegan tuna salad.

Available now

Related: Healthy Tuna Salad Recipes

8. Blue Diamond Fiery Ghost Pepper Almonds & Tart Cherries

Blue Diamond Ghost Pepper Almonds & Tart Cherries

Roasted almonds are dusted with a salty, spicy seasoning and tossed together with dried sour cherries all in one snack pack. It's the perfect mix of salty, spicy and slightly sweet for a satisfying snack.

Available now

9. Naughty Noah's Vietnamese Pho Noodles

Vietnamese Pho Cup of Noodles

Think of this as cup-of-noodles' classier Vietnamese cousin. Not only is the soup crazy-delicious, we also love that the cup is reusable and dishwasher-safe.

Available now

Put That Cup to Use: How to Make Your Own Cup-of-Noodle Soups

10. Kuju Coffee Pocket Pourover

Kuju Coffee Pocket Pourover

The most innovative product we saw at the show, this perfect-for-on-the-go coffee has so much to love. It's fresh coffee (not instant), individually packed in a filter with arms so you can set it right on top of your mug. Then, just pour hot water over the coffee in the filter for a pourover in a jiff. It's a great solution for camping and backpacking, but we'd be lying if we said we didn't enjoy a few cups in a hotel while traveling.

Available now

11. Good Food for Good Ketchup

Good Food For Good No Added Sugar Ketchup

A no-sugar-added ketchup that actually tastes like, well, ketchup! Date paste sweetens the classic condiment made with nothing more than tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, the aforementioned dates and spices. Yum!

Available now

12. Athletic Brewing Company Run Wild Non-Alcoholic IPA

Athletic Brewing Non Alcoholic Beer

Athletic Brewing Company's nonalcoholic beers could have fooled us! The brewery uses a patent-pending fermentation process to keep alcohol out, but all the flavor you'd find in an alcoholic beer in.

Available Now

13. Lundberg Samosa Bold Bites Chips

Lundberg Samosa Tortilla Chips

If you're looking for a flavor explosion of a chip, start here. Made with whole-grain brown rice, these tortilla-style chips are then dusted with a spice-packed seasoning that had us all gasping "Wow!" and asking for more.

Available April 2019

Related: Best Whole-Grain Snacks to Pack

14. TIG Chickpea Snack Bar

TIG Chickpea Snack Bar Buffalo Flavor

This crunchy snack bar is packed with delicious, whole-food ingredients that you can actually see—chickpeas, wild rice and lentils. The savory flavors like Buffalo, barbecue and chili lime will crush your junk-food cravings.

Available April 2019

15. Whisps Cheese Crisps

Whisps Asiago & Pepper Jack cheese Crisps

Made with just real cheese and nothing else, these crunchy chips would be good on almost anything. Eat them as is for a snack, crumble over a salad or use them to scoop up dips like salsa and guacamole.

Available now