Dietitian-Approved Healthy Store-Bought Snacks

These good-for-you, grab-and-go options get a seal of approval from registered dietitians across the country. Click through this updated list to find your wholesome new obsessions (available in almost any grocery store!).


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KIND Minis

Kind Minis

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Courtesy of KIND

“I’m a huge fan of KIND Minis—they completely satisfy my cravings for sweets and these seemingly indulgent, portion-controlled snacks have 100-calorie calories or less. Plus, they’re made from whole ingredients like nuts. As a chocolate lover, my favorite is the Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt which has 3 grams of fiber and only 3 grams of sugar.” 

— Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT and author of The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure

kindsnacks.com


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REBBL Dark Chocolate Protein

Rebbl Dark Chocolate Protein

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Photo courtesy of Rebbl

“I call it ‘chocolate milk 4.0.’ I give it 1 point for better nutrition from plants, 1 point for organic ingredients, 1 point for nutrient balance and 1 point for adaptogens (ashwagandha and reishi) to help your body adapt better to the stress it encounters during your day.” 

Ashley Koff, RD, CEO of TheBetterNutritionProgram.com

rebbl.co


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Gold Emblem Abound Cranberry Almond Rice Pop Clusters

Gold Emblem Abound Cranberry Almond Rice Pop Clusters

Photo courtesy of Gold Emblem

Photo courtesy of Gold Emblem

“This gluten-free snack is a major upgrade to boring, old, stale rice cakes. Made with good-for-you quinoa, nuts, cranberries and rice, these rice clusters are crunchy with just a hint of sweetness.” 

— Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, NYC-based Registered Dietitian 

cvs.com


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Barnana Organic Peanut Butter Chewy Banana Bites

Barnana Organic Peanut Butter Chewy Banana Bites

Photo courtesy of Barnana

Photo courtesy of Barnana

“These are so yummy! Barnana will help satisfy a sweet craving while also providing a great source of potassium as they are made with organic bananas.” 

Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD, author of The Pinterest Diet: How to Pin Your Way Thin

barnana.com


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Kite Hill Greek Style Almond Milk Yogurt

Kite Hill Greek Style Almond Milk Yogurt

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Photo courtesy of Kite Hill

“After years of missing out on yogurts due to a dairy intolerance, this artisan almond milk yogurt has rocked my world. Boasting whole cherries, that tart Greek yogurt flavor we all love, microbiome supporting live active cultures and 10 grams of plant based protein, ‘yogurt’ has never tasted so good.”

Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Chef, creator of the Nourish.Breathe.Thrive Blog

kite-hill.com


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Raw Crunch Bars

Raw Crunch Bars

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Photo courtesy of Raw Crunch

“I love these bars because they are made using whole foods. Each one offers 5 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and only 5 grams of sugar, making them the perfect snack bar.” 

— Brigitte Zeitlin, MPH, RD, CDN, owner of BZ Nutrition

rawcrunchbar.com


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Simply Snackin’

Simply Snackin’

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Photo courtesy of Simply Snackin’

“This is my favorite high protein jerky snack. It has 9 grams of protein in just 60 calories. I love how they have combined grass fed beef, chicken or venison with dried fruit to make a delicious tasting jerky.” 

Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD, author of The Pinterest Diet: How to Pin Your Way Thin

simplysnackin.com


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Crispy Fruit

Crispy Fruit

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Photo courtesy of Crispy Fruit

“Freeze dried fruit is just as healthy as the real fruit, contains no added sugar and is crunchy. This brand comes in lots of single-serve variety packs: apples, mangoes, pears, even cantaloupe.” 

— Lisa Young, PhD, RD, author of The Portion Teller Plan

crispygreen.com


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Wonderful Pistachios 100-Calorie Packs

Wonderful Pistachios 100-Calorie Packs

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Photo courtesy of Wonderful Pistachios

“They're a perfectly portioned snack with a combination of fiber, plant-protein, and better-for-you fats that may keep you feeling full. Plus, the pile of leftover shells can provide a visual cue for portions and help curb your intake. You could ‘fool yourself full’ thanks to the ‘Pistachio Principle.’” 

— Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT and author of The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure

getcrackin.com


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gimMe Seaweed Snacks

gimMe seaweed snacks

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Photo courtesy of gimMe

“I’m a huge fan of seaweed in all forms, and this is the perfect salty crunchy bite you can (pretty much) mindlessly munch on it.”

Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Nutritious Life

gimmehealth.com


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Oloves

Photo courtesy of Oloves

Photo courtesy of Oloves

“Olives and olive oil are a big part of the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to better psychological resilience and well-being. This snack makes it easy to eat olives so you can be on your way to bliss.” 

Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, Head of Nutrition, Next Jump

oloves.com


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Wonderful Halos

Wonderful Halos

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Photo courtesy of Wonderful Halos

“These mandarins make for a great grab-and-go snack for wherever your afternoon takes you.  They are sweet, seedless, easy to peel, and a solid source of vitamin C to give you a boost of energy!” 

— Brigitte Zeitlin, MPH, RD, CDN, owner of BZ Nutrition

halosfun.com


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Starkist Chunk Light Tuna in Water pouches

Starkist Chunk Light Tuna in Water pouches

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Photo courtesy of Starkist

“Tuna pouches make for an easy on-the-go snack option—you’ll just need a fork—and provide an ample amount of protein too. I like to mix mine into a pre-packaged salad or pair with whole wheat crackers to round out my eating experience.” 

Kati Mora, MS, RDN

starkist.com


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Enlightened Roasted Broad Bean Crisps

Enlightened Roasted Broad Bean Crisps

Photo courtesy of Enlightened

Photo courtesy of Enlightened

“These crunchy fava beans are a perfect chip alternative. I love that in just 100 calories my cravings are quenched and I get seven grams of protein and five grams of fiber that keep me satisfied!” 

— Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT and author of The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure

eatenlightened.com


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KIND Fruit Bites

KIND Fruit Bites

Photo courtesy of KIND

Photo courtesy of KIND

“I would love to always carry fruit with me wherever I go, but it often turns into a mess in my bag. Instead, I opt for these bite-size fruit snacks that are made with only real fruit–no juices, purees, concentrates or preservatives here! With no sugar added and a full serving of fruit in each pouch, it’s the perfect on-the-go fruit.”

— Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, NYC-based Registered Dietitian 

kindsnacks.com


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NOW Raw Energy Nut Mix

NOW Raw Energy Nut Mix

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Photo courtesy of NOW

“I love this snack because it’s easy to keep in my bag for an on-the-go lifestyle and has no added sugar. The natural sweetness comes from raisins. Plus, the nuts have protein, fiber and good fat to keep me satisfied for hours.” 

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, author of The Superfood Swap

nowfoods.com


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RXBAR

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Photo courtesy of RXBAR

“With 12 g of protein and 6 g of fiber, this bar will help fend off annoying hunger pains so you can power through an afternoon meeting or mile-long To-Do list. There is also a version for kids—ideal for after school snacks or to fuel up before sports. The smaller size is also great for adults who want a lighter snack. I'm also into the fact that these bars don't have any added sugar.” 

Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, Head of Nutrition, Next Jump

rxbar.com


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Sabra Classic Hummus with Pretzels

Sabra Classic Hummus with Pretzels

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Photo courtesy of Sabra

Sabra hummus contains protein and fiber—both of which can put a halt to a craving and help you feel full. Hummus is made of chickpeas, containing soluble fiber that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels.” 

Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, creator of BetterThanDieting.com and author of Read It Before You Eat It

sabra.com


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Nourish Snacks

Nourish Snacks

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Photo courtesy of Nourish Snacks

“They totally satisfy your sweet tooth while still keeping their total grams of sugar in check.  You can’t go wrong with any of the flavors, but my personal favorite is double chocolate because, well, chocolate.”

