Eating healthier, more nutritious foods is very important to not only our health but to the health of our environment. Organic foods and food production can help offset some of the detrimental effects of global warming through responsible farming.
Why Does Eating Organic Food Matter?
Some of our favorite foods often contain ingredients that are harmful to our bodies. The presence of pesticides, GMOs, chemicals, and preservatives is very common in most traditional snack foods. Unfortunately, those ingredients are not only dangerous to our bodies but also to our planet.
On the other hand, organic foods are required to contain only natural ingredients farmed in non-irrigated soil. This matters because healthy soil helps in the ongoing fight against climate change by helping pull carbon out of our atmosphere.
We know eating organic food is better for us, but if we’re being honest, organic foods can be a snooze fest and they don’t always taste great. Fear not foodies, we’ve compiled a list of 15 organic snacks to try that won’t leave you with the snack blues.
Read on to discover some healthy, organic snacks you’ll actually want to eat.
15 Best Organic Snacks To Try In 2022
Who doesn’t love a good banana chip? These spicy buffalo chips are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy thanks to the all-natural buffalo seasoning mix, naturally sweet bananas, and coconut oil.
Not a fan of spicy buffalo? Try the equally delicious garlic and herb flavor.
Why They’re Great: Public Goods Spicy Buffalo Banana Chips are allergy-friendly with no dairy, gluten, or grain ingredients. There are also no preservatives, or ingredients you can’t pronounce.
Organic pistachios are an excellent snack when you’re craving something salty but don’t want to reach for the bag of potato chips. Like most nuts, pistachios are a good source of protein and fiber.
Why They’re Great: In addition to their high amount of protein per serving, pistachios are credited with having several other health benefits. They are high in vitamin B6– an essential nutrient for blood vessel health. Pistachios are also shown to help lower cholesterol and support blood sugar levels.
Cranberries are another healthy snack option, especially if you’re craving something not too sweet. Dried cranberries make a perfect on-the-go snack that you can throw in your purse or gym bag. Public Goods Dried Cranberries are made with organic cranberries, cane sugar, and sunflower oil.
Why They’re Great: Cranberries are often thought of as a cure or prevention of urinary health issues, but their healthy superpowers go far beyond curing UTIs. Recent studies have shown that cranberries effectively lower blood sugar levels and stave off infections thanks to their high levels of vitamin C.
Peanut butter is one of the most versatile snack ingredients on the list. A nostalgic favorite, peanut butter can be used on celery sticks, crackers, or as the better half of a PB & J.
Why It’s Great: Peanut butter is not only delicious and convenient but it is also known for its impressive amount of protein. If you’re allergic to peanut butter, plenty of alternatives still offer a great flavor and lots of protein. Try almond butter or sunflower butter to get that peanut butter flavor sans the peanuts.
Try an organic white cheddar popcorn when you’re in the mood for some yummy popcorn, but don’t want the chemicals found in the microwavable bags. White cheddar popcorn is a fun twist on the classic movie snack.
Why It’s Great: Public Goods White Cheddar popcorn has a distinctively delicious flavor with its natural ingredients like buttermilk, cheddar, garlic and onion. It has all the flavor of your favorite white cheddar popcorn without those nasty chemicals.
Sometimes you have a snack craving that can’t be satisfied with a veggie tray. We need tortilla chips, and you need them now. Despite their delicious goodness, many of the popular tortilla chips contain GMO ingredients and essentially no nutritional value. Luckily, multigrain tortilla chips are an equally yummy alternative to the traditional tortilla chips we find at the grocery store. What goes better with tortilla chips than salsa? Pair your chips with a smoky chipotle salsa.
Why They’re Great: The Multigrain Tortilla Chips from Public Goods are made with high-quality ingredients like organic corn flour and multigrain seeds. There are no GMO, gluten, or pesticides in these chips, just crunchy goodness.
