21 Healthiest Packaged Foods


Why it's a winner: This drink may be packaged for kids, but it's great for all juice drinkers. Although it's always better to get your vitamins from whole fruit, this is a refreshingly light sip. Juices from fruits and veggies, including oranges, butternut squash, and carrots, are combined with water in a portion-controlled 6.75-ounce container, with one-third less sugar than other fruit drinks.

Healthy highlights: 70 calories, 0 g fat, 10% vitamins A and E, 100% vitamin C, 15 g sugar

Try it: Instead of your morning OJ for fewer calories.

Best Milk: Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened Almond Milk

Why it's a winner: This rich and creamy beverage is gaining popularity not only for its taste but also its nutrition. With fewer calories than fat-free milk, you can get 20% of your calcium and 50% of your recommended intake of vitamin E.

Healthy highlights: 40 calories, 3 g fat, 25 percent vitamin D, 20 percent calcium

Try it: In your cereal, mix it in your coffee, or use it to make creamy, low-cal smoothies.

Best Tea: Numi Organic Tea NUMI Jasmine Green Tea – Monkey King

Why it's a winner: Green tea is full of antioxidants and has powerful disease-fighting capabilities. Unfortunately, the taste can be a little, well, boring. But this jasmine-flavored caffeinated tea was a hit with our tasters. "The jasmine flavor was floral but not overpowering—smooth and soothing," said one.

Healthy highlights: 0 calories, 0 g fat. Green tea has been shown to lower cholesterol, boost metabolism, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Try it: Sip it as an alternative to coffee or blend it into a smoothie


Ice Cream: Talenti Gelato Argentine Dulce de Leche

Why it's a winner: Sure, you don't want to eat the whole carton, and according to one taster, you don't have to. "It satisfies my sweet tooth in two bites," she said. This all-natural ice cream is made with milk that's free of hormones and real Argentine dulce de leche, luxurious flavors that make it worth the splurge.

Healthy highlights: 180 calories, 8 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 15 percent calcium

Try it: Have one scoop to squash a sugar craving.

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