15 Healthiest Snacks You Can Buy at Walmart
Walmart now offers a big selection of organic, gluten-free, non-GMO foods. Next time you’re there, fill your cart with these healthy options.
Made in Nature Veggie Pops
These crunchy and delicious organic snacks are made from real veggies including kale, cauliflower, and bell peppers; they also offer plant-based proteins like chickpeas, nuts, and seeds. Each serving of Made in Nature Salt & Pepper Veggie Pops has seven grams of protein and four grams of fiber to get you through the day. Unlike some other puffed veggie snacks, these contain no powders or fillers.
Bob’s Red Mill Muesli
Whether it’s part of your breakfast or a snack, muesli is a great option. Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli contains a nutritious blend of 100 percent whole grains, seeds, nuts, and dried fruit. It’s vegan, high in fiber, low in sugar and it’s delicious served with yogurt and fresh fruit, eaten as a hot or cold cereal or used to make overnight oats—just add milk or almond milk and refrigerate overnight.
Want to try making homemade muesli? Learn how to, here.
Put some probiotic power into your shopping cart with GoodBelly StraightShots. They’re delicious dairy-free, oat-based shots with no added sugar; plus, they contain 20 billion live and active probiotic cultures of the superhero strain LP299V. This probiotic is scientifically proven to promote healthy digestion and overall wellness. StraightShots are USDA-certified organic, vegan, kosher, and soy-free, and they’re available in three yummy flavors: Lemon Drop, Original and Yumberry (yumberries are an actual subtropical fruit loaded with antioxidants).
It seems like snack foods tend to be mostly carbohydrates and can leave you feeling hungry again in no time. That’s why I love snacking on nuts such as Wonderful Pistachios: You get filling protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Nearly 90 percent of the fats in pistachios are the healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated types. Pistachios are also one of the lowest-calorie snacking nuts, so you get to have more per serving compared with other nuts.
Quest Protein Cookies
Give in to your cookie cravings without worrying about your blood sugar. Quest’s Protein Cookies serve up 15 grams of protein and at least nine grams of fiber to help keep you satisfied—and only a gram of sugar! They come in all the classic varieties; my favorites are Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter.
Great Value Frozen Blueberries
With frozen blueberries in your freezer, you’ll always have a delicious and nutritious snack at the ready. At just 80 calories a cup, blueberries deliver plenty of dietary fiber and vitamin C. Fiber helps support healthy digestion; vitamin C supports your immune system. Blueberries are perfect in smoothies and as a topping for oatmeal, cereal, and yogurt. Plus, frozen blueberries last ten months in the freezer—not that they ever make it that long in my house. Walmart’s store brand Great Value has both organic frozen blueberries and conventionally grown frozen blueberries to choose from.
Amazing Grass Protein & Kale
This organic, plant-based protein powder combines pea, chia, and quinoa proteins with leafy greens such as kale. With one serving, you’ll get 20 grams of protein and the equivalent of a full cup of greens. Amazing Grass Protein & Kale is vegan and gluten-free.
Bare Fuji & Reds Apple Chips
If you’re looking to keep your snacking simple, here’s your solution: These apple chips contain only one ingredient: non-GMO (genetically modified organism) apples. There’s no added sugars or oils, and they’re a good source of fiber. Bare Apple Chips are baked, not fried, and have a satisfying and healthy crunch.
Earnest Eats PRO: Protein + Probiotic Oatmeal Cups
These gluten-free oatmeal cups pack a powerful combo of around 15 grams of grass-fed whey protein and one billion CFUs—colony-forming units—of probiotics per cup. Along with oats, Earnest Eats PRO cups feature the superfood whole grains quinoa and amaranth to offer a filling and satisfying breakfast or snack. Just add boiling water and you’re ready to enjoy.
Cedar’s Organic Hommus
Looking for a delicious dip for raw vegetables or a spread for whole-grain bread, chips, or crackers? Pick up Cedar’s Organic Roasted Red Pepper Hommus. Made from whole-food ingredients—primarily fresh chickpeas—it’s vegan and gluten-free with only 70 calories per tablespoon.
Dave’s Killer Bread
Packed with protein, fiber, and whole grains and no artificial ingredients, this organic bread is delicious at meals or as the base for a quick snack. Dave’s Killer Bread’s Good Seed Bread is made with the goodness of flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, brown sesame seeds, and black sesame seeds and contains 660 milligrams of omega-3s. If you’re watching calories, they also have Thin-Sliced bread.
GT’s Living Foods Synergy Organic Kombucha
Kombucha—fermented tea—is rich in probiotics, which is good news for your immune system and digestive health. GT’s Living Foods Synergy Organic Kombucha Watermelon Wonder is organic, vegan, and gluten-free, and it pairs raw kombucha with fresh-pressed watermelon, sweet cherry, and tart lime.
Elmhurst Milked Oats
Oat milk is the newest plant-based milk alternative on grocery-store shelves. Elmhurst Milked Oats is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free milk with 20 grams of whole grains per glass and just five simple ingredients. It’s a great addition to your cereal or smoothies and for stirring into your coffee or tea.
SeaSnax Roasted Seaweed
With only 15 calories per serving, SeaSnax Roasted Seaweed is roasted with extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt. It’s free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and genetically modified ingredients. Delicious right out of the bag, they’re also nice as a topping on salads or sandwiches—or as a base for your favorite dips.
Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar
Here’s a protein-rich snack that’s also rich in calcium: Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cracker Cuts are presliced for perfect snacking and easy portion control—four cracker-sized slices are only 120 calories. Cabot’s cheddars are naturally lactose-free and gluten-free. They’re also minimally processed, made with milk, salt, and cheese cultures, and do not contain animal rennet. Cabot Creamery is a family-farmer owned cooperative that gives 100 percent of its profits back to its farmers.