Serve these tasty, easy tortilla snacks with your favorite salsa, guacamole, or a spicy dip. Well, unless we're talking about the pretzel stick versions, but those aren't the real OG Handi-Snacks. *) But don't take my word for it. Not because my parents fed me the way I fed myself in college, but because my extremely frugal, GM-working grandfather used to save cans of his signature flavor -- plain, lightly salted -- in order to keep basically every nail, screw, and bolt he ever used in his garage. There are many, many imitators, and as an obsessive I make it a point to try every off-brand nacho cheese chip in an effort to discover some other variation on the spice, fake cheese, tortilla, and bliss quotient offered in every bag of Doritos. When you are carving for the goodness of some snack to curb your hunger or simply because you are bored, here are some healthy packaged foods to try. It helps the kids from excessively eating which normally happens to those kids who only wait for his or her proper time for supper to eat. -- ML, The underrated treat of the baked-snack-cracker world, these guys kind of taste like less flavorful Cheez-Its that are hit by a steamroller, then re-baked. It should be obvious by now that nutritional virtuousness was in no way factored into performance on this list, and yet here Goldfish are in the top five. There are others who enjoy the all-over-the-map madness of a NutRageous. Canned fish is a fantastic, healthy snack that requires no refrigeration. The good and the bad: for sure, nutritional snacks are healthy and supply the body with enough nutrients to keep you going. Except that "looking like poop" part. How come Oreos get to do all the playing around with flavors? Pretend you're an adult and that the tuna is caviar and the Goldfish is a fancy cracker. I've tried them all of them. Ricotta cheese is rich in protein and calcium. Before you know it, another row has vanished, and the vicious cycle continues until all you have is an empty Milanos bag and regrets. And Wally Amos is still kicking at age 80! That said, peanut butter is fairly high in calories. Speaking of the original version usually being superior: Reese's Cups! -- AK, Before it inspired the name of my seventh-favorite song by The Hold Steady, Chips Ahoy! Make positive your blended nuts are sprinkled with a bit of salt and packed in attractive containers to entice your kids. Coconut Candy. They are snacks chosen with care with the only aim to give your body is some solid good fat and diet. So, there are many fine varieties of gummy candy given to us by the good German folks at Haribo, but we're mostly going to discuss the bears here, because come on. You have the opportunity to pretend you have really long, delicious fingernails. Salt. It gives you a moment to stop, take in your surroundings and stay present. Types of Healthy Snacks You Can Try at Home. -- AK, Nutter Butters are the closest constantly available approximation of the Do-Si-Do, a peanut butter sandwich cookie that is perpetually underappreciated in the Girl Scout Cookie canon. Good Lord. Because before the Take Five (more on that later! Two large, hard-boiled eggs contain about 140 calories and 13 grams of protein. Just delicious potato crisps that come in enough good flavors to give Baskin-Robbins a run for its money. If you have children who are among the latter, don't sound the alarm bells quite yet, but maybe keep an eye on them? Dietary factors don't cause ADHD, but diet plays a crucial role in health, and some ingredients may trigger hyperactivity. It's also, you know, good. (click one below) Q: What are 5 healthy snacks? It's a slight advantage, but in a call this close, it's an important one. I'm just waiting for them to roll out the inevitable peanut butter-pretzel M&M's that will be roughly the size of a golf ball. -- AK, This upstart brand is more addictive than anything marketing itself as a healthful snack option has a right to be. Don't believe me? They should possibly be classified as a narcotic. Here’s a recipe for a shake that contains about 150–200 calories and 20–25 grams of protein, depending on the type of protein powder used. But we're glad to have them, if only because they're extremely salty, and also trick you into thinking you've had a serving of vegetables. These keep you hydrated. Get easy-to-follow, delicious recipes delivered right to your inbox. This lentil spread pita bread is a good breakfast too. It was as though they'd taken a special order just for me. Still haven't wrapped my mind/palate around those. Hummus is made from chickpeas, olive oil, and garlic, which reduce inflammation and may improve heart health (28, 29, 30). Though you're inevitably going to eat the entire sleeve of Donettes anyway, then feel a roughly equal amount of shame. Place kale pieces on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 10–15 minutes. Making your own party mix allows you to choose what savory crunchy snacks to include. Snack time is a great opportunity to sneak some extra nutrients into your child’s diet. Once you get to your resting place, cut off some tomato and cheese and place it in your fresh bread. Both dark chocolate and almonds are high in magnesium. A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of salmon or sardines contains 17–23 grams of protein and 130–180 calories. Plain Greek yogurt and berries make a delicious, nutrient-dense snack. Although it generally hasn’t been linked to weight gain, it’s best consumed in moderation. These are very enticing especially to kids. However, underappreciated does not equal "best." You may wonder if it’s possible to lose weight while not giving up snacks. worms! Plus, if you show up with a bag, everybody thinks you sprung for a pricier bag of chips despite these often being cheaper than their Frito-Lay cousins. It spans generations. It's more like somebody spilled a ramen seasoning packet on a bunch of Club Crackers. That seems like it should have happened (*does quick research to make sure it hasn't happened yet What?! Cheeseburger! Then he finished the bag. Thanks a lot, Bill Murray. For those of us who still malign the death of the Keebler Tato Skin (RIP, you elven beauty), here's the only chance to get that nostalgia blast. Sprinkle half a medium avocado with salt and a dash of cayenne pepper for a savory, filling snack with around 130 calories. Jerky is a trail favorite. So, what could you try? Bring a can of easy open un-salted tuna and a bag of Goldfish and yes, eat them together. -- ML, They're salty! You were camping, weren't you? Studies suggest that artichokes help protect the cells lining your arteries and contain prebiotic fibers that nourish the beneficial bacteria in your gut (57, 58). Chia seeds are loaded with fiber and can be included in all types of diets, including vegan and ketogenic diets. The perfectly sized flecks of salt that tell your taste buds "it's OK, just one more handful." -- AK. -- AK. "Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzel Pieces"… how exotic-sounding! Additionally, studies show that up to two servings of cheese per day don’t raise LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, even in people with elevated levels (45, 46). If you're climbing all day, your calves and toes will be very grateful for this protein and potassium pick-me-up. You can make them ahead and then transfer them to a warming tray or slow cooker for serving. The nuts in it will keep you full for a long time. Look for types without added sugar. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. So it was with bacon (the "worst" flavor). You can also change it up by adding meat such as diced ham, crumbled bacon, or thinly-sliced turkey. Truffle salt dresses up homey popcorn, making this movie-theater mainstay worthy of star billing on your snack table. But the fundamentals really haven't changed: Peel it off the cellophane and delicately savor each pectin-packing… oh, who are you kidding, just crumple the damn thing up and devour it. They don’t increase your cholesterol level in the blood and thus considered safe for the body. While almost all your kinds of snacks can have calorie, only some of them have the goodness that you need. You'll think you were sneaky, but the powdered sugar smudges on your shirt tell the story. Anyway, the Extra Toasty rendition had that extra-dark hue and depth of flavor on it that you get when you order a pizza well-done. It just is pure pleasure! Of course, banning them would only result in a hellish black-market situation so that won't work either. Tasty, tasty regrets. Berries are rich in antioxidants that are good for a healthy skin and fibre that will keep you full for a long time. You know what? Together, they’re incredibly healthy. Ian O'Leary/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images, 20 Southern Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining, 33 Crowd-Pleasing Appetizers for Thanksgiving, Moroccan Appetizers, Snacks and Finger Food, 13 Best Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night In, 12 Indian Finger Foods That Are Surefire Party Hits, 30 Easy Finger Food Recipes for Your Next Party.