Clean Choice Awards 2013: Snacks

Keeping nutritious and tasty snacks on hand is key for avoiding that afternoon trip to the vending machine.
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Flamous Falafel Chips, Zatar Flavor

Flamous Zatar Multigrain Chips
We fell for Flamous last year, and we’ve done it again this year! The Zatar flavor is especially delicious when drizzled with tahini and sprinkled with pomegranate arils. $5, flamousbrands.com for retail locations

All Good Cherries

Allgood Provisions Organic Cherries
We favor eating these sun-dried, organic Utah cherries out of hand – the naturally tart morsels are lightly sweetened for a nice juxtaposition. A favorite of Dr. Oz, this variety of cherry is said to have antioxidant properties and melatonin, which helps to regulate the sleep cycle. $9, allgoodprovisions.com

Crispy Green Bananas

Crispy Green
The signature silver packaging denotes a clean and nutritious freeze-dried snack: crispy, additive-free fruit. These are also great for pepping up your morning cereal and yogurt. $8 per 6-pack, crispygreen.com

Kettle Bakes Potato Chips

Kettle Brand Bakes Potato Chips, Sea Salt
Finally, a baked chip that tastes like a chip should! A simple blend of sliced potato, oil and sea salt is all it takes (plus, they’re just 3 grams of fat per serving!). $3.50 per 4-oz bag, kettlebrand.com

Taza Mexican Chocolate

Taza Chocolate
Stone-ground for complex flavor and texture, this sustainable chocolate was inspired by the co-founder's travels in Mexico. We found it hard to resist flavors such as Cinnamon and Guajillo Chili. $4.50, tazachocolate.com

Angie's Boom Chicka Pop

Angie’s Boomchickapop Sea Salt Popcorn
This addictive popcorn is only 35 calories per cup and free of GMOs, gluten and cholesterol. Talk about a guilt-free snack! $4 per 5-oz bag, angiespopcorn.com

Simple & Crisp

Simple & Crisp
Almost too pretty to eat, these organic dried fruit slices make tasty, gluten-free, fiber-fueled cracker replacements. Top with cheese and guests will swoon… $3.50 per 8 slices, $9 per 30 slices, simpleandcrisp.com

Mezzetta Castelvetrano Olives

Mezzetta Castelvetrano Whole Green Olives
As far as snacking olives go, we think Castelvetranos are tops! Sicily’s unique export – “the rich man’s black olive” – is the brightest green and beyond buttery. $7, mezzetta.com

Brads Kale Chips, Pina Kale-ada

Brad’s Raw Leafy Kale Chips, Pina Kale-ada
At 58 calories per serving, these pineapple-, coconut- and banana-tinged kale chips will satisfy your sweet tooth (and your diet). We love their slightly chewy texture! $8, bradsrawchips.com