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February is National Snack Month!  As always it was an absolute blast to be on FOX31 Good Day Colorado sharing some of the HAUTE’st and most innovative new snack trends hitting shelves --  nutrient packed and clean ingredient snacks.

I’ve made a few super-snacks and I’ll dish my favorite grab-and-go singleton snacks....or as I like to say stash snacks, those delectables perfect for keeping at arm's reach {and no further}… such as, in the car, in your bag, in your backpack, in your desk drawer!

Piled ‘Mile High’ Nachos

Siete Family Foods have the first grain free tortilla chips on the market - that means gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free!  Made with cassava flour, avocado oil, and other real food ingredients, the chips are so light, crispy and absolutely delicious... available in three flavor varieties including Sea Salt, Lime, and Nacho. All three varieties are Non-GMO Project Verified and are completely free of corn, wheat, rice, beans, soy, and dairy.

Layered with RollinGreens Millet tots for an added crispy, hearty bite that is full of nutrients! These unique small, crispy tots are gluten free, vegan, non-gmo and soy-free. Millet Tots have all the goodness of comfort food, but use nutrient dense ingredients and let their flavor zing.

Topped off with The Honest Stand’s Nacho-cheesy chili-con-queso which is made with 100% natural and organic ingredients.  This flavor is on point for a paleo, vegan, dairy free way to add a creamy kick with only 25 calories per serving.

Super Sized Veggie Burger Bites with textures, crunchy + crispy.

Hilary’s Black Rice burger is chockful of organic brown jasmine rice, millet, adzuki beans, and health-supportive greens. A great source of magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, fiber manganese and B Vitamins, adzuki beans contribute to the overall health of the bod + heart. Super clean ingredients + super flavor!

Now add a schmear of Blue Moose Hummus for that creamy texture and delectable melding of flavors from chickpeas, tahini, extra virgin olive oil and a splash of lemon… a sheet of gimMe Roasted Seaweed Snacks in their new Sriracha flavor for a spicy bite and Rhythm Beet Chips for a ‘sweet’ and crispy layer.  All topped with a heart shaped slice of Canyon Bakehouse gluten free Heritage bread.

The perfect lil’ probiotic + protein packed snackalicious bevy to pair...Forager Project Creamy Dairy-free Cashewmilks and Smoothies!  The smoothie evolved.  

For a sweet snack ... it is Valentine's Day after all … a V-day Parfait!

Layer So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt for a probiotic punch and amazing flavor … just the right balance of tangy + sweet with less than 1g of sugar per serving.

Then layer ...One Degree Organics Sprouted Oat Granola in Quinoa and Cacao flavor for that crunch and chocolatey goodness. Sprouted grains are so good for you! It is simply a process that lets the grain just begin to sprout before it is baked in -- you could say sprouted foods are nature’s way of unlocking nutrients and making them more readily bioavailable and easily digested. Sprouted grains have a lower glycemic index and more fiber and protein so truly fuel your day work or play.

To top it off I’ve crumbled these chocolate Laughing Giraffe Snakaroons… super yummy coconut-based macaroons that are vegan and gluten free.  Addictively tasty and satisfying without being overly sweet!  Annnnnd sprinkle a few Farmer’s Porch Cinnamon + Cacao Heirloom Pumpkin Seeds... oh, annnnnnnnd a drizzle of YumButter Chocolate Espresso Peanut spread from this awesome easy pouch!

Well, I made a parfait big enough to share!

Sweets are the way to my heart, so I made these lovely heart shaped bites to dig in!

Silver Hills, The Big 16 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread at only 100 calories per slice, and 16 kinds of seeds and grains like millet, sunflower seeds, and oat flakes to name a few...this is one bread you will luv!

Sugar cookie dippers, because duh, I whipped up from Foodstirs Organic Mix which is all organic and GMO-free and they turned out better than homemade!

Now for those grab-and-go single snacks! Get ready to make your own stash with these new faves!

