5 Crunchy Snacks You Need in Your Grocery Cart

Homemade Slow-Roasted Kale Chips
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We all have those moments when we crave something crunchy—but turning to a jumbo bag of greasy chips can be a nutritional nightmare. I’m Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien, and I'm here with five snacks that’ll satisfy your craving for something crispy without breaking the calorie bank.

Rhythm Superfoods Roasted Kale

Nutrition facts for 10.5g (about half of the .75-oz. package): 50 - 60 calories, 4g total fat (0g sat fat), 125 - 250mg sodium, 4 - 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 1g protein

It doesn’t get any better than this. These big crunchy leaves of kale are crispy, delicious, nutritious, and super low in calories: You can have a whole big package for around 100 calories. It's the ultimate high-volume snack! Plus, it's a better choice than most packaged kale chips, which tend to be fried in oil and contain just as many calories as potato chips. Choose from Sea Salt, Smoky Bacon, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Chili Lime, and Roasted Garlic & Onion. All great! 

Enlightened The Good-For-You Crisp Roasted Broad Beans

Nutrition facts for 1 oz.: 100 calories, 2.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 120 - 150mg sodium, 15g carbs, 3g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 7g protein

Crispy, crunchy, packed with flavor, slightly salty… What more could you ask for? A low-calorie count with lots of protein, that’s what! These lightly roasted beans deliver in the taste and the stats departments; plus, the resealable packages are the perfect size to stash in your purse for snacking emergencies.

Munch on a serving for 100 calories and 7 grams of protein. Available in five fun flavors: Sea Salt, Mesquite BBQ, Garlic & Onion, Sriracha, and Wasabi. 

Bonus: Beans help you burn fat, like these fat-burning foods.

Way Better Snacks A Nacho Above Tortilla Chips

Nutrition facts for about 9 large chips (28g): 140 calories, 8g total fat (1g sat fat), 160mg sodium, 15g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars, 2g protein

Sometimes, the only crunchy snack that’ll do is chips. Enter Way Better Snacks Tortilla Chips—these things are all-natural (think quinoa, chia, and flax), hearty, and totally delicious. They’re a bit of an investment in the stats department (140 calories and 8 grams of fat for nine of ‘em), but the chips are so big and tasty that they’re totally worth it. The best part? They taste like Doritos… only Way Better!

SeaSnax Chomperz

Nutrition facts for 1/2 pack: 40 calories, 2g total fat (0g sat fat), 85mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, <1g sugars, 4g protein 

These seaweed chips are the real deal—you’ll fall in love at first crunch! They’re not thin, translucent pieces like the more common seaweed sheets; they’re big, sturdy, crispy chips that just happen to be made from seaweed. You can have an entire package of Barbecue, Jalapeno, Onion, or Original for just 80 calories, plus 8 grams of protein. Major score, people.

Emerald Dill Pickle Cashews 100 Calorie Packs

Nutrition facts for 1 package: 100 calories, 8g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 60mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 3g protein

I'm nuts about portion-controlled packs of nuts, especially when they come in a fun flavor like this. Emerald’s Dill Pickle Cashews satisfy a fast-food craving for a lot less sodium than a bunch of actual pickles, and the single-serve bags will keep you from going overboard. Not a fan of pickles? Check out other flavors: Roasted & Salted, Salt & Pepper, Sriracha, and Jalapeño.

By the way, if you’re watching your carb intake, nuts are a great between-meal go-to. They're a smart low-carb snack pick!

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