Soy Nuts: The Perfect Healthy Snack for a Person with Peanut Allergies

I always try to watch what I eat, but most diet plans tell you that nuts, in moderation, are excellent for snacks. If you are allergic to tree nuts, this ruins most diets. However, I recently discovered soy nuts. They are fantastic! They have the same salty, crunchy appeal as tree nuts, but without the allergic reaction.

Soy nuts are high in fiber and loaded with protein and omega fatty acids. This makes them perfect for repairing muscle after a workout and staying full between meals.


GeniSoy has a few varieties. My local health food store carries salted, unsalted, and chocolate dipped. One serving of the salted (3/4 cup) will last me as a morning and afternoon snack. The chocolate dipped are not quite as healthy, but still a great alternative for getting sweet and salty in one.

To help keep me from eating the whole bag, I take them home and premeasured my own individual servings. If you separate the chocolate dipped into half servings, they still make a great 100 calorie snack!

Sensible Foods

Sensible foods takes all the work out of measuring servings. They offer a variety of snacks all bagged in individual or double serving bags. Watch out, the soy beans are one variety that is packed in a double serving. While they are healthy, just like nuts too many and you have eaten way more calories than you planned.

These are just two brands that I have tried. No matter which brand you pick, they are great alternative for people that can’t eat nuts. They taste so good even my eight-year-old niece loved them!