Healthy snacks can also be store-bought snacks. Some detective work on the ingredient list and nutrition info led me to this tasty snack. Everything on the ingredient list was a common food item and nothing was listed that sounded like a chemical in a lab. Measure your snacks out ahead of time to get the correct amount of calories and carbs.

Ingredients: Kale, Cashews, Sunflower Seeds, Carrot Powder, Red Bell Pepper Powder, Onion Powder, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Salt, Garlic Powder, Chipotle Powder.



Kale is the powerhouse of nutrition in the world of leafy greens. It is a better source of calcium than milk. Kale is not inflammatory like milk, nor does it promote weight gain like milk, nor does it promote cancerous cell growth like milk. This sturdy green vegetable is also high in fiber and packed with vitamins A, C and K. Not surprisingly, kale is also an anti-inflammatory food and chock full of antioxidants.


Cashews are a great source of healthy fats, specifically monounsaturated fatty acids. This nut is high in oleic acid, which is also found in olive oil, avocados and olives. As with most nuts, they are calorie dense, so be careful not to over indulge.


Apple Cider Vinegar is made from the fermentation of apples or cider and has been used in cooking for thousands of years. Vinegar has proven it’s ability to reduce the blood sugar spike of a meal by over 30% in numerous research studies. It is believed by some medical professionals that vinegar deactivates some enzymes in the GI tract that change carbs into sugar. This biological mechanism slows down the process of sugar getting into your bloodstream.


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