14 Best ‘Clean’ Packaged Snacks

Eating “clean” has been growing in popularity as of late—and with good reason!

14 Best ‘Clean’ Packaged Snacks

Eating “clean” has been growing in popularity as of late—and with good reason!

Instead of solely honing in on calorie-counts, followers of this trending diet make it a priority to consume wholesome foods in their natural state, or as close to their natural form as possible. While this approach to healthy eating may sound appealing, our modern world—predominantly filled with highly processed fare—makes it a challenging diet to follow. And although fresh produce, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats make for clean mini-meals, they aren’t always the easiest foods to eat on the run or store in a desk drawer. But that doesn’t mean snack time has to be a challenge. There are plenty of portable, non-perishable snacks that haven’t been ultra-processed or doused with chemicals and artificial junk—you just need to know what to look for!

To make our exclusive Eat This, Not That!-approved “Clean” Packaged Snack list, each treat had to meet all of our criteria: no more than 250 calories, less than 12 grams of sugar per serving and no high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils or artificial dyes. Next time you go to the grocery store, don’t get overwhelmed and settle for junky snacks you’d rather not be eating—just use this list as your guide. Shopping for clean eats has never been easier!

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Pure Organic Honey Peanut Crispy Clusters, 28 grams

Calories 120
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Sodium 115 mg
Carbs 17 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 3 g

With hints of both sweet and salty, this organic, gluten-free snack hits the spot no matter what you’re craving. Not to mention, we love that these clusters are made from a combination of mostly ancient grains and peanuts, with just a touch of honey for sweetness.

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Back to Nature Cashew Almond Pistachio Mix, 1 ounce

Calories 160
Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Sodium 100 mg
Carbs 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 2 g
Protein 6 g

We love nuts! They are high in protein, loaded with heart-healthy fats and halts hunger right in its tracks. This delicious mix of cashews, almonds and pistachios has been sprinkled with sea salt for a bit of flavor, but is free of those icky, artery-clogging added oils found in traditional trail mixes.

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Cascadian Farm Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars, 1 bar

Calories 190
Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 120 mg
Carbs 26 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugar 9 g
Protein 4 g

A lot of “healthy” snack bars on supermarket shelves are really just candy bars in disguise, but not this crunchy Cascadian Farm bar. With just nine grams of sugar and a solid hunger-quelling combination of fiber and protein, this clean eat gets our stamp of approval.

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Siggi’s Blueberry Low-Fat Yogurt Tubes, 1 tube

Calories 50
Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 30 mg
Carbs 6 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugar 5 g
Protein 5 g

Finally, a kids’ yogurt tube we can get behind! Made with just five simple ingredients (including hormone-free, low-fat milk) and only five grams of sugar, there’s no reason not to throw one of these into your little one’s lunch box. During the warmer months, put a few yogurts into your freezer—they make for a healthy popsicle alternative, too.

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Think Thin Farmer’s Market Berry Crumble Oatmeal Single Serving Bowl, 1 bowl

Calories 190
Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 140 mg
Carbs 33 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugar 10 g
Protein 10 g

Your office vending machine has officially met its new arch nemesis. Store a few of these containers in your desk drawer to quell your mid-workday hunger.

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Food Should Taste Good Original Sweet Potato Chips, 14 chips

Calories 160
Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 95 mg
Carbs 18 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 1 g

While most chips include a laundry list of ingredients, Food Should Taste Good blends together just three simple foods to make their crisps: sweet potatoes, sunflower oil and sea salt.

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Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP Lightly Sweet Kettle Corn, 3 1/4 cups

Calories 120
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 110 mg
Carbs 21 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugar 5 g
Protein 2 g

This whole-grain snack has a mere 35 calories per cup. Yes, it contains dried cane sugar and sunflower oil for some added flavor, but you’d have to eat four or five servings of the stuff for it to do any real damage to your diet.

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Go Raw Banana Bread Flax Bar, 1 bar

Calories 70
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 0 g
Carbs 9 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 1 g

If you typically snack or eat breakfast on the go, you’re sure to love this organic, low-sugar bar. Made solely from flax seeds, bananas, coconuts and dates, this delicious, clean treat only tastes sinful.

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Stretch Island Fruit Company Fruit Strip Abundant Apricot, 1 fruit strip

Calories 45
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 0 mg
Carbs 11 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugar 7 g
Protein 0 g

This snack is perfect for kids of all ages—yes, your inner child counts! While Fruit Roll-Ups are loaded with corn syrup, chemicals and artificial dyes, Stretch Island’s take on the snack contains no added sugars and is made solely from a blend of wholesome fruit purees. There’s no question, this snack is the clear winner in our eyes.

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Chia Pod Vanilla Bean, 1 pod

Calories 160
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Sodium 20 mg
Carbs 15 g
Fiber 6 g
Sugar 7 g
Protein 4 g

Sick of snacking on yogurt and cottage cheese? These chia pods come in a similar on-the-go container and make for a deliciously clean alternative. Made from sun-ripened chia seeds, pure coconut milk, vanilla and cinnamon, this low-sugar treat is definitely one to add to your shopping cart.

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Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars Chocolate Fudge, 1 bar

Calories 80
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 35 mg
Carbs 15 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugar 11 g
Protein 6 g

This clean Fudgesicle alternative serves up six grams of satiety-boosting protein! When you indulge in such a satisfying treat, it’s easy to cut yourself off after one.

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The Good Bean Roasted Chickpeas Cracked Pepper, 1 ounce

Calories 120
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 185 mg
Carbs 18 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugar 1 g
Protein 5 g

These dried chickpeas are downright addictive. Luckily for you, they are low in calories and sugar, and loaded with fiber and protein. Keep some stashed in your glove box so you’re prepared with a clean, healthy snack whenever hunger strikes.

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Blue Diamond Almonds Artisan Nut Thins Chia Seeds, 13 crackers

Calories 130
Fat 4.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Sodium 105 mg
Carbs 21 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugar 1 g
Protein 3 g

You’ve never seen a “cracker” like this before! Made from a combination of fiber and protein-rich chia seeds, brown rice and almonds, this baked, crispy treat adds some seriously satisfying crunch to snack time.

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unreal® Dark Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Cups, 1 cup

Calories 80
Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Sodium 45 mg
Carbs 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 5 g
Protein 1 g

Although candy shouldn’t be your go-to snack, sometimes you need a little something sweet to get you through the day. And if you’re going to indulge, you may as well do so without ingesting nasty chemicals and loads of sugar. We like these peanut butter cups because they fit the bill and won’t cause much damage to your waistline, either.

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