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REDBOOK Snack Watch: The 12 Best New Ways to Kick 4 p.m.'s Butt
There are plenty of tried-and-true eats that you can count on for an afternoon boost, but those standbys are bound to get boring. That's why we surveyed more than 70 snacks new to the market, looking for ones that tasted great, filled us up, and didn't totally kill us in the fat, calories, and processed stuff departments. The results are these 12 standout bites to keep you—and your taste buds—happy between meals.
With loads of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants, pomegranates are great for you—but they'resucha chore to eat. Luckily, life just got a little easier with a resealable cup of already-extracted pomegranate arils. There's even a collapsible spoon attached to each lid. Fresh Pomegranate Arils, .99; POM POMS.
We weren't quite sure about nuts blended with pomegranate and vanilla, but the mix was a hit with our testers, who thought it had "just the right sweetness." Combine premium all-natural ingredients with no preservatives and you've got the new and improved grown-up trail mix. Cashews with Pomegranate + Vanilla, .34 for 6; Sahale Snacks.
We wanted to find a new blend to snap us out of our green juice boredom… and we most certainly did. This one contains kale, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, celery, lime, Himalayan pink salt, and most importantly, a kick of jalapeño. Each bottle packs six pounds of fresh produce and is made through High-Pressure Processing (HPP), which, without heating, allows it to stay fresh in your fridge for up to 60 days. Vitality, ; Daily Greens.
"So salty and delicious—and better than potato chips. I could eat these all day," said one REDBOOK tester. We agree. These crisps are wheat-, gluten-, trans fat-, and sugar-free, and since they're made entirely out of cheese, they're also high in calcium and protein. Snack on them solo, or use as dippers for hummus. Sesame Parmesan Crisps, .99; Kitchen Table Bakers.
"Just the right amount of sweet," said a REDBOOK tester of these chips, which satisfy your sweet tooth without prompting a sugar crash. Each single-serving bag is only 180 calories and has 4 grams of filling fiber—plus, you don't have to worry about getting apple skin caught in your teeth. Granny Smith Apple Chips, .85 for 24; .
Introducing thenewGreek yogurt—that you drink. With no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors, Siggi's uses milk exclusively from farmers who don't feed growth hormones to their cows, so you know you're getting only natural stuff. It's yummy and light on its own, or heartier poured over fruit and granola. Filmjölk, .39 to .99; Siggi's.
Health benefits abound in this vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, 100-percent natural, trans-fat-free snack—and it legitimately tastes like Cracker Jacks. "I could eat a whole bag," said one tester of the mix of peanuts and peanut-butter-covered popcorn bites. P.B. Popps, .99; Earth Balance.
Each microwaveable bag of kernels comes with a pouch of sunflower oil and a seasoning packet to mix in yourself—which means no more too-buttery popcorn. There are no GMO ingredients, the bag is made naturally without chemical coatings, and everything's compostable. Our testers wereobsessedwith the Hickory Smoked Cheddar flavor. Hickory Smoked Cheddar Popcorn, .99 for 3 boxes; Quinn Popcorn.
Preserved, store-bought, and stale no longer has to be the way the cookie crumbles. Made by a mother-daughter team and baked to order, these are free of white flour. Plus, you can pronounce everything on the ingredient list, so it's a win-win. Whole-Grain Lady Birds, ; LARK Fine Foods.
Move over, chia seeds. It's all about moringa oleifera now. The new superfood, a small, leafy tree native to South Asia, is said to have been used to cure and prevent nearly 300 diseases. Crunchy Kuli Kuli bars blend moringa leaves, almonds, dates, and agave, and part of their proceeds helps support developing communities in West Africa that farm the leaves. Crunchy Almond Bar, .49 for 6 ; Kuli Kuli.
Hummus, always lauded as the healthy dip option, has gotten sort of boring. Not with a little zing, though. This blend has a classic lemony flavor plus horseradish for a bit of a bite. Cocktail Time Hummus, .49; Tribe.
Sick of carrying baggies of almonds in your purse? Dried chickpeas pack a punch of protein, are high in iron, and are naturally gluten-free. For a good crunch and a spicy kick, we recommend the wasabi flavor.
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