125 Best Packaged Foods for Women

With food prices rising faster than a Lil' Wayne single and empty phrases like "all natural" and "lower in fat" slapped on labels for everything from frozen hash browns to ready-to-eat cheesecake filling, shopping smart is only getting harder.

That's why Women's Health sent a posse of food gurus -- Women's Health nutrition and weight-loss experts Lisa Drayer and Keri Glassman, along with registered dietitians Karen Ansel and Maureen Callahan -- on a four-month mission to prowl supermarket aisles for the best packaged products a girl can buy.

Use this holy grail of a grocery list to toss together speedy, low-cost meals that satisfy cravings, help prevent heart disease and cancer, build muscle and bone, and help you stay on friendly terms with the bathroom scale.

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Drinks -- Make Every Drop Count

1. Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice with Calcium & Vitamin D -- Dairy dissers can get what they need from this sweet OJ. Per 8 oz: 110 cal, 0 g fat, 0 mg sodium, 26 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein

Builds bone, high in calcium

Fights cancer, high in antioxidants or other cancer preventing agents

Fights heart disease, low in saturated fat and/or high in fiber

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2. Steaz Diet Organic Beverage -- Get your fizz fix without all the sugar by guzzling this bubbly green-tea beverage. Per 8 oz (raspberry flavor): 40 cal, 0 g fat, 10 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein

Promotes weight loss, low in calories and/or high in fiber

3. Tazo Organic Chai -- A calorie-free sweet and spicy elixir loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants. Per 8 oz: 0 cal, 0 g fat, 0 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein

Fights cancer, high in antioxidants or other cancer preventing agents

Fights heart disease, low in saturated fat and/or high in fiber

Promotes weight loss, low in calories and/or high in fiber

4. Honest Tea Organic Peach White Tea -- Fruit purée and a hint of sugar turn tea into a treat for just 85 calories a bottle. Per 8 oz: 40 cal, 0 g fat, 5 mg sodium, 10 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein

Fights cancer, high in antioxidants or other cancer preventing agents

Fights heart disease, low in saturated fat and/or high in fiber

Promotes weight loss, low in calories and/or high in fiber

5. Carnation Instant Breakfast Complete Nutritional Drink (No Sugar Added) -- A vanilla milkshake minus the fat and calories plus calcium and fiber. Per packet (with 1 cup nonfat milk): 150 cal, 0 g fat, 70 mg sodium, 12 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein

Builds bone, high in calcium

Build muscle, high in protein

Promotes weight loss, low in calories and/or high in fiber

6. South Beach Living On the Go Tide Me Over (Natural Strawberry Banana) -- A protein- and fiber-filled mix with enough pow to tame a greedy tummy between meals. Per packet: 30 cal, 0 g fat, 20 mg sodium, 6 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein

Promotes weight loss, low in calories and/or high in fiber

7. Swiss Miss Marshmallow Lovers Fat Free Cocoa with Calcium -- Hot chocolate with nearly as much calcium as a glass of milk. Per package: 70 cal, 0 g fat, 180 mg sodium, 13 g carbs, <1 g fiber, 3 g protein

Builds bone, high in calcium

8. V8 Low Sodium 100% Vegetable Juice -- Mix with a splash of vodka for a healthier Bloody Mary. Per 8 oz: 50 cal, 0 g fat, 140 mg sodium, 10 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein

Fights cancer, high in antioxidants or other cancer preventing agents

Fights heart disease, low in saturated fat and/or high in fiber

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