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​​27 Healthy Store-Bought Snacks to Enjoy This Summer

Healthy desserts, kid-friendly on-the-go snacks, and protein-packed finds!

By: Lexy Parsons

Summer snacking just hits differently. From fresh seasonal fruit, to flavorful dips and spreads, to refreshing drinks and mouth-watering frozen treats, there are so many tasty choices to consider. However, knowing how to discern healthy summer snacks from not-so-healthy options isn’t always easy, especially with so many tempting store-bought seasonal products! Yet, when it comes to the maintenance of our health and fitness goals, eating healthy foods is one of the most important things we can do! So, in favor of a delicious and nutritious summer, we’re sharing the top healthy summer snacks to add to your shopping list. Whether you’re planning a BBQ or picnic, packing a snack pack for the beach, or just looking for nutritious options to keep you refreshed and energized amid the heat, we’ve got you covered with the best grocery snacking finds for all your summer needs.

The Healthiest Store-Bought Summer Snacks

Ahead, something for everyone. Savory and sweet snacks, refreshing beverages, healthy summer desserts, and even kid-friendly treats.

Savory Summer Snacks

Patagonia Provisions Sourdough Sea Salt Crackers

Made with organic ingredients and regeneratively-grown whole grains, these sourdough sea salt crackers are a crunchy, fiber-rich snack perfect for summer. Free from added sugar and made with gut-healthy sourdough from fermented rye, they offer a wholesome, savory option that pairs well with guac, hummus, or your favorite healthy dip.

Lesser Evil Organic Popcorn

This store-bought popcorn is made with three simple ingredients: organic popcorn, extra-virgin coconut oil, and Himalayan pink salt — a savory snacking option that’s gluten-free, vegan, and just as tasty as it is healthy. Plus, it’s just 40 calories per cup!

Grillo’s Pickles Classic Dill Pickle Spears

These Grillo’s pickles are made with all-natural ingredients, no artificial preservatives, and contain just 5 calories per serving. Despite being low in calories and carbs, they’re full of savory flavor, and make for a refreshing and crunchy snack perfect for summer. Add them to your sandwich or wrap, enjoy them with avocado and veggies, or snack on them plain!

Siete Sea Salt & Vinegar Serrano Potato Chips

Salt and vinegar potato chips are a summer snaking favorite, and now you can enjoy them in a healthy way. Made with real ingredients and seasoned with sea salt and serrano peppers for a flavorful kick, these wholesome chips are gluten-free, grain-free, and cooked in heart-healthy avocado oil for a nutritious snacking experience.

Mary’s Gone Crackers Super Seed Cracker

These super seed crackers are packed with omega-rich seeds like flax, sesame, and sunflower, offering a crunchy snack that’s high in fiber and full of nutrients. Pair them with your favorite dip like salsa or guac, enjoy them alone, or even use them as a topper for salads and sandwiches.

Sweet Summer Snacks

Purely Elizabeth Berry Crisp Granola

Perfect for yogurt bowls, chia seed pudding, or overnight oats, this granola will satisfy all your summer snacking needs. It has the perfect amount of crunch, and is made with nutrient-dense ancient grains, antioxidant-rich berries, and fiber.

Siete Grain Free Cinnamon Churro Strips

If you’re craving something sweet but healthy, these cassava flour and coconut sugar churro strips offer a guilt-free sweet, and crunchy treat. They are grain-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly, making them a healthier alternative to traditional churros and chips.

Blue Stripes Mango Macadamia Trail Mix

Tropical flavors are trending, and this trail mix combo certainly explains why. Made with dried mango, macadamia nuts, and cacao nibs for a sweet and savory snack that’s a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants.

Harmless Harvest Unsweetened Creamy Yogurt

This unsweetened dairy-free yogurt is made with creamy coconut milk, vanilla, and gut-healthy microbes, offering a probiotic-rich snack that supports digestive health. It’s free from added sugar and less than 200 calories, yet is filling and satiating.

​​Simple Mills Soft Baked Almond Flour Bars

Indulgent-tasting breakfast bars that are actually good for you! These soft-baked bars are made with a base of almond flour, providing a gluten-free and grain-free option that’s rich in protein and healthy fats. They’re perfect for a quick, on-the-go summer snack.

Solely Mango Chili Fruit Strips

This fruit jerky is made with organic mango and seasoned with chili and salt for a unique, spicy-sweet flavor that’s totally guilt-free. It’s a clean, all-natural snack with no added sugars, three simple ingredients, and less than 100 calories.

Indulgent (But Healthy) Summer Snacks

GoodPop Frozen Mango Pops

These frozen pops are free from added sugar, and sweetened only with real mango. For just 30 calories per popsicle, enjoy them as a refreshing and hydrating summer treat!

