Ideas To Celebrate National Snack Day
Who doesn’t enjoy having a tasty snack or two throughout their day? The trick is picking out snacks that won’t leave you feeling sluggish and weighed down. So this year to celebrate National Snack Day (yes, it’s a thing!), we’ve rounded-up some fun facts and a few of our favorite snacks for you to try out.
When is National Snack Day?
When exactly is National Snack Day, you may ask? It’s on March 4th every year, so mark your calendars and stock your cupboards in preparation.
What Are Some Good Snack Ideas?
Believe it or not, snack foods have been around for centuries and can vary widely depending on geographic location. Traditionally eaten between meals, snacks can come packaged and processed or made from whatever fresh ingredients you have handy at home. In the United States peanuts, popcorn, and pretzels are some of the favorite all-American snacking pastimes while Canadian snack preferences tend to lean towards more natural, healthier options such as fruit, veggies and nuts like almonds.
Crazy Snack Facts
Did you know that any food that didn’t require the proper usage of utensils was considered to be “lower-class” according to Victorian era middle-class etiquette? It’s true – unhygienic street vendors were partly to blame for spreading this stigma. In Asia, traditional crackers, called krupuk, are made from bits of shrimp, and fish in addition to vegetables and nuts. One of the most popular variations of krupuk in Indonesia is the savory prawn cracker.
Whether you crave salty or sweet, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate National Snack Day. Explore some of our favorite snack ideas below!
Keto Snack Ideas
On the keto diet? Grab a tube of Blue Diamond® Whole Natural Almonds for a tasty keto snack that’s naturally low in carbs and high in fats and proteins. Or, if you’re looking for something with a bit more bite, you’ve got to try our new collection of fiery XTREMES snack almonds made with real pepper– not for the faint of heart!
High in Protein & Flavor: Yogurt
Yogurt makes a great on-the-go snack option for kids and adults alike. If you’re lactose intolerant or prefer to be dairy-free we have a ton of super-creamy, non-dairy Almond Breeze ™ Almondmilk Yogurt to choose from. Try our Almond Breeze ™ Almondmilk Yogurt topped with Almonds, with fresh fruit on the bottom, or simple and smooth.
Power of Plants
If you’re looking for a snack that you can sip, there’s a smoothie for that! Check out our online collection of smoothie recipes to get started, or add a couple scoops of our plant-based Almond Protein Powder to your go-to smoothie for a refreshing new twist.
What are some of your favorite snacks and how do you plan on celebrating National Snack Day? Let us know. Happy snacking friends!