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Jica Chips

JicaChips are a healthier take on the traditional potato chip, as they are baked instead of fried, boast 5 grams of fiber per serving, and use minimal amounts of added oil. Plus, these baked chips are made from jicama, a non-starchy root vegetable filled with antioxidants and important micronutrients, including vitamin C, iron and magnesium. Did I mention they come in single serving, 100-calorie bags, too? (This packaged snack also made it onto another food pro's list of popped and puffed foods.)

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Alouette Le Petite Fromage

Cheese is something most people see as an indulgence they struggle to portion-control. But this spreadable cheese from Alouette helps take the guesswork out of portions with individually-wrapped cheeses in a variety of flavors. With a super-simple ingredient list, this real cheese spread has nothing to hide, and since they're blended with yogurt, each portion is only 40 calories and 3 grams of fat. (Pst, full-fat cheese is totally fine for your heart health, btw.)

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Applegate Chicken Sausage

Sausage and other cured meats are not usually found on healthy food lists, but without nitrates or nitrites, along with using antibiotic-free and humanely raised chickens, Applegate chicken sausages make my list. Beyond the stricter manufacturing standards, this chicken sausage also keeps calories in check at around 150 per serving. Plus, the ingredient list includes little more than chicken and spices. These dinner sausages are perfect for adding to a stir-fry or grilling alongside vegetables for an al fresco meal. Flavors like spinach and feta and fire-roasted red pepper mean for versatile dinners everyone will love.

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Tasty Bite Channa Masala

This vegan, heat-and-eat meal is perfect for busy nights, which is basically any night. With 6 grams of plant-based protein, 5 grams of fiber, and 170 calories per serving, this at-home channa masala (a traditional vegetation Indian dish) is great for pouring over cauliflower rice for a balanced and filling meal. The ingredient list is as simple as it gets with only tomatoes, onions, chickpeas, water, oil, and spices. The sauce is flavorful with a mild spiciness, and without any added sugars in sight, this meal checks all the dietitian-approved boxes.

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Nature's Path Smart Bran Cereal

While cold breakfast cereals can be filled with sugar, calories, and fast-digesting carbs, this is the exception. One half-cup serving of Nature's Path Smart Bran cereal provides 80 calories and 13 grams of fiber—about half the daily recommended amount for women. This ingredient list includes a blend of high fiber ingredients, like wheat bran, oat bran, and psyllium husk. Combine a serving of this high-fiber food with a serving of fruit and a protein, like Greek yogurt, to stay full all morning. (More: The Healthiest Cereal Choices to Help You Live Longer)

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