Low sodium snacks are essential to anyone who is overweight, has high blood pressure, or to anyone who’s simply trying to maintain a balanced diet. With increasingly high counts of salt found in processed snacks, finding low sodium snacks that both taste good and are satisfying is increasingly harder and harder to come by. In this post, we’ve highlighted some of our top low sodium snacks that require little to no prep work, and make for awesome grab and go treats!
5 Delicious Low Sodium Snacks
Believe it or not, these tiny little bean pods pack a ton of flavor and protein, sans the salt! Edamame is one of our favorite low sodium snacks because it also is very high in fiber, low in fat, and contains about 10% of daily essential vitamins such as vitamins A and C. You can find easy to share edamame in your local grocery store. Just throw some fresh edamame in a pot of boiling water for three to five minutes and drain.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Get into the fall spirit early this year! Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of the most popular low sodium snacks because they are chock full of zinc, which is known to help boost your immune system and sustain healthy energy levels. You can either eat them raw by themselves or mixed in with your favorite trail mix for a great snack to take on a long hike, or even a long car ride.
If you’re a pretzel person, don’t fret – you can still enjoy these treats even while watching your sodium intake! Just swap your traditional salted pretzels for unsalted ones. We promise, you won’t even miss the salt after a few bites! Feel free to dunk these low sodium snacks in a heart-healthy hummus spread or even in homemade salsa. So delish!
Low Sodium String Cheese
String cheeses with small amounts of salt make our list of low sodium snacks because they’re easily packable and they satisfy your salty cravings. There are tons of different flavor options to choose from – our favorites are mozzarella and jalapeno infused cheeses. Just throw a pack into your lunchbox and you’re good to go!
Crispy Fruit Snacks
With 55 calories or less per serving, Crispy Fruit is a great choice for low sodium snacks for both adults and kids alike. Because it’s made with just one simple ingredient – fresh fruit! – our Crispy Fruit snacks are a delicious all-natural choice for low sodium snacks that are free of artificial flavors or preservatives, and they do not contain any added sugars, either. When fresh fruit is not easy available or a convenient option, take some Crispy Fruit with you for a healthy snack that is both mess free, portable, nutritious, and yes, delicious too!
More Low Sodium Snacks
Do you know of other low sodium snacks that should be on our list? We want to hear from you! Simply leave a comment below and share your ideas with the rest of us.