If you’re looking to find healthy foods that have little impact on the environment, you’ll have a hard time finding a better provider than Whole Foods Market.
This supermarket (the very same one which took fourth place on our list of the best supermarkets in America for 2016) is constantly updating its shelves with new, healthy, and innovative products. From fresh produce to boxes of muesli and even exotic options like camel milk, Whole Foods has it all. Other than its dedication to providing varied, quality goods, Whole Foods is helping to keep our planet healthy. Its most recent venture, selling “ugly” fruits and vegetables, aims to cut down on food waste while also providing a product that may, in fact, be healthier for consumers. Once you look past the price point of many of its goods, this store truly has it all going on.
In an effort to help you snack healthily, we’ve found seven clean, healthy snacks sold at Whole Foods that you can enjoy sans guilt. Why are these snacks guilt-free? They all contain less than 200 calories per serving.
Alter Eco Organic Rainbow Heirloom Quinoa (190 calories)
Alter Eco Organic Rainbow Heirloom Quinoa is a nutty, protein-packed royal heirloom quinoa that packs a bright and festive crunch in every nutritional bite. Not only is it just 190 calories per serving, but it’s also now in new packaging made of compostable materials. Quinoa is one of the best complex carbs to help you get in shape for summer, so stock up on this relatively cheap, healthy snack! SRP: $7.49
Amazing Grass Protein Superfood (110 to 190 calories)
Amazing Grass Protein Superfood is an all-in-one nutritional shake that boasts 20 grams of complete, plant-based protein with added greens, fruits, and vegetables. Flavors include Chocolate Peanut Butter, Original, and Pure Vanilla. SRP: $34.99 per 12-15 oz. canister
bare Simply Banana Chips (120 calories)
It really doesn’t get simpler than bare Simply Banana Chips. Made with only one ingredient (ripe bananas), these new fruit chips are baked and not fried. They also contain no added oil or sugar. SRP: $3.99
Enjoy Life Foods Sea Salt Plentils (130 calories)
Now in new packaging, these lentil-based chips contain 40 percent less fat than traditional potato chips. Enjoy Life Foods Sea Salt Plentils are also allergy-friendly. SRP: $3.69
GoodBelly Protein Shakes (130 to 150 calories)
GoodBelly Protein Shakes aren’t your average dairy-based whey protein shake. These multi-functional beverages are packed with 15 grams of plant-based protein and 40 billion live and active probiotic cultures to support digestive health. Flavors include Tropical Coconut, Triple Berry, and Green Power. SRP: $3.49 per 15.2 oz. bottle
Hilary’s Veggie Bites (100 calories)
Hilary's Veggie Bites go from freezer to table in minutes. These bites are a versatile and easy to prepare snack with just 100 calories per serving (one serving is equal to three Veggie Bites). Hilary's Veggie Bites are certified gluten-free, non-GMO verified, certified organic, and free from common allergens including dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, and corn. New flavors include tantalizing varieties such as Broccoli Casserole, Mediterranean, and Spicy Mesquite. SRP: $4.69
Royal Hawaiian Orchards Kona Coffee Banana Macadamia Crunch (150 calories)
Royal Hawaiian Orchards Kona Coffee Banana Macadamia Crunch is a decadent blend of coffee- and banana-flavored macadamia nut clusters that is rich in antioxidants. SRP: $4.99
The accompanying slideshow is provided by The Daily Meal's Dan Myers.