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18 Healthy Fruit, Vegetable, and Nut Snacks

A new system, being used in more than 750 supermarkets across the country, can help you figure out the healthiest food choices. 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. We picked out the best foods that belong in your kitchen.

By Jane Bianchi and Kathleen Corlett

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Our 50 Healthy Snacks

— Sun Chips Original
— Veggie Pirate's Booty
— Garden of Eatin' Blue Tortilla Chips, No Salt Added
— 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 Hummus
— 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
— Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds, Unsalted, No Oil

Originally published in the October 17, 2010, issue of Family Circle magazine.

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