Our guide to summer snacking, on-the-go

Going for a trip to the beach, a day of hiking or a picnic? Pick and choose from these quick and convenient ways to get the fuel you need

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For the beach

1. Three Works Apple Chips are made of natural ingredients, have 100 calories per 25-g serving and are gluten-and fat-free. ($3, 50 g)

2. Simply Protein Crunch puffed whey snack is a good source of protein and fibre. The Banana, Caramel and Cashew variety has 110 cal­ories per 35-g serving. ($7, 105 g)

3. Sabra Classic Hummus Singles are gluten-free, and rich in fibre and protein. Each has 150 calories. ($4, pack of 4)

4. Zico Pure Premium Coconut Water has hy- drating potassium and magnesium. The Original (pictured) has 70 cal­ories per bottle. ($3)

5. PC Blue Menu Sparkling Water contains no sodium, calories or artificial sweeteners or flavours. ($3 for 12)

6. PC Blue Menu Coconut Water Ice Pops are fat-free and have 80 calories each. ($7, box of 6)

7. Puddin’ Squeez has high milk content and 100 calories-an almost guilt-free treat. ($3, pack of 4)

8. Bottle Green Sparkling Pressés are made with natural ingredients. 72 calories per bottle. ($2)

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For your hike

1. PC Sea Salt Crispbread is low-fat and gluten-free. Two pieces have 90 calories. Add peanut butter for protein. ($5, 275 g)

2. Everyday Market Whole Natural Almonds are a source of fibre and calcium, and come in 100-calorie packs. ($5 for 7 packages)

3. Genuine Health Greens+ Whole Body Nutrition powder aids digestion and overall health; add to water. It’s 100 percent vegan. ($25 for 10 packets)

4. Bavitas Naturals Coconut Water Freeze-Dried Powder boosts hydration: Just add water. Makes 15 servings. ($18, 165 g)

5. Neal Brothers Multigrain Pretzel Nuggets are a baked blend of sesame, oat bran, barley and rye. They have 192 calories in 38 pretzels. ($2, 280 g)

6. Taste of Nature Organic Snack Bars are made in Canada. Polynesian Coconut Breeze (shown) is high in fibre, and has 200 calories. ($2)

7. Clif Mojo snack bars in Fruit & Nut or Dark Chocolate are gluten-free, organic and have 200 cal­ories or less. ($1)

8. Kashi Chia Granola Bars come in two varieties and are a source of omega-3s, protein and fibre. Each has 120 calories. ($4 for box of 5 bars)

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For your picnic

1. PC Liquid Water Enhancers are sweetened with stevia. You need just a squirt. (Each $3, 48 mL)

2. Adagio Collection herb mills make for easy seasoning. ($21, Trudeau)

3. Neal Brothers Organic Tortilas, made with blue corn, are gluten-free; 26 chips have 260 calories. ($3, 300 g)


4. Omega Crunch Super Sprinkle includes shelled flaxseed, chia, hemp and maple sugar. Sprinkle on yogurt, salad and more. ($8, 175 g)


5. Simply Protein Crunch puffed whey snack is low in sugar and sodium, and high in calcium. Each 35-g serving of Raspberry and Coconut has 110 calories. Great with yogurt. ($7, 105 g)

6. Neal Brothers Organic Salsa is made with organic ingredients and has just 15 calories in four tablespoons (60 mL). ($5, 500 mL)

7. Steaz Iced Teaz are organic and sweetened with stevia; they have zero calories. ($2 each)

8. Prana Organic trail mix comes in many blends. Machu Pichu is rich in vitamins A and C. It has 137 calories per 30-g serving. ($5, 150 g)

9. Starbucks Via Refreshers just need water. Cool Lime contains mint, keffir lime and cucumber. ($7 for pack of 5)

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