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[Not Your Mama's] Munchies

It is possible to snack without getting off track. Enjoy these healthy munchies with a Cactus Water and your day is sure to turn around.

1. Cabo Chips

These authentic cantina style chips will take your fiesta up a notch. Serve Original or Blue Corn with homemade salsa and queso; let Mango Chili Lime and Churro chips speak for themselves.  Better yet, order a mix-and-match pack to brighten up your brown bag with all four.

Kosher, Non-GMO, Vegan

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2. Epic Seed

Epic Seed offers Greek yogurt + chia seed combos that pack as much protein as three eggs and as much omega-3 as a serving of salmon.  You also get more fiber than an apple and the antioxidant power of 20 blueberries.  Offbeat flavors like lemon, blackberry, and coconut supplement classics like strawberry, blueberry, and peach for a filling, refreshing treat.

Gluten free, Non-GMO

3. Sweet Meat Jerky

Everyone knows Nashville is in the music business, but now it's also in the artisan jerky business.  Organic beef, herbs, and spices bring old family recipes to life, so you can nosh on tender Classic Teriyaki or spicy-sweet Mango Chipotle jerky.

Melodies and meat...now that's an unexpected match made in heaven.

Gluten-free, Organic, Non-GMO

4. Bon Puf

Anyone can hire a DJ; throw a cotton candy cart in the mix, and your party is sure to make waves.

Bon Puf caters events in Southern California with a variety of single flavors (pomegranate, pear, vanilla) and original combinations like The Aloha (watermelon+coconut) and Pink Bubbly (champagne+sprinkles).  Edible glitter is the wildcard that none of your guests will see coming.

All-natural flavors, Kosher, Organic cane sugar, Vegan

5. Justin's

Try Justin's almond, hazelnut, and peanut butters with your morning toast or on a sandwich at lunch; pop a peanut butter cup after a long day at work; and throw a snack pack in your purse for good measure. Besides crafting mouthwatering morsels, Justin's gives back by partnering with Conscious Alliance and Whole Planet Foundation to tackle hunger and global poverty.

Nut butters & peanut butter cups are Gluten-free, Kosher, and Non-GMO.

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6. Serious Popcorn

Serious Bear has come all the way from Auckland, New Zealand, to tell you there's a better way to snack: farm to bag popcorn.  Cue up a Netlifx marathon with a bag of Serious Sea Salt; sneak Serious Sweet and Salty into the movies.

Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Non-GMO, Organic

7. EPIC Provisions

EPIC Provisions has created some wild concoctions - Lamb Currant Mint protein bars, Bacon Lust trail mix, and Chicken Sesame BBQ snack bites.  Bold, modern flavors like Bison Bacon Chia, Beef Cranberry Sriracha, and Coconut Carnivore bring the hunter-gatherer diet into the 21st century.

Gluten-free, Grass-fed, Paleo

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8. Emmy's Organics

Emmy's superfood snacks include macaroons, super cereal, and chocolate sauce. Treat yourself to all of the above with a monthly subscription for the Deluxe Sampler (macaroons on your doorstep!).  Don't wake us up if this is a dream.

Gluten-free, Non-GMO, Vegan

9. McConnell's Ice Cream

We'd do just about anything for a pint of McC's Turkish Coffee or Mint Chip right now! This handcrafted, all natural ice cream chain was founded in Santa Barbara, California, in 1949.  For almost 70 years, McConnell's has scooped up sprinkles and smiles at shops, trucks, and carts in Southern California. Now mail order/delivery is available to everyone. 

The cherry on top? McConnell's works with non-profit orgnaization Milk+Bookies to promote literacy and service learning.

No preservatives or fillers, Organic