Oct. 15, 2010 -- The average supermarket carries 46,852 items. To save you time (and keep you from lapsing into a nutrition-label-reading coma) our team of experts plowed through the aisles and found the ultimate good-for-you items for staying slim, fighting disease, and enjoying every morsel you put into your mouth!
The following treats come recommended by our expert panel of nutritionists: Karen Ansel, R.D., Maureen Callahan, R.D., Lisa Drayer, R.D., and Kerry Neville, R.D.
Sweets and Treats: Stress-Free Decadence
1) Skinny Cow Low-Fat Ice Cream Cups -- Strawberry Cheesecake
Real cheesecake flavor with sweet strawberry swirls in a nice-sized cup!
Per container: 150 cal, 1 g fat (0.5 g sat), 32 g carbs, 65 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein
2) Blue Bunny All-Natural Frozen Yogurt -- Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate
Creamy and indulgent (like ice cream!) with chunks of cherries and chocolate. Digestion-helping probiotics are the bonus.
Per 1/2 cup: 120 cal, 3 g fat (1.5 g sat), 21 g carbs, 50 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein
3) Smart Ones Peanut Butter Cup Sundae
No need to hit the ice-cream parlor: This yummy dessert is topped with thick fudge sauce and mini peanut butter cups.
Per dessert: 170 cal, 5 g fat (2.5 g sat), 28 g carbs, 90 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein
4) Haagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet
An amazing sorbet made with mango puree and lemon, carrot, and pumpkin juices, served up in a portion-controlled cup.
Per container: 140 cal, 0 g fat (0 g sat), 34 g carbs, 0 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein
5) Weight Watchers Strawberry Smoothie Low Fat Frozen Yogurt Bars
A strawberry smoothie on a stick for only 60 calories? Yup. So go ahead--enjoy two.
Per bar: 60 cal, 1 g fat (1 g sat), 12 g carbs, 25 mg sodium, <1 g fiber, 1 g protein
6) Barbara's Bakery Snackimals -- Chocolate Chip
These crunchy, all-natural, partially organic chocolate-chip animal crackers are so good you'd steal them from a kid.
Per 10 cookies: 120 cal, 4 g fat (0 g sat), 19 g carbs, 80 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein
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Generously sized and delicious, these heart-healthy cookies are made with whole-grain rolled oats, dried cranberries, pecans, honey, and pineapple, pear, and peach juices.
Per cookie: 130 cal, 6 g fat (0.5 g sat), 20 g carbs, 105 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein
8) Jell-O Mousse Temptations -- Dark Chocolate Decadence
For all the mousse lovers out there, this fluffy, airy, and (best part!) easily portable delight contains only 60 calories and 2.5 grams of fat.
Per container: 60 cal, 2.5 g fat (1.5gsat), 10 g carbs, 100 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein
9) Barry's Bakery French Twists -- Chocolate Chip
Crunchy, sweet cinnamon puffed pastry that's easy on the scale and light on artery-clogging fat.
Per 2 twists: 60 cal, 2 g fat (0.5 g sat), 9 g carbs, 25 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein
10) Surf Sweets Jelly Beans
Soothe your sweet tooth with ease: These jelly beans are made with organic fruit juice (no corn syrup here!) and zero artificial colors or flavors.
Per bag: 90 cal, 0 g fat (0 g sat), 22 g carbs, 15 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein
For the entire list of the 125 best packaged foods for women, visit the Women's Health website here.
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