When you transition to a health-conscious diet, it’s easy to focus on the foods to avoid, making it hard to know what the heck is left to eat.
If you’re ready to ditch the “health” bars that are actually loaded with sugar (and Cliff bars have gluten in them, by the way!), check out some of these tasty alternatives, all of which you can find at New Seasons or other larger health food store.
Here are some of the snacks that I’ve been enjoying lately in my office, car, and on the go. Everything on this list is gluten free, dairy free, nutritious, and shelf stable.
Unlike other instant soups that come in Styrofoam containers and contain MSG, miso soup packets are responsibly packaged and free of chemical ingredients. Miso is made from fermented soy, making it a naturally probiotic-rich food.
Trader Joe’s has a variety of trail mixes that come in big bags of single-serving packets. My favorite is the Omega Trek Mix, as it isn’t too sugary and is a tastier alternative to the boring, peanut-heavy mixes you usually see elsewhere. I try to keep a few packets in every purse I own and in the glove compartment of my car, so I’m never caught without protein!
Wild Planet Sardines
Sardines are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and flavor. Wild Planet is a great brand that uses only BPA-free cans.
Sardines are also very low in mercury compared to other types of fish, making them a super food snack.