WHAT MAKES ODB SNACKS SUPER?

At ODB, we are big on snacks. There's something about travelling with a collection of good quality snacks that makes us feel like we can face whatever the day throws at us. At this time of year, more than ever, we want to make sure our tote bags are packed with nutrient-dense goodies that will fuel us for long days at the office, work outs, running errands, and outdoor activities. Our kitchen team is big on incorporating fruits & veggies, nuts & seeds, and superfood ingredients into classic snacks (like popcorn & dips) to boost nutritional offerings. We thought our readers might like to know a little more about the superfood secrets and nutritional profiles of some of our most popular grab-and-go snacks (not that you need another excuse to polish of a bag of our spirulina popcorn). We've included a list of seven of our favourite snacks below and highlighted the ingredients and nutritional facts that make each of them special.

The Snack: Kale Chips

The Ingredient: Kale

 Like all leafy green vegetables, kale is high in vitamins A and C as well as the minerals magnesium, potassium, and iron. Kale is also high in fiber, folic acid, and calcium.

The Ingredient: Cashew Nuts

Cashew nuts are a source of good quality protein and  healthy unsaturated fat. Rich in magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc.

The Ingredient: Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast provides B vitamins, including B-6 and B-12.

The Ingredient: Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are high in vitamins A, D, and E. They are a good source of healthy polyunsaturated fats and the minerals iron, calcium, and zinc.

The Ingredient: Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are high in potassium, polyunsaturated fats, and vitamin E.

The Snack: Spirulina Popcorn

The Ingredient: Spirulina Powder

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae. High in protein, amino acids, and chlorophyll.

The Ingredient: Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast provides B vitamins, including B-6 and B-12.

The Ingredient: Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a source of medium-chain-fatty acids. Some studies suggest these fats promote weight loss.

The Snack: Roasted Squash Hummus

The Ingredient: Chickpeas

High in complex carbohydrates, fiber, and protein.

The Ingredient: Heirloom Squash

Squash is a source of vitamins A, C, E, B6, niacin and folate and of the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.

The Ingredient: Tahini

Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds. Tahini is packed with vitamins A and E and contains most of the B vitamins. It's also a source of the minerals zinc, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium and phytonutrients including beta-carotene.

The Snack: Spinach Pumpkin Seed Dip

The Ingredient: Spinach

This super green is high in vitamins A, C, and E and a source of potassium, iron, folic acid, magnesium, calcium. Plus, it's packed with fiber.

The Ingredient: Pumpkin Seeds

 High in vitamins A, D, and E. Good source of healthy polyunsaturated fats and the minerals iron, calcium, and zinc.

The Ingredient: Cashews

Cashew nuts are a source of good quality protein and  healthy unsaturated fat. Rich in magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc.

The Ingredient: Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast provides B vitamins, including B-6 and B-12.

The Snack: Beetroot Cashew Dip

The Ingredient: Beetroot

Beetroot is rich in iron, potassium, niacin, copper, and vitamin C and is a very good source of fiber.

The Ingredient: Cashews

Cashew nuts are a source of good quality protein and  healthy unsaturated fat. Rich in magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc.

The Ingredient: Olive Oil

Olive oil is a source of monounsaturated fat.

The Snack:  Sunflower Seed Pate

The Ingredient: Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are high in potassium, polyunsaturated fats, and vitamin E.

The Ingredient: Carrots

Carrots are a very high source of vitamin A and a source of vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, and magnesium.

The Ingredient: Nori (Seaweed)

Nori is high in fiber, vitamin A, calcium, iodine, iron, and phosphorus. Plus, it's a source of protein.

The Ingredient: Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast provides B vitamins, including B-6 and B-12.

The Snack: Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding

The Ingredient: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a source of protein, fiber, and omega 3 fats. They also provide the minerals phosphorous, zinc, and manganese.

The Ingredient: Avocado

High in most B vitamins, particularly folic acid, niacin, and pantothenic acid. Source of vitamin C, A, and E. Source of monounsaturated fat.

The Ingredient: Cocoa

Source of the phytonutrients cafesterol, caffetanninc acid, stigmasterol, tannins, and avanoids.