Top Local, Healthy Snacking Options for 2013

Don’t dwell on holiday gluttony regrets. Rather, move on with some waistline-friendly goods from local producers and artisans.

Had one too many glasses of eggnog? You’re not the only one.

Although holiday over-consumption took place all across the country, there are plenty of locally produced foods to help you find and return to your happy, healthy state. In fact, you just need to reach for a nutritious snack instead of leftover snickerdoodles. The snacks below are not only a healthy alternative. They are tasty, too!

Brad’s Raw Chips

These flavorful treats are vegan, gluten-free, and not baked or fried. The Raw Chips & Leafy Kale are dehydrated below 115 degrees to preserve essential nutrients and enzymes that enhance digestion and increase energy levels. Between the 15 flavors of chips, crackers, and leafy kale, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Find them at

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Naughty Nutty Love

A peanut butter spread can transform any bland snack, but beware—many aren’t healthy. That is not the case with Naughty Nutty Love. The artisan nut butters are freshly ground and offer a variety of decadent flavors! From honey-roasted to cinnamon and many more, the sensational spreads will have your snacks tasting extraordinary with just one dip. Snag the healthy alternative online at

Lancaster Hummus Co.

Formerly-known as FreshaPeel Hummus!, this small-batch producer has revolutionized the healthy spread world by using locally-sourced ingredients in each batch. Their artisanal treats are bursting with natural flavors such as the new cran-apple hummus, a spread so delightful you’ll find yourself eating it by the spoonful. All the innovative tastes are up for grabs at Artisan Exchange Indoor Farmers Market of West Chester.

Side Project Jerky

Sometimes the gentleman in your life (or a feminine meat-lover) needs healthy snacking, too. A first of its kind, Side Project Jerky is a Philadelphia-based gourmet jerky company brought to thankful taste buds for a flavorful experience. These products are a BIG step above typical gas station brands and available in four delicious flavors. Check out the website to find the stores near you or order directly online at

Anita’s Guacamole

There’s something about a bowl of guacamole that makes you feel all tingly inside, especially when the avocado-based dip is crafted with an authentic Colombian recipe passed down for four generations. Best paired with a warm batch of tortilla chips, Anita’s offerings are regularly found at Phoenixville Farmer’s Market and ready to take-over your snacking menu for a healthy 2013!

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