Nov 17, 2011 7:04 am - Posted by Marcia

All Natural Cookies and Ice Cream

These healthy snacks can be found in many Whole Foods Markets, health food stores, specialty grocery stores, and online.

Aunt Gussie’s Sugar-Free Almond Biscotti

Aunt Gussies Biscotti Looking for a sugar-free snack? These spelt biscotti are a great choice. Not too sweet with a nice crunch. They have a delicate almond flavor and contain bits of hazelnut. Perfect to serve with tea or coffee.

Ingredients: organic spelt flour (wheat), eggs, maltitol, non-GMO expeller-pressed canola oil, almonds, natural almond flavor, aluminum free baking powder. Note: excess consumption of maltitol (sweetener) may cause a laxative effect.

Pamela’s Almond Anise Biscotti

healthy biscotti snacks“Wheat-free and gluten-free”

If you like regular biscotti you will enjoy these. Perfect for dunking.

Also comes in chocolate walnut flavor and lemon almond flavor.

Ingredients: brown rice base (brown rice flour, white rice flour, tapioca starch, sweet rice flour, xanthan gum), molasses and honey, butter, egg whites, almonds, white rice flour, gluten-free natural flavors, grainless and aluminum free baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, potato starch), sea salt, baking soda and xanthan gum.

Jennie’s Coconut Macaroons

healthy macaroonsMade in a casein, gluten and peanut-free facility

Absolutely delicious! If you enjoy coconut macaroons you will love these. They are delightfully sweet and have a nice soft chewy texture.

Only the 2 ounce individual packages are sweetened with honey. The larger cans contain cane sugar and are not recommended.

Ingredients: unsweetened coconut, honey, egg whites

Barbara’s Wheat-Free Raspberry Fig Bars

healthy fig barsMove over fig newtons! These bars are generously filled, soft and smooth, and naturally sweetened. They are a little on the sweet side so one or two bars will easily satisfy your sweet tooth.

Also available in a plain fig flavor.

Ingredients: raspberry filling (fruit juice concentrate, raspberry puree, tapioca starch, apple powder, natural raspberry flavor, vegetable glycerin, locust bean gum, red cabbage), pineapple juice syrup, oat flour, brown rice flour, organic fig paste, barley flour, date paste, raisin juice concentrate, soy lecithin, baking soda, and salt.

Vanilla Snackimals

healthy snackimalsThese are not just for kids, adults love them too!  A mildly sweet cookie with a hint of vanilla and molasses. A delicious healthier alternative to supermarket animal crackers. Perfect for children’s lunch boxes.

This is the original recipe with molasses that customers have loved for years. Recently, Barbara’s replaced the molasses with cane sugar. They have now gone back to the original recipe; but only in the 7.5 ounce pouch. Unfortunately, the snack size bags still contain cane sugar. Therefore, I am only recommending the 7.5 ounce bag sweetened with molasses.

Ingredients: organic wheat flour, unsulphured molasses, organic expeller-pressed safflower or sunflower oil, natural flavors, sea salt, soy lecithin, baking soda, aluminum free baking powder.

Luna & Larry’s Dark Chocolate Organic Coconut Bliss Ice Cream

“Non-dairy frozen dessert”

As the name suggests, this non-dairy frozen dessert made with all-natural organic ingredients– is “bliss”! The rich chocolate taste and creamy, silky texture make this a mouth watering dessert. The coconut milk is imported from a family-owned farm in Thailand, and it is rich in lauric acid and MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides). Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and low-glycemic.

Allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature to soften a little before serving.

A little pricey compared to the supermarket brands of ice cream but definitely worth every penny.

Ingredients: organic coconut milk (organic coconut, water, guar gum), organic agave syrup, organic fair trade cocoa, organic vanilla extract.

Additional recommended flavors: Cherry Amaretto, Chocolate Hazelnut fudge, Vanilla Island, and Naked Almond fudge.

Purely Decadent Chocolate Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

decadent ice creamTurtle Mountain has created a decadent, organic non-dairy frozen dessert with the velvety smoothness and richness of ice cream. A half-cup serving contains a mere 11 grams of natural sweetener and has only 170 calories. It is also low-glycemic, soy-free, and vegan.

A pint container costs approximately $5.00, but it is well worth the expense.

Ingredients: organic coconut milk (organic coconut cream, water, guar gum), organic agave syrup, chicory root extract, cocoa (processed with alkali), carob bean gum, guar gum, natural flavor.

Additional recommended flavors: Coconut and Vanilla Bean.

Healthy Energy Bars, Nuts and Seeds

These snacks can be found in Whole Foods Markets, health food stores, specialty markets, supermarkets, and online.

