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Healthy Packaged Snacks You Actually Want In Your Lunch Bag

What are the Healthy packaged snacks you can toss in your lunch bag? We’ve rounded up our favourite picks for that 3 p.m. craving.

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Healthy packaged snacks

You don’t need me to tell you to eat whole foods, foods that come packaged in their own skins, foods with short ingredient lists, and so on and so on. But you’re busy (so am I), and there are days when convenience (and food cravings) are king. That’s why I’ve rounded up this list of quick and healthy packaged snacks you can toss in your lunch bag and not worry about it. Plus, they taste good!

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Healthy packaged snacks: Wonderful Pistachios

Some days I need to snack on something crunchy. And that’s why these are in my “snack drawer.” (Admit it you have one too.) And the ingredient list contains just one thing: Pistachios. A small handful is all I need at 3 p.m.

Wonderful Pistachios Roasted Unsalted, $5.99 at select food stores.

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Healthy packaged snacks: Ozery Bakery

When cutting back on carbs, sometimes it’s just easier to go for smaller portions than to quit bread all together. These teeny 75-calorie buns are the compromise. Instead of going cold turkey with carbohydrates, I’ll just have a small turkey sandwich.

Ozery Bakery Brioche Bites, $4.49 at select grocery stores.

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Healthy packaged snacks: Roar Chocolate

Sometimes I remember to take my vitamins. And sometimes I don’t. But chocolate? That I remember to have at least one square every day. These dark chocolate squares not only have the antioxidants from the chocolate, they’re also fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Roach Chocolate Daily, approx. $31 + duty ($24.95 US) at roarchocolates.com.

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Healthy packaged snacks: Made Good Mixed Berry Granola Bars

My trainer tells me to keep granola bars in my purse to handle unexpected hunger. But I find most brands taste overly sweet or the texture is too hard. But these taste good (even with just 7 g of sugar) and I can break off the pieces without it crumbling into a mess in my purse or at my desk.

Made Good Mixed Berry Granola Bars, $4.97 at various retailers.

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Healthy packaged snacks: Larabar Bites

What’s better than a Larabar? Cute little Larabars! If you’re a fan of the energy bars, then you will love these energy balls. They are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, too.

Larabar Bites, $6.97 at various stores (stores listed under menu tab).

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Healthy packaged snacks: Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps

I remember the first time I tried these veggie crisps. Someone had put them on the communal office snack table. They were gone in less than an hour, and the potato chips remained. If that’s not a testimonial, nothing is.

Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisp Baked Original Low Salt, $2.47 at various stores.

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Healthy packaged snacks, Davids Tea in honey crisp

Healthy packaged snacks: DavidsTea loose tea

Drinking tea is my September New Year’s resolution. And Honeycrisp Apple flavour is perfect for fall

DavidsTea Honeycrisp Apple loose tea, $8.98 for 50 g at davidstea.com.

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back to school snacks

Healthy packaged snacks: Great Value Animal Cookies

Animal cookies are true comfort food snacks. They instantly take you back to being a kid. And at 130 calories in each pouch, it’s worth the trip back.

Great Value Gluten Free Animal Cookies, $2.27 at walmart.ca.