7 Natural Snacks and Sweet Treats to Look for This Year

You guys know that Lori Rice of Fake Food Free is one of our fave bloggers — and that she makes amazing recipes, like these Chocolate Peanut Truffles. But being that awesome foodie that she is, Lori also keeps up with all the all-natural food trends. Read on for seven natural snacks and sweets that she says are worth sinking your teeth into!
Cooking more of my own foods is what motivated me to start my blog almost six years ago. This has led me to make a lot more of what we eat, but I’ve developed a second passion over the years. I love seeking out super cool companies that are working hard to create more natural foods, so when we need a prepared snack we aren’t stuck with neon orange artificial flavors and sugary-sweet treats.
To add to that, I love to travel and with a recent move to the Bay Area in California, not only do we take advantage of living near major airports, but almost every weekend involves a road trip. Most are active, too. So between running, biking and hiking, I’m hungry, what feels like all the time.
An added bonus of our new location is access to food. I’m in an area that is home to some of the most innovative, up-and-coming small food companies in the nation. And it’s also a place that hosts pretty amazing food trade shows featuring food businesses around the country, like the Winter Fancy Food Show I attended last month.
It was healthy, natural, sustainably sourced, minimally processed, cool company-based food and drink heaven. So when I asked FBE if I could share some of my favorites with you like-minded folks, they graciously agreed. These are some of my picks, so get ready to track down a few for your next road trip, post-workout snack or well-deserved treat!

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