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.
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.
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.
Keep a couple of these in your purse and you'll never go "hangry." Larabar Fruit and Nut Bars are made from a mix of wholesome ingredients: fruit, nuts, and spices (oh, and the occasional chocolate chip) and that's it. Most other bars are more like candy bars, cloaked in healthy-sounding marketing claims. They're loaded with sneaky sources of sodium, added sugar, and saturated fat, which leave you craving more treats. For about 200 calories, Larabar has a variety of flavors (like Cherry Pie, Lemon Bar, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough), and because of the protein, fiber, and healthy fats, they boost your energy and stabilize your blood sugar to help you stay fuller, longer.
$5 and up,
Jarlsberg Cheese celebrates more than 60 years of its rich Norwegian heritage. Jarlsberg's delicious specialty cheeses, available in original and lite versions, are perfect as a snack, in sandwiches, and for entertaining. Plus, their iconic flavor profile is mild, mellow, nutty, and ultra-satisfying. Jarlsberg's new portable cheese sticks boost protein in any meal or snack (they've got 5 grams per stick!). They'll also help keep you satisfied, staving off cravings when you're on-the-go.
$4 for 4, ,
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 "super foods" like bran and flax, are loaded with added sugar, saturated fat, and are ultra-processed. 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 have one after dinner for dessert. The 3 grams each of filling fiber and protein makes them super-satisfying.
$2 and up,
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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Current and developing research has linked regular consumption of 1.5 to 2 ounces of walnuts daily aiding in 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.
$9 for 12, ,
Carrington Farms' or ancient-grain mixes and (new!) 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.
$3 and up,
Fresh vegetables can be fast. Dole Mixes and Dole Slaws combine the most flavorful, nutrient packed veggies into a one-bowl wonder. Try topping greens with sliced avocado or a poached egg instead of bottled dressing, which can be loaded with added sugar, sodium, and saturated fat. Plus, research has shown that adding those good-for-you fats can help absorb certain nutrients better. You can also add these greens to stir-fries and omelets with lean protein for a meal in minutes.
$2.50 and up,
Some days you just know you'll be nuking your dinner. Luvo's line of frozen fare is flavor-packed and more nutritious than typical entrees-on-ice, and each meal provides at least one serving of veggies. Even the burritos are lower in sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar than others in the aisle. Luvo's fruits and veggies are brought to below-zero temps after being picked. This means produce in their meals may be even more nutritious than if you'd bought it fresh.
$20 for 10, ,
Matcha is a ceremonial Japanese green tea that's filled with powerful antioxidants that protect cells from damage. What's so cool about Panatea's instant matcha blend is that it's sold in to-go packets that you just mix with water, no steeping required. It also doesn't have any added sugar unlike so many other to-go beverages. The combination of caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine, found in matcha, can help you stay alert without jitters or tummy trouble.
$35 for pack of 12,
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.
$22 for 12 cans,
As a plant-based source of protein and fiber, reduced-sodium beans can help make any meal more nutritious and satisfying. Add this vitamin- and mineral-packed pantry staple to salads, soups, and stews.
$3 for 18 ounces,
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.
$20 for 68 ounces,
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).