Our Favorite Store-Bought Snacks

We're all on-the-go. Here are our top picks for grab-and-go snack foods, with your health in mind!

This is the list you’ve been waiting for!

We’ve chosen what we believe are some of the best brands and food products on the market for when you need some easy, GRAB-AND-GO options.

In today’s food market, there are countless convenience items. Hundreds of snack foods line the shelves, but did you know that 74% of all the packaged goods at our store contain added sugars?

Our everyday snack foods are usually comprised of refined, processed grains, preservatives, artificial additives, genetically-modified corn sweeteners, and of course the biggest of all- sugar.

We want to help you sort out the items that are more health-conscious, so you can eat on-the-go with assurance and know you’re making a healthier choice for your body.

Here at Integrative Wellness Centers, we’re advocates for eating clean, real, whole foods as often as possible. We’d always prefer you snack on some veggies or fruit opposed to a bag of “organic, gluten-free” crackers, so that’s why we recommend you eat the foods on this list in moderation only.

The less processed food in your diet, the better.

But we also know that life can be busy.

Sometimes, we just don’t have time to prepare everything from scratch—we need an easy option when time is short and we’re on-the-go. A lot of times, kids won’t eat the raw vegetable sticks or fruit in their lunch boxes. And sometimes, you’re just craving a good ol’ crunchy snack.

We’re on the same page, and that’s where this handy list comes in.

The products you see below are:

  • Made with clean, wholesome ingredients
  • Free from artificial flavors, colors and preservatives

Most are also:

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free

This ensures the ingredients and quality of the products are held to a high standard and also third-party verified.

Click each link to view product website, nutritional info, and where you can find them (or to order online).

How Our List is Organized

We’ve categorized our list in two ways:

  • Grab-and-Go Snacks—NO Refrigeration Required
  • Grab-and-Go Snacks—Refrigeration Required

And, we’ve listed each snack type by:

  • “Common Brands”—budget-conscious choices you can find at most grocery stores
  • “Specialty Brands”—found either in your grocer’s naturals/organics section or a health foods store

We hope this list helps you navigate the grocery aisles a little easier and eases your travel choices, so you can shop happy and healthy.

Enjoy!

No Fridge Required, Ready to Grab & Go!

Energy Bars

Specialty Brands:

RxBars

Trader Joe’s Nutty, Seedy Fruity Bars

Simple Squares

Primal Kitchen Grass-Fed Collagen Bars

Evo Hemp Bars

Common Brands:

LaraBar—all varieties

KIND Bars

Clif Kit’s Organic Fruit + Nut Bars

Kashi Chewy Granola Bars

Gluten-Free Crackers

Specialty Brands:

Simple Mills Crackers (Paleo, Grain-Free)

Mary’s Gone Crackers

Blue Diamond Nut-Thins

Edward & Sons Brown Rice Snaps

Common Brands:

Crunchmaster Multi-Grain & Multi-Seed Crackers

“Regular” Gluten-Containing Wheat Crackers & Snacks

Specialty Brands:

Back To Nature Crackers

Doctor Kracker Crispbreads

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps

Common Brands:

Wheat Thins

Teddy Grahams

Chips & Snacks

Specialty Brands:

Siete Grain-Free Tortilla Chips

Beanitos Bean & Rice Chips

Boulder Canyon Potato Chips

Rhythm Beet Chips

Trader Joe’s Beet Chips

Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips & Tortilla Chips

Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips

Way Better Snacks Sprouted Grain Tortilla Chips

PopCorners Popped-Corn Snacks

Common Brands:

Skinny Pop Popcorns & Popcorn Cakes

Boom Chicka Pop Popcorns

TERRA Vegetable Chips

Quaker Rice Cakes

Garden of Eatin’ Tortilla Chips

Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar Puffs

Lundberg Family Farms Rice Cakes & Rice Thins

Sweets

Specialty Brands:

Go Raw Sprouted Seed Cookies

Endangered Species Dark Chocolate Bars

Emmy’s Organics Coconut Macaroons

Simple Mills Crunchy Cookies (Grain-free)

Sejoya Coco-Roons Coconut Macaroons

Eating Evolved Primal Chocolate

Eating Evolved Coconut Butter Cups

Free2be Sun Cups (chocolate + sunflower seed butter)

Common Brands:

Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Dark Chocolate Almonds

LaraBar Bars & Bites

Dried Fruit, Nuts & Seeds

Specialty Brands:

Dang Toasted Coconut Chips

Bare Apple, Coconut & Banana Chips

Woodstock Trail Mixes

Common Brands:

Justin’s Almond & Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs

LaraBars

Wonderful Pistachio 100-Calorie Packs

That’s It. Fruit + Veggie snack bars

Second Nature Medleys (trail mixes)

Granola

Specialty Brands:

Purely Elizabeth Oat & Grain-Free Granolas

Paleonola Grain-Free Granolas

WholeMe Granola Clusters

Common Brands:

Nature’s Path Boxed Granolas

Bear Naked Granolas

Bob’s Red Mill Granolas

Natural Jerky

(no added nitrates, nitrites, preservatives, hormones or antibiotics)

Specialty Brands:

EPIC All-Natural Meat Sticks & Jerky Strips

Nick’s Sticks Grass-Fed Jerky Sticks

The New Primal Natural Jerky Strips

Common Brands:

KRAVE All-Natural Jerky, Bars & Sticks

Veggies & Grains

Specialty Brands:

I Heart Keenwah Quinoa Clusters and Puffs

SeaSnax Roasted Seaweed Snack Packs

Rhythym Superfoods Kale Chips & Beet Chips

Trader Joe’s Beet Chips

…And, Others That Need a Fridge

Dips

Common Brands:

Wholly Guacamole Mini Squeeze Packs

Sabra Hummus Single Packs

Justin’s Almond & Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs

Non-Dairy Yogurts & Snack Cups

Specialty Brands:

Kite Hill Artisan Almond Milk Yogurts

COYO Coconut Milk Yogurts

Forager Cashewgurt (Cashew Yogurt)

ChiaPod (Chia Seed + Coconut/Almond Milk Yogurt Packs)

Mamma Chia’s Chia Squeeze

Common Brands:

So Delicious! Coconut Milk Yogurts

Daiya Coconut Greek Yogurts

Silk Almond Milk Yogurts

Dairy

Specialty Brands:

Maple Hill Grass-Fed Yogurts

Siggi’s Icelandic-Style Skyr Yogurt

Organic Valley Cheese Snack Sticks

Dreaming Cow Grass-Fed Yogurt

Common Brands:

Horizon Organic Cheese Sticks

Stonyfield Organic Grass-Fed Yogurt

KozyShack Rice Pudding Cups

There are always new foods being added to our shelves.

If you have a healthy product you love or would like to ask about, please share it in the comments below!

Happy snacking!

Share your love for healthy living!

About The Author

Kaley Moore is the Wellness Coach at Integrative Wellness Centers. She holds her BA in Interdisciplinary Health Studies from Michigan State University and is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is driven by the mission to help you restore meaningful health and wellness. Having suffered with multiple health conditions from a young age, Kaley has learned first-hand how our food choices affect so much more than what goes on our plate. Coupled with lifestyle management and a simplified approach to nutrition, she brings her 10+ years of experience working closely with individuals and families to offer a holistic perspective in living a balanced, nourished life.

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