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9 Healthy Snacks for Shows and Events

I’ll admit it, I’m kind of a theater geek. 

 

Every time I go to NYC, one of the first things I do (besides head to my favorite shops down in Soho) is see what’s new on Broadway and plan what shows I want to see. Last week I got tickets to the play Summer (which is AMAZING by the way), and while I was standing on the concession line I was pretty bummed to see the dismal selection of sugary and processed snacks they had available. I decided to play it safe with a bottle of water, and skip the snacks for now, but it got me thinking of what “contraband” snacks I could have snuck in with me. If you enjoy going to the theater, movies, or even sports games, I urge your to stay away from the Butterfingers and M&Ms and prepare yourself ahead of time with these 9 healthy snacks to sneak into your next show! 

 

1. Biena Chickpea Snacks

Chickpeas are a diet staple for some of the healthiest populations including diets from the Middle East, Mediterranean and parts of Africa. Biena Chickpea Snacks pack a potent punch of protein, vitamins, fiber and minerals, making them a perfectly satisfying crunchy treat.

You can find them HERE.

 

2. Skinny Crisps 

Skinny Crisps are delicious gluten-free low-carb crackers that are baked in Boulder, CO. They are made with awesome ingredients like  ground almonds, chickpea flour, ground golden flax seeds, and olive oil and come in an assortment of flavors like Toasty Onion, White Sesame, Say Cheese, The Whole Shebang (like an “everything” bagel), Cinnamon Crisps, and Brownie Crisps making them the perfect healthy snack to sneak into your next show for anyone.

You can find them HERE.

3. Buddha Bowl Popcorn 

There is no snack more synonymous with entertainment then popcorn.  The problem is that traditional  movie theater popcorn has alarming amounts of fat, salt and calories in even the smallest sizes. Buddha Bowl Popcorn air pops its organic kernels limited the amount of unwanted fats and calories. They also use healthier oils like coconut, avocado oil or ghee.

You can find them HERE.

4. Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips 

Kale is the holy grail of superfoods because its packed with antioxidants, calcium, and tons of vitamins. Rhythm Superfoods makes their delicious kale chips by gently dehydrating under low heat, and are tossed with flavors like Honey Mustard, Kool Ranch, and Zesty Nacho.

You can find them HERE.

5. Essential Living Organic Antioxidant Trail Mix

I love a great trail mixes because they are a great compilation of omega fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals, and they’re also a great source of antioxidants and fiber. The problem is that most store bought trail mixes are loaded with added sugar and artificial ingredients. Essential Living Organic Antioxidant Trail Mix has no added sweeteners or additives, and has nutritious superfoods like goji berries and pumpkin seeds that are full of flavor.

You can find them HERE.

6. Paleonola

Not all granola is created equal! Most granolas you find down the grocery aisle have huge amounts of sugars, and are filled with inflammatory processed ingredients like gluten and soy lecithin, GROSS. Paleonola is a grain free alternative, that won’t leave you with a sugar crash. They use a non GMO blend of nuts, seeds, and some dried fruit that is seriously delicious.

You can find them HERE.

7. Epic Jerky

When you’re on the go Jerky is great for snacking because it is high in protein and doesn’t affect your insulin levels. Epic using 100% grass fed meat, and even has salmon options for pescatarians like me.  These bars are perfect for people who follow the Paleo Diet, Whole30, AIP, or a ketogenic diet.

You can find them HERE.

8. Health Warrior Chia Bars

If you read our past blogs (especially this one!) you know we talk a lot about gut health, and digestive issues. Chia seeds are an amazing tiny superfood that are full of omega 3 fats, protein, calcium, and magnesium. They are also awesome for your digestive system, not to mention your heart, skin, hair and more! Health Warrior Chia Bars are only 100 calorie, low sugar, gluten-free, and packed with ingredients designed to fuel you up without crashing. Not to mention they are super tasty!

You can find them HERE.

9. Hu Kitchen Dark Chocolate

Ah, my choco-holics out there you are not alone! Nothing is better than watching a create show, movie or event and munching on a nice rich piece of dark chocolate. Most convenience a store brands are loaded with processed sugars, dairy and other not so great for you fillers that you should try to avoid. Hu Kitchen makes delicious chocolate bars from 70% stone ground day chocolate that is organic and fair traded. I LOVE their salty dark chocolate bar, but if salty isn’t your thing then check out their seven other wonderful flavors.

You can find them HERE.

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About the Author!

With over eight years of Marketing, and Wellness experience, Liz helps the ISN team with organizational, administrative and marketing support. Liz received a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Finance from Manhattan College, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Liz’s passion for health and wellness began as a child growing up on Long Island. She took her enthusiasm down to South Florida where she owned and operated a boutique Personal Training facility that was dedicated to helping people reach their own fitness goals. She currently lives in Boca Raton where she enjoys traveling, cooking, and being a mom to her rescue dog Lady!