Wilde Bars // The first and only slow roasted meat snack in the most tempting flavors … my go-to is maple bacon blueberry … we are talking buttery maple, smoky bacon and bursts of blueberries!   A premium lean meat protein bar {over 10 g protein and less than 6g sugar} made with ancient grains, super fruits and veggies.  And they are the only non-GMO Project verified meat bar out there.

Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free brownie bites // Certified Gluten Free and free from all top 8 allergens except egg. Just try to hold these down. Really.

PhatFudge // The new replacement for those "gel packs" minus all the weird stuff.  Each ingredient is deliberate, aiming to provide instant and sustained energy, focus, memory, combat inflammation, and acts as a natural thermogenic.  We’re talking: Grass Fed Butter, Tahini, Cacao, Ground Coffee, Turmeric, Maca to name a few.  Level up your snack.

Justin’s Snack Packs // A fruit and nut butter pairing for this ages… this new flavor is Honey Peanut Butter with Banana chips do not disappoint and delivery 5 grams of protein to boot. Boot up!

Hope Hummus // Spread good things! For starters, go for their Thai Coconut Curry Hummus made with organic yellow curry and shredded organic coconut combine with fresh jalapeños.  Low in calories and low in sugar - no excuses not to indulge! It’s the most exotic and delicious flavor this side of Bangkok.

Jackson’s Honest Chips // The new news here is they have launched Tortilla Chips! Jackson’s flavors are bar none ...  Lime Sea Salt, Maple Cinnamon and Salsa Fresca … yes we are still talking tortilla chips! Made with stone ground blue + yellow corn and fried slow and low in organic coconut oil… you may not even want to dip them into anything ... that good.

Quinn Snacks // Pretzels get your pretzels! The first whole grain, ancient grain, and non-gmo project verified pretzel. Plus they taste even better than the pretzels we all grew up (better ingredients = better pretzels!).  And oh, they just happen to be GF.  Points, points + snack points.  Points are good.

Free2B snack packs // The big Bag O Love snack pack is perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond. There are 40 candy cups, all different varieties, in each bag.  Allergic friends unite and eat candy - it’s easy to bite into these treats as they are top 12 allergen free , which means free from the Big 8 like peanuts, treenuts, soy, dairy and also free from sesame, coconut, corn, mustard, peas and sulfur.

PopCorners // Gluten-free and non-GMO popped chips that are better than traditional greasy potato chips and are available in 7 flavors ranging from sweet to salty.

Soul Sprout Almond Butter Bites  // Chewy, bite-sized pieces that combine organic sprouted almond butter and organic cacao to deliver 4-5 grams of plant-based protein for an energizing, anytime snack.

Enjoy Life Foods ProBurst Bites  // Allergy-friendly bites available in 4 varieties that boast 6-7 grams of plant-based protein per serving and a creamy chocolate center.

Amazing Grass Organic Superfood Bars  // These nutrient-dense organic superfood bars are a convenient way to get the whole food nutrition your body needs to feel amazing every day.  Plant- Based, USDA Organic, Non-GMO, and Vegan.

Earnest Eats Baked Whole Food Bars  // Made with whole nuts, fruits, seeds and grains, and rich roasted almond butter. These delicious whole food bars are made in small batches in real ovens for a soft cookie-like texture. In Almond Trail Mix, Cran Lemon Zest, Choco Peanut butter flavors to name a few. Must haves!

Barbara’s Cheese Puffs  // Irresistible puffs bursting with the flavors of real cheeses, such as aged cheddar, blue cheese and white cheddar. These delicious + wholesome snacks are gluten free and made with Non-GMO corn as well as rBGH/rBST milk products that are free of synthetic growth hormones.

Partners Snack Crackers  // flavorful and crispy, each bite-size GMO-free cracker pops perfectly into your mouth solo or is the ideal duo with dips and spreads.

My favorite place to get so, so many of these snacks …

and ‘nature’s perfect snacks’ like local + organic fruits and veggies....is Door To Door Organics where they hand pick and pack each box and then deliver it to your doorstep! The best box eva, with a Joy Delivered Guarantee how can it not be!?