Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Healthy Packaged Snacks Review: Snikiddy Baked Mac N Cheese Puffs

In late 2006, Mary Schulman and her mother founded Snikiddy® to bring quick healthy snacks they created in their kitchen to the public. Made with simple, homegrown ingredients, Mary and her mom ensured that Snikiddy® Healthy Packaged Snacks contain no preservatives but a lot of taste. Every product under the Snikiddy® brand is clean, natural and delicious. They are awesome healthy snacks for adults and kids.

Snikiddy® Packaged Snacks now fill up shelf spaces at many health food stores. Their popularity attributes to their savory flavor, nutritional value and a fun product line that includes baked fries, veggie chips and today's Baked Mac N Cheese Puffs.

Prior to writing full review, I want to note one problem with Snikiddy® Baked Mac N Cheese:


I literally cannot put it down. Thank goodness it's fluffy and light, and for a snack, isn't high in calories. 

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs as healthy snacks for work, because they are easy to grab, taste great, and are better for you than junk food. If you're interested, please scroll down, and read the rest of the review.

healthy snacks for work
Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs

healthy snacks for work
Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs


Cornmeal, Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil, Rice Flour, Whey Cheddar Cheese, Salt, Dry Buttermilk, Natural Flavor, Nonfat Dry Milk, Milk Protein Concentrate

Nutritional Information

Calories 140 | Calories from Fat 60
Total Fat 6 g | Saturated 1g, Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 240mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g | Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2%| Vitamin C 0% | Calcium 8% | Iron 2%

* Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Remember the yucky aftertaste you get from eating Cheetos? You won't get it from Snikiddy® cheese puffs. Due to using all natural ingredients, Snikiddy® cheese puffs taste great when you're eating them, but don't leave a bad aftertaste from preservatives.

The puffs are made from rice and corn--and you can certainly find rice and corn's slight sweetness in each puff. Tossed in natural dry cheese, this sweet flavor blends perfectly with cheese's saltiness. 

Speaking of being salty, these puffs are just salty enough to enhance flavor. Their salty flavor is also softened by using dry milk.

healthy snacks for work
Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs

healthy snacks for work
Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs


The Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs are perfectly plump. They're light, airy, crunchy and fun to eat. Their fluffy and crunchy texture melts in your mouth, along with a sweet cheesy goodness that surrounds each puff--and that, my friend, is quite a delightful sensation. 

I've a feeling that, after one puff, you'll salivate for more. 

healthy snacks for work
Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs

healthy snacks for work
Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs

Work Friendliness

Because these puffs are baked, they aren't greasy. Also, because they have no artificial coloring, they won't leave fingers orange like Cheetos do.

You will need to wipe your hands a little, but for cheese puffs, they're extremely clean, and awesome healthy snacks for work.

healthy snacks for work
Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs

healthy snacks for work
Snikiddy® Mac N Cheese Puffs

Final Thoughts

Again, Snikiddy® Baked Mac N Cheese are addictive! They are light, puffy, cheesy and all natural. I enjoyed every bite.




Saturday, April 25, 2015

Healthy Snacks for Work (Daily Recommendations 6)

1. Nana's Peanut Butter Cookie

Your Nana probably made yummy desserts but not healthy ones like Nana's Peanut Butter Cookie, which is sweetened with real fruit juice, and doesn't contain refined sugar. It's chewy, delicious and may be one of the most comfort food-like of healthy snacks for work.
Find them at Nana's Cookies
2. Yogurt Covered Raisins

Yogurt covered raisins are sweet and fun to eat--perfect snacks for any occasion, and especially for work.

3. Blackberries

Summer's approaching and grocery stores are beginning to fill up on summer fruits like supple, juicy and delicious blackberries. 

Blackberries have only 62 calories per cup but are full of antioxidants and vitamins. They let you get the most bang out of your calories.

Next time you head to the grocery store, remember to grab a bag of blackberries to take to work.

4. Maple Hill Creamery Creamline Yogurt from 100% Grass-Fed Cows

This isn't your typical yogurt! It's custard-y, rich and naturally sweetened with real maple syrup.

If you're used to sugary yogurt, the Creamline yogurt may take time to acquire a taste for, but it's worth a try.
Find them at Creamline Yogurt
5. Terra Sweets and Beets Chips

Regular potato chips are made with oil and full of starch. They are calorie-induced and will leave you feeling bloated and greasy--not a good feeling when you're sitting in meetings all day.

Terra Sweets and Beets chips are much better, because they're made with fresh veggies. Instead of starchy and greasy, they're crunchy and refreshing--and won't leave you bloated all day at work.

