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32 Healthy Store-Bought Snacks

  • Sun Chips Original

    When food shopping, picking the healthiest groceries can be tough. Say one bag of potato chips is "baked" while another is "kettle-cooked." Which is the better choice? (Turns out kettle-cooked is more nutritious.) A new system, being used in more than 750 supermarkets across the country, can help you figure that out. NuVal ranks every product in the store from 1 to 100 (100 being the healthiest) by evaluating more than 25 nutrients and other related factors. So we sorted through scores of popular snacks, from chips to cheese, to pull out the best.

    NuVal: 24
    Calories: 140
    Serving Size: 16 chips

  • Veggie Pirate's Booty

    NuVal: 23
    Calories: 130
    Serving Size: 101 puffs

  • Michael Kraus

    Garden of Eatin' Blue Tortilla Chips, No Salt Added

    NuVal: 52
    Calories: 140
    Serving Size: 16 chips

  • Snyder's of Hanover Multi Grain Pretzel Sticks

    NuVal: 31
    Calories: 120
    Serving Size: 7 sticks

  • Terra Sweet Potato Chips

    NuVal: 49
    Calories: 160
    Serving Size: 17 chips

  • Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips

    NuVal: 24
    calories: 130
    Serving Size: 10 chips

  • Cedar's Simply Delicious Roasted Red Pepper Hommus

    NuVal: 61
    Calories: 50
    Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

  • Newman's Own Black Bean & Corn Salsa

    NuVal: 48
    Calories: 20
    Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

  • Michael Kraus

    Wholly Guacamole Classic Dip

    NuVal: 59
    Calories: 50
    Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

  • Sorrento Stringsters Part Skim Mozzarella String Cheese

    NuVal: 27
    Calories: 80
    Serving Size: 1 stick

  • Wells Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Frozen Fudge Lites Bar

    NuVal: 100
    Calories: 70
    Serving Size: 2 bars

  • Kellogg's Special K Protein Shake, French Vanilla

    NuVal: 57
    Calories: 180
    Serving Size: 1 bottle (10 ounces)

  • Land o' Lakes 1% Lowfat Cottage Cheese

    NuVal: 41
    Calories: 90
    Serving Size: 4 ounces

  • Yoplait Fiber One Nonfat Peach Yogurt

    NuVal: 100
    Calories: 50
    Serving Size: 1 package (4 ounces)

  • Horizon Organic Fat-Free Plain Yogurt

    NuVal: 99
    Calories: 110
    Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Breyers Light Fat Free Blueberries 'n Cream Yogurt

    NuVal: 99
    Calories: 80
    Serving Size: 1 package (6 ounces)

  • Fage Total 0% All Natural Nonfat Greek Yogurt

    NuVal: 94
    Calories: 120
    Serving Size: 1 package (7 ounces)

  • Brown Cow 0% Fat All Natural Greek Yogurt

    NuVal: 94
    Calories: 80
    Serving Size: 1 package (5.3 ounces)

  • Chobani Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

    NuVal: 94
    Calories: 100
    Serving Size: 1 package (6 ounces)

  • Dreyer's (Edy's) Fat Free, No Sugar Added Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

    NuVal: 99
    Calories: 100
    Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Wells Blue Bunny Fat Free, No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream

    NuVal: 99
    Calories: 80
    Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Vanilla No Sugar Added Ice Cream

    NuVal: 45
    Calories: 90
    Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Quaker Unprocessed Bran Cereal

    NuVal: 100
    Calories: 35
    Serving Size: 1/3 cup

  • Old Fashioned Quaker Oats

    NuVal: 57
    Calories: 150
    Serving Size: 1/2 cup (dry)

  • Old London Whole Grain Melba Toast

    NuVal: 91
    Calories: 50
    Serving Size: 4 crackers

  • Atkins Advantage Peanut Butter Granola Bar

    NuVal: 47
    Calories: 200
    Serving Size: 1 bar

  • Kind Almond Cashew Plus Omega-3 Bar

    NuVal: 51
    Calories: 107
    Serving Size: 1 bar

  • Jell-O Cook & Serve Chocolate Pudding

    NuVal: 25
    Calories: 102
    Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Kraft South Beach Living Dark Chocolate Covered Soynuts

    NuVal: 25
    Calories: 100
    Serving Size: 1 package

  • Kashi TLC Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies

    NuVal: 40
    Calories: 130
    Serving Size: 1 cookie

  • PayDay Peanut Caramel Bar

    NuVal: 23
    Calories: 240
    Serving Size: 1 bar

  • Hostess 100 Calorie Packs Chocolate Cupcakes

    NuVal: 16
    Calories: 100
    Serving Size: 1 pack (3 cupcakes)

  • Surprising Stats

    Surprise! You're better off with the ice cream, which has 9 fewer grams of sugar and 5 more grams of fiber than this frozen yogurt.

    Turkey Hill Frozen Yogurt Mint Cookies 'n Cream

    NuVal: 29
    Calories: 110
    Serving Size: 1/2 cup

    Turkey Hill Fat Free Splenda Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    NuVal: 100
    Calories: 70
    Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Our 50 Healthy Snacks

    • Sun Chips Original
    • Veggie Pirate's Booty
    • Snyder's of Hanover Multi Grain Pretzel Sticks
    • Terra Sweet Potato Chips
    • Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips
    • Cedar's Simply Delicious Roasted Red Pepper Hommus
    • Newman's Own Black Bean & Corn Salsa
    • Wholly Guacamole Classic Dip
    • Sorrento Stringsters Part Skim Mozzarella String Cheese
    • Wells Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Frozen Fudge Lites Bar
    • Kellogg's Special K Protein Shake, French Vanilla
    • Land o' Lakes 1% Lowfat Cottage Cheese
    • Yoplait Fiber One Nonfat Peach Yogurt
    • Horizon Organic Fat-Free Plain Yogurt
    • Breyers Light Fat Free Blueberries 'n Cream Yogurt
    • Fage Total 0% All Natural Nonfat Greek Yogurt
    • Brown Cow 0% Fat All Natural Greek Yogurt
    • Chobani Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
    • Dreyer's (Edy's) Fat Free, No Sugar Added Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream
    • Wells Blue Bunny Fat Free, No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream
    • Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Vanilla No Sugar Added Ice Cream
    • Cauliflower
    • Carrot Sticks
    • Snap Peas
    • Broccoli
    • Green Beans
    • Edamame
    • Grape Tomatoes
    • Celery Sticks
    • Blueberries
    • Musselman's Plain Applesauce
    • Orange
    • Strawberries
    • Mariani Ultimate Dried Apricots (Whole)
    • Sun-Maid Dried Peaches (Halves)
    • Sun-Maid Raisins
    • Quaker Unprocessed Bran Cereal
    • Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
    • Old London Whole Grain Melba Toast
    • Atkins Advantage Peanut Butter Granola Bar
    • Kind Almond Cashew Plus Omega-3 Bar
    • Jell-O Cook & Serve Chocolate Pudding
    • Kraft South Beach Living Dark Chocolate Covered Soynuts
    • Kashi TLC Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies
    • PayDay Peanut Caramel Bar
    • Hostess 100 Calorie Packs Chocolate Cupcakes
    • Emerald 100 Calorie Packs Natural Walnuts and Almonds
    • Diamond of California Finely Diced Walnuts
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