These Italian classic cookies get a healthy makeover by sticking with simple ingredients like organic eggs, cane sugar, almonds, and vanilla. They are the perfect cookie when you’re looking for a lighter dessert, or when you need something crunchy and sweet to dunk in your coffee.
Why They’re Great: Public Goods Almond Cantuccini cookies are made with organic ingredients– no processed stuff here. Almonds are an excellent source of fiber and protein, so you can enjoy a dessert without the guilt.
If you’re looking for a fancier cracker for your next party ( or just want a cheese plate for one), try deliciously different rosemary crackers. Rosemary crackers are a more sophisticated cracker for to accompany your cheese selection, plus the mix of seasonings offers an Italian-inspired flavor to a favorite snack staple.
Why They’re Great: Public Goods Rosemary Crackers are made from organic wheat flour and organic spices including– you guessed it– rosemary. These crackers are an excellent snack by themselves or as a vessel for your favorite dips and cheeses.
Bean and vegetable flour snacks are becoming increasingly popular, and much of that popularity is thanks to brands like Hippeas. Hippeas offers a wide variety of snacks like tortilla chips and puffs made with organic chickpea flour.
Why They’re Great: Hippeas offers snack options like their many different, healthy varieties of tortilla chips ( jalapeno and vegan cheddar, anyone?). Puffs are another great snack made from organic chickpea flour and come in a variety of flavors like Bohemian Barbeque and Nacho Vibes.
An all-time favorite, bunny grahams are perfect for a nostalgic snack break. Add them to your lunch bag for a special treat or enjoy them during your favorite show. They come in chocolate, honey, and chocolate chip.
Why It’s Great: Even better than their nostalgia, Annie’s Organic Bunny Grahams are made with 100% organic ingredients. They’re sweet but not too sweet and perfect for any aged snacker.
A healthy take on a lunchbox classic, Horizon Organic Good & Go Snacks are the perfect lunch bag companion. Not only are they healthy and delicious, they’re also the perfect travel size snack when you’re on the go.
Why They’re Great: These to-go snack packs feature healthier versions of the classics with organic cheese, organic nuts and dried fruit, and organic pretzels.
Another winner from Annie’s, this snack mix is a satisfying blend of pretzels, cheese crackers, and breadsticks. They’re the perfect snack for a game night or when you want to veg out on the couch.
Why They’re Great: Annie’s Organic Snack Mix is made with certified organic ingredients and comes in two flavor choices: Original and Cheddar.
What’s better than the cheesy goodness of Doritos? Doritos’ new Simply Organic White Cheddar chips! These chips are Doritos healthier alternative to their classic Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch chips. They will satisfy your cravings without making you regret the indulgence.
Why They’re Great: Simply Organic White Cheddar Doritos are made with organic ingredients like organic corn flour and organic spices.
Craving chips but also have a bit of a sweet tooth? Reach for some semi-sweet and salty-sweet potato chips. Satisfy your crunch craving with this healthier version of the plain, greasy potato chips.
Why They’re Great: Public Goods Sweet Potato Chips are crisp and slightly sweet, making a great topping for salads or a side for your favorite sandwich. Even better, these sweet potato chips are made with organic sweet potatoes and sustainable palm oil.
Looking to shake things up with your healthy snacks? Try a different version of your favorite almonds like Organic Tamari Almonds by Thrive Market. The tamari flavoring gives the almonds a subtle kick and rich flavor. They can be added in place of croutons on your salad, or as a quick snack while you’re sitting at your desk. Not a tamari fan? Thrive Market also has dark chocolate and dry roasted varieties.
Why They’re Great: Thrive Market Organic Tamari Almonds are not only scrumptious, they’re a healthy snack that offers a treat for your tastebuds. These almonds are organic and flavored with organic tamari seasoning.
Healthy, organic snacks are easier to find than ever before. Most major grocery stores carry organic options of almost every snack you crave. Whenever possible, reach for the organic version of your favorite munchies– organic foods are overall better for your body and for the earth.
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