19 Best Packaged Foods for Clean Eating

By: Chris Freytag, CPT // November 16, 2022

Packaged foods can’t be healthy, right? Wrong! Below is a list of our favorite healthy packaged foods that make snacking and mealtimes a breeze.

We pride ourselves on being real at Get Healthy U which means that we know you’re busy and frankly don’t have time to spend even a half-hour on dinner every single night. And while we always advocate for making homemade meals in which you get to control all the ingredients, sometimes that just isn’t possible.

Luckily for those times, there are some great brands out there that complement your clean eating standards. So when convenience becomes the number one priority, you won’t have to sacrifice your health.

Here are our 15 favorite healthy packaged foods we can’t stop putting in our grocery cart every week!


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    Healthy Packaged Foods For Clean Eating

    We’ve divided this list into two sections. The first section includes our favorite pre-packaged snacks and the second section includes brands that have great packaged options for mealtime shortcuts.

    Healthy Packaged Snacks


    A granola bars and cookies without the added garbage? Yes, please! These are gluten free, dairy free and free of most other common allergies. They are also made with a full serving of vegetables and only 7 grames of sugar!

    Shop MadeGood Chocolate Chip Crispy Squares (These are mini- size!)

    Shop MadeGood Cookies and Creme Granola Bars

    Shop Made Good Cookies

    LesserEvil Organic Popcorn

    LesserEvil prides themselves on clean ingredients and we totally appreciate their effort! This Popcorn only has organic popcorn, organic extra virgin coconut oil, and Himalayan pink salt; No random, inflammatory vegetable oils used here! They just came out with more flavors, I can’t wait to try!

    bad of organic popcorn

    Bee Silly Honey Sticks

    Honey made with no artificial ingredients, added sugar, additives. Only 15 calories per stick is a great alternative to processed sugary snacks. Plus natural honey contains a range of compounds that act as antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress in the body by mopping up free radicals.

    organic honey

    Angie’s Boomchickapop

    Everyone loves to snack—us included! So when we get a hankering for something crunchy at the office, we whip out a bag of non-GMO Boomchickapop! Seriously, it’s a daily occurrence and we all have our favorites—namely the Sea Salt made with only three ingredients: popcorn, sunflower oil, sea salt. But hey, that doesn’t mean you won’t ever find a bag of White Chocolate Peppermint in the office cupboard around the holiday.

    A healthy packaged food: Boomchickapop popcorn

    Good & Gather Mixed Nut Butter With Seeds

    If you’ve been following us for a while, you know our love of nut butters is strong. But we try to steer clear of the ones with trans fat and other unnecessary ingredients. This mixed nut butter with seeds not only keeps unwanted ingredients out but it packs all the good stuff in combining almonds, cashews, flaxseeds, pecans, sunflower seeds, and walnut for a major nutrition punch. We love a big scoop of this alongside some apple slices for a healthy snack.

    Good and gather mixed nut butter

    KIND Snacks

    Whether it’s the fruit and nut bars or the popped healthy grains bars, we love all of them. This is also a popular choice at our office for a healthy packaged food.


    Another great snack option, Larabars are made with only real food including fruit and nuts. These decadent bars are perfect for a mid-morning snack.

    A healthy packaged food: Larabars

    The Good Crisp Company

    Founded by a father looking to create a cleaner and gluten-free canister potato chip option that the entire family can enjoy. Well let me tell you, he did it! Good Crisp Chips are really tasty and if you’re someone who misses Pringles, these are going to hit the spot! I love that these are free from artificial flavors, gluten, and GMOs.

    Love Grown Foods Oats and Cereal

    With a mission of making delicious and nutritious foods available to everyone, we are big fans of Love Grown Foods products made with beans, not grains. We know… cereal made with beans?! But trust us, it’s delicious.

    Love Grown Oats

    RX Bars

    Our team of Get Healthy U trainers swear by these whole food bars. They’re made with super simple ingredients all listed on the front of the package, have 12 grams of protein per bar and have a ton of yummy flavor varieties!

