Our mission at Eat This, Not That! is to help Americans make healthier choices—whether they're trying to order something healthy off the McDonald's menu or looking for a low-carb snack to take on their next road trip. And on our ongoing journey through what seems like a never-ending grocery store aisle, we're proud to say that we've discovered some of the healthiest packaged food on the planet.
If you're an avid reader you likely already know that we often share our findings on the pages of our books and magazine, and, of course, in our exclusive online snacking reports, like our 25 Best High-Protein Snacks in America. However, we realize that sometimes tracking down some of our recommendations can be a challenge—and we want to help! Yes, that's right, the hunt for all those yummy Eat This!-approved snacks is officially over! To help you snack healthier each and every day, we scoured the web and tracked down our favorites small bites so all you have to do is click, buy and wait for a delivery. You're welcome!
NOURISH SNACKS MIND YOUR P'S & BBQ'S
Virginia peanuts and BBQ-roasted chickpeas join forces with a sprinkling of sugar to create this high-fiber, high-protein snack.
GO RAW FLAX SNAX
Raw flax crackers, made from simple ingredients like flax, seeds, and spices, are naturally gluten-free and rich in omega-3s. Nutritionist and founder of Food Coach NYC, Dana James is a big fan of the snack and suggests topping them off with a some sliced avocado. For more ways to eat the creamy green fruit, check out these delicious avocado recipes for weight loss!
PURE ORGANIC HONEY PEANUT CRISPY CLUSTERS
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. Looking for more easy-to-find clean eats? Check out these 50 Snacks With 50 Calories or Less.
Think of this as a grown up Fruit Roll-Up made solely of fruit puree and added vitamin C for freshness. Some of the varieties have spices or coconut shavings for added texture and flavor, but none of the add-ins raise any nutritional red flags. Pair a package with a small handful of almonds or walnuts to add some protein and additional fiber to your snack time lineup.
PALETA HANDCRAFTED ENERGY BARS
In the language of Eat This, Not That!, "energy" bars often translate to "calorie" bars; many are little more than candy bars on steroids. Other can taste like wet cardboard covered with melted peanut butter. That's why we're excited whenever we find a new product that delivers on the nutritional front and the flavor front. Paleta bars are vegan and gluten-free, but still deliver a nice dose of protein and fiber. While many of these flavors were a hit with the team, Coconut Cacao Cashew was the clear taste winner.
RHYTHM BROCCOLI BITES
Sure, that ice cream sandwich might feel good going down, but snacking always feels better when it's guilt-free. These crunchy broccoli bites have with four grams of fiber per serving, plus seven grams of filling protein. Broccoli is high in vitamins A, B6 and C (the bites offer up more than a day's recommended amount of vitamin C) and potassium. It doesn't get much better than that.
PEELED SNACKS DRIED FRUIT
Skip your morning Flintstone supplements and dig into a bag of Peeled Snacks dried fruit instead. They contain no added sugars or artificial ingredients, just fruit! That's how each bag winds up carrying such high amounts of vitamins! One bag of the Much-Ado-About-Mango flavor, for example, carries 30% of the day's vitamin A and 20% of the day's vitamin C.
THE GOOD BEAN VARIETY BUNDLE
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. For more options light in the sweet stuff, check out these 15 Best Low-Sugar Snacks for Weight Loss.
I HEART KEENWAH CHOCOLATE SEA SALT QUINOA CLUSTERS
Quinoa isn't just for your dinner plate anymore. Breakfast quinoa bowls and snacks made with the supergrain are both big trends right now. We love that this bite-sized snack is wholesome and free of scary additive, yet taste like sugary chocolate granola clusters. They even have the addictive crunch.
JUSTIN'S NUT BUTTER MINI PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
Although candy shouldn't be your go-to snack, we won't fault you for noshing on a little something sweet to get you through the day. But if you're going to indulge, you may as well do so without ingesting nasty chemicals and loads of sugar. If you love Justin's nut butters, then you're going to go ga-ga for these pint-sized peanut butter cups. Their tiny size means that calories and sugar stay at a low. Nuts for nut butter? Then, check out our exclusive report, The 36 Top Peanut Butters—Ranked, to find the best bets for your belly.
HEALTH WARRIOR CHIA BARS
"Health Warrior Chia Bars make for a great small grab-and-go snack," says registered dietitian Isabel Smith. "They have about 100 calories each in addition to being low in sugar and high in soluble fiber, which helps you feel fuller for longer by slowing digestion and keeping blood sugar in check." To reap the benefits of chia on the reg, check out these 50 Best Chia Seed Recipes on Instagram. There are loads of simple ways to slip them into your diet plan.
JUST PURE FOODS ZUCCHINI CHIPS
Three words: So. Freakin'. Good. While eating something made solely of dehydrated squash and a bunch of spices may not seem like it would be tasty, Just Pure Foods dazzles us with their culinary creation. It's crispy and full of an oniony, garlicky flavor that's hard to stop eating and, best of all, you don't have to. Even if you were to polish off half the bag in one sitting, you'd only take in 190 calories. And speaking of foods that will help keep you trim, check out these 25 Best Foods for a Toned Body.
