The days of shelling your own peanuts at the circus and wolfing them down along with cotton candy are long gone. Today, nut growers are focused on enhancing their products natural flavors without adding any ingredients that would detract from their health benefits. To that end, single-serving bags of nuts are a popular item to throw into lunch boxes and briefcases for a midday snack. Here are four varieties of nut snack packs we recommend.

Planters Nuts Variety Pack

Planters Nuts Variety Pack
Choose from salted cashews, salted peanuts and honey-roasted peanuts from Planters.Amazon

How can you resist Mr. Peanut? A grade-schooler in Virginia named Antonio Gentile submitted a cartoon of the original Mr. Peanut in 1916 as part of a contest to develop the brand's icon and won $5 for having the winning design. This box of 24 snack-size bags are cholesterol and trans-fat free.

Wonderful Pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios
This 24-pack includes 1 ½ ounce individual serving bags of both roasted and salted pistachios.Amazon

Wonderful grows their nuts on 75,000 acres in California's San Joaquin Valley, where the warm days and cool nights create the ideal soil. An energy-dense food, pistachios are high in protein and low in fat so they're a great treat for those trying to incorporate nuts into a healthier diet.

Blue Diamond Almonds

Blue Diamond Almonds Roasted Salted Almonds
These single-serving bags of almonds are shell free and processed in a peanut-free facility.Amazon

Almonds are also lauded for lowering blood sugar and blood pressure, which means I should probably be wolfing these down every day.

KIND Bars

KIND Bars Almond Sea Salt Dark Chocolate
Each serving hast just 5 grams of sugar per 40 gram bar.Amazon

For being so healthy, KIND bars remarkably tasty and addictive. There are a variety of flavors to pick from but we prefer the sea salt and dark chocolate one. They're also gluten free and kosher so nosh away.

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