Skip to content

The Healthiest New Food Products of 2020, According to Dietitians

Four dietitians share their favorite snacks, meals, and condiments of the year.
We may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page. Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication.

There's no shortage of healthy foods in most large grocery stores, but with so many new products hitting the shelves year-round, it can be easy to miss out on delicious new finds. Lucky for you, some of our favorite health experts have been keeping a close eye on the latest health food products to enter the scene, and they already have a few favorites.

Below, you'll uncover 11 of the healthiest new food products to hit the market since late 2019 that four registered dietitians adore. And after you've prepped your shopping list with these good-for-you finds, be sure to read 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.

1

Scout Albacore Tuna with Garden Herb Pesto

"This sashimi-grade wild tuna is responsibly sourced in the Pacific Northwest, and packed with flavor. It's a solid option for shelf-stable seafood that is sustainably sourced with our oceans in mind."

— Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN of Brooklyn-based Maya Feller Nutrition

You can purchase the product, here.

2

Whisps Hot & Spicy

whisps hot spicy

"Whisps are made with 100% cheese and 10 grams of protein per serving. A great way to add a spicy crunch and nutrition to any dish!"

— Dalina Soto, RD, and creator of @your.latina.nutritionist

You can purchase the product, here

3

Dream Pops: Chocolate Lion

dream pops
Courtesy of Dream Pops

"These perfectly sized frozen pops are the ideal post-dinner treat. One hundred percent plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free—that is hard to come by in the frozen aisle. The ingredients are super simple and each bar has less than five grams of sugar. My favorite is the chocolate lion, it is super creamy and totally delicious."

Sydney Greene, MS, RD

You can purchase the product, here

4

Banza Plant-Based Mac

banza mac and cheese

"Not doing cheese? No problem! You no longer have to feel like you're missing out with this plant-based mac that also packs more protein and fiber than traditional mac and cheese. What's also cool about it is that the vegan cheese is made from veggies like sweet potato and pumpkin—a win, win in the nutrition department." (Related: 13 Delicious Ways to Upgrade Your Mac and Cheese.)

— Maggie Michalczyk, RDN, creator of Once Upon a Pumpkin

You can purchase the product, here

5

Spero Sunflower Cream Cheeses

"These plant-based cream cheeses are made from sunflower seeds, making them affordable and more sustainable than nut-based dairy. With only six real food ingredients, they're a delicious dairy alternative. They're also packed with probiotics and nutrients."

— Feller 

You can purchase the product, here

6

Oatly Oatgurt

"It's a non-dairy yogurt that is a super satisfying snack or complement to any breakfast routine! Oatgurt has a rich and creamy texture, like the Oatmilk from Oatly, that I love! Plus, it uses real fruit jams to create delicious and balanced flavors—not too tart, not too sweet."

— Soto 

You can see who supplies the product, here.

7

Truemade Foods BBQ Sauce

kansas city bbq sauce

"Traditional BBQ sauces can have upwards of 12 grams of sugar per servings, that's equal to about three sugar packets in two tablespoons of sauce! Truemade Foods BBQ sauces contain zero grams of added sugar, sourcing sweetness from whole food ingredients like butternut squash, carrots, and dates. This is a sauce you can feel good about."

— Greene 

You can purchase the product, here.

8

88 Acres Southwest Turmeric Dressing

Courtesy of 88 Acres

"Made with simple ingredients, including watermelon seeds and spices, these creamy, seed-based dressing can double as a dipping sauce or marinade and are flavorful and nut-free."

— Michalczyk

You can purchase the product, here

9

Cinnamon Lil Bucks Grain-Free Crunchy Superseeds

sprouted buckwheat crunch
Courtesy of Lil Bucks

"These sprouted buckwheat snacks are a lower-sugar, gluten-free, crunchy, and flavorful superfood option for topping yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, and more. These sprouted [buckwheat] seeds are packed with antioxidants and easily digested."

— Feller 

You can purchase the product, here

10

Well Carved Grass-Fed Beef & Veggie Burger

applegate burgers

"I think we can all agree that American's need to eat more plants. Applegate Farms makes this possible by joining organic grass-fed beef with 1/3 cup of veggies in one patty. This combination is good for the health of the planet as well as our health!"

— Greene

You can purchase the product, here.

11

Lily's Chocolate Mint Baking Chips

"Hands down one of my favorites for people who are thinking about their added sugar intake. These no sugar added chocolate chips are perfect for the holidays (and year-round). They're sweetened with Stevia, and use real, gluten-free ingredients and have less than 1 gram of sugar per serving."

— Feller 

For more, be sure to check out 19 Fast-Food Items You Should Never Eat, According to Dietitians.

Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and drink coverage, and breaking down the science behind the latest health studies and information. Read more
Filed Under