Although I weep softly to myself each time I see my total at checkout, I am head-over-heels in love with Whole Foods. And while I’m a big fan of skipping packaged snacks and instead munching on fruits, veggies, etc., there are some items on those grocery store shelves that are just too good (and good for you!) to pass up.
I’m not a calorie counter, and actually don’t pay much attention to nutrition labels in general, but I do always read the ingredient list before buying packaged foods. Do you need a PhD in Chemistry to be able to pronounce something on the list? Then don’t eat it. The following Whole Foods snacks have short ingredient lists, made up of real food I’ve actually heard of, and are delicious. Also, all are available in other grocery and health food stores; I’m just calling them “Whole Foods” snacks because I know I can always find them there.
These are DELICIOUS. For those of you hesitant to give spirulina a try, this is a tasty way to get some in your diet. And I love the ingredient list for its utter simplicity: sprouted sesame seeds, banana, coconut, dates and spirulina. If I owned a dehydrator, I would love to try making this myself at home!
You know how when you typically eat popcorn, your fingers are left covered in oil and salt and butter and maybe cheese if you’re really getting after it? Well SkinnyPop leaves your hands clean—a good sign! It’s light and clean and I love it.
I pretty much love any kind of kale chip you put in front of me, but if forced to pick between all that goodness, Vampire Killer gets my vote (I love garlic). Vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher—they’ve pleased everyone except Team Edward.
These are the perfect size! I try not to keep almond butter jars in my apartment because I have the inability to eat them like a normal person. Want to see something impressive but mostly repulsive? Put a spoon and a jar of almond butter in front of me and watch how quickly I make that shit disappear. These little almond butter packs from Justin’s are great when I want to spread some on a banana or squeeze a little into my mouth without the temptation of consuming 4 metric tons in one sitting.
I’m obsessed with roasted seaweed. Obsessed. When you’re picking out a brand, try looking for those that don’t use canola oil. SeaSnax (not pictured) uses olive oil and gimMe uses sunflower oil, both healthier alternatives.
What are your favorite grocery store snacks?
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