Get these awesome chips at Terra Sweets and Beets

6. Healthy Packaged Snacks from the Produce Section 

If you can take a quick break from work, try visiting the produce section at a nearby grocery store. Next to salads and pre-made dip, there are healthy packages snacks to grab and go. The fresh veggies and dip below is one of them. Doesn't it look yummy?

7. Annie's Homegrown Chocolate Bunny Grahams (found here

If you're looking for healthy snacks for kids, Annie's Homegrown brand has quite a variety of products to choose from, but Annie's snacks aren't just for kids. Many of its products, including the chocolate bunny Graham's below, are healthy snacks for adults to enjoy. They're crunchy, delectable, chocolate-y and certified organic. Plus, they're packaged for a mess-free experience--and you like that for work, right?

Get Annie's Homegrown Chocolate Grahams here.

8. Cascade Ice

Soda is loaded with sugar and calories; and diet soda is full of preservatives. Their bubbly sensation may be refreshing but their ingredients are harmful.

A healthier substitute for soda is carbonated water with organic fruit juice, like the Cascade Ice below. Cascadia Ice offers the same bubbly sensation but have zero calories and zero preservatives. They're natural, refreshing and sweet, and ideal for beverage-breaks at work.

Check them out at Cascade Ice.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Healthy Snacks for Work (Daily Recommendations 5)

1. All Natural Beef Jerky with Pineapple Orange Flavor

While the pineapple orange flavor adds uniqueness to these no-carb snack packs, the fact that they're also all natural with zero processed ingredients makes them perfect healthy snacks for work. They're tender, juicy and flavorful. Great for meat lovers.

Find them at Krave Beef Jerky.

2. Plantain Chips

Naturally sweetened and slightly salted, these plantain chips are crunchy and scrumptious. Because they're packaged snacks, they can easily fit into your suitcase or hand bag, and won't mess up your work space.

Interested? Try them at Samai Plantain Chips.

3. Simple Truth Organic Just Mango Slices

Just mango; nothing else. Instead of candy, curb sugar cravings with real fruits.

healthy snacks for work

4. Whole Wheat Bread with Peanut Butter Spread and Organic Dark Chocolate Chips

If you're going to indulge, indulge in all-natural peanut butter and organic dark chocolate. They may be rich but at least their calories are nutritious. Spread over whole wheat bread, peanut butter and chocolate morsels are the perfect combo for healthy snacks at work.

healthy snacks for work

healthy snacks for work

5. Cranberry Oat Bars

Finely ground oats held together with sweet brown sugar, and then sandwiched by freshly-cooked cranberries, these oat bars have both nutrition and flavor. They're like dessert, but better!

healthy snacks for work

Monday, April 20, 2015

Healthy Snacks for Work (Daily Recommendations 4)

1. Healthy Cookies with Peanut Butter and Oatmeal

These clean eating oatmeal and peanut butter cookies are easy-to-make, wholesome and delicious. They're filling, full of energy and work-friendly. Craving dessert-like snacks at work? Give these healthy cookies a try.

Find recipe at Clean Eating Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Cookies.

healthy snacks for work

2. Fresh Strawberries

healthy snacks for work

3. Multi Grain Crackers

These are Milton's Whole Wheat Crackers with Sesames. They're gourmet crackers that are hand-crafted and taste-tested. 

Their main ingredients include whole wheat flour, evaporated cane sugar, grains and sesame seeds. They are all-natural, crunchy and delicious. They taste great with cheeses but are also good by themselves.

Because they're light and portable, they make ideal healthy snacks for work. You can find more about Milton Crackers at Milton Whole Wheat Crackers with Sesame.

4. Blueberries Over Blueberry Noosa Yogurt

Noosa yogurt's recent surge to popularity attributes to its rich taste, creamy texture and unique Australian origin. It's light on calories--for diary product at least--and high on taste.

Noosa yogurt comes in various flavors, including berries. To add even more antioxidants and nutrition to Noosa, top yogurt with a few sprinkles of blueberries.

Excellent healthy snacks for work. Excellent idea for healthy dessert too.

healthy snacks for work

5. Fresh Cantaloupe Cubes

Fresh melon always makes quick and healthy snacks. Chop up cantaloupe the night before and bring them to work in container. Perfect for enjoying at your desk.

healthy snacks for work

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Healthy Snacks for Work (Daily Recommendations 3)

1. Perrier Lemon Lime Sparkling Water

Same bubbly sensation but with zero calories, a refreshing bottle of sparkling mineral water trumps soda. Need a fresh and hydrating snack at work? Try a lightly-flavored sparkling water.

