The Best Snacks You’re Not Eating: Hummus 2.0, Yogurt Pouches & More

Nov 1 2017
Question@2x Hi Lisa,

I’m stuck in a snack rut. What are you snacking on these days?

Bite-Sized Boredom
Answer@2x Hi Bite-Sized Boredom,

I’m all about trying new and unexpected foods to keep my snack routine fresh. Here are a few of my current favorites...

Hummus 2.0

Tired of regular chickpea spread? Tribe Hummus will liven up your snacking experience with its nontraditional flavors! Things like Sundried Tomato Pesto, Everything Hummus (it tastes like an everything bagel!), and Ranch. And if you’re looking to ditch chickpeas altogether, try Lantana Hummus (formerly known as Eat Well Embrace Life.) The brand's "other bean" hummus line features white beans, black beans, edamame, and more! All in fun flavors (Sriracha Carrot, Beet, etc.) with exceptional toppings (like sunflower seeds & apricots)! Grab some jicama sticks or baby carrots, and start dippin'...

DIY Veggie Chips

Shocker alert: Many store-bought veggie chips are just as high in fat and calories as standard potato chips. But it's super easy to bake your own for 100 calories or less! My Best-Ever Beet Chips are as delicious as they are beautiful, and they taste even better when mixed with parsnip chips. And if you're not into raw or steamed kale, bake it into a light and crispy treat! The beet and parsnip chips require a mandoline slicer, but you can get an inexpensive (yet highly rated) one over on Amazon.

Yogurt in a Pouch

Yogurt is perfect any time of day... But what if you don’t have a spoon handy? Yogurt pouches are the answer! GoGo Squeez Yogurtz comes in classic fruity flavors, and Target’s Market Pantry has its own budget-friendly line. Chobani even has a Greek yogurt option, featuring this kooky combo: Mango + Spinach and Banana + Pumpkin! (The box may have cartoons on it, but don't let that sway you. They’re not just for kids!) Give ‘em a squeeze...

Protein That Crunches

Crunchy snacks are practically their own food group... But there's more to the crispy treat category than high-calorie chips and tasteless celery sticks. Check out Enlightened Roasted Broad Bean Crisps. They come in 100-calorie pouches, and the flavors are insane: Mesquite BBQ, Garlic & Onion, Cocoa Dusted, and more. I also love Our Little Rebellion Protein Crisps (10g protein per 90-calorie serving) and Ips Pop (popcorn powered by whey protein). When in doubt, bake or microwave some turkey pepperoni for a DIY fix -- it cooks up into crispy chips!

Cucumber Sub Sandwiches

Why should sandwiches be limited to mealtime? These sans-bread sammies are snack heaven! Cucumbers are a fun swap for bread slices. Just cut a small cuke in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and add your favorite sandwich fillings and condiments. I love lean turkey slices, reduced-fat cheddar, tomato, and mustard. But play around with your favorites! How about a BLT cucumber sub? Mmmm... Click to see how they're made!

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