If you have a family, you are snacking. Healthy snacks are a must in any busy household! They can be great fuel bombs for small children, satisfy in-between meal cravings, and are a great way to get more plants in your diet. There are lots of whole food, healthy snacks you can make in your own house, but let’s face it, you need packaged options that are great in a pinch. Feel free to mix and match and aim to include two food groups with each snack to increase nutrition and satiety, especially for the kids. Happy Snacking!

Winning snack combinations

Beans and seeds

Roasted dried chickpeas + chocolate chips

Roasted dried chickpeas + raisins

Try: Three Farmers Foods Chickpeas or The Good Bean Original Salted Roasted Chickpea Snacks

Half to one package of crunchy lentils with apple slices

1/4 cup of crunchy broad beans with cherry tomatoes

Try: Three Farmers Crunchy Little Lentils, Bada Bean Bada Boom sea salt crunchy broad beans

One package of edamame with a yogurt cup

1/4 cup of mixed dried beans with fruit

Try: Seapoint Farms dry roasted edamame, The Good Bean favas plus peas, balsamic herb


Large flake oatmeal made with milk + pumpkin seed butter or peanut butter.

Overnight oats + hemp hearts

Try: Everland Organic Large Oat Flakes and Manitoba Harvest toasted hemp seeds


Whole-grain crackers + smashed avocado

Mini tuna melts on crackers or English muffins

Canned salmon with crackers

Fruit Salad with crackers

Try: Mary’s Organic Crackers, RYVITA Sesame Rye Crispbread, RW Garcia Sweet Beetroot Crackers, Nairn’s Organic Oat Crackers

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Chips and puffs

1/2 cup of lentil chips with carrot sticks

One cup of cheese puffs with apple slices

Try: Enjoy Life Foods lentil chips, Frankie’s Organic Clouds cheddar cheese puffs,

Protein bars

Popcorn and pumpkin seeds

Popcorn with parmesan and pumpkin seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds with apple slices

Try: Boom Chicka Pop microwave popcorn and Eden Organic pumpkin seeds