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Lip-smacking snacking

May 21, 2015
Goodbites serves up delicious raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free and non-GMO snacks.

When it comes to snacking, we’re pretty high maintenance. We want something sweet but naturally so. Quick but nutrient dense. Tasty but free of gluten, dairy and other dietary irritants.

Luckily, Goodbites—a raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO snack food company based in Venice—lets us have our cake and eat it, too. Well, maybe not cake, … but how about truffles, macaroons and cookies?

Angelica Xavier started Goodbites after she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and discovered that a raw vegan diet helped her feel better. While she found it easy to stick to the diet at mealtimes, snacking proved more difficult, so she set out to create treats that wouldn’t derail her clean-eating efforts.

Et voilà: Goodbites’ goodies pack in superfood nutrition and are lightly sweetened only with raw honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar. The addictive truffles ($4 per two-pack) are made with raw cacao, spirulina, goji berries and Himalayan pink salt and rolled in hemp seeds.

Goodbites also makes luscious coconut macaroons, coconut brownie bites, date cookies and cacao nib cookies ($2.50 per three-pack) by dehydrating them at 117°. While they get crisp on the outside, coconut oil keeps these treats moist on the inside.

For more savory snackers, Goodbites additionally offers curry-cayenne cashews ($2.50) and crackers flavored with oregano, rosemary and thyme ($2.50). So, whether sweet or salty cravings roll around, you’ll be fully covered.

Just think of it as a snack hack.

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