Whether your tastes err toward salty or sweet (or you like something mixed), snacking doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Since we spend a lot of time snooping on the internet, it’s only right that we unearthed a handful of snack options, from baked crackers to baked coconut bites, that just so happen to be healthier than your afternoon Double Decker. Below, our top picks. While most of these snacks are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.
These umami-ish crispy seaweed snacks are perfect if you’re missing your thrice-weekly Itsu fix.
Made with British and Irish silverside beef, this biltong is a good source of protein and iron.
A seriously crunchy alternative to Chipsticks (or whatever your crisp of choice is).
These whole-grain squares are dipped in Belgian chocolate and would be good to have within reach on a long day of calls.
Perfect if you want something simple: Love Corn say their kernels are roasted in nothing but paprika, onion and garlic powder, and sunflower oil.
These baked fruit rolls are made with 100 percent puréed fruit, if you need a sugar hit.
Made from dehydrated cubes of cheese (and nothing else), these puffy snacks come in flavours like Gouda, Emmental, and red Leicester.
These oven-baked flat pretzels are extra seedy and have 80 percent less fat than crisps.
These crispy, roasted broad beans are the kind of thing you usually get with your sherry at Sager and Wilde but would be just as nice during your mid-afternoon slump.
The perfect vessel to smear something delicious on.
This stone-ground tahini butter would go great with those rice cakes.
Or, how about this all-natural roasted peanut butter?
If you are after something sweeter, this raw honey would be nice on a rice cake (topped with some sliced apple).
We’ve seen runners scarf down these sachets on long runs — they’d also make for a great (silent-ish) snack during the work week.
These high-fibre crackers contain flaxseed, sesame, and chia seeds.
Eating crickets as a snack is a bit of a fad, but these tomato and oregano ones sound almost bruschetta-y.
To be honest, we were drawn in by the excellent packaging, but these spicy tempura seaweed snacks sound delicious.
Unlike crisps, these baked veggie crackers are made with chickpea flour and are flavoured with a pinch of paprika.
A highly superior nut.
This multipack includes blueberry muffin, cashew cookie, and carrot cake varieties, and they’re all gluten free.
These high-protein snacks are lightly seasoned with salt.
Or, if you want something sweeter, these crunchy baked coconut bites would go great with an afternoon brew.
These chickpea crisps taste like healthier Wotsits — but are gluten-free, high in fibre, and contain just 90 calories per bag.
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