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And the Winner Is….Healthy Food Awards

Hey we get it, even with all your good boot camp clean eating intentions, sometimes you just want a processed snack. Hey, chip and pretzel lovers, I am talking to you.  SELF magazine recently ran a super story about the “best” snacks if you are watching your waistline. Check out an adapted section from that article below and cast these hunger-busting bites in a supporting role in your day.

Best Pretzel: Herr’s Whole Grain Pretzel Sticks (110 calories, 1 gram fat per 7 sticks)

Crave something salty? These classic nibbles feature whole grains to keep you full. Testers deemed them “hearty,” “crispy” and “completely satisfying.”

Best Trail Mix: Trader Joe’s Omega Trek Mix With Omega Fortified Cranberries (150 calories, 11 g fat per 1/4 cup)

Crunchy pistachios and particularly plump cranberries scored this mix major points. “You won’t have to pick out your favorite pieces,” one excited tester said. It’s all good!

Best Plain Yogurt: Dannon All Natural Nonfat Yogurt, Plain (110 calories, 0 g fat per 8 ounces)

Culture vultures were pleased with the smooth feel and tart taste in this container. Even more impressive: It boasts immunity-improving probiotics.

Best Flavored Yogurt: Stonyfield Organic Fat Free Lemon (130 calories, 0 g fat per 6 oz)

Panelists praised this velvety variety’s subtle citrus zing. Enjoy a cup as is or layer spoonfuls with berries for a dessert parfait, as one taster suggested.

Best Salsa: Herr’s Chunky Salsa, Mild (10 calories, 0 g fat per 2 tablespoons)

This bold blend enticed eaters with big pieces of juicy, fresh-tasting tomatoes and “the right combination of savory, sweet and heat.” You’ll want to double-dip!

Best Flavored Greek-style Yogurt: Brown Cow 0% Fat Strawberry (130 calories, 0 g fat per 5.3 oz)

If you like the consistency of Greek yogurt but want some sweetness, too, grab a spoon. You’ll find both inside this “fruity,” “creamy” cup.

Best Granola Bar: Cascadian Farm Fruit and Nut Chewy Granola Bars (140 calories, 4 g fat per bar)

“I could eat five of these!” one fan claimed. We recommend having one at a time: The whole almonds inside are especially satiating.

Best Tortilla Chips: Garden of Eatin’ Multigrain With Sea Salt (140 calories, 7 g fat per oz)

Their shape and texture make these flax-fortified chips perfect for dunking in guacamole or a chunky salsa. “Corn chips are my absolute weakness, and these are amazing,” a convert said.

Best String Cheese: Horizon Organic Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella (80 calories, 5 g fat per stick)

We’re not stringing you along! The peelable pick wowed our panel with its natural flavor and toothsome texture: “It would be a terrific postworkout snack.”

Best Plain Greek-style Yogurt: Fage Total 0% (120 calories, 0 g fat per 8 oz)

Tasters found Fage to be thick and creamy without the sourness that some strained styles can have. “I usually add a bit of honey, but this is fabulous without it,” a taster said.

Best Nut: Blue Diamond Almonds, Honey Roasted (160 calories, 13 g fat per oz)

Slightly sweet, slightly salty, slightly—no, make that totally—addictive! Luckily, each serving includes 12 grams of healthy, slimming unsaturated fats, so noshing on these nuts is good for you, too.

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