Because the reality is, it’s easier and quicker for busy moms (and dads) to just grab something that is already prepared for us, our friends at Greatist list 31 pre-packaged foods that are actually considered healthy for you based on nutritional content, ingredients, calories, etc. I am passing along 5 of them to you that I have actually tried and love for myself. Enjoy and remember, your health is your wealth!
Luna Mini S’mores
70 calories, 5g sugar, 4g protein, 15% DV calcium, and vitamins B2 and B3, 30% DV vitamin B6, 40%DV folate
We’re huge fans of Luna bars, but the regular size can be a tad large for a snack. The minis on the other hand? Perfection! They’re big enough to hold us offer for an hour until lunch time, but small enough that two can serve as a pretty substantial snack.
Blue Diamond 100-calorie Almond Packs
100 calories, 3-4g protein, 1-3g sugar, 20% DV vitamin E
These perfectly portioned almond snack packs are a great way to fill that craving for roasted nuts without downing the whole bag (guilty as charged). They come in both sweet (Cinnamon Brown Sugar or Dark Chocolate) and savory (Wasabi Soy Sauce, Sea Salt, and Lightly Salted), as well as au natural. Perfect to keep on hand for when you’re hungry and on the go!
Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar
130 calories, 2g protein
This puffed rice and corn snack is flavored with real white cheddar cheese (yumm) and baked (possibly by pirates) to crispy perfection. While the best part is probably the name (and adorable packaging), it also earns extra cool points for being gluten-free and trans fat-free. My kids love to say the name and they love to eat this, so you may want to HIDE this snack!
Laughing Cow Mini Babybel Light
50 calories, 6g protein, 20% DV calcium
The most redeeming quality of these miniature cheese wheels is that they’re so dang cute! My kids love these too. The fun part is opening them! LOL But they are also a great source of protein and calcium, and are super easy to carry as an easy healthy snack (especially when paired with a small apple or a few whole grain crackers). Try them PLEASE!
StarKist Ready-Made Albacore Tuna Salad Packet
90 calories, 10g protein
Three words: Protein, protein, protein. With just 90 calories and a whole 10 grams of protein, chowing down on this pre-made classic tuna salad will certainty stop the hunger pangs until dinner time. Pair with some whole grain crackers or stalks of celery to get a little fancy or not! But it really does do the trick!
I’m working hard to make sure that you know the difference between dieting and living a HEALTHY life! Gotta go!
Smart & Sassy Friends, do you have a favorite HEALTHY go-to snack? Chime in!
Keeping it Smart & Sassy,