These Are The Best Healthy Snacks You Can Get At Trader Joe's

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When people grocery shop for snacks, the criteria tends to involve at least one of these questions: Does this taste good? Is this cheap? And is this healthy? Luckily, when you're shopping at Trader Joe's, you can pretty much always count on the answers to those first two questions to be "yes." And surprisingly, TJ's has lots of healthy snacks to choose from as well.
But while there's much to love about Trader Joe's, at times shopping there can get kind of chaotic, so it's important to go in with a plan. So we found the best healthy snacks that you can buy on your next Trader Joe's run. And because TJ's is always introducing new foods to their shelves, we'll be updating this story with new snacks periodically.
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Seedy Almond Salad Topper

What makes it healthy: A single-serving bag of this sliced almonds, roasted pumpkin seeds, sesame and nigella seed medley contains 14 grams of fat, making it a substantial, filling midday snack or salad topper.

What it tastes like: There's crushed red pepper to season the seeds, so it might be a touch spicy for some people.
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These Peanuts Go On A Date Bars

What makes it healthy: The peanut butter and flaxseed combo provides decent protein and fat for a bar.

What it tastes like: A chewy, sweet, peanut-buttery bar with just a little crunch.
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Gluten Free Norwegian Crispbread

What makes it healthy: Each of these crackers has 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, so they make for a satisfying snack.

What it tastes like: The texture is coarse and seedy, and they taste salty.
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Chocolate Whole Milk

What makes it healthy: You may not have had chocolate milk since you were a kid, but believe it or not, studies suggest that chocolate milk makes for an excellent post-workout drink. The combination of carbs, sugar, and protein help your muscles recover, especially for endurance athletes like runners.

What it tastes like: This chocolate milk is made with fair trade cocoa from Peru, so it's nice and rich.
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Coconut Sesame Seed Clusters

What makes it healthy: Dried coconut is a good source of fiber and iron, and sesame seeds actually contain some protein.

What it tastes like: These slightly sweet and salty crunchy clusters have the same texture as granola. It tastes best sprinkled on yogurt or ice cream.
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Organic Turkey Breast

What makes it healthy: While you may only turn to cold cuts when you're making a sandwich, two slices of turkey breast contain 10 grams of protein, so it makes for a satisfying and simple snack.

What it tastes like: Oven-roasted goodness.
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Organic Fruit And Seed Granola

What makes it healthy: This granola is chock-full of five types of seeds (sunflower, chia, sesame, and hempseed), plus it has has coconut, raisins, and cranberries for added sweetness.

What it tastes like: These slightly-sweet, crunchy clusters taste best with milk or yogurt.
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Ranch Seasoned Crispy Chickpeas

What makes it healthy: Chickpeas are a delicious member of the legume family, which means they're packed with fiber, protein, carbs, B vitamins, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorous.

What it tastes like: Crunchy and fried, with intense ranch dressing flavor.
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3 Seed Beet Crackers

What makes it healthy: These purple chips are made from a combination of black sesame seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, and beet powder, so they're slightly more substantial than most corn tortilla chips.

What it tastes like: On the seedy side, with paprika and onion powder.
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Peanut Butter Protein Granola

What makes it healthy: There's a combination of peanuts and peanut-flavored pea protein in this granola, so you get a total of 11 grams of protein per serving.

What it tastes like: Crunchy and very peanut butter-y.
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Icelandic Style Nonfat Yogurt

What makes it healthy: The main difference between Icelandic yogurt and Greek yogurt is the creaminess. But just like other kinds of yogurt, an eight-ounce serving contains a whopping 22 grams of protein, making it perfect for breakfast on the go.

What it tastes like: Thicker and creamier than Greek yogurt.
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Pistachio Cranberry Bites

What makes it healthy: While pistachios are often written off as a bar snack, they actually contain tons of nutrients, like magnesium and iron, which make them a great post-workout snack.

What it tastes like: Sweet and chewy, with the texture of a granola bar.
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produced by Christina Dun; edited by Christina Dun.
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