Maximize the joyful vibes of your favorite spring activities with healthy snacks designed to energize your mind, body, and soul. Each of these treats puts a better-for-you spin on the classic snacks you crave.
Here are the spring outings and better-for-you snacks you need to share with your friends right now.
P.S. Sorry, Hangriness—you are so not invited to this party.
#1: Wine Tasting + Unconventional Chips
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The Outing: Wine Tasting
Note: Not into wine? That’s okay—You can plan an outing to taste just about anything these days, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Satisfy your sweet tooth at a local honey tasting, channel a sunny Mediterranean jaunt by tasting olives, or find out how sweet “bitterness” can actually be during a vinegar tasting. (Yes, that’s a thing.)
Tasting excursions let you absorb local culture and support local businesses while you invigorate your taste buds. And as you cruise down winding roads on the way to the vineyard or bee farm, you might discover some hidden gems. An impromptu stop at the alpaca petting zoo? Yes, please.
The Snack: Maya Kaimal Sea Salt Naan Chips & Lightly Salted Chickpea Chips
Potatoes everywhere are turning green with envy. These chips boast flavors from an authentic Indian kitchen, and they’re made from ingredients that won’t leave you feeling bad when you finish the bag. (Trust us, you’re going to finish the bag.)
The Naan Chips have a crunchy, satisfying exterior and an interior filled with all the delightful air pockets you love in your favorite restaurant naan. Made with whole-grain flour, these Non-GMO Project Verified chips fuel your fun instead of weighing you down with grease and excess salt. The snacks also pack a decent dose of iron relative to other snack foods. Eat one serving to get 6% of your recommended daily value of the fortifying mineral.
Made from wholesome rice and chickpeas, the gluten-free Chickpea Chips feature asafetida, an herb with the piquant zest of fresh scallions. The chips have a savory, nutty flavor that adds new culinary dimensions to your “chipping” game. One serving delivers 8% of the daily recommended value of fiber, so you’re sure to stay full until your next meal.
If chips aren’t doing it for you, Maya Kaimal has a huge variety of products, each better than the next!
#2: Concert + Good-For-You Cookies
The Outing: Concert
Nothing epitomizes spring celebrations like a good concert. (There’s a reason Coachella is in April, right?) And hey, you missed #Beychella this year. Don’t fret. Spring is officially the start of festival season. You’ve still got Austin City Limits, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, and tons more to look forward to.
Of course, there’s one setback to concerts: the tallest person in the crowd inexplicably stands right in front of you for the entire show. Oh, and you’re definitely going to get hungry. So two things.
Don’t stoop to eating some sketchy fried “objects” made in the back of a truck. Why do that when you can have (wait for it) wholesome cookies.
The Snack: Emmy’s Organics Dark Cacao Coconut Cookies
These heaven-sent cookies won’t just satisfy your hunger and deepest chocolate cravings—they’ll also enhance your concert experience. Take just one bite, and suddenly all the notes will sound clearer; the harmonies will ring sweeter.
Emmy’s Organics crafts these superfood cookies from organic coconut, organic fair-trade cocoa powder, organic almond flour, organic coconut oil, and tons of other beautiful ingredients.
These cookies don’t like to brag, but we’re not afraid to list some virtues on their behalf.
- USDA Certified Organic
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- 100% delicious
Try these treats, and you’ll never want to go to another concert without them. (You’ll also never want to settle for any other cookie!) Plus, your friends will be ready to saint you for introducing them to a healthy cookie that tastes even better than the regular kind.
#3: Kite Flying + Banana Chips
The Outing: Kite Flying
Does anything feel more appropriate to celebrate Spring than dusting off your kite and heading to the park or the beach? We’re with you, so grab some banana chips, and let’s go!
An activity as light an airy as kite flying requires an equally light and airy snack. These super-thin banana chips definitely fit the bill. Snacking on these chips will leave you feeling as light as that kite bobbing through the clouds above. These banana chips may be light, but they’re also dense with flavor. As an added bonus, you can eat this snack with one hand, so you don’t even have to put down your kite.
The Sea Salt chips come dusted with fresh and flavorful salt from Thailand. They balance sweet and salty like it’s their job. (Actually, it is kind of their job.)
The Hickory BBQ chips channel all the satisfying, smokey flavor of a hometown barbeque, but they leave behind the calories. One serving of the crispy bananas has only about 150 calories.
All Banana Joe chips contain over two heirloom bananas per bag. What are these magical heirloom bananas, you ask? They’re a special kind of “hom thong” bananas, known for their rich golden hue, sweet aroma, and inimitable flavor. These bananas are rare, but Banana Joe goes above and beyond to find them, making the best snack possible.
Bonus points: Banana Joe chips are Non-GMO Project Verified.
What are your favorite spring activities and snacks? Share the love below, or better yet, tag us in Instagram pics of your spring snack outings!