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The Best New Foods You'll Find on Grocery Store Shelves

You're going to want to add these to your shopping list.

The grocery store can be an intimidating place—especially if you're not fully prepared. Which aisle do you start in? Which foods should you add to your shopping cart, and which should you avoid? It's a lot to think about! If it seems like there are always new products coming too, well, you're not wrong. Tons of food brands are constantly releasing new items, which means more options, and more confusion.

Don't get too worried—you know you've got us here to always help you out on your grocery shopping journey! 2021 is proving to be yet another unforgettable year, and if you're set on keeping up with healthy eating habits, you're going to want to stock up your kitchen the right way. So, we rounded up some of the best new foods you can buy now. That way, you can confidently stock up on all the good stuff. While you're making healthier choices, try out and of these 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work.

Ithaca Buffalo Ranch Hummus

ithaca hummus tub

Per serving, 2 tbsp: 60 calories, 3.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 6 g carbs (2 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 2 g protein

The bold flavors of buffalo and ranch coming together in hummus? Simply too good to be true! Well, Ithaca Hummus did what seemed like the impossible in early 2021 and introduced this better-for-you dip. It's said to "tastes like buffalo chicken dip," but you know, without the chicken, sodium, and high-calorie count you might find in other buffalo ranch sauces and dips. Excuse us while we go grab some celery…

Simple Mills Organic Seed Flour Crackers

simple mills organic crackers
Courtesy of Simple Mills
Per serving, 9 crackers: 150 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 180 mg sodium, 18 g carbs (1 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 2 g protein

Fun fact: These new delicious, crunchy, flaky crackers are Simple Mills' first cracker product to receive USDA Organic Certification. The vegan crackers come in Original, Garlic and, Herb and Everything flavor, so there really is one for everyone. They're gluten, grain, and corn-free, and Paleo-friendly as well. Break out the charcuterie board!

BHU Foods Keto Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

bh foods keto chocolate hazelnut spread
Courtesy of BHU Foods
Per serving (25 g): 170 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 1o mg sodium, 7 g carbs (5 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 2 g protein

Looking for a healthier hazelnut spread to break free of your Nutella addiction? This new spread from BHU Foods will do the trick. It's not only super creamy and easily spreadable on just about anything, but it has 0 grams of sugar. That's right—zero. (One serving of Nutella is packing 21 grams of sugar, for reference.) BHU Foods' spread is keto-friendly, vegan, and dairy, egg, gluten, and soy-free. Can't beat that!

Flourish Plant-Based Protein Pancake Mix

flourish protein pancake mix
Courtesy of Flourish
Per serving, original mix: 180 calories, 1.5 g fat, 22 g net carbs (9 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 11 g protein

Not sure which pancake mix you should add to your breakfast menu rotation? Flourish recently launched these planet-based protein pancake mixes that are made with just four ingredients, including fava bean flour. Plus, the pancakes are super easy to make. All you have to do is add water or a milk of your choice to the mix, and the batter is ready to be cooked. With 11 grams of protein per serving, your Sunday at-home brunch game is seriously about to elevate. (If you're looking for more recipe-inspo, check out the easy way to make healthier comfort foods!)

N!CK'S Ice Cream

nicks strawberry swirl ice cream
Per serving, 1/2 cup Strawbär Swirl flavor: 60 calories, 1.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 60 mg sodium, 17 g carbs (4 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 5 g sugar alcohol), 3 g protein

A trip through the freezer aisle isn't complete without something sweet. And oftentimes, that might mean some ice cream. If you spot N!CK's Light Ice Cream, go for a pint!

The man behind the brand, Niclas Luthman, was on the verge of becoming diabetic, so that prompted him to change his diet. Missing some of his favorite foods, he decided to create healthy, tasty versions of them, including ice cream. The upside is that these pints are low-calorie and contain no added sugar. You love to see it, you really do.

Birds Eye Crispy Green Beans

birds eye crispy green beans
Courtesy of Birds Eye
Per serving, 24 pieces: 150 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 480 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (2 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 3 g protein

We get it—sometimes a side dish of plain veggies isn't all that appealing. So when you're in the mood for something a little more exciting (and crunchy), try out Birds Eye's new crispy veggie line. One serving of the lightly breaded green beans is 24 pieces—that's a generous size! See, eating veggies as a snack can be fun.

Pop Bitties

pop bitties

Per serving, 18 chips of Pink Himalayan Salt flavor: 120 calories, 4 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 220 mg sodium, 18 g carbs (1 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 2 g protein

Big fan of savory snacks, but trying to ween off those bags of potato chips? Pop Bitties will be your new best friend. The light, crunchy, ancient grain chips are corn, tree nut, peanut, and gluten-free, and are made with all-natural ingredients. They come in four flavors, too: Pink Himalayan Salt; Maple & Sea Salt; Hickory BBQ; and Vegan Sour Cream & Onion.

ONE S'mores Bar

one bar smores
Courtesy of ONE
Per 1 bar: 210 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 160 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (8 g fiber, 1 g sugar; 6 g sugar alcohol), 20 g  protein

Protein bars are great to have on hand, whether you're having a busy day, traveling, or just looking for a solid pre- or post-workout snack. ONE Brands brought back the super popular S'mores bar flavor that is only available for a limited time. You can eat half the bar as a pick-me-up, and then eat the other half later in the day—nothing like a snack that can last throughout the day. There really never is a bad time to eat a S'more, and this version is loaded with protein. Although many ONE bars are easily found in tons of stores, this bar you can only get on their website, so be sure to stock up before they're gone again!

Jennifer Maldonado
Jennifer Maldonado is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and health content. Read more about Jennifer