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The Must List: 10 Go-To Snacks to Stash in Your Yoga Bag

Craving something delicious but strapped for time? These on-the-go snacks are the ultimate lifesaver when you're in a rush or need a quick bite after yoga class.

Greenjoy Pomegranate & Greens Pressed Salad Bar

Greenjoy
Jennifer Olson

These chewy fruit-and-veggie leathers have a sweet, tangy taste and help cut down on food waste: They’re made from ugly produce, like lumpy pomegranates, that are perfectly edible but not perfect enough for most supermarket shelves ($10 for 6 bars, greenjoylife.com). 

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Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar Organic Chickpea Puffs

Hippeas
Jennifer Olson

Made with chickpea flour and plant-based flavors that make them “cheesy,” these dairy-free puffs are packed with fiber and protein. Plus, Hippeas donates to Farm Africa, a charity that supports farmers in poor communities ($7, hippeas.com).

See also Kathryn Budig’s Vegan BLT Recipe

 

Purely Elizabeth Coconut Cashew Bar

Purely Elizabeth
Jennifer Olson

Like many protein-rich bars, this one’s full of nuts and seeds. Yet unlike the others, it also includes a reishi mushroom extract for immune-system support—minus a mushroomy taste ($28 for a box of 12, purelyelizabeth.com).

See also 16 Poses to Boost Your Immune System

Lorissa’s Kitchen Smokey Sweet Beef Stick

Lorissa's Kitchen
Jennifer Olson

These beef sticks are made from responsibly raised, grass-fed beef (no antibiotics or hormones) and seasoned with spices—not the chemical additives you’ll find in many jerky brands ($24 for a pack of 12, amazon.com). 

See also Recipe: Savory Spring Avocado Salad

Rhythm Superfoods Organic Carrot Sticks, Naked

Rhythm Superfoods
Jennifer Olson

This single-serve bag of dehydrated carrots is a tasty way to boost your fiber, potassium, and vitamin A intake ($5, amazon.com).  

See also 3 Sweet Alternatives to Lower Your Sugar Intake

Eden Instant Organic Red Miso Soup

Eden
Jennifer Olson

Just add hot water to enjoy this savory soup that contains simple, non-GMO ingredients. Each freeze-dried, single-serve pack is made from organic miso, kuzu root, and scallions ($9 for a pack of 4, edenfoods.com). 

See also How to Incorporate Yoga Into Your Cooking

Amazing Grass Green Superfood Tablets

Amazing Grass
Jennifer Olson

No juice bar near your studio? No problem. Dissolve a tab in your water bottle for a delicious dose of greens, antioxidants, and vitamins ($8 for 10 tabs, amazinggrass.com).  

See also 5 Revitalizing Juice Recipes to Nourish Your Body + Promote Health

Fruitivity Tart Apple Chips

Fruitivity
Jennifer Olson

These dehydrated apple rounds are soaked in fruit juices for an additional pop of flavor. The company also participates in 1% for the Planet, meaning it donates 1 percent of sales to environmental causes ($7, fruitivitysnacks.com). 

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Ellyndale Q Cups Savory Garlic & Mushroom

Ellyndale
Jennifer Olson

Enjoy quinoa at the ready—preparation takes only 5 minutes. Each cup is filled with quinoa, dried shiitake mushrooms, chives, and seasonings and contains less than 200 mg of sodium ($3, nowfoods.com).

See also 4 Hydrating Recipes Suited for Summer

Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted

Wonderful Pistachios
Jennifer Olson

A handful of these gems serves up a combo of protein, fiber, and healthy fats ($19 for 24 snack-size packs, getcrackin.com). 

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