We love it when food manufacturers use naturally non-GMO, plant-based palm oil in their snacks. Malaysian palm oil gives chocolate its familiar snap and using red palm oil in baked goods increases its heart- and brain-healthy vitamin E content. And when they pledge to use only certified sustainable palm oil, it’s a win for the planet as well as the family. 

Whether you’re looking for gluten-free, high protein or all-natural, sometimes it may be challenging to find snacks that meet your specific nutritional criteria. If you’re trying to avoid added sugars, it’s helpful to know that full-fat snacks generally contain less sugar than their low-fat or no-fat counterparts. Here are some of our favorite tasty snack options that contain sustainable palm oil (three of them happen to be gluten free!): 

Best Peanut Butter: The Bee’s Knees by the Peanut Butter Co. is a sweet delight with a touch of real honey. This peanut butter is gluten-free, kosher and made with a touch of certified sustainable palm oil to keep it from separating. 

Best Movie Night Treat: Popcorn, of course! Gluten-free Tiny but Mighty microwave popcorn is made with certified sustainable palm oil. Even better, these tiny kernels are less likely to get stuck in your teeth. 

Best Salty Treat: Snyder’s of Hanover makes crave-worthy Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks without a trace of gluten, dairy, egg or milk. 

Best Sweet Treat: We’re fans of Kroger’s Simple Truth Plant-Based Chocolate Truffle Brownie Batter. Just a few spoonfuls are oh so satisfying!  

And we haven’t forgotten about your four-legged family members. We found snacks with extra functional benefits for both dogs and cats. 

Best Pet Snack: Check out Zesty Paws vitamins and functional supplements available with a variety of benefits from calming to joint health. (Yes, certified sustainable palm oil has benefits for pets, too!) Be sure to follow the label directions for the number of treats they can have each day. 

We’ll have more great product suggestions coming soon. Please share your favorite snack products or your reviews of the products on our list by tagging us on social media @palmoilhealth. 

We thank the food manufacturers around the globe who have pledged to use only certified sustainable palm oil in their worldwide operations. Your numbers are growing!

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