10 Seriously Amazing Snack Pairings That Cost Under $5

When was the last time you made it through the day without snacking? Probably never. If you're chained to a desk and staring at a screen, it’s nearly impossible to go for more than a few hours without making a trip to the kitchen, the corner store, or the food delivery app on your phone.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, but as more brands flood the snack space, it's hard to know what's actually good and what's a rip­-off. Since when is it okay to charge $10 for a small package of dried mango? With these delicious snack pairings, though, we've got you covered. Whether you’re in the mood for healthy, salty, sweet, or decadent, these affordable combos will help keep you going until your next meal — and none of them cost more than $5 per serving.
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Coconut Chips + Almonds
If you haven't tried these crunchy, sweet slices of coconut, you are missing out. New to the snack food game, these elegant crispy bits are sold in individual packets perfect for snacking and storing. Mix a handful of toasted coconut chips with a small handful of almonds for a bite that tastes somewhere between a piña colada and a delicious Thai curry.

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Peanut Butter + Marshmallow Fluff + Sliced Bread
This slice of heaven combines the sticky sweetness of marshmallow fluff with the salty crunch of peanut butter. It’s classic, delicious, and ready to eat in about two minutes. Toast a slice of bread (plain sandwich bread, or get fancy with a French baguette) and spread about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter followed by about 1 teaspoon of marshmallow fluff.
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Greek Yogurt + Chocolate
While devouring chocolate-covered strawberries at work sounds divine, they're not exactly the most hearty or portable of snacks. Instead, go for naturally sweetened Greek yogurt and crunchy, chocolaty goodies in an all-in-one pack.
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Trail Mix + Clementines
On the healthier end of spectrum, this one is a winner. We like this trail mix brand because of the exotic goji and golden berries, but experiment until you find a mix you love.
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Popcorn + Paprika + Lime
This is how you turn heads in the office kitchen. Take a plain ol' bag of microwaved popcorn (the less butter, the better) and after cooking it, add a teaspoon of paprika and a tablespoon of lime juice to the bag and shake. Your popcorn is automatically transformed into a tangy, spicy treat.
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Crispbread+ Cream Cheese
This is the perfect snack alternative to a bagel and cream cheese. The slightly sweet flavor of carrot and onion from the cream cheese glides onto the slightly sour flavor of the crackers. The best part: The cream cheese stays good in the fridge for about a month, and the crackers will be fine in the cabinet forever.
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Salsa + Carrots
Replace corn chips with carrots for a snack that you can really sink your teeth into. While they may seem an unlikely pairing, think of this combo as a portable version of minestrone soup: carrots, tomatoes, and spice. Find a chunky salsa and baby carrots for premium snacking.
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Cricket Protein Bar + Coconut Water
Before you get grossed out, remember that these cricket protein bars are just like any other bar. Pair it with a glass of coconut water and you will be ready for anything. Plus, cricket flour is a sustainable protein, so pat yourself on the back for thinking about future generations.
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Nutella+ Bananas
If the world were coated in Nutella, it would be a better place. For now, you’ll have to settle for bananas. Peel and slice your banana into 1­-inch cubes and spread 1/2 teaspoon of Nutella on each bite...heaven. The kind folks at Nutella have graced us with single­-serve packages to prevent whole jar consumption.
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Saltines + Cucumbers
Have a little faith in this one. It’s like crafting fancy English tea sandwiches with items you already have in your fridge. Peel and slice a cucumber into thick slices, and eat each slice between two saltines. Instant crunchy, cold, salty satisfaction.
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