The Best Packaged Sweets & Treats
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When you’re torn between a salty craving and a sweet one, these candies are the answer. A serving (about a quarter cup) contains only 180 calories, so you can go ahead and indulge. Really.
Per ¼ cup (17 pieces): 180 cal, 6 g fat (4 g sat), 28 g carbs, 190 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 20 g sugar
Organicville Caramel Swirl Organic Low-Fat Ice Cream
This dairy delight's vanilla base—made with a hormone-free combo of skim milk and cream, so it's as rich and satisfying as if it were full-fat—is threaded with deliciously gooey caramel strands.
Per serving (1/2 cup): 120 cal, 3 g fat (2 g sat), 21 g carbs, 70 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 3 g protein, 19 g sugar
Lucy's Oatmeal Cookies
It's hard to believe that these crunchy baked treats can be so perfectly spicy-sweet, since they're free of most allergens, including nuts, dairy, eggs, wheat, and gluten.
Per 3 cookies: 120 cal, 4.5 g fat (1 g sat), 18 g carbs, 170 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 9 g sugar
Skinny Cow Milk Chocolate Dreamy Clusters Candy
With their chewy caramel and crispy rice pieces, these milk chocolates (with fiber!) will give vending-machine treats a run for their money.
Per pouch: 120 cal, 6 g fat (3.5 g sat), 20 g carbs, 115 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein, 9 g sugar
Bear Naked 100% Pure and Natural Soft-Baked Double Chocolate Granola Cookies
So ridiculously soft and chocolaty, you'd never guess that the main ingredient in these oh-so-indulgent cookies is whole-grain oats.
Per cookie: 130 cal, 5 g fat (1 g sat), 20 g carbs, 60 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein, 11 g sugar
Haagen-Dazs Blackberry Cabernet All-Natural Sorbet
Make it a happier hour with this frosty fruit sorbet, which loses the alcohol but keeps the palate-buzzing bliss of naturally tangy cabernet grapes and lush blackberries. It's like sangria on ice.
Per serving (1/2 cup): 100 cal, 0 g fat, 26 g carbs, 0 mg sodium, <1 g fiber, 0 g protein, 22 g sugar
Pure Dark Blueberries
The most indulgent way to get a double shot of antioxidants: wild Maine blueberries picked at the height of ripeness, then dried and smothered in semisweet dark chocolate. Yum.
Per serving (1/4 cup): 180 cal, 8 g fat (4.5 g sat), 27 g carbs, 0 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein, 22 g sugar
Weight Watchers Chocolate Brownies
Dense, chewy chocolate spells maximum deliciousness. Individually wrapped little brownies spell maximum damage control. Your taste buds and waist can both win with this one.
Per brownie: 130 cal, 3.5 g fat (1 g sat), 25 g carbs, 105 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein, 14 g sugar
Blue Bunny Champ! Mini Swirls Vanilla Ice Cream Cones
Your favorite summer soft-serve, scaled down to guilt-free proportions. Best part: The milk chocolate–lined sugar cone delivers decadence down to the last bite.
Per cone: 140 cal, 8 g fat (6 g sat), 16 g carbs, 50 mg sodium, <1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 11 g sugar
Dreyer's Peach Fruit Bars
Made with ripe peaches and real juice, not water and high-fructose corn syrup, each one of these bars packs 20 percent of your daily dose of immune-boosting vitamin C—all for 100 calories a pop.
Per bar: 100 cal, 0 g fat, 24 g carbs, 0 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein, 23 g sugar
Temptations by Jell-O French Silk Pie
A creamy, dense chocolate pudding base crowned with a light-as-air whipped topping is a no-cook way to get the best part of the classic pie in a calorie-controlled cup.
Per cup: 140 cal, 5 g fat (3.5 g sat), 23 g carbs, 180 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein, 17 g sugar
Kinnikinnick Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Fifteen seconds in the microwave turns these frozen rice-flour rings into deliciously cakey treats with a sugar-spice coating you'll lick off your fingers.
Per donut: 170 cal, 4.5 g fat (2.5 g sat), 30 g carbs, 230 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 11 g sugar
Amy's Organic Orange Cakes
It's a mystery how a vegan cake — especially a frozen one — can be so moist without butter, but this one absolutely is. Just thaw it in the fridge and enjoy a slice bursting with sweet citrus flavor.
Per slice (1/6 of cake): 180 cal, 6 g fat (0 g sat), 28 g carbs, 210 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein, 16 g sugar
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— Women's Health Expert Panel of Nutritionists: Karen Ansel, R.D., Maureen Callahan, R.D., RAchel Meltzer Warren, R.D., and Kerry Nelville.
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