Friday Five: 5 (More) Healthy Snacks I’m Loving Lately

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. The theme this week is “Healthy (or Warm) Foods.” I’m back on the road for work and healthy snacks are a saving grace for me. I’m no good when I’m hangry. Trust me on that one! I’ve been grabbing some of these healthy items at home and on the go.

Five (More) Healthy Snacks I’m Loving Lately

1. Frooze Balls – I saw Frooze Balls on Katie’s Instagram. I checked them out and learned that they are New Zealand’s top selling healthy snack! These plant-based energy balls are made with clean, raw ingredients. They’re gluten-free, non-GMO and have no added sugar. Frooze Balls come in 6 flavors including Dark Forest (Cherry), Salted Maple, Lemon Cheesecake, Mint & Cacao, Fudgetastic and Peanut Butter. These are very tasty. They come in 5 small balls in a package. They’re great when you need a little pick me up! Full review and giveaway coming soon!

2. Maddy & Maize Popcorn – Maddy & Maize is a small batch gluten-free, gourmet popcorn made with all natural, local high quality ingredients with unique flavor combinations. Their popcorn is made from non-GMO corn kernels and offers organic and vegan options with no artificial ingredients. The nice folks at Maddy & Maize sent me all 7 flavors to try! I’m having trouble picking a favorite. The do sweet AND savory very well. The Husband said this is the “best tasting ‘find of yours’ I’ve had yet.” That is saying something! Stay tuned for a full review and giveaway.

3. Phyter Bars – I met the folks from Phyter Bar at the Good Food Festival a while back. They make “delicious clean fuel bursting with phytonutrients.” What does that mean? Phytonutrients from plants help to prevent disease. These bars offer “quick energy” and come in four delicious flavors. They are Beet + Cocoa, Sweet Potato + Coconut, Butternut Squash + Peanut Butter and Cranberry + Strawberry. These bars are cooked but have no preservatives so they come in the refrigerated section. These have fueled a bunch of my weekend runs and shenanigans lately. Stay tuned for a full review and giveaway!

4. Amrita Bars and Minis – I was offered the opportunity to try all nine flavors of Amrita Bars + Minis. These plant based bars and bites are Non-GMO Certified, vegan, raw, gluten-free, dairy and soy free. They’re made in USA in small batches with minimal processing and natural ingredients. They come in 9 amazing flavors – so far my favorite is Chocolate Chip Coconut. I’m enjoying trying them all. Stay tuned for a full review and giveaway. 

5. 88 Acres Bars – You may remember 88 Acres from my rave review last year. 88 Acres makes amazing small batch, seed based, nut free bars. They create a grain-free “Seednola” with the edges and extras. They make yummy seed butters, too. They just released two new, delicious flavors – Oats + Cinnamon and Double Chocolate Mocha. These new flavors are SO good! Be on the lookout for these new flavors and all of the 88 Acres products.

What snacks are you loving lately?

Have a great weekend!

PS. Don’t miss my great giveaways!

Please note: I received some of these products no cost in exchange for editorial consideration. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.



  1. I haven’t tried ANY snacks lately because I am on the Whole30 and no sugar is allowed. I love the sound of ALL of these, but the Maddy & Maize is most intriguing. Yum!

  2. That popcorn looks awesome! I also like energy balls of any sort, my gym had a grand opening a few weeks ago and had some that were delicious. Great way to get protein without a shake or bar.

  3. Shathiso says:

    These all look really amazing but for some reason I am drawn to the frooze balls! I’ll have to hunt for them now!

  4. Every time you share your favorite snacks I seem to never have heard any of them. I was just recently looking up flavored popcorn. I’ll have to check that brand out.

  5. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Oh wow! The Maddy & Maize Popcorn sounds AMAZING! I was looking on their website and all the flavors sound delicious!

  6. I’ve been on a RX Bar kick lately… I’m excited for your next round of giveaways.. anything a hubby approves of is typically good and those bars have such interesting flavors!

  7. ellen beck says:

    I really like your popcorn featured. As far as snacks, I have been into a otal oatmeal kick no clue why. If it has oatmeal I am on it. Maybe something in it is calling my name.

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    The graphic designer for that popcorn did a fantastic job. So cute!

  9. Deb E says:

    I don’t usually buy snacks since I watch sugar and simple carbs too. All these look new to me but I’d go for the no sugar added options and nice to see there are some tasty looking ones here.

  10. Helga says:

    I am snacking on roasted nuts more lately, and trying to avoid candy/sugar.

  11. Katie Bellamy says:

    The Frooze Balls look good!

  12. Stacey Roberson says:

    I love popcorn – I need to try the Maddy & Maize Popcorn .

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