10 Healthy Store-Bought Snacks For When the Hunger Pangs Strike

If you work long hours, have a long commute, or are just starving the minute you're done with a workout, you've got to keep good, hearty snacks on hand. Many of us are more likely to give in and fall short on diet and fitness goals when hunger strikes between meals, reaching for whatever is quickest, even if it's not the healthiest. It doesn't have to be that way!

Even if you don't have time to prepare homemade snacks, there are plenty of store-bought options that can help you stay on track. Here are 10 options you can get at your favorite supermarket that are guaranteed to keep you away from the vending machine or the nearest fast-food chain.

Justin's Classic Almond Butter Squeeze Pack

Justin's Classic Almond Butter Squeeze Pack

Almond butter is high in good fat, and it's also incredibly delicious, which means you might have a hard time eating it in moderation. Justin's Classic Almond Butter Squeeze Packs ($1) take care of the guesswork for you. Pair one with apple slices or whole-grain crackers for a satisfying snack.

RXBAR

RXBAR

You keep seeing RXBARs peeking out of gym bags all over Instagram, and there's a good reason for it. The sweet and filling bars contain 12 grams of protein each and are made only with natural ingredients. Choose from flavors like Chocolate Sea Salt, Coconut Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Blueberry, and more or get the RXBAR Sample Pack ($27 for 12 bars).

Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps

Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps

When you have a hankering for a salty, crunchy snack, reach for Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps ($2). The baked snap peas are low fat and seasoned with a sprinkle of salt, and they have five grams of protein.

Mini Babybel Light Cheese

Mini Babybel Light Cheese

Sometimes a piece of cheese will tie you over until dinner. These perfectly portioned, low-fat mini Babybel wheels ($5 for a six-pack) are the perfect creamy solution. Pair them with a side of fruit or crackers for an excellent afternoon snack.

Sabra Hummus and Pretzel Crisps

Sabra Hummus and Pretzel Crisps

If these packs of pretzel crackers and protein-packed hummus aren't already a staple in your snack routine, change that right now. Sabra Hummus With Pretzel Crisps To Go ($2) comes in a plain variety, roasted garlic, and roasted red pepper.

Wholly Guacamole Minis

Wholly Guacamole Minis

Homemade guacamole can be hard to transport and keep fresh. This single serving of Wholly Guacamole ($4) is only 100 calories of Hass avocados, vinegar, jalapeño pepper, and seasoning. All you need is a side portion of whole-grain tortilla chips.

Angie's BoomChickaPop

Angie's BoomChickaPop

One cup of Angie's BoomChickaPop ($4) Sea Salt Popcorn is only 35 calories. The non-GMO popcorn is made with natural, gluten-free, and whole-grain ingredients.

Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips

Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips

Baked-at-home kale chips are always the healthiest option, but if your schedule doesn't leave time for meal prepping your snacks, a mini pack of Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips ($2) includes 0.75 ounces of crunchy kale seasoned with sunflower seeds, tahini, sea salt, and lemon juice.

Popchips Potato Sea Salt

Popchips Potato Sea Salt

If potato chips are your weakness, then you know that when a craving strikes, you're in trouble. Popchips Potato Sea Salt ($3) can come to the rescue at those times. Instead of being fried, these light and healthy chips are heated in a pressurized chamber until they (you know where we're going) pop.

Nature's Garden Trail Mixes

Nature's Garden Trail Mixes

Trail mix can get a bad rap for having too much salt and sugar, but the raw nuts and dried fruits in the Nature's Garden Organic Trail Mix Snack Packs ($35 for two bags of 24 packets) are all good, packed with omega-3s and zero milligrams of sodium.