A Gym Lover’s Guide To Guilt-Free Snacking

By Sari Beth Rosenberg                 

Looking to indulge your sweet (or savory) tooth without reversing the effects of your last sweat session? Here are some of our favorite guilt-free treats that allow you to snack responsibly.

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Satisfy a Snack Attack

Graze 4 snack variety box

Healthy snack subscription service, Graze, boasts more than 100+ offerings with 0 grams of trans fats. Added bonus: all snacks are free of genetically engineered ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavors. Snacks like the Berry Compote or the Sweet Memphis Barbecue (comprised of salsa peanuts, wild rice sticks, and BBQ flavored peas) are so satisfying that you won’t be tempted by that pint of ice cream in your freezer or the 3 p.m. bag of potato chips. Go on to Graze.com, rate their snack options based on your preferences, and then they send you a customized box of snacks. Sweet indeed! Graze.com


Kale Your Cravings

kale sea salt

Now you can snack and still have a six-pack with Simply 7 Kale Chips. They come in three flavors (sea salt, dill pickle, and fresh lemon and olive oil) and allow you to get the health benefits of kale (nearly 80% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K) and the crunchy satisfaction of eating chips. Also, they are gluten free and vegan and don’t have any GMOs, trans fat, artificial colors/flavors, or preservatives. Added benefit: These kale chips don’t crumble apart, so you can dunk them into a healthy dip…just like a regular chip! Simply7Snacks.com


Something Sweet When You Need It


Skinnygirl Candy is the latest addition to Bethenny Frankel’s popular lifestyle brand. These perfectly portioned 100-calorie packs will satisfy your sweet tooth without kicking in the guilt factor. The chocolate truffles, chocolate bars, chocolate-covered almonds, gummies, and mints have been carefully crafted using only the best all-natural ingredients and flavors. (Pair them with some Skinnygirl wine for maximum satisfaction!) SkinnyGirlCandy.com


Keep It Clean


The celebrity favorite healthy meal delivery service, Sakara Life, recently introduced their Clean Boutique, which has officially made snacking a fresher, cleaner, and more delicious experience. The pretty packaging is easy on the eyes, but what’s inside is equally enjoyable. It’s hard to play favorites, but some are the Sweet Superfood Popcorn, Watermelon Jerky, and the Plant Protein Granola. Also, their 100% grain-free Beauty Bars, made of coconut, pineapple, and MSM (an organic sulfur compound believed to release built-up toxins from your cells and tissues) might be your next healthy addiction. Sakara.com/Collections/Clean-Boutique


Treat Yourself


Sexy Batch Baking Company’s cookies are made in micro-batches in New York City with fresh and organic ingredients sourced from across the globe. If you are looking for something gluten free and Paleo, try the Paleo Macaroon, made with dates, coconut, almonds, and raw cacao nibs. If you’re craving a classic cookie, we recommend the Chocolate Chip with Himalayan Pink Salt (what they call “the new classic cookie”) or the Nutella Chocolate Chip (a double chocolate chip cookie “accentuated with sweet hazelnut essence”). www.sexybatch.nyc

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