2012 Healthy Food Award Winners - Snacks

Sara Suchy Aug 30th, 2012 (updated Nov 6th, 2014)
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Healthy Snacking
Healthy Snacking

With all those bars, bags of chips and frozen treats in the supermarket, how can you make smart snack choices?  Check out the Remedy’s Healthy Living Food Award winners in the snack category. 

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Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas
Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas

Sweet as sugar – without added sweetener – these crunchy treats help you load up on veggies, vitamins and fiber, with only 40 calories in a satisfying 3-ounce portion.  They also meet 25 percent of your daily vitamin C needs. 

Calories per 3 ounce serving: 40
Fat: 0 g.
Sodium: 10 mgs.
Fiber: 2 g.
Sugar: 3 g.
Protein: 2 g.
Carbs: 7 g.

Price per package: $1.99 to $2.99

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Wholly Salsa Avocado Verde
Wholly Salsa Avocado Verde

Here’s a solution to calorie-dense guacamole. This super- fresh-tasting dip, thinner than typical guacamole but full of zest, has only 25 calories in a 2-tablespoon serving and 150 percent of your daily vitamin C. Serve it with celery sticks and veggie slices.

Calories per 2 tablespoon serving: 25
Fat: 1.5 g.
Sodium: 135 mgs.
Fiber: 1 g.
Sugar: 1 g.
Protein: 0 g.
Carbs: 2 g. 

Price per pack: $2.49 to $2.99

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Dole Frozen Fruit Single-Serve Pineapple Cups
Dole Frozen Fruit Single-Serve Pineapple Cups

Each 3-oz serving has only 45 calories and is bursting with flavor and 70 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement. Bring one to work in your lunch bag frozen and it will thaw by noon—the perfect way to keep your craving for sweets at bay. 

Calories per container: 45
Fat: 0 g.
Sodium: 0 g.
Fiber: 1 g. 
Sugar 8 g.
Protein: 0 g.
Carbs 11 g.

Price per 2-pack: $2.49

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Way Better Snacks Simply Sweeet Potato Chips
Way Better Snacks Simply Sweeet Potato Chips

A healthier alternative to refined-grain chips, these contain protein-rich quinoa, sprouted grains and chia seeds for a boost of omega 3 fatty acids! Each 11-chip portion is about 130 calories (nearly half are from fat, so watch your snacking). 

Calories per 1 ounce serving (11 chips): 130
Fat: 7 g.
Sodium: 100 g.
Fiber: 2 g.
Sugar 0 g.
Protein: 2 g.
Carbs: 16 g.

Price: $2.99 to $3.49

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KIND Nuts & Spices Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Bar
KIND Nuts & Spices Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Bar

Adored by all our tasters, this can’t-resist bar is satisfying and a great source of healthy fats, fiber (7 grams) and protein (6 grams). Be sure to stop at one bar, though—each packs 200 calories.

Calories per bar: 200
Fat: 15 g./ 3.5 saturated fat
Sodium: 125 mgs.
Fiber: 7 g.
Sugar: 5 g.
Protein: 6 g.
Carbs: 16 g.

Price per bar: $1.99

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Sahale Crunchers Almonds with Cherries, Apples + Maple
Sahale Crunchers Almonds with Cherries, Apples + Maple

This almond-laden treat (130 calories in a serving) is super-tasty, reasonably low in sodium (110 mg) and has 4 grams of protein. Ideal for the gym bag.

Calories per ¼ cup serving: 130
Fat: 9 g.
Sodium: 110 mgs.
Fiber: 2 g.
Sugar: 9 g.
Protein: 4 g.
Carbs: 12 g.

Price: $3.99