Chickpea Puffs by “Hippeas”

chickpea puffs

Crunchy-cheesy loving people have something to get kind of excited about.  These organic chickpea puffs have a great crunch, a nice cheesy taste, an organic certification, and don’t appear to contain any of the hard-core nasties that are better to avoid in a snack. The flavor I tried was the Vegan White Cheddar, and it […]

Activated Popcorn- What On Earth is That?

activated popcorn

Could this be a paradigm shift in popcorn? That is the claim made by Living Intentions about their Activated Popcorn. And, it looks like they do a pretty good job living up to it. If you are a popcorn lover, this could be a wonderful way to get more nutrition bang per snacking calorie. Not […]

Mama Chia Squeeze is Great for Kids and Kids at Heart

mama chia

I have been having a lot more kids coming in lately for nutrition coaching. More parents are starting to understand that the sooner they teach their children how to understand what their food is really for, and how to discern the difference between what will hurt them and what will make them strong and happy, […]

Freeze Dried Beet Chips- Just One Ingredient!

dried beet chips

Crunchy, sweet, salty, repeat! Does that sound familiar? If so, these dried beet chips could be a great snacking solution for you. Beets are naturally sweet, but being a root vegetable they aren’t fruit at all. Beetroot provides lots of nutrition like vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C, iron, and it’s a rich source of folate and […]

Nothing But Fruit & Nuts

nothing but fruit & nuts

Simple, whole food ingredient decks are definitely what we look for in a great snack. And this new snack from Trader Joe’s basically lives up to it’s name. It really is nothing but fruit & nuts, and maybe a little cacao, depending on which flavor you choose. They are just 60-80 calories, about two bites each, […]

Healthy Macaroons from Laughing Giraffe Organics

healthy macaroons

Are you a 2:oo p.m. espresso and chocolate biscotti junkie? If you are, then these healthy macaroons may have a place in your pantry or glove compartment. Coffee Bean Snackaroons by The Laughing Giraffe, are heavenly bites of organic coconut, dark chocolate and coffee beans, that also deliver an impressive shot of nutrition for your […]

Paleo Protein Bar from Julian Bakery

paleo protein bar

Ever wondered about using a Paleo protein bar or other paleo-focused snack? If you are following an AIP, Paleo, Ketogenic or other diet that restricts your consumption of certain carbs, finding a great snack bar that doesn’t have added sugar, grains, or dried fruit can be a real challenge. Julian Bakery, known for their  passionate commitment […]

Snacking for National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition month! So, rather than reviewing a snack off the store shelf, I thought I would focus on my favorite kinds of snacks. These aren’t nutrition bars, or healthy cookies, or chips. I’m talking about good old whole food. The best way to celebrate National Nutrition Month is to celebrate nutrition the way nature intended! […]

Sacha Inchi Seeds Grow On You, Both In Taste & Lean Muscle

sacha inchi seeds

Snacking is a thing for most of our clients at Vibrant Living Wellness Center. So, whenever I find a snack that satisfies the “crunchy salty” while actually delivering some high quality nutrition at the same time, I jump on it. Enter Sacha Inchi Seeds!  Also known as an “Inca Peanut,” the Sacha Inchi is a […]

Dark Chocolate Honey Mints from Trader Joe’s

dark chocolate honey mints

When you were a kid, did your mom ever give you a spoonful of honey as a healthy treat? My mom was kind of a health food nut, even back in the 70’s when eating honey, carob, and juicing was more obscure. If there had been a Trader Joe’s in our area back then, she […]