It’s very easy to believe that heading to a traditional big-box retailer such as Walmart is not great for maintaining a normal diet. After all, they are known for cheap deals and not for providing a healthier option. If it has been a while since you have wandered in, you will be pleased to learn that retailers took many initiatives to keep healthy food over time, such as launching a range of organic foods and shifting the focus to more plant-based foods.
Eating Healthy Should Still Be Delicious
Here is a list of foods worth choosing if you require a healthy time-saving snack or meal that is budget-friendly:
Lean Italian-Style Pasta with Sausage
If you are looking for a microwavable lunch choice, this Italian-style pasta will be a great solution, but you have to read those labels. The pasta dish was one of the most reliable options found in the frozen aisle—470 mg of sodium, 290 calories, and around 20 percent of the daily suggested carb intake.
White Cheddar Flavored Popcorn
This one is an air-popped snack and is a low-cost, great alternative to famous brands such as Smartfood. Around four cups worth of the popcorn will give 130 calories and simply 250mg of sodium, surely for your snack break.
You can make a 15oz can of the cooked garbanzo beans into a spread or use it as a swift addition to meals such as hearty stews or salads. Great Value’s product is almost 50% cheaper than the Whole Foods brand.
Zesty Herb Salmon With Vegetables
A bit costly option, part of Sam’s Choice line of stocks, the meal kit can easily serve two and would be ready to eat in very little time. Every serving has just 3g of saturated fat and contains 180 calories, but do not eat the whole kit yourself as there is a whopping 2,600mg sodium in the kit.
The last manageable frozen meal in the lineup, the chicken dish, is a single quick meal. It costs 3g added sugar, 390 calories, and 610mg sodium.
Sweet & Salty Almond Granola Bars
Every pack consists of six bars having a total of 140mg sodium and 170 calories. Eat one, though—the 10g of sugar will spiral out of control when you are hungry for a complete breakfast spread.
Lean Roasted Turkey and Vegetables
The most healthy option in the Great Value’s line is 430 mg of sodium, 18g of carbs, and 170 calories in total. It is surely an impressive nutrition label for an affordable frozen feast.
“Made from non-GMO corn, vegan, and gluten-free,” the snack will fit a variety of diets. LesserEvil uses Himalayan sea salt and coconut oil, where different brands use additives and iffy oils in the popcorn. Also, it has fiber, which makes it a filling snack choice.
Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains and Seeds Organic Bread
This bread has 22 grams of whole grains, along with 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.
Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower
This one is made entirely with pure vegetables, is gluten-free, and has almost 85% fewer calories than rice, making these a great choice. And as it is ready to serve riced cauliflower, it only needs to be microwaved, and it will make it that much easier to pull up the veggie intake.
Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
This is an excellent purchase for people with a sweet tooth; the 48oz vanilla froyo tub only has 40 calories for a full cup’s worth. But, as always, balance is key—every course will cost 15g sugar. Therefore, you don’t have to feel like the low-calorie count excuses any binge.
Whisps Cheese Crisps
These cheese crips serve as a solid replacement for other chips. It contains 100% authentic cheese and has 3 grams net carbs and 10 grams of protein per serving. It is a great source of calcium and can easily become anyone’s new favorite snack.
As compared to all the nuts, pistachios are the lowest-fat snack nut, lowest-calorie, and they offer more nuts than most—around 49 pistachios per serving. Wonderful Pistachios are a great source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, a nutrients trio helping keep you full.
The best part about these healthy items from Walmart is that they are more likely to be affordable. Next time you pass by your local Walmart, stop in and check out some of these healthy items to add to your grocery list.