    A healthy packaged food: RxBars

    Way Better Snacks

    Way Better Snacks tortilla chips are made with sprouted grains, beans and seeds that boast a whole slew of nutritional benefits: increased digestibility and nutrient absorption along with increased vitamins, mineral and antioxidants!

    And yes, all this from a delicious chip. We love pairing them with our homemade guacamole or hummus—our favorites are the sweet potato and sweet chili.

    Healthy Mealtime Shortcuts

    Maya Kaimal – Organic Indian Everyday Dal

    Maya Kaimal Organic Indian Everyday Dal Red Lentil soup is AMAZING. It’s a staple in our pantry because it only takes 90 seconds to have a warm, “home-cooked” Indian meal! Maya Kaimal makes all her products certified organic, non-GMO, kosher certified and vegan.

    Maya Kaimal - Organic Indian Everyday Dal - Red Lentil

    Siete Mexican Foods

    Upgrade your taco Tuesday with these DELICIOUS Dairy Free, Soy Free, Grain Free, preservative free, non-GMO taco shells, seasonings and chips. If you ask me, these products taste even better than what you would typically serve on taco night and they are defiantly easier to digest. Every new product they come out with is delicious too!

    grain free tacos

    Amy’s Kitchen Soups and Burritos

    While many soups and frozen entrees contain MSG and ingredients we can’t pronounce, Amy’s Kitchen only puts real ingredients in, just like you’d make at home! All Amy’s products are non-GMO and vegetarian. They also have several gluten-free options—oh, and they taste delicious!

    Shop Amy’s Soup

    Related: 55 Healthy and Easy Snacks

    Bob’s Red Mill Grains, Beans, Lentils and Flours

    Flour is typically a pantry staple, but not always a healthy one. However, Bob’s Red Mill really has it all when it comes to healthier options: lentils, dried beans, quinoa, oatmeal, almond meal, spelt, chia seeds, farro, hemp seed, amaranth… you’ll never be without a healthier substitute again! And since grains and flours aren’t really something most people make themselves, finding a packaged food brand you trust is critical.

    Eden Organic Canned Beans

    Canned goods are a staple in every home. But who knew that many canned foods have extra ingredients that just don’t need to be there! We count on Eden Organic to give us just what we want, nothing more.

    Explore Asian Alternative Noodles

    Who doesn’t love pasta? It’s shelf-stable, easy to make and one of the most comforting foods. However, white pasta is lacking on the nutritional front. Luckily, Explore Asian has organic bean pastas that we love having on hand. We’re fans of the black bean and edamame spaghetti in particular but they have several options for healthy packaged foods.

    Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread

    Bread is oftentimes loaded with added sugar and hard-to-pronounce ingredients. But Ezekiel 4:9 bread is different. It’s made with sprouted barley, millet, lentils and more and it’s our go-to when we need to fill our bread craving (find it in the frozen aisle).

    Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice

    This quinoa and brown rice microwavable packet takes just 90 seconds to heat and is a perfect side for chicken and veggies. This is a healthy packaged food we try to always have on hand.

    Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice

    Tasty Bite 1-Minute Madras Lentils

    These are great to keep in the pantry for those times when you haven’t planned anything for dinner. Lentils are high in fiber and protein and the tomato sauce the lentils are covered in is delicious! It takes only a minute in the microwave and we like to use it as a sauce over the Seeds of Change quinoa and brown rice.

    Tasty Bite Madras Lentils

    Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi

    Trader’s Joe’s has so many amazing options from snacks to entrees to desserts, but their sweet potato gnocchi with sage is on another level. Plus, it’s ready in just minutes!

    (Check out our other Trader Joe’s favorites!)

    A healthy packaged food: Trader Joes' Sweet Potato Gnocchi

    *Get Healthy U is not compensated for promoting these products. They truly are just our favorites!

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