Looking to beat snack-time boredom and discover delicious wholesome choices? From sweet to salty to nutty to chewy, we’ve gathered our favorite grab-and-go products, better-for-you foods and easy recipes to satisfy your cravings.
Shop the produce department and bulk aisle for fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy fats — they’re the building blocks for smart snacking. Here are some tasty ideas:
Seasonal fruits and vegetables. Ask a team member in the produce department what tastes best right now. (Bonus: Eating a rainbow of colors opens in a new tab every day ensures you’re getting a wide variety of nutrients.) Try adding a smear of nut butter to bananas and apples for a boost of protein, or serving new-to-you veggies alongside a favorite dip opens in a new tab.
Nuts and seeds. Reach for raw or dry-roasted nuts.
Air-popped popcorn. Spritz with Bragg Liquid Aminos and toss with nutritional yeast. (Tip: Check out this easy popcorn-making method opens in a new tab).
Homemade trail mix. Aim for a protein- and fiber-filled mix such as almonds + dried cranberries + sunflower seeds + coconut flakes. Pair with plain yogurt.
Smoothies. Have a half banana or a handful of grapes or greens? Prevent waste — freeze and use in a smoothie at snack time. (Check out our ideas for blending your perfect smoothie opens in a new tab with smart add-ins such as oats, grains and greens.)
Time-saving tip: Buy pre-cut veggies and fruit from the produce department or salad bar.
You shouldn't have to compromise your values just to satisfy a snack craving. Even if it comes from a jar or a package, you can rest easy knowing it has a clean ingredient list — no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats in any of the food we sell — ever. Here’s a curated shopping list from our grocery pros opens in a new tab:
Nut or seed butters
365 Everyday Value® Organic Reduced Fat & Sodium Popcorn opens in a new tab (Available in snack packs)
Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
Good Culture Organic Cottage Cheese
Engine 2 Plant-Strong® Organic Traditional Hummus (Available in single servings)
EPIC Snack Strips (Look for turkey, beef, venison and salmon varieties)
Simple & Crisp Dried Fruit Crackers
Pulse Roasted Chickpeas
Dang Coconut Chips opens in a new tab (Try them in homemade trail mix or as a yogurt topping)
Money-saving tip: Get discounted pricing on most items when you buy a full case. Ask Customer Service for details.
Good news: Some of these easy recipes can be made in batches ahead of time. Then divide them into individual servings for a grab-and-go snack or for portion control.
Discover even more opens in a new tab expert tips and tricks, recipe ideas and video how-tos: Eat Real Food®