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I’m sure many of you can relate to running into CVS for a quick purchase and leaving with a bag of peanut M&Ms or canister of dark chocolate covered cashews. Well, ok, maybe that’s just me, but I’m sure you guys have experienced a similar situation when you’re on-the-go and in need of a snack.
If you haven’t noticed already, the checkout area at your local CVS looks quite a bit different nowadays. Instead of the typical sugary candy bars, you have your pick of healthy snacks, including roasted chickpeas, turkey jerky, marinated olives, and more! In fact, nearly half of the foods found in CVS stores are “better-for-you” options.
I’m sure we can all agree that healthy snacking and eating right is important to our overall wellness, so I love that CVS continues to curate a selection of awesome, better-for-you brands that make eating on-the-go convenient and affordable. It’s important to me (and my family) that we can quickly and easily find CVS healthy foods. (Please note my tiny photography assistant below.)
Nowadays, you’ll find more than 250 fresh, refrigerated, and non-perishable healthy foods and beverages inside a CVS store, including more than 175 organic items. Hey, I’m impressed! 🙂 That said, read on for 17 healthy (and awesome) snacks, including 8 of my personal favorites that you can final at your local CVS!
Photo credit (above): Quinn Haupert
Dark Chocolate Almond Perfect Bar – These babies taste just like chocolate chip cookie dough – perfect if you’re craving something sweet. I also love that they’re a balanced snack with a healthy amount of protein, carbs, and fat. They’re a little high in sugar, but, hey, they’re basically dessert in bar form.
Calories 310 (per bar), protein 12g, carbs 23g, fat 18g, fiber 4g, sugars 17g
Gold Emblem Abound Mango Coconut Nut, Grain and Rice Bites
Another tasty treat if you’re craving something sweet – maybe you’re not a chocolate fan? These rice bites are made from wholesome ingredients and have just 120 calories per serving, so if you want just a “bite” of something, this is the perfect snack. The flavor is subtle, but tropical, so if you like mango and coconut, you will love these!
Calories (per serving) 120, protein 3g, carbs 18g, fat 5g, fiber 0g, sugars 6g
KRAVE Basil Citrus Turkey Jerky
If you’re craving a boost of protein, look no further. KRAVE Basil Citrus Turkey Jerky will satisfy your mind, body, and soul. Ha! Seriously, if you’re hungry and want something tasty and filling, grab a bag of KRAVE jerky. The flavors are awesome and, with 10 grams of protein per serving, it’ll definitely take the edge off your hunger.
Calories (per serving) 90, protein 10g, carbs 10g, fat 0.5g, fiber 0g, sugars 9g
Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips
If I’m feeling munch-y, these kale chips are the perfect snack to keep my mouth busy. They’re well-balanced (macro-wise), made with minimal ingredients, and you get some serious volume for not a lot of calories. And, bonus, they’re a nutritious snacking option with Vitamin A (38%), Vitamin C (9%), Calcium (8%), and Iron 8%.
Calories (per serving) 150, protein 6g, carbs 12g, fat 8g, fiber 4g, sugars 3g
Graze Veggie Protein Power
I love this Graze Veggie Protein Power when I’m in the mood for a salty snack that will fill me up. Made with edamame beans, spicy chickpeas, and black pepper cashews, it’s a both a good source of satisfying protein and fat. I also just love the crunch!
Calories (per serving) 150, protein 7g, carbs 10g, fat 9g, fiber 2g, sugars 1g
Gold Emblem Abound Barbecue Quinoa Chia Chips
These good-for-you barbecue chips are made from superfoods quinoa and chia, so they’re a fun way to sneak in some extra nutrition into your diet. The barbecue flavor is spot on, so it doesn’t taste like you’re eating “healthy” chips at all. They totally hit the spot when you just want chips!
Calories (per serving) 130, protein 2g, carbs 16g, fat 6g, fiber 1g, sugars 2g
Moon Cheddar Cheese
Moon Cheddar Cheese is definitely a family favorite! Every time I buy a bag, it’s gone in practically a matter of minutes. These little bites of cheese are perfect for when the craving hits. And, bonus, you get a little extra protein into your diet. Moon Cheddar Cheese is, for sure, a favorite snack!
Calories (per serving) 70, protein 5g, carbs 1g, fat 5g, fiber 0g, sugars 0g
Harvest Snaps Caesar Snapea Crisps
Oh, how I love these Harvest Snaps Caesar Snapea Crisps. They just have the best flavor and texture – I could seriously eat the whole bag! Made from green peas, they’re a deliciously balanced snack and a good source of fiber. These Sneapea Crisps are the best crunchy snack and the Caesar flavor is to die for!
Calories (per serving) 120, protein 5g, carbs 16g, fat 5g, fiber 3g, sugars 1g
And here’s even more healthy snacks that you can find at CVS:
- EPIC Bison Bars – made from 100% grass fed bison, a nutrient dense snack
- That’s It. Bars – a two-ingredient snack bar made with fruit and fruit
- Go Raw Bars – nutritious raw sprouted pumpkin seed snack bars
- Alo Exposed Original – organic aloe vera juice and pulp with a splash of real fruit juices.
- Karma Probiotics – supports digestive and immune health with 2 Billion Cultures protected in the patented KarmaCap until you release the contents.
- Bai drinks – made with antioxidant-infused coffeefruit
- Biena Chickpeas – packed with protein and fiber to keep you energized, naturally gluten -ree and non-gmo verified
- Oloves – natural green pitted olives, easy to open sachets for on-the-go
- Superseedz – gourmet pumpkin seed snack, seasoned with 100% pure maple sugar and unrefined sea salt.
Question of the Day
Do you live near a CVS? What’s your favorite healthy on-the-go snack?