These potato chips are popped―not fried or baked―which gives them an airy, addictive crunch. Lighter and more subtle than traditional crisps, they are made with heart-healthy sunflower and safflower oils.
To buy: $3 for one 3-ounce bag, at supermarkets.
For more nutritious options between meals, see Real Simple’s list of healthy snacks.
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Lesser Evil Veggie Krinkle Sticks
These vegetable-based snacks come in a flavorful mix of potato, corn, spinach, and broccoli and are just salty enough. You won’t have a problem feeling satisfied: One serving includes 40 of the whole-grain sticks.
To buy: $3 for one 5-ounce bag, at supermarkets.
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Michael Season’s Baked Hot Chili Pepper Curls
Habanero peppers and paprika give these gluten-free puffs a fiery kick. One cup has less than half the fat content of regular puffs without sacrificing the delicious real-cheese flavor. You’ll be licking your fingers clean like a kid.
To buy: $3 for one 5.5-ounce bag, at supermarkets.
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Smartfood Honey Multigrain Popcorn Clusters
Reach for these bundles when you have a sweet craving. Made with brown rice syrup, chicory root, popcorn, and honey―and no added fillers―they taste similar to kettle corn, but have 10 percent of a day’s recommended dose of calcium and five grams of dietary fiber per serving.
To buy: $3.50 for five 1-ounce packages, at supermarkets.
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Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips
Part tortilla chip and part cracker, these nutty-tasting goodies―satisfying on their own or with hummus or spinach dip―are packed with wholesome ingredients such as flax seeds and oat fiber.
To buy: $3.30 for one 6-ounce bag, at supermarkets.
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Guiltless Gourmet Chili Lime Tortilla Chips
Tired of standard tortilla chips? Try this all-natural alternative infused with the citrusy zest of lime and spicy heat of chili peppers. The chips are baked, not fried, bringing out the flavors of the stone-ground yellow corn without added cholesterol and calories from fatty oils.
To buy: $2.80 for one 7-ounce bag, at supermarkets.