The corner drugstore isn't exactly known for being a bastion of healthy snacks. Your pit stop for cough medicine and mascara tends to offer lots of pre-packaged, grab-and-go snacks—which, though convenient, aren't always the best for you. But good news! If you look closely, there are a number of healthier options at your local Walgreens.
We've got the lowdown on which products sold at Walgreens make a good choice when you're trying to eat right on the run. Stop in at one of the chain's 9,000-plus stores to grab one of these 13 healthy Walgreens snacks.
Caramel Almond and Sea Salt Kind Bar
Despite its indulgent name, Kind's Caramel Almond and Sea Salt nut bar contain just 5 grams of total sugar. And with 6 grams of protein and a whopping 7 grams of fiber (25% of your daily value), these bars are a sweet and satisfying treat you can feel good about.
Fage Total 0%
With high-fat content and added sweetener, many yogurts are little more than ice cream in disguise. Not so with Fage's Total 0%! This thick, creamy Greek yogurt has zero fat and no added sugars. If Greek yogurt's tang is too much for your taste buds, swirl in a bit of honey or fruit.
Nice! Dried Apricots
Ounce for ounce, dried fruits pack more nutrition than their fresh counterparts. That means you'll get more of vitamins A, C, E, and potassium in these sweet, packaged nibbles. Stir some into yogurt or pop a handful all by themselves.
Harvest Snaps Green Pea Snack Crisps Original
What's lean, green, and just right for healthy snacking? Harvest Snaps original snack crisps! Their first ingredient, green peas, provide plenty of fiber and protein to fill you up, while fat, sodium, and sugar stay low.
Triscuit Baked Whole Grain Wheat Crackers
Triscuits may not be the fanciest cracker to ever grace a cheese plate, but they offer surprising nutrition. Their simple recipe of just wheat, oil, and salt contains no preservatives, added colors, or sugar. Plus, 24g of whole grains helps you meet your daily target, which can reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Sabra Hummus Classic
Need a little something to dip your crackers or pea crisps in? Toss Sabra Classic Hummus into your Walgreens cart. Made with fiber-rich chickpeas, this smooth Mediterranean spread adds plant-based protein and plenty of flavor to your snacking for minimal calories and carbs.
Happy Inside Bold Blueberry Cereal
For a quick breakfast from the drugstore, skip the packaged powdered donuts and opt for Happy Inside's Bold Blueberry cereal. This blend of four whole grains comes with added probiotics and a major jolt of fiber to keep your gut happy.
The Laughing Cow Babybel Original Minis
Stroll down Walgreens refrigerated aisle to find the simple goodness of cheese in Babybel's signature bright red wrapping. Babybel's high calcium content builds strong bones and maintains healthy muscles and nerves. Meanwhile, the mini discs of cheese help keep portion sizes in check. Now, where'd we put those crackers?
Wonderful No Salt Pistachios
For a food that comes in such a small package, pistachios are a nutritional powerhouse. Not only are they a "complete" protein, supplying all nine essential amino acids your body needs, they contain as much protein as an egg (6 g per serving). A handful of the little green nuts also includes high amounts of melatonin to help you get those all-important Z's
Ghirardelli Intense Dark Bar 92% Cacao Moonlight Mystique
Among the gummy worms and Skittles in the Walgreens candy aisle, one confection rises to the top. When you need a sweet fix on the healthier side, reach for Ghirardelli's Intense Dark bar. Its 92% cacao content boasts dark chocolate's unique antioxidants, while a low-sugar formula includes only 1 gram of added sugar. Just go easy on the portions! One serving is 2.5 pieces.
Nice! Original Applesauce
Often, the healthiest foods are the ones that get back to basics—and you can't get much more basic than applesauce. Walgreens in-house Nice! brand serves up a low-calorie, zero-fat snack with this lunchbox staple.
Nice! Organic Beef Jerky Original
Walgreens may not have a fresh meat counter like your grocery store, but the chain does carry a wide variety of jerky options. Among the healthiest is Nice! Premium Original beef jerky. Here, you'll find just a single gram of fat, plus all the stick-to-your-ribs protein you crave from beef.
Skinny Pop Original Popcorn
Your favorite movie theater treat doesn't have to be slathered in butter to please your palate. Skinny Pop's original variety uses sunflower oil and salt to keep calories low—but hangs on to the flavor. The best part: One serving is the whole bag. It is by far one of our favorite healthy Walgreens snacks to grab!
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