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8 Healthy Pocket Snacks
Cat Cora's Kitchen Kalamata Olive Snack Packs
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These 2.3-ounce snack packs from Cat Cora's Kitchen are filled with sun-ripened Kalamata olives. They're preservative-free; lemon juice is used in place of citric acid. Olives are rich in monounsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy, and antioxidants, which fight free radicals.
Crunchies Freeze-Dried Mixed Fruit Munch Paks
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The process of freeze-drying has long been used to preserve perishables or make foods more convenient for transport. Water is removed, but vitamins and minerals stay put. Less water also means a more concentrated flavor and a satisfying crunch. Crunchies Freeze-Dried Mixed Fruit Munch Paks contain an all-natural blend of antioxidant-rich strawberries, apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries and mangos. The .33-ounce packet contains just 25 calories.
Eden Organic Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
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From dried cherries to dry roasted pistachios, Eden packs nuts, seeds and dried fruits into its nine different 1-ounce pocket snacks. The organic spicy pumpkin seeds, which are Eden's No. 1 bestseller, are a good source of protein, magnesium, zinc and antioxidants. Flavor-wise, they're dusted with organic garlic and organic cayenne pepper for a hot and spicy kick. The gluten-free tamari soy sauce adds a depth of flavor and a hint of salt.
Justin's All-Natural Nut Butter Packs
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With an easy squeeze of a 1.1-ounce Justin's Classic Almond or Peanut Butter packs, you've got 200 calories, 7 grams of protein and two ingredients: dry roasted nuts and organic palm fruit. But if you like to live a little more on the wild side, try the Maple Almond Butter. In the words of Justin, it's "the most perfect tasting nut butter on the planet." Whichever flavor you grab, you'll get the same heart-healthy, blood-sugar-leveling benefits.
Matt's Munchies Tangy Apricot Premium Fruit Snacks
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Made from organic apricot puree, you get 1 1/4 servings of wholesome fruit in this 1-ounce, 35-calorie snack pack. Apricots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, potassium and iron, as well as vitamins C, E and A. Plus, they're rich in antioxidants, such as lycopene. But if apricots aren't your thing, no worries. Matt's Munchies come in 10 other flavors, including Apple-Licious, Choco Nana and Ginger Spice.
Mediterranean Snack Foods Baked Lentil Chips
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You might not be able to cram this bag into your skinny jeans' pocket without crushing the chips, but it will be safe and sound in your coat pocket. From Parmesan Garlic to Rosemary varietals, these lentil chips will satisfy your chip craving—in a healthier way. They're all-natural, gluten-free and made with high-protein lentils, garbanzo and adzuki beans. Each 1-ounce serving contains 130 calories, 4 grams of fat and 4 grams of protein.
Simply Chopped Snack Bars
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The Simply Chopped line of snack bars, which were created by a former competitive athlete, are meant for the busy person on the go. They come in four flavors: Peanut Butter & Honey, Pistachio & Almond, Blueberry Chocolate and Cranberry Pineapple. Each pocket pack contains two mini bars, which together add up to 2.1 ounces, and are between 210 and 250 calories. The bars are made with honey, spices, nuts and fruit, and contain no preservatives, additives, high-fructose corn syrup, MSG, milk, eggs, soy, trans fats or wheat.
Tom-Toms Turkey Snack Sticks
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"Clean" jerky is hard to come by. Most packaged versions are high in sodium and contain preservatives, soy, nitrates, sugar and even high-fructose corn syrup. Not Tom-Toms Turkey Snack Sticks; they're free of all of the above. Each stick contains 80 calories and 8 grams of protein. Plus, turkey is an excellent source of tryptophan, a precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin, which helps the body regulate appetite, mood and sleep patterns. Each snack pack comes with six sticks.