Perfect Pumpkin Boomi Bars

“only 3 grams of natural sugar per bar”

This is a delicious and satisfying gluten-free all natural health bar with just the right sweetness and texture. With 8 grams of protein this is the perfect between meal snack. Great for kids lunchboxes.

Some of the other flavors are delicious as well but most have 3 to 4 times the amount of natural sugar per bar. Perfect pumpkin has only 3 grams of natural sugar per bar.

I m addicted to these and order them online by the 24 bar box!

Perfect Pumpkin ingredients: pumpkin seeds, honey, dates, raisins, apricots, sweetened cranberries, crisped rice, puffed amaranth, salt.

Apple Pie Larabar

healthy apple pie larabar“Fruit and Nut Food Bar”

Tastes like apple pie in a bar. A harmony of fruits, nuts, and spices with a soft texture that has the perfect chewiness,

No refined sugars. Gluten, dairy and soy-free, these raw bars make an excellent snack for all ages.

Other recommended flavors: coconut cream pie, and pistachio.

Ingredients: dates, almonds, unsweetened apples, walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon.

Clif Nectar Bars–Dark Chocolate Walnut

“Organic fruit and nut energy bar”

A great tasting, convenient source of energy. All ingredients are organic and there are no refined sugars, making this an excellent snack for both kids and adults. The chocolate flavor is rich with a nice soft texture and walnuts provide a nice crunch.

Other recommended flavors: lemon, vanilla and cashew, cranberry, apricot and almond.

Ingredients: organic dates, organic walnuts, organic unsweetened chocolate, organic cocoa, organic vanilla.

Eden Organic Pumpkin Seeds, dry roasted

healthy eden organic pumpkin seedsFull of fiber, protein, omega-3,6,9 essential fatty acids (EFA’s), and zinc. Crunchy with just the right amount of salt. Great snack food for adults and kids. Comes in 4-ounce resealable bags. Perfect for kids lunchboxes.

Ingredients: roasted organic pumpkin seeds lightly coated with Atlantic sea salt.

Eden Organic Wild Berry Mix

wild berry mix“Nuts, seeds, and berries”

A delightful combination of seeds, nuts, and fruit with a nice light sweet flavor. A nourishing snack food. Comes in 4-ounce resealable bags. Great for children’s lunch boxes.

Ingredients: dry roasted almonds, organic dry roasted pumpkin seeds, organic raw sunflower seeds, organic raisins, organic cranberries (organic cranberries, organic apple juice concentrate, organic sunflower oil), organic wild blueberries, (organic wild blueberries, apple juice concentrate, organic sunflower oil).

Healthy Chips and Crunchy Snacks

These snacks can be found in Whole Foods Markets,  health food stores, some specialty grocery stores, and online at

Lundberg Rice Chips (Sea Salt)

sea salt rice chips Corn chip fans will love these! Great right out of the bag or with your favorite healthy dip. Use them for added flavor with nachos, or crush them as a topping for soups, salads, and casseroles.

Perfect for children’s lunch boxes.

Ingredients: brown rice, brown rice flour, organic masa corn flour, white rice flour, high oleic expeller-pressed safflower or sunflower oil, organic sesame seeds, sea salt, natural caramel color.

Arico CrispRoot Cassava Chips – Sea Salt Mist

crisp root“Twice the fiber of common potato”

Move over ruffles, these chips are light and crispy with a hint of salty and sweet. Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday and parties.

The USDA rates cassava as a diabetic friendly starch. Sea Salt Mist is the only variety without cane sugar.

Ingredients: cassava, palm or sunflower or safflower oil, sea salt, natural vitamin E to preserve freshness. Contains soy.

Avocado Oil Potato Chips

healthy snacks avocado chipsPotatoes cooked kettle style in a naturally mild flavored avocado oil create chips that are crunchy and great tasting, without being overly greasy. These are decadently delicious!

Did you know avocado oil is high in anti-oxidants and monounsaturated fats (the good fats)?

Ingredients: potatoes, all natural avocado oil, sea salt

Good Health’s Olive Oil Potato Chips

Olive oil chips“Zero grams of trans fat”

These chips, kettle cooked in heart healthy olive oil, are the perfect alternative to conventional chips fried in trans fat. They are light, crunchy, and delicious without any greasy aftertaste.

Ingredients: potatoes, olive oil, sea salt

Blue Diamond Nut Thins – Pecan or Almond

nut thinsWheat and gluten-free

Nut thins are crispy, crunchy crackers, filled with nutritious nuts and baked to perfection. Enjoy them with your favorite cheeses, dips, and pates or all by themselves.

Ingredients: rice flour, pecan or almond meal, potato starch, expeller-pressed safflower oil, salt, natural pecan or almond flavor and natural butter (contains milk).

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