2. Chai

Tea is a good alternative to coffee because it's filled with antioxidants and can still keep you alert at work. Next time you need a Java break, change it up by grabbing a cup of spiced, steamy chai.

3. Cucumber with Greek yogurt Sauce

Cucumber slices are good healthy snacks for work because they're crunchy and refreshing. If you find them boring to eat by themselves, drizzle Greek yogurt sauce on top.

To make Greek yogurt sauce, mix your choice of fresh or dry herbs with nonfat plain Greek yogurt. An alternative to Greek yogurt dressing is organic lite ranch dip.

4. All Natural Peanut Butter and Organic Dark Chocolate Spread Over Whole Wheat Toast

There is an inviting feeling about the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. For a quick and healthy snack, anything with peanut butter and chocolate screams "comfort food!"

The open-face peanut butter and chocolate sandwich is "comfort food" to the core, but also healthy with all-natural, freshly-ground peanut butter and melted organic dark chocolate. You can melt the chocolate the night before and bring 

5. Apple Slices

Not much to apple slices except that they're sweet, crunchy and perfect snacks for work.

Healthy Snacks for Work (Daily Recommendations 2)

1. Nature's All Organic Fair Trade Certified Mangos 

100% organic and dry-freezed to preserve as much nutrition as possible, these snack-able mango slices are simply savory. Craving a sugary snack? Give these mangos a try. They are wonderful healthy snacks for work day. 

Find them at Nature's All Organic Mango.

Nature's All Dried Mango.
2. PB & J Oatmeal Cups

Rolled oats are high in fiber and protein--and this little cup is packed with organic rolled oats, along with peanut butter and strawberries. It's quick to make--just add hot water--and satisfying.

Find it at Straw Propeller PB & J Cups.

Find product here.

3. Chia Pods

The reason why chia seeds are popular as quick healthy snacks is because they pack a LOT of nutrition but have little calories. Also, they're versatile, and can be added to many things. Among chia's nutritional values are fiber, protein, omega-3, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. They aid with weight loss, improve heart health, boost bone density, and lower the risk of diabetes.  

The chia pods below are filled with chia seeds' many nutrients. They taste sweet and creamy, with natural vanilla bean and coconut milk. They are definitely awesome healthy snacks for work!

4. Dried Apricots and Blue Cheese Crumbs

Super sweet dried Turkish apricots and super sharp blue cheese may sound contradictory in taste but actually bring out each other's flavor. Together they make a creative yet delicious snack idea that's great for work--and play.

By the way, if you haven't tried Trader Joe's Organic Dried Turkish Apricots, you must. They're supple, tender and extremely yummy.

5. Banana and Almonds

Banana is full of potassium; and almonds are dense in mono saturated fat, magnesium and vitamin E. They are healthy snacks for work because they fill you up, taste good, and is easy to clean up.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Healthy Snacks for Work (Daily Recommendations 1)

1. Roasted Pistachios

Pistachios are good healthy snacks for work because they're shelled, portable, low in calories (about four calories per kernel), and rich in nutrients like Vitamin K and Potassium. 

For those on an eating clean diet, you can't get cleaner than earthy nuts. And for those on weight loss diet plans, the extra effort of peeling the pistachios leaves no time to over-eat.

2. Peanut Butter and All Natural Fruit Preserves Sandwich

If you need energy in the middle of the work day, quick and healthy snacks with peanut butter is a good idea. Peanut butter's calories are rich in nutrients. Peanut butter is also a versatile spread that can be paired with various foods. 

A classic way to use peanut butter is in a sandwich with fruit preservatives, like the one below. This sandwich entails whole wheat bread, freshly-ground peanut butter and organic fig preservatives. It's simple, filling and scrumptious. If a whole sandwich sounds too much for a snack, cut it in half and save the rest for later.

3. Clementines

Looking for sweet treats? Choose fruits. They are good snacks for work because sugar from fruits is all natural. 

Clementines are fantastic to snack on at work, because they're sealed in peel for easy-carrying, and are mess-free. Plus, they're juicy and sweet.

4. All Natural Roasted Seaweed

Naturally salted and perfectly roasted, these seaweed crisps are filled with flavor and playfully crunchy. They are also low in calories and have virtually no cholesterol. They're healthier alternatives to greasy potato chips if you crave crunchy, salty snacks.

5. Fruit and Granola Greek Yogurt Parfait

These Greek yogurt parfait cups are the most dessert-like of healthy snacks for work. In addition to being sweet and creamy, they're packed with vitamins, antioxidants and protein. They're also widely available; just look around cafes and grocery stores.