— Brigitte Zeitlin, MPH, RD, CDN, owner of BZ Nutrition

nourishsnacks.com


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Justin’s Classic Almond Butter Packet (with an apple)

Justin’s Classic Almond Butter Packet

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Photo courtesy of Justin's

“Simple can be really satisfying which is why one of my go-to snacks is a piece of whole fruit paired with an individual packet of plain almond butter which I have been known to enjoy when I’m on the run.” 

 —Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Chef, creator of the Nourish.Breathe.Thrive Blog

justins.com


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Sargento Natural Light String Cheese Snacks

Sargento Natural Light String Cheese Snacks

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Photo courtesy of Sargento

“They are only 50 calories and provide protein to help power through the afternoon—without providing that ‘crash’ feeling.”

— Susan Berkman, MS, RD, LD, registered dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

sargento.com


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Farmhouse Culture Kraut Krisps

Farmhouse Culture Kraut Krisps

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Photo courtesy of Farmhouse Culture

“With 1 billion probiotics per serving, these gluten-free, kraut-based corn chips curb my salty, crunchy cravings and support my digestion and microbiome with each bite.”

Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Chef, creator of the Nourish.Breathe.Thrive Blog

farmhouseculture.com


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Perfect Bar + Califia Farms Black Label Cold Brew Single Origin

Perfect Bar

Better nutrition better be delicious—and these bars prove that it can be for any palate. There are options for my vegan clients, my peanut-butter-must-come-with-chocolate clients, and my clients trying to sneak in more organic produce on the go. I love to pair my Perfect Bar with a cold brew like this one from Califia Farms. Having coffee without any nutrients is a recipe for an energy crash later, so I put these two together for better nutrient balance.”

Ashley Koff, RD, CEO of TheBetterNutritionProgram.com

perfectbar.com

califiafarms.com


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Gold Emblem Abound Sweet Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas

Gold Emblem Abound Sweet Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas

Photo courtesy of Gold Emblem Abound

Photo courtesy of Gold Emblem Abound

“Roasted chickpeas are my favorite healthy alternative to potato chips. Crunchy with a hint of spice, these are a good source of protein and are lower in calories than other fried snacks. Keep them in your bag and add to salads and soups or eat them whenever you’re feeling like you want a nosh.”

— Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, NYC-based Registered Dietitian 

cvs.com


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simplyFUEL Protein Balls

 simplyFUEL Protein Balls

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Photo courtesy of simplyFUEL

“I started this company after I made my protein ball recipe (which had went viral on Pinterest) as the Team Nutritionist for the Kansas City Royals. The players loved them and it was in 2015 when we went on to win the World Series! They have 1 billion CFUs of probiotics in each serving. Made with many organic ingredients—including oats, honey and peanut butter—these bite sized protein balls taste like cookie dough and are loved by both kids and adults.”

Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD, author of The Pinterest Diet: How to Pin Your Way Thin

simplyfuel.com


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Rhythm Superfoods

Rhythm Superfoods

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Photo courtesy of Rhythm Superfoods

“Both the kale and beet flavors are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Now you can enjoy these veggies on the go in a crunchy form.”

— Lisa Young, PhD, RD, author of The Portion Teller Plan

rhythmsuperfoods.com

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Hemp Heart Bites

Hemp Heart Bites

“I call hemp the wild salmon of the plant kingdom because it delivers complete plant protein, essential fats (omegas!) and fiber. These yummy bites are a perfect afternoon better-energy enabler. They’re also a better way to satisfy a sweet craving—no sugar crash here thanks to protein and fiber. Try them as a fast out-the-door option in the morning or on the road. They travel brilliantly (says the dietitian who logs thousands of miles a year).”

Ashley Koff, RD, CEO of TheBetterNutritionProgram.com

manitobaharvest.com


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Skinny Pop Popcorn

Skinny Pop Popcorn

“A healthy diet that includes whole grains, like popcorn, has brain boosting benefits for the whole family. I'm particularly fond of popcorn for stress eaters because it takes a while to munch through a snack-size bag, reducing the chance you'll overeat.”

Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, Head of Nutrition, Next Jump

skinnypop.com