11 Nutritionist-Approved Goodies to Snag on Your Next Supermarket Trip

Stock up on these smart picks.

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Betsy Farrell

Save time in the aisles by looking for . The GH Nutrition Lab wants to help you choose foods that are delicious, good for you and super convenient — and yes, these flavorful and filling goodies all count.

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<p>You can count on all foods featuring our Emblem to be:<span class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">1) Nutritious.</strong> They're based on real, whole foods.&nbsp;</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">2) Transparent. </strong>They don't use marketing language that implies they're better for you than they really are.&nbsp;</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">3) Simple.</strong> They make it easy to choose healthier options.&nbsp;</p>
About the Emblem

You can count on all foods featuring our Emblem to be:

Nutritious. They're based on real, whole foods.

Transparent. They don't use marketing language that implies they're better for you than they really are.

Simple. They make it easy to choose healthier options.

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If you've ever fished a crushed banana out of your bag, you'll appreciate how the innovative packaging on Chelan Fresh cherries, apples, and pears makes fresh fruit easy to eat in no matter where you are. The company's Rockit Apple Tubes and Cup o'Cherries fit right into car cup holders, and the cherry cup even has a built-in place to put pits. A juicy SugarBee apple — Chelan's brand-new Honeycrisp non-GMO hybrid — packs up to 5 grams of filling fiber and loads of immune boosting antioxidants. 

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Chelan
Chelan Fresh Fruit

If you've ever fished a bruised banana out of your bag, you'll appreciate how the innovative packaging on Chelan Fresh cherries, apples, and pears makes fresh fruit easy to eat in no matter where you are. The company's Rockit Apple Tubes and Cup o'Cherries fit right into car cup holders, and the cherry cup even has a built-in place to put pits. A juicy SugarBee apple — Chelan's brand-new Honeycrisp non-GMO hybrid — packs up to 5 grams of filling fiber and loads of immune boosting antioxidants.

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<p>You'd never know by the taste, but a vegetable is the first ingredient in all of Garden Lites' muffins&nbsp;—&nbsp;even the double chocolate variety. Most muffins on the market, even those that boast "super&nbsp;foods" like bran and flax, are loaded with added sugar, saturated fat, and are ultra-processed.&nbsp;<span>With 120 calories per muffin, these treats provide a serving of veggies and are gluten and dairy-free. Enjoy a veggie-based breakfast by combining with ½ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt and fruit for breakfast, or hae one after dinner for dessert. The 3&nbsp;grams each of filling fiber and protein makes them super-satisfying.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">$4 for a pack of four, </em><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"><a href="http://www.gardenlites.com/" target="_blank">gardenlites.com</a></em></p>
Garden Lites Muffins

You'd never know by the taste, but a vegetable is the first ingredient in all of Garden Lites' muffins — even the double chocolate variety. Most muffins on the market, even those that boast "superfoods" like bran and flax, are loaded with added sugar and saturated fat. At 120 calories per muffin, these treats provide a serving of veggies and are gluten and dairy-free. Enjoy a veggie-based breakfast by combining with ½ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt and fruit for breakfast, or have one after dinner for dessert. The 3 grams each of filling fiber and protein makes them super-satisfying.

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<p>Beanitos, made from "pulses" like navy, white, and black beans are vastly more nutritious than run-of-the-mill salty snacks.&nbsp;<span>While plant-protein packed noshes are everywhere, they're rarely palatable. These are addictive, and they pack up to 5g of protein and fiber per bag.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">From $1, </em><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Beanitos/b/ref=bl_dp_s_web_3018600011?ie=UTF8&amp;node=3018600011" target="_blank">amazon.com</a></em></p>
Beanitos Chips

Beanitos, made from "pulses" like navy, white and black beans, are vastly more nutritious than run-of-the-mill salty snacks. While plant-protein packed noshes are everywhere, they're rarely palatable. These are addictive, and they pack up to 5 grams of protein and fiber per bag.

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Courtesy of California Walnut Board and Commission
California Walnuts: Nutritious Nosh


Current and developing research has linked regular consumption of 1.5 to 2 ounces of walnuts daily with risk reduction of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cognitive decline, some cancers, and . Crumble a handful into oatmeal, add walnuts to your salad, and sprinkle them in any one-pot dinner to add crunch, flavor, and texture.

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Carrington Farms
Carrington Farms Toppings, Seeds, and Blends

Carrington Farms' or ancient-grain mixes and can be sprinkled into smoothies, cereal, and baked goods. Plus, its portable packs of omega-3 fatty acids, plant-based protein and fiber, plus antioxidants and minerals like iron and calcium, are great for kids and adults.

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Swanson Broths- Unsalted, Reduced Sodium
Courtesy of Swanson
Swanson Unsalted Chicken Broth Soup


From sautés to soups and stews, Swanson's unsalted and reduced sodium stocks and broths create rich, savory dishes that are full of flavor and based in simple, nutritious ingredients. Plus, their smart twist-off packaging preserves freshness when they're in and out of the fridge.

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quaker oats
Quaker
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats


100% whole-grain Quaker Oats provides fiber, vitamins, and minerals — and goes from pantry to plate in just minutes. A diet rich in whole-grains and other plant foods (and low in saturated fat!) has been linked to a reduced risk of certain diseases — making it a versatile, flavorful choice for any recipe.

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Colavita Premium Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Colavita
Colavita Premium Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Colavita Premium Selection Olive Oil is first cold pressed, helping to retain olives' powerful antioxidants during processing. These types of immune-boosting nutrients, polyphenols, have been linked to a whole host of benefits, including reducing your risk of chronic disease (such as heart disease, diabetes, and lifestyle-related cancers).

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Green Giant Veggie Spirals
Green Giant
Green Giant Frozen Veggies


These nutrient-packed frozen vegetables are as delicious as they are easy to use and quick to prepare. Swap these pre-prepped veggies for traditional pasta and rice and you'll slash up to 90% of the calories in traditional recipes.

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Fairlife Fat Free Milk
Fairlife
Fairlife Ultra-Filtered Milks


Fairlife uses a filtration system that eliminates lactose and ups the protein content of traditional cow's milk, providing a whopping 13 grams per cup! Add it to smoothies, coffee, tea, and breakfast recipes for a lactose-free morning meal that's deliciously satisfying.

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SweetLeaf Stevia Sweet Drops
SweetLeaf Stevia
SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener


SweetLeaf Stevia is a naturally calorie-free sugar substitute that adds flavor without sugar. Case in point: SweetLeaf's Sweet Drops, which are available in multiple flavors like hazelnut, vanilla and even root beer. Adding flavor to hot or cold bevs can help you hydrate without loading up on calories from added sugar or skimping on sweetness.

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