It’s so unfortunate that there are so many companies out there trying to sell snacks that are “healthy” and “good for you” through deceiving advertisements and marketing ploys. Always make sure to check the ingredient list at the back of the package – the fewer the ingredients, the better the snack is for you! – before trusting the blurbs on the front packaging. I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite HEALTHY beach treats and post-workout snacks for this summer. They’re super yummy, CCG-certified good for you, and offer a whole lot of perks for REAL.
Guys, if you’ve never tasted a Coco-Roon, you really don’t know what you’re missing out on. These bite-size snacks are rolled raw and made with less ingredients than you can count on two hands. They’re Organic, Gluten Free, Vegan and Paleo and taste AMAZING. You can eat 3 Coco-Roons for under 100 calories and they’re surprisingly filling for their size. I tried the Mini Brownie and Mini Lemon Pie and the latter is definitely my favorite. You can buy them in over 3,000 locations worldwide and online at their website and they retail for $2.99/ 2 oz. bag or $7.99/ 6.2 oz. bag.
These yummy clusters were made to be brought to the beach. The ingredients are sustainably sourced from the Hawaiian islands and come in irresistible flavors such as Mango Pineapple, Kona Coffee Banana and Mauka Blueberry Pomegranate. They include NO artificial ingredients, are Non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten-Free and Wheat-Free. They’re rich in antioxidants, minerals, protein and fiber… and they’re also so yummy! You can buy them on the Royal Hawaiian Orchards website, and they retail for $26.95 for Six 4 oz. bags.
Keeping with the clusters trend, True North has got you covered in the nut category this summer. These little treats come with a lot of good-for-you perks. They have NO Trans Fat or Cholesterol, are Non-GMO, Non-Dairy and have NO artificial colors or preservatives. They are made with fewer than 10 ingredients and you can eat 5 for just over 100 calories. They’re super filling and delicious and come in a variety of flavors – I’m a bit partial to the Almond Pecan Crunch! You can buy them at grocery stores throughout the US including: BJ’s, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Wegmans, Shop Rite and Safeway OR online here and they retail at $4.49 per bag.
These bars have truly become my go-to. I always keep at least one in my purse, beach bag and backpack because I know they will satisfy my hunger and protein cravings, especially on days when I’ve worked out! They are made with only FOUR ingredients – meaning they’re super super natural and good for you – and have NO Trans Fat or Cholesterol, are Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Sustainably Sourced, Macrobiotic and Soy-Free. When it comes to filling you up with healthy goodness, these bars are totally the winner. One bar is about 240 calories – but they’re the good kind of calories. They come in endless delicious flavors I can hardly tell you my favorite. You can find them on the GoMacro website and they retail for $2.89 for a single bar or $34.68 for a tray of 12.
These delicious little bite-sized snacks are the perfect grab-and-go option for curbing hunger before meal time. They are full of nutrients and consist of just a few ingredients – but NO additives or preservatives! They’re also Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free, have NO Cholesterol or Trans-Fat, are GMO-Free and 100% Vegan… Basically, these little yummy treats are good for you and will make a great addition to your beach bag! You can purchase them at Wegmans, Shop Rite, Stop & Shop and Amazon.com, as well as their website and they retail for $1.99/2 Pack or $5.99/6 Pack or $12.50/16 Pack.
Stay Classy! xx