Sweet Nothings Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Pops

This organic frozen dessert combines banana, chocolate, dates, and peanut butter for a rich, creamy treat that’s free from refined sugar and packed with nutrients. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and made with whole food ingredients, and just 80 calories per tube!

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars

100 calories, 5 grams of protein, and no artificial sweeteners — these frozen Greek yogurt bars provide the perfect healthy indulgence! Enjoy them in a variety of flavors including Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough, and more, for a delicious and nutritious summer treat.

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Dream Pops Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bites

These mini bonbon-like bites feature creamy dairy-free coconut ice cream that’s coated in a thin chocolate shell. At just 100 calories per serving, they provide a portion-controlled treat that satisfies ice cream cravings without feeling like you’re overindulging. 

Protein-Packed Summer Snacks

Applegate Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

While seemingly a plain snack, these grilled chicken breast strips provide a quick and healthy protein-packed option when you need something prepped and ready to go. Toss them in salads and wraps, or enjoy straight from the package with a side of dressing for a quick and nutritious boost.

Wilde Sea Salt & Vinegar Chicken Protein Chips

These innovative protein chips aren’t made from potatoes — instead, they’re made from real chicken! While the snacking experience is similar (with a similar taste and crunch), these chips are gluten-free, low in carbs, and keto-friendly, offering a healthier alternative to traditional potato chips.

Epic Maple Glazed & Smoked Salmon Bites

These salmon bites combine the rich flavors of smoked salmon with a touch of maple sugar, providing a deliciously sweet and savory snacking experience. They’re high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, and just 100 calories per serving, making them a nutritious and indulgent snack ideal for summer.

CHOMPS Turkey Snack Sticks

These snack sticks are made from free-range turkey and are packed with protein, making them a satisfying and protein-packed option for all your summer activities. Unlike other beef sticks, they’re free from added sugars, gluten, and artificial preservatives, making them a clean, and healthy choice.

Kid-Friendly Summer Snacks

Nancys Organic Strawberry Banana Kids Yogurt Pouches

These yogurt pouches are made with organic ingredients and live probiotics, offering a healthy and delicious snack for your littles. The strawberry banana flavor is a fan favorite, not to mention the convenient pouch that makes on-the-go snacking simple.

Bear Yo Yo Mango Fruit Rolls

These fruit rolls are made with 100% fruit and contain no added sugars or artificial ingredients. In fact, there’s just three simple ingredients: apple, pear, and mango! They’re a good source of fiber, making them a fun and nutritious choice for kid (and adult-friendly) summer snacks.

Once Upon A Farm Smoothie Packs

These smoothie packs are made with organic fruits and veggies, superfoods, and a variety of nutrients coming from real whole foods. They come in endless (kid-approved) flavors and are free from added sugars, preservatives, and artificial ingredients, making them a healthy choice for on-the-go summer snacking.

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Refreshing Summer Beverages

OLIPOP Sparkling Cream Soda

These Olipop sparkling tonics offer classic soda flavors with a healthy twist, featuring prebiotics, botanicals, and plant fiber to support digestive health. They are lower in sugar and calories than traditional sodas, making them a refreshing and guilt-free summer treat. From Cream Soda and Peaches and Cream to Cherry Cola and Classic Root Beer, there are so many flavors to choose from.

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Betty Buzz Lemon Lime Sparkling Soda

This sparkling soda is perfect for summertime sipping. Not only is it free from preservatives and made with wholesome ingredients, but it also comes in a variety of flavors for all of your homemade mocktail-making needs. Lightly sweetened with agave, less than 50 calories per can, and ideal for mixing or enjoying alone.

Taika Matcha Latte

When you’re in need of a pick-me-up without the sugar or coffee jitters, look no further. This clean caffeine beverage combines the energizing properties of matcha with creamy macadamia nut milk and MCT oil for a ready-to-drink beverage, perfect for busy summer days. It’s free from added sugar, and made with just a few simple ingredients.

Georgie Sparkling Mango Tango

Featuring the sweet, tangy, and trendy tropical flavor of mango, this sparkling beverage serves as the perfect summer refreshment. It’s just 5 calories per drink, lightly sweetened with stevia, and infused with nutrients like L-theanine and B vitamins to bust stress and boost energy. Enjoy alone, or use as a base for your favorite summer mocktail!

Harmless Harvest Sparkling Watermelon Coconut Water

New to the market, this naturally sweet sparkling beverage combines hydrating coconut water with a hint of natural sweetness from watermelon, offering a refreshing and nutrient-rich drink. It’s organic, packed with electrolytes, and free from added sugars and preservatives, making it perfect for summer.

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The Ultimate Summer Snacking List

Whether you’re craving sweet, savory, protein-packed, or kid-friendly, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive shopping list for all your summer snacking needs. With so many nutritious and delicious options, use this guide to support your healthy summer regime. Enjoy!