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The Healthy Store-Bought Snacks Real Women Swear By

Aug 14 2014 - 2:33pm

Making delicious homemade snacks [1] is worth the time and effort, but sometimes it just can't happen. Whether you're in between meetings or on the road, you need a go-to snack that will fill you up, keep you satisfied, and support your healthy diet. We asked our fellow POPSUGAR editors which healthy snacks they can't live without. Read through our favorites, and snag 'em at a store near you!

Quinn Maple Popcorn

"I love Quinn's maple popcorn, especially if I need a 'dessert' after dinner. But the company just came out with a prepopped kale bag that I'm dying to try."

Quinn Maple Popcorn [2] ($15 for six bags of popcorn)

— Anna Monette Roberts, assistant food editor

Source: Quinn Popcorn [3]

Chobani Flips

"I love that this healthy snack is available at truck stops and Wawa on the East Coast. When I was driving home from the Delaware beaches, this was the only thing I could find that I knew wouldn't hurt my stomach."

Chobani Bluberry Power Flip [4] ($20 for 12 flips)

— Susi May, fitness director

Kind's Caramel Almond and Sea Salt Bar

"I don't have a huge sweet tooth, so Kind's Caramel Almond and Sea Salt Bar offers the perfect balance of salty and sweetness for my taste. With six grams of protein and only five grams of sugar, it's a bar that satisfies and fills me up for a sweet afternoon snack, but I don't have to worry about crashing from too much sugar a few hours later."

Kind's Caramel Almond and Sea Salt Bar [5] ($18 for 12 bars)

— Lizzie Fuhr, assistant fitness editor

Krave Chili Lime Jerky

"I eat the whole bag in one sitting. I can't help it. My mouth is en fuego, but my body gets all the protein and sugars it needs after a hard gym session."

Krave Chili Lime Jerky [6] ($9 per bag)

— Anna Monette Roberts, assistant food editor

NatureBox Pineapple Rings

"So much flavor! They are on the chewy side, but they taste and smell so fabulous, you'll think you are in Hawaii. Definitely cures the sweet tooth!"

NatureBox Pineapple Rings (get your subscription here! [7])

— Lisa Sugar, editor in chief

Source: NatureBox [8]

Nuttzo Dark Chocolate Crunchy Nut Butter

"This dark chocolate nut butter is full of healthy nuts and seeds. I love sneaking a spoonful when I need a boost."

Nuttzo Dark Chocolate Crunchy Nut Butter [9] ($14 per jar)

— Aemilia Madden, editorial assistant

Seapoint Farms Energy Mix

"I found this snack at Costco and fell in love with it . . . I put it in my salad or eat by the handful. It's sweet and salty, and my kids like it too!"

Seapoint Farms Energy Mix [10] ($18 per jar)

— Lisa Sugar, editor in chief

Peanut Butter Cookie Luna Bar

"It's vegan and a good option for quick protein!"

Peanut Butter Cookie Luna Bar [11] ($27 for 15 bars)

— Jenny Sugar, contributing fitness editor

Annie's Bunny Graham Friends

"Adorable mini bunnies that come in chocolate, graham, and chocolate chip flavors. They are crunchy and sweet and pair perfectly with a handful of almonds and dark chocolate chips — yum."

Annie's Bunny Graham Friends [12] ($22 for pack of six)

— Aemilia Madden, editorial assistant

TJ's Roasted Coconut Chips

"Salty-sweet and provides a satisfying crunch. Good for mixing into other healthy treats, like yogurt or oatmeal, but I prefer to eat them straight up."

Trader Joe's Roasted Coconut Chips (find a store near you [13])

— Emily Orofino, editorial beauty assistant

TJ's Crunchy Curls

"They have that crunch of chips you crave but deliver a serious serving of protein due to their secret ingredient — lentils! Careful, I can easily eat the whole bag in one or two sittings."

Trader Joe's Crunchy Curls (find a store near you [14])

— Emily Orofino, editorial beauty assistant

Source: Instagram user californiagirlcrystal [15]

Stonyfield Petite Crème

"It has the health benefits of Greek yogurt but tastes more like rich, creamy dessert. Definitely something to snack on when the postdinner sweet tooth hits."

Stonyfield Petite Crème (find a store near you [16])

— Leah Rocketto, assistant moms editor

Kashi Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies

"Sort of a hybrid between a granola bar (thanks to the oats) and a real cookie (the dark chocolate is yummy!). It's my guilt-free, after-dinner sweet treat!"

Kashi Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies [17] ($12 for pack of three)

— Lauren Levinson, beauty director

Newman's Own High Protein Pretzels

"So great for dipping into hummus or on their own! I like the bit of protein with my carbs."

Newman's Own High Protein Pretzels [18] ($35 for pack of 12)

— Susi May, fitness director

TJ's Wasabi Almonds

"A bit more interesting than raw almonds, these are a go-to household snack that pack a protein punch. They're also perfect served alongside a cold (light!) beer."

Trader Joe's Wasabi Almonds [19] ($26 for pack of two)

— Grace Hitchcock, audience development associate

Matt's Munchies Fruit Snacks

"I love chewy candies but obviously can't eat those every day. This fruit leather has the same texture of a Gummy Worm, but it's made from real fruit so it's way healthier. The apple flavor is only 35 calories per pack!"

Matt's Munchies Fruit Snacks [20] ($25 for 12 packs)

— Leah Rocketto, assistant moms editor

TJ's Just Mango Slices

"This satisfies that craving for something chewy and sweet; I could easily polish off an entire bag."

Trader Joe's Just Mango Slices (find a store near you [21])

— Jenny Sugar, contributing fitness editor

Source: Instagram user jhgrams [22]

Justin's Hazelnut Chocolate Squeeze

"It's like Nutella but better! This squeeze offers a satisfying bit of protein to help me out."

Justin's Hazelnut Chocolate Squeeze [23] ($11 for pack of 10)

— Susi May, fitness editor


"Love the fruitiness!"

Lärabars [24] ($20 for 16 bars in one flavor)

— Kimberly Chun, copy editor

NatureBox Lemon Pistachio Nuts

"These are amazing. I love a good pistachio, but topped off with a lemon twist, I have to hold back from eating the entire bag."

NatureBox Lemon Pistachio Nuts (get your subscription here! [25])

— Lisa Sugar, editor in chief

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