Yes, Pinterest boards are filled with smart, healthy snack ideas but let’s face it – in reality we all struggle to find alternatives while on the go or simply lounging in front of the television once and a while. Making a point to indulge without the guilt or harming the environment is important when it comes to snack-making decisions.
Here are a few green alternatives to keep your belly happy and your heart filled with Earth-loving goodness.
Did Someone Say Chips? Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods
A chip is a staple snack in my opinion and these ones are made from all natural ingredients AND boast the concept of simple composting. The packaging is made from wood-pulp that can apparently decompose in a short 3 months! So many flavors to chose from too! Talk about the future of packaging – never sacrifice that chip craving out of guilt for Mother Earth’s future.
Quench That Thirst! Vita Coco Coconut Water
Water in a Tetra Pak? Yes! Plus each bottle is made of wood fiber, and contains 45 calories! Hello goodness! Defy age with hydrating properties, look super-cool sporting water in a carton while helping the environment too! Vita Coco is also committed to raising money for 1 million people in coconut farming communities out of poverty through our Give, Grow, Guide philosophy.
Get Fruity! Snact Fruit Jerky Bars
Packed with fruity goodness the Snact Fruit Jerkey Bars are not only delicious but enclosed in fully compostable packaging that contains zero plastic! This company is smart and nutritious – made from unwanted fruit, vegan, gluten free, preservative free and earth-friendly too.
Mix it Up – Annie’s Homegrown Snack Mix
Who doesn’t like a good snack mix? Annie’s Homegrown meets sweet with salty and all the indulgence that comes with it. This brand really kicks it up in the snack department with organic nourishing options available in most supermarkets. Plus Annie’s goal is to reduce their overall packaging weight by 20% and continuously is working on making them fully compostable.
Still not satisfied?
Remember to stock up on reusable containers that can be used over and over again. Store your favourite fruits, veggies or homemade snacks in them and remember to re-make to have them readily available too. A well-packed snack makes it easy to be environmentally cautious and healthy too!