trader joe's is a health food haven. if you're trying to stick to a healthy eating regimen, the store offers a huge array of guilt-free snacking options with loads of benefits. here are five must-try healthy snacks that are sure to become a staple in your household.
Warning: You may never be able to live without these snacks again...
Roasted Seaweed Snack. $0.99
If you haven't tried Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed before, now is the time. These simple, yet delicious seaweed strips are dried and roasted with a touch of oil and sea salt. They are crunchy and light with a hint of a nutty flavor. And I can't forget to mention that each package is 60 calories. Prepare to load up on these packages (don't worry, the price is right) because you're going to find yourself going through them very quickly...
Reduced Guilt Guacamole, $3.49
You will most likely never buy a different kind of guacamole ever again after you give this one a go. TJ's Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole is made with rich, thick low fat Greek yogurt and avocados, making it only 30 calories per serving. It has 50% less fat and 40% fewer calories than traditional guacamole and still has the rich, delicious taste of guacamole that we all know and love.
Inner Peas and Beans, $1.49
This crispy, crunchy snack comes in two different flavors: Inner Pea's and Inner Bean's. The first and main ingredient in each product is the green pea (Inner Peas) and the black bean (Inner Beans). They are baked to a crunchy finish and lightly salted. Each serving delivers five grams of protein and five grams of fiber, with just 130 calories.
Organic Popcorn, $1.99
Organic popcorn is an essential snack in the health foodie's pantry. TJ's Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil is made from organic corn and seasoned with organic extra virgin olive oil and a dusting of natural sea salt. It has zero trans fat, no cholesterol and only 130 calories per serving. It is also a good source of fiber. You may just find yourself sneaking it into the movie theater...
Reap major health benefits with Trader Joe's (delicious) Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter with Flax and Chia Seeds. The peanuts are roasted and ground to a crunch butter, then the flax and chia seeds are mixed in. The addition of nuts and seeds provides 300 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids and is a great source of dietary fiber. So next time you eat more peanut butter than you probably should, (it happens) you won't regret it so much.