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>
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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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Hampton Farms Peanuts
hamptonfarms.com

Fun fact: Peanuts are as good for you as they are for the environment, thanks to water-efficient growing practices that use a mere 5 gallons of H2O per ounce. Hampton Farms Peanuts earned our GH Nutritionist Approved Emblem for their fun flavors (?! yum!), versatility, and nutritional profile. One serving packs loads of antioxidants, 7 grams protein, 4 grams fiber, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats — a satiety trifecta which keeps you fuller, longer.

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Beanitos Chips
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, 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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Carrington Farms
Carrington Farms Toppings, Seeds, and Blends
amazon.com

Carrington Farms'  or ancient-grain mixes and  can be sprinkled into smoothies, cereal, and baked goods. Plus, it's a portable source of omega-3 fatty acids, plant-based protein, and fiber — not to mention antioxidants and minerals like iron and calcium that are great for both kids and adults.

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Swanson Unsalted Chicken Broth Soup
amazon.com

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
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
amazon.com

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
Colavita Premium Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oil
amazon.com

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
Green Giant Frozen Veggies
walmart.com

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
Fairlife Ultra-Filtered Milks
walmart.com

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
SweetLeaf Stevia Sweeteners
amazon.com

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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California Walnuts


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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<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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