What do you look for when you grab a snack? If you want something satisfying, healthy and energizing, you're not alone. In a recent snack industry report, more than 60 percent of participants said they want food that is filling and nutritious. And, if you're like us, you also crave something delicious. A panel of ALL YOU editors tested 127 pick-me-ups. Here is our list of the 33 best.
Sometimes you need more than a bag of chips or an energy bar--but you're not quite ready for a full-on lunch or dinner. Grab one of these to quiet between-meal hunger pangs.
• Minute Rice Ready to Serve black beans and rice. Pop a cup into the microwave and before you know it you'll be enjoying a generous portion of hearty rice and beans. Keep hot sauce handy to shake on, if you like.
$1.85 for 2 9.3-oz. cups; at supermarkets
• Annie's Real Aged Cheddar macaroni and cheese. For those days when you need comfort food, stat--you're just two microwave minutes away from a bowl of creamy goodness, made with organic pasta.
$2 for a 2-oz. cup; at supermarkets