10 Superfood Snacks That Are Too Delicious Not to Eat
Give into your afternoon snack craving with these double-duty snacks. They satisfy while providing a punch of nutrients to help you power through the rest of your day. So whether you have a sweet tooth or crave something salty and crunchy, check out our top picks for healthy snacks that won't undo your day.
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1. Pomegranate Seeds
OK, technically called arils. Eat 'em like popcorn and get lots of inflammation-fighting polyphenols in every refreshingly tart-sweet handful. Look for them in the ready-to-eat produce section. 72 calories per 1/2 cup
Related: Healthy Pomegranate Recipes
2. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites Chocolate
These nuggets made with shelled hemp seeds are the definition of superfood: loaded with protein and iron
(25 percent DV) and heart-healthy fats. Not to mention a crunchy chocolate fix. 230 calories per 10 pieces.
3. Wholly Avocado Minis
Use these 2-oz. mini cups as a guac-a-licious dip to turn dunkable vegetables like baby carrots and mini bell peppers into a satisfying snack. Bonus: heart-friendly mono fats and 2 grams of fiber. 120 calories per 2-oz. mini cup
Related: 4 Healthy Reasons to Eat Avocados
4. Lifeway Plain Lowfat Kefir
Fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir pack plenty of gut-friendly probiotics and are great sources of calcium (30 percent DV). Because it's drinkable, kefir is a perfect grab-and-go snack. 110 calories per 8-oz. bottle.
5. Rhythm SuperFoods Kale Chips Original
Cruciferous, green and leafy, kale ticks so many nutrition boxes, with antioxidants and fiber in spades. These are almost as tasty as homemade and deliver 3 grams of fiber and 25 percent of the DV for vitamin A. 130 calories per 1 oz.
Make your own: How To Make Kale Chips
6. Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas, Bombay Spice
Roasting turns chickpeas crunch-ily snack-worthy. Boasting 5 grams of fiber and 6 of protein, they're made with healthy sunflower and/or canola oil and just a touch of salt (150 mg sodium). 130 calories per ¼ cup
Make your own: How to Make Baked Chickpea Nuts
7. Mush Overnight Oats, Apple Crisp Flavor
Whole-grain by nature, oats are famously rich in cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. Here, they're snackable hot or cold, softened in almond milk and slightly sweetened with dried cranberries-tastily boosting fiber to 7 grams. 280 calories per 1-cup pod
Make your own: The Best Way to Overnight Oats
8. Unsalted Dry-Roasted Peanuts
Just about any nut has superfood cred, but humble peanuts (technically legumes) are often overlooked. They're packed with protein-7 grams-and loaded with heart-friendly monounsaturated fat and phytosterols. 160 calories per 1 oz. (about 1/4 cup shelled)
Related: Healthy Peanut Recipes
9. Frozen Edamame Pods
These beans have a whopping 10 grams of plant protein per 1/2 cup-and more fill-you-up fiber than a bran muffin (6 grams). And the pods are just too fun to open and eat! 100 calories per 1/2 cup
Related: Healthy Edamame Recipes
D'oh! Of course. Hard-boiled, this is the original portable snack, loaded with 6 grams of protein, lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health, and hard-to-find choline (27 percent DV). 70 calories per large egg
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