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Is your snack game lacking a little imagination? Snacks are usually a part of the rushed times of our lives. We throw them in our glove compartment so that we have something to boost our blood sugar while we drive between errands and meetings. We have snacks in each purse, in case hunger strikes when we’re walking down the sidewalk. We stash them in our desk, for those times when extra work means a later lunch. Since we’re usually rushed when we eat snacks, we tend to rush when we buy them, and stick to the same old boring suspects. Peanut butter. Bananas. Granola bars. String cheese. These are certainly good and nutritious items, but your snacks could be doing a lot more for you. They could be giving you more energy, and just more flavor points. Here are weird but healthy snacks you shouldn’t write off.

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A new kind of jerky

When it comes to dried meats, snackers are catching onto the fact that it doesn’t have to be all beef, all the time. Try salmon jerky when you’re trying to cut back on red meat and get those healthy omega-3s on-the-go. Duck and ostrich are great options, too.

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