When you need a snack, why not grab one with healthy benefits? These 10 faves pack a nutrient punch and taste delicious too.

Give into your afternoon snack craving with these double-duty snacks. They satisfy while providing a punch of nutrients to help you power through the rest of your day. So whether you have a sweet tooth or crave something salty and crunchy, check out our top picks for healthy snacks that won't undo your day.

1. Pomegranate Seeds

pomegranate seeds

OK, technically called arils. Eat 'em like popcorn and get lots of inflammation-fighting polyphenols in every refreshingly tart-sweet handful. Look for them in the ready-to-eat produce section. 72 calories per 1/2 cup

2. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites Chocolate

Hemp Heart Bites

These nuggets made with shelled hemp seeds are the definition of superfood: loaded with protein and iron

(25 percent DV) and heart-healthy fats. Not to mention a crunchy chocolate fix. 230 calories per 10 pieces.

3. Wholly Avocado Minis

Mini Guacamole Cups

Use these 2-oz. mini cups as a guac-a-licious dip to turn dunkable vegetables like baby carrots and mini bell peppers into a satisfying snack. Bonus: heart-friendly mono fats and 2 grams of fiber. 120 calories per 2-oz. mini cup

4. Lifeway Plain Lowfat Kefir

Kefir Milk Smoothie

Fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir pack plenty of gut-friendly probiotics and are great sources of calcium (30 percent DV). Because it's drinkable, kefir is a perfect grab-and-go snack. 110 calories per 8-oz. bottle.

5. Rhythm SuperFoods Kale Chips Original

Kale Chips

Cruciferous, green and leafy, kale ticks so many nutrition boxes, with antioxidants and fiber in spades. These are almost as tasty as homemade and deliver 3 grams of fiber and 25 percent of the DV for vitamin A. 130 calories per 1 oz.

Make your own: How To Make Kale Chips

6. Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas, Bombay Spice

Crunchy Chickpeas

Roasting turns chickpeas crunch-ily snack-worthy. Boasting 5 grams of fiber and 6 of protein, they're made with healthy sunflower and/or canola oil and just a touch of salt (150 mg sodium). 130 calories per ¼ cup

7. Mush Overnight Oats, Apple Crisp Flavor

Mush Overnight Oats

Whole-grain by nature, oats are famously rich in cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. Here, they're snackable hot or cold, softened in almond milk and slightly sweetened with dried cranberries-tastily boosting fiber to 7 grams. 280 calories per 1-cup pod

8. Unsalted Dry-Roasted Peanuts


Just about any nut has superfood cred, but humble peanuts (technically legumes) are often overlooked. They're packed with protein-7 grams-and loaded with heart-friendly monounsaturated fat and phytosterols. 160 calories per 1 oz. (about 1/4 cup shelled)

9. Frozen Edamame Pods


These beans have a whopping 10 grams of plant protein per 1/2 cup-and more fill-you-up fiber than a bran muffin (6 grams). And the pods are just too fun to open and eat! 100 calories per 1/2 cup

10. Egg

Hard-Boiled Egg

D'oh! Of course. Hard-boiled, this is the original portable snack, loaded with 6 grams of protein, lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health, and hard-to-find choline (27 percent DV). 70 calories per large egg