32 Healthy Store-Bought Snacks

We sorted through scores of popular snacks, from chips to cheese, to pull out the healthiest ones.


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Sun Chips Original

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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: 24Calories: 140Serving Size: 16 chips


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Veggie Pirate's Booty

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NuVal: 23Calories: 130Serving Size: 101 puffs


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Garden of Eatin' Blue Tortilla Chips, No Salt Added

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NuVal: 52Calories: 140Serving Size: 16 chips


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Snyder's of Hanover Multi Grain Pretzel Sticks

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NuVal: 31Calories: 120Serving Size: 7 sticks


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Terra Sweet Potato Chips

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NuVal: 49Calories: 160Serving Size: 17 chips


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Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips

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NuVal: 24calories: 130Serving Size: 10 chips


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Cedar's Simply Delicious Roasted Red Pepper Hommus

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NuVal: 61Calories: 50Serving Size: 2 tablespoons


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Newman's Own Black Bean & Corn Salsa

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NuVal: 48Calories: 20Serving Size: 2 tablespoons


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Wholly Guacamole Classic Dip

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NuVal: 59Calories: 50Serving Size: 2 tablespoons


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Sorrento Stringsters Part Skim Mozzarella String Cheese

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NuVal: 27Calories: 80Serving Size: 1 stick


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Wells Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Frozen Fudge Lites Bar

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NuVal: 100Calories: 70Serving Size: 2 bars


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Kellogg's Special K Protein Shake, French Vanilla

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


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Land o' Lakes 1% Lowfat Cottage Cheese

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NuVal: 41Calories: 90Serving Size: 4 ounces


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Yoplait Fiber One Nonfat Peach Yogurt

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


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Horizon Organic Fat-Free Plain Yogurt

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NuVal: 99Calories: 110Serving Size: 1 cup


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Breyers Light Fat Free Blueberries 'n Cream Yogurt

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


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Fage Total 0% All Natural Nonfat Greek Yogurt

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


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Brown Cow 0% Fat All Natural Greek Yogurt

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


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Chobani Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

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


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

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


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

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


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Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Vanilla No Sugar Added Ice Cream

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


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Quaker Unprocessed Bran Cereal

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


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Old Fashioned Quaker Oats

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


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Old London Whole Grain Melba Toast

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NuVal: 91Calories: 50Serving Size: 4 crackers


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Atkins Advantage Peanut Butter Granola Bar

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NuVal: 47Calories: 200Serving Size: 1 bar


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Kind Almond Cashew Plus Omega-3 Bar

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NuVal: 51Calories: 107Serving Size: 1 bar


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Jell-O Cook & Serve Chocolate Pudding

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


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Kraft South Beach Living Dark Chocolate Covered Soynuts

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NuVal: 25Calories: 100Serving Size: 1 package


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Kashi TLC Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies

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NuVal: 40Calories: 130Serving Size: 1 cookie


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PayDay Peanut Caramel Bar

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NuVal: 23Calories: 240Serving Size: 1 bar


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Hostess 100 Calorie Packs Chocolate Cupcakes

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


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Surprising Stats

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

Turkey Hill Fat Free Splenda Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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


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Our 50 Healthy Snacks

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  • 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