Eating small nutritious meals and snacks is one of the best ways to stay energized throughout the day. Peanuts have seven grams of energizing protein so we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting products that include our favorite legume. I saw two new peanutty snack products at the 2013 Snack Attack Editor’s Showcase in NYC that I can’t wait to try: Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares peanut butter flavor and Skinny Cow’s Divine-Filled Chocolates peanut butter crème flavor. These new products show snacking doesn’t have to derail your diet; they’re both under 200 calories!

And, I wasn’t the only one excited about these new snacks. Writers, editors and professionals from organizations including, The Today Show, The Star Ledger, and Whole Foods Living, among others, walked the floor of the exhibit hall featuring a very select 40 new and hot snack foods.

For a DIY snack idea, America’s peanut farmers sampled Sweet and Spicy Peanut Granola at the showcase and the crowd went “nuts”! Check out the Vine video for a peek at the show.