Is it possible to be a zero waster and a frequent snacker? Most accessible snacks that are easy to take on-the-go add unnecessary packaging into the mix, but if you’re on a mission to stay zero waste and still get in all the snacking you like, it is possible.
Keep reading to check out a list of zero-waste snacks that everyone in your family will love!
Fruits & vegetables
The good news is that most produce is totally zero waste — except for that annoying produce sticker! We’ve listed a few popular produce snacks below, but really you can snack on almost any fruit or vegetable without creating true waste. When it comes to pits, rinds, cores, or seeds, just chuck all that excess in your compost! Also, any of these produce snacks can be prepared with dips like hummus or nut and seed butters.
If you’re a zero waste snack-er, then the bulk section of the grocery store is totally your best friend. That’s where you’ll find lots of loose snacking options that you can mix and match — make your own trail mix or granola! — or graze on its own.
Snacks that require baking, cooking, or preparation
As anyone living a zero-waste life knows, sometimes there's a bit more preparation involved. Of course, the beauty of these snack ideas is that you can prepare them once, and store them in portions — so you have snacks to last you a while!