Our Picks for Nut Snack Packs

Nuts can be a healthy addition to your diet so pick your favorite variety pack without guilt

Almonds can lower cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure when consumed in moderation.Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

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

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

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

Each single-serving pack of Blue Diamond almonds has just 100 calories.Amazon

A handful of these lightly salted almonds has just 40 mg of sodium, so feel free to indulge without the guilt. Each serving has 3 grams of fiber with no trans fat or cholesterol. Almonds are also lauded for lowering blood sugar and blood pressure, which means I should probably be wolfing these down every day.


If you prefer your nuts in bar form, this variety pack from KIND Bars should hit the spot.Amazon

This 12-pack has three varieties of bars - each with 5 grams of sugar or less. For being so healthy, they're remarkably tasty and addictive. Flavors include maple-glazed pecan and sea salt, dark chocolate nuts and sea salt and finally dark chocolate cinnamon pecan. They're also gluten free and kosher so nosh away.