10 Healthy Salty Snacks You Can Find on Amazon
Most conventional snack options leave a lot to be desired in terms of nutritional value. But while we can’t rely on snacks to satisfy our core dietary needs, they shouldn’t be a wasteland of preservatives and artificial ingredients, either. So stock up on these healthy salty snacks to enjoy between Zoom calls or toss in the car before you run errands. They’re conveniently available on Amazon — and we can guarantee that they’re both delicious and healthy. Snack on, friends!
For a subtle flavor combination that offers myriad health benefits, try these organic mixed nuts — Go Raw’s mixed seed combo offers pumpkin, sunflower, and watermelon seeds, so you’re getting the benefits of all of them, including vitamin E, magnesium, copper, and manganese. They’re oil-free, salty, crunchy, and a perfect little snack.
Upside: This ingredient list is just so squeaky-clean, but the flavors are so bright and bold — we’re in love with both the health benefits and the flavor profile. Downside: These flavorful, sprouted almonds are seriously pricey. As the occasional treat, however, this is a great splurge, and definitely a healthful one. (The salt and vinegar flavor is fire, too.)
More than just a cute name, Mary’s Gone Crackers are super-tasty crackers loaded with healthy seeds like pumpkin, sunflower, flax, and sesame. So, sure, they’re a delicious salty snack — but you’re also getting the protein, fiber, and healthy fats that seeds are full of and our bodies crave. We love the seaweed and basil-garlic flavors, but you can’t go wrong with any options, either for snacking on their own or with a variety of healthy dips.
Seaweed has such an array of health benefits that it could have its own article — vitamins A, B, C, and E, dietary fiber, and amino acids, just to name a few — so it’s no surprise that these seaweed sheets make delightfully healthy, salty snacks. Their texture is just plain fun to eat, too: they start out super salty and crisp, and melt in your mouth to a pleasant chewiness. A lot of seaweed sheets are made with canola oil, but this kind uses heart-healthy avocado oil, so win/win.
Look, if you haven’t touched a rice cake since the low-fat craze of the 90s, it’s time to give them another chance. Rice cakes may not be super exciting on their own — though, don’t leave one unattended around us — but they’re glorious vessels for toppings like peanut butter or cottage cheese and fruit.
Almonds have long been the snack nut of choice, but we think pistachios are far more exciting. Wonderful takes the inconvenience out of pistachio snacking by removing the shell, then roasting and salting the nuts to perfection — so you can enjoy all the glorious vitamin K, vitamin B, and antioxidant properties with ease. And with an ingredients list as simple as “pistachios, sea salt” we feel really at ease snacking on them.
We love popcorn so much — it’s the most fun whole grain out there, bar none — but so often, popcorn’s health benefits get smothered under layers of fake butter flavor and hydrogenated oils. This version by Lesser Evil isn’t just a lesser evil, however: it’s straight-up good for you. Packed with fiber and nutrients, this is a great snack option and low-calorie food.
Ok, the flavor profile may not be part of the standard American diet, but bear with us: these little teeny dried fish snacks are crunchy, crispy, salty, and delightful. You can pop several little fish into your mouth at the same time and pretend to be a shark, or you can choose to be a grown-up about it and consider all the omega-3 fatty acids, niacin, and iron you’re getting.
These healthy, salty snacks have it all: vitamin A, E, and C-loaded chickpeas, antioxidant-rich purple sweet potato, and everyone’s favorite fiber-filled black beans. While they may not sound very indulgent, these vegetable crisps have that chip-like, savory crunch that is sure to satisfy your 3 PM snack attack.
Where most snack bars go sweet, Sheffa goes salty with this whole-grain sesame bar. Vitamin E-rich sesame seeds lend a nutty flavor and a crispy texture while sunflower seeds, chickpeas, and dried carrots lend even more valuable nutrients. We’d stash one of these in our bag for those busy, on-the-go days when lunch isn’t a certainty.