We’ve all got our go-to healthy snacks: our chips, cookies, crackers or chocolate that just hits the spot everytime. But, what would you choose if you found yourself in a room with 5000 or more healthy snacks? I guess that it’s safe to assume that your self-control might be put to the test. But, what would you do if you could only pick one healthy snack for the rest of your life?
In the name of science, we took this question to the experts...our staff! Believe it or not, our staff tries every single product that enters our doors to ensure that it meets our expectations in all departments: flavour, taste, texture and nutritional value. Some might even say that this is even the best part of the job! So, who better to ask than a bunch of health-conscious foodies to answer this question? Although our staff felt as if we were asking them to pick their favourite child, they were able to narrow down their choices. Here’s what they picked:
1. Siete Jalapeno Lime Grain-Free Tortilla Chips
When we asked our staff to pick their favourite snack, our staff wasted no time recommending Siete Jalapeno Lime Grain-Free Tortilla Chips! Rightfully so, these grain-free tortilla chips are a staff and customer favourite for a reason. When we asked our staff why they love it, this is what they had to say:
“Siete Jalapeno Lime Grain-Free Tortilla Chips have just the right amount of zest so that it’s not too sour, and the perfect crispiness that makes you forget that you’re eating healthy tortilla chips. These grain-free tortilla chips are the kind of tortilla chips that are flavourful enough to eat on their own but also the perfect partner-in-crime for salsa and summer salads. Ever since I tried these tortilla chips I’ve ditched brand name tortilla chips altogether. I love that these tortilla chips are grain-free, vegan, gluten-free and overall better for you. But, it’s definitely the kick from the lime that wins me over! I love a good, spicy tortilla chip, but most tortilla chips I’ve tried before don’t have an enjoyable kick...or the health benefits of this one. Plus, the authentic Mexican flavours of jalapeno and lime make me feel as if I’ve escaped to a tropical paradise. Seriously, whenever I can get my hands on it, I don’t pass up the opportunity!”
2. Quinn Peanut Butter Filled Gluten-Free Pretzel Nuggets
When we think of our favourite healthy snacks, Quinn Peanut Butter Filled Gluten-Free Pretzel Nuggets is definitely something that always comes up! Quinn Peanut Butter Filled Gluten-Free Pretzel Nuggets were amongst the first snacks that became part of the Natura Market family. And, to this day, these delicious peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets are still making waves in the healthy snack department. Here’s what our staff had to say about Quinn Peanut Butter Filled Gluten-Free Pretzel Nuggets.
“Oh, my, what a hard question to answer. Is answering this question mandatory?(Yes) Hmm, I guess I’m going to have to proclaim my love for peanut butter here and choose Quinn Peanut Butter Filled Gluten-Free Pretzel Nuggets. I LOVE peanut butter, so anything with peanut butter is a “yes” in my book. Really, this snack combines two of my favorite loves: creamy peanut butter and crunchy pretzels. I’ve had peanut butter-filled snacks before trying Quinn, but I never tried pretzels filled with peanut butter, and boy was I missing out! I seriously can’t live without these now. They are just the perfect healthy snack for all cravings: sweet, salty, crunchy...etc. They check all my boxes when it comes to healthy snacks. And, the fact that they’re also gluten-free and vegan, really puts the cherry on top of this healthy snack. These peanut-butter filled nuggets are really the best of all worlds. Salty on the outside, crispy on the outside, and sweet and creamy on the inside. They’re toasted so perfectly that each bite is so satisfying! Seriously, I can’t get enough of these!”
3. Unreal Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems
If you look up Unreal Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems on our phones, you’d definitely find some heart eyes next to it. Our staff could all agree on this one! Unreal Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems are a hit in our workspace and amongst our customers. It’s safe to say that we definitely recommend this product. Here’s why our staff loves it:
“My favourite snack? Hmm, that’s a hard one. Let me think....Unreal Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems for sure! I’ll be the first to admit that the first time I had these I ate the whole bag. I’m lucky that these are lower in sugar and calories than typical brands (laughter*)! I couldn’t comprehend how these dark chocolate gems were so good! I’m not kidding when I say that I kept looking at the package in awe. I may have even tried to recreate these at home and failed miserably. But, that’s okay because I got to eat a lot of these in the process. I have a massive sweet tooth and love anything chocolate, so these definitely hit the spot for me. I love that they’re crispy on the inside, but not like the type of crispy you’d expect. It was like nothing I’ve ever tasted before, and you know I’ve tasted a lot of food. (We do). If I had to describe what it’s like to eat these vegan dark chocolate crispy quinoa gems I would say that it felt as if you were biting into cloud 9. I would live off of these if I could!”
4. Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs Himalayan Pink Salt
At Natura Market, we recognize the sound of a bag of Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs opening anywhere! Why? You could say that we’re big fans of this product. We always have a bag of these within reach. And, whenever anyone opens a bag we’re quick to rush over like vultures to try to snag a piece. Here’s what our staff had to say about Lesser Evil Himalayn Pink Salt Paleo Puffs:
“Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs with Himalayan Pink Salt were one of the first healthy snacks that I tried when I began at Natura Market. They caught my attention because they heavily resembled a snack that I already know and enjoy, but they have the added benefit of being healthier! I didn’t know what to expect when I first bit into them, but I was blown away! The texture is absolutely perfect! It’s light, airy and oh, so crunchy! And, I liked that it had just a touch of Himalayan Pink Salt. The saltiness of the salt is balanced with the sweetness of the cassava and coconut flour, creating a snack that doesn’t leave you reaching for something sweet afterwards. It’s my go-to snack for when I’m craving anything crunchy.”
5. Lebby Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bites
Let us put you onto something! Lebby’s Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bites are a hit amongst our employees and our customers. This snack is a snack that we can’t turn down no matter what. It has definitely earned a star in our healthy snack hall of fame for a reason. Here’s what our staff had to say about Lebby’s Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bites:
“When I first heard of Lebby, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. I like chickpeas and I love dark chocolate on their own, but I had never thought about putting dark chocolate and chickpeas together. But, I decided to give it a try anyways. And, it was love at first bite! I can’t believe that I waited so long to try it. It’s not what you expect, it kind of feels as if you’re eating a crunchy chocolate covered almond but with more protein and less sugar than what you find in stores. It’s also moist and kind of fluffy on the inside yet delightfully crunchy, nothing like the chickpea snacks I’ve ever tasted before. And, the dark chocolate coating is just perfect-- rich but not bitter, sweet but not too sweet. I don’t know how they did it but this healthy snack is truly a snack-sterpiece.”
Final Remarks: Our staff has spoken! After tasting hundreds (if not thousands) of healthy snacks, our staff has revealed some of their favourites! Have you tried any of the healthy snacks mentioned above? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts. And, if you haven’t or if you’re looking to try something new, any one of these healthy snacks will not disappoint! At Natura Market, we take our healthy snacks very seriously and wouldn’t recommend anything that we aren’t absolutely obsessed with. And, although, we only scraped the surface of our favourite healthy snacks list, we’re positive that you will easily find a healthy snack that speaks to you on our website! Find your favourite healthy snack here!