LUNA DARK CHOCOLATE MOCHA ALMOND BAR
If you're dying for some chocolate, but struggle with portion control, try noshing on the brand new dark chocolate Luna bars. They're all under 200 calories and only have 5 grams of sugar a pop! Nashville-based nutritionist Sarah-Jane Bedwell gives them her stamp of approval in terms of nutrition while the ETNT staffers can vouch for the flavor. We recently tried a number of Luna's new low-sugar offerings and can assure you that they're delish!
Next time you're cozying in for a night of "Netflix and chill", pop open a box of Quinn Popcorn. It's one of the only microwavable popcorns that's free of chemicals. (Many other brands line their popcorn bags with perfluorooctanoic acid which has been linked to infertility, weight gain, and impaired learning). Better yet, it comes in yummy flavors like Vermont maple & sea salt and parmesan & rosemary.
PERFECT BAR MINI
Amy Shapiro MS, RD, CDN, founder of Real Nutrition NYC loves these mini-sized bars. She frequently turns to them as a quick, protein pick-me-up after spin classes and workouts. They basically taste like pure nut butter with a bit of a chewy crunch but somehow makers of this truly delicious snack manage to sneak in things like kale and papaya. If we didn't tell you, you wouldn't be the wiser.
QUEST PROTEIN CHIPS
Quest's delicious, protein-filled chips—which come in flavors like salt and vinegar, sour cream and onion, and BBQ—will tingle your taste buds without blowing your diet. One individual snack bag can even serve as a savory on-the-go replacement for a post-workout protein shake. Before you laugh us off, you should know we have two big reasons to back up our claim: The salt can help replace electrolytes lost after a sweaty workout and one bag serves up as much protein as a 2.5-ounce chicken breast. Made from dried potatoes, a blend of milk protein and whey protein isolate and a generous amount of seasonings, this crunchy snack is sure to put your sad bag of Lay's to shame.
RHYTHM SUPERFOODS ZESTY NACHO KALE CHIPS
Though your skepticism may lead you to believe otherwise, these green-based chips actually do offer up a cheesy flavor reminiscent of Dorito. To achieve that cheese-like flavor, Rhythm uses a blend of organic seeds, vegetable powders, juices, herbs, and spices. And if you love kale or just want to up your game, try these 20 Fresh Tips for How to Cook Kale!
THE NEW PRIMAL GRASS-FED BEEF JERKY ORIGINAL
To make their signature jerky, The New Primal uses grass-fed beef that's full of healthy omega-3s and CLA. CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, isn't as present in grain-fed cattle because the CLA comes directly from the grass. This fatty acid contains a group of chemicals that provide a wide variety of health benefits, including improved blood sugar regulation, maintenance of lean body mass and reduced body fat. For more ways to lean out your physique, check out these 44 Ways to Lose 4 Inches of Body Fat!
Yes, the name Moon Cheese is a bit odd but we promise that this out-of-this-world snack (pun intended) is a healthy pick. Makers of this healthy snack use a patented technology that allows them to suck the moisture from their cheese without stripping away its natural nutrition or flavor. Since they don't add anything thing else to the mix before packaging it up, it's hard to go wrong snacking on these savory treats.
NOTHIN' BUT GRANOLA COOKIES
With just 3.5 grams of the sweet stuff in each cookie, this sensible treat is sure to fit into just about anyone's weight loss plan.
WONDERFULLY RAW ORGANIC VANILLA MAPLE COCO-ROONS
Made from a blend of unsweetened coconut, almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract and salt, these mini macaroons are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth without blowing a day's worth of carbs.
Carboholic? Be sure to stick to these 25 Best Carbs for Weight Loss.
KASHI ORGANIC PROMISE SWEET POTATO SUNSHINE
Made with just eight whole-food ingredients, this tasty, low-sugar cereal is one you can feel good about noshing on. Measure out a cup, toss it in a baggie and bust it out next time your stomach starts to growl between meals. For more cheap and healthy snacks you're sure to love, check out these 27 Healthiest Snacks Under $1.
GO LITE SWEET MAUI ONION POPPED CHIPS
These gluten-free popped chips have a have a slightly sweet, slightly tangy flavor, you're sure to love. They're made with cassava, a tuberous starchy root plant native to South America, which makes them stick out—in a good way—among its fellow shelf-mates in the chip aisle.
HAIL MERRY MACAROON MERRY BITES
A "guilt-free chocolate treat" is basically the stuff of marketing mythology. But these cute little snacks come as close as possible to that concept. The rich, two-bite treats are made with whole food ingredients like shredded coconut, cocoa, almond flour, coconut oil, Madagascar vanilla, and sea salt. To add a hint of sweetness, Hail Mary adds a bit of coconut sugar and maple syrup.
MEDITERRANEAN TAPAZ 2 GO, LENTIL CRACKERS & CLASSIC HUMMUS
This satiating, flavorful duo of olive-oil based hummus and lentil crisps serves up as much protein as an egg and provides a crunchy texture reminiscent of a "normal" cracker that'll make even Triscuit lovers jealous.