it’s hard to resist snacking but what if there are healthy snacks we can enjoy and still be healthy? here are some provided by Details magazine. problem with this list is that most of them may be hard to find in your local grocery store so websites are provided in case you order your food online.
1. Dried Fruit
2. Onion Garlic Pistachios
These organic pistachios open naturally on the tree (rather than being subjected to the mechanically induced method favored by many producers). Blended with sea salt, onion, and garlic, the savory snacks are full of stomach-trimming fiber, satiating protein, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
3. Wild Boar Salami
Made from wild Texas boar and seasoned with cloves and juniper berries, this Creminelli salami has notes of the animal’s natural diet, which includes roots, grasses, nuts, and berries.
4. Smoked Sea Salt Popcorn
This popcorn is organic and seasoned with sea salt that has been smoked over Northwest red alderwood.
5. Sunflower Crunch
High in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, these nutty treats are packed with zinc, which is important for maintaining a strong immune system; vitamin E, which protects against cardiovascular disease; and choline, which defends against memory loss.
6. Organic Potato Chips
These 365 Everyday Value chips are made from three simple ingredients: thin slices of organic potatoes, organic sunflower-seed oil, and a little sea salt.
Kale is full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants and macronutrients. It’s high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, and omega-3s, and it contains a multitude of disease-fighting flavonoids like kaempferol and quercetin, as well as lucosinolates, which appear to prevent cancer. So it’s no surprise that people are now baking it to make chips. Living Zen Raw Organic Kale Chips are made by the monks of the Detroit Zen Center and pack a flavorful punch with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic.
8. Snack Mix
Annie’s Organic Snack Mix Bunnies Cheddar is the rare snack mix that is made without preservatives or artificial colors or flavors, is low in sugar, and has only 140 calories a serving. In it you’ll find pretzels and cheddar-bunny crackers (think Goldfish without all the nasty additives).
9. Sacha Inchi Roasted Seeds
Full of protein and fiber, these Amazonian seeds are roasted at a low temperature to preserve their high omega-3 content.
10. Pork and Beef Stick
Made with all-natural beef and pork, these lean, tasty meat sticks have half the calories and sodium of their convenience-store counterparts and provide more protein.
11. Seaweed Snacks
Perhaps the healthiest food on the planet, seaweed has a vast array of nutrients: iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vanadium, and zinc. Seaweed is anti-inflammatory and antiviral, and studies show that it may protect against cancer and slow the aging process. SeaSnax Classic is lightly roasted in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, and it’s seriously addictive. Sea’s Gift seaweed is roasted in sesame oil, which imparts a delicious nutty flavor.
ex: seasnax.com; jayone.com
12. Pumpkin Chips
Pumpkins are higher in beta- and alpha- carotene than almost any other food, and recent studies have found that those who eat the most orange foods live longer. These thick-cut pumpkin slices are the perfect longevity snack.
13. Salmon Jerky
This wild-sockeye and keta-salmon jerky is free of nitrites, artificial additives, and preservatives. It’s also bursting with protein and brain-healthy omega-3s.
read article from Yahoo! Shine by Heather Hurlock from Details Magazine: The 13 Healthiest Snack Foods