Grocery shopping can be a pain—like when it’s raining or freezing outside or when you have a million other things to do that day and can't fit one more errand on your plate. So it makes sense that sometimes ordering off Amazon is the way to go. Besides, you can easily get what you need shipped in no time and find some pretty good deals, too! Sure, you might want to head to a store for stuff like fresh broccoli and sliced fruit, but when it comes to packaged, healthy snacks, Amazon can be a total savior.
There are so many items to choose from though, and it can be tricky to figure out where to browse and how best to spend your money. If you’re in the market for some nutritious, wholesome snacks that pack in the fiber and protein, these should definitely make their way into your shopping cart, stat.
If you’re on the keto diet or are simply watching your carbohydrate intake, these protein puffs are just the crispy, salty chip-like snack you need to satisfy your cravings without getting kicked out of ketosis. They come in Honey Sriracha, Nacho Cheese, and White Cheddar and are gluten- and grain-free, so they work for those with Celiac disease or intolerance issues, too. Each airy, crunchy puff packet has 17 grams of protein and a mere 4 grams of net carbs, so you can snack freely!
Jerky is easy to buy on Amazon and to carry with you at all times in the day. Take a stick to settle afternoon hunger or for a quick boost of protein after a workout. The New Primal has a great variety pack with flavors like Peppered Turkey, Classic, and Habanero Pineapple Beef. You can also get a kids’ version, which is actually great for adults who only want a tiny stick at time.
Love pretzels but don’t like the excess salt and the way that the grains make you feel inflamed, bloated, and lethargic? Then swap standard pretzels for these grain-free pretzels from FitJoy, which have a touch of Himalayan sea salt but use healthy cassava and chickpea flour to bump up the nutrition and make them both gluten-free and grain-free. Add in some hummus or guacamole dip, and you’re set!
Nut butter tastes oh-so-good and the packets are super convenient for on the go, where you get instant protein, fiber, and good healthy fats. And you can top them on a protein bar, squeeze and eat plain, or put on top of fruit like a banana or apple. However, most packets are around 200 calories, which can be a lot when you’re looking for a light snack and want to pair it with something else. These packets are only 100 calories—literally half—so it’s the perfect serving size.
Protein bars are easy to have on hand for a convenient snack anytime. And these protein bars come in great flavors, like Cookies and Cream and Grandma’s Lemon Square. (If you love lemon pound cake or pie, you’ll go crazy!) You can also get the mini-sized bars for when you want to pair it with something else or can’t stomach a whole one. They’re keto-friendly and have great fiber and protein to hold you over.
Yogurt is high in protein and probiotics, which are gut-friendly bacteria to keep your immunity high and your belly flat and comfortable. And when you get an unsweetened variety, you’re keeping sugar and carbohydrate count low. (Though the flavors are delicious, too, and are still good for you.) This yogurt is thick and creamy, so it’s super satisfying and feels indulgent, too. Add fresh berries, nuts, and seeds for more nutrition and flavor.
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Isadora Baum is a freelance writer, certified health coach, and author of 5-Minute Energy. She can't resist a good sample, a margarita, a new HIIT class, or an easy laugh. She writes for various magazines, such as Men's Health, Women's Health, SELF, LIVESTRONG, POPSUGAR, Allure, Health, Cooking Light, and more. Learn more about her on her website: isadorabaum.com.