Favorite Snacks

Thanks to everyone for all of the support and comments from Wednesday’s post.  Yes, I am now a mother again, but the blog must go on!

I am a snacker and a picker and therefore like to pick and eat at food ALL the time. Besides the obvious snacks (fruit), here are my top five favorite snacks to eat throughout the day.

1. Yum Nuts

I used to not like cashews, that is until I had Yum Nuts, and now I am in love. Yum Nuts are sold at Whole Foods or other grocery stores around the country, and come as seasoned cashews or almonds. The cashews come in five different flavors: chocolate, touch of honey,  toasted coconut, sea salt, and cajun. There are three different almond flavors; dark chocolate, cinnamon, and ginger orange.


A great on-the-go pick me up snack!

I cannot begin to tell you how delicious these nuts are. They are just the right amount of sweetness (for us sweet addicts) but have the protein and fat in them to fill you up quickly. They are flavored, but ever so slightly — nothing too intense or overbearing, just a hint and taste of the extra goodness. These nuts are so delicious that I have begun to hoard them (shocker)….You can also buy them online in variety packs and bulk

2. Blue Diamond Salt and Vinegar Almonds

This snack is anything *but* subtle. The taste is so overpowering and BOLD that you can’t eat just one nut. They are incredibly addicting and tasty. The almonds are sweet, but the seasoning is tangy and salty — just the perfect combination.

Salt n vinegar

Nothing better than salt and vinegar together for a crunchy, tangy, salty explosion in your mouth!

Caution: You will eat half the container in one sitting. Might be healthier to eat salt and vinegar chips??? Blue Diamond also has other delicious bold almond flavors such as wasabi and soy sauce, Lime n’ chili, carolina barbeque, and many more. All of them have bold and out-there flavorings. Not for the faint of heart.

3. Almond/Peanut butter on GG Crackers

GG crackers are the health nut’s bread. These crackers are sold in any health food store, as well as on amazon.com (what isn’t sold on Amazon??) and are highly addictive. GG crackers are a bran crispbread with only 12 calories per cracker, 85% bran, low net carbs, low glycemic index, and high dietary fiber. And they don’t taste like cardboard! I swear! I like to smother them with peanut butter or almond butter, cheese and cucumbers, or even eat them plain!

Very European style crackers. These are the types of crackers my parents eat when they are on 20 mile cross country ski trips in the middle of nowhere. Gotta love the hippy dippy Euros that my parents are (hey -- that is how I became ME!)

4. Crunchy Rice Roll

A new favorite snack with a hint sweetness. Popped whole Grains with no fat, lightly touched with Rice Syrup and Natural Cane Juice!

If you like to buy in bulk (which I apparently like to do), these are a great go-to snack for both adults and toddlers alike.

5. Annie Chun’s Seaweed Snacks

Last summer, I bought these seaweed snacks in bulk on amazon.com. Though one might have thought it would have taken me months to eat that many boxes of seaweed, I ate them up surprisingly fast. Once again, this snack has the right combination of sweet and salt, satisfying any craving you might have. The salty and sesame oil flavored seaweed snack is delicious to eat on its own, or even create a mini sandwich with it to make it more adventuresome. And less practical. But more fun. Party-time.

sesame seaweed

Salty and green!

What are your favorite snacks? Would love more ideas and variation of snacks throughout the day! Let me know!

Have a great weekend,

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. I am TOTALLY addicted to Blue Diamond almonds. I rotate betweeen the Salt and Vinegar and the Wasabi/Soy Sauce. I think I need to stop. Congrats on the beautiful baby girl!

  2. I’m going on a road trip this weekend and I’m always looking for good snacks to take on the trip. Can’t wait to try your suggestions!

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