25 Healthy Pantry Staples and Snacks You Can Only Buy on Amazon

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Amazon is rife with so many snacks and staples that can help lighten your load at the physical grocery store.
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If you're looking to save on healthy kitchen staple ingredients, look no further than… Amazon? Yup, that's right.

Though you might not have considered the mega-site a place to get snacky, the retailer's in-house grocery lines offer basic pantry, fridge and freezer staples at incredible prices.

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And in our current state, with crowded grocery stores and one-way lanes, there's no better time to try it. "Online shopping can reduce how often you need to leave the house and offer more accessibility to items that stores are sometimes out of these days," says nutrition expert Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, author of Belly Fat for Dummies.

Shopping Amazon's in-house brands, she notes, is an easy way to ensure you're always stocked up on healthy staples — so you can keep eating well without having to worry about the logistics of going to the store.

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As for what to buy? Amazon's brands really shine when it comes to basic ingredients. Though there are a few noteworthy exceptions, most of the packaged offerings aren't particularly wholesome or creative in the flavor department.

The staples you'll use for making your own meals and snacks, however, are absolute steals: the prices are just so good. Here, shop the 25 best foods on Amazon.

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1. AmazonFresh Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil

You'll never be upset to have olive oil on hand.
  • Nutrition per serving: 120 calories, 14 grams fat (2 grams saturated fat), 0 milligrams sodium, 0 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 0 grams protein

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Swapping plant fats like olive oil for saturated fats can help improve your cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation, says Palinski-Wade. And with this kind of price tag, you can afford to use the EVOO in pretty much everything.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $17.99 for 68 ounces

2. Happy Belly Almond Butter

Creamy almond butter is a breakfast hero.
  • Nutrition per serving: 190 calories, 16 grams fat (1 gram saturated fat), 0 milligrams sodium, 7 grams carbohydrates (4 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 7 grams protein

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Spread it on toast, swirl it into oatmeal or use it as a dip for fruit — almond butter's uses stretch as far as your imagination. The spread provides "a great way to boost your intake of healthy fats and protein," says Palinski-Wade. "And this brand offers all the benefits without any added sugars or sodium."

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $9.89 for 28 ounces

3. Happy Belly Chai Tea Latte Pods

With these tasty chai latte pods, K-cup enthusiasts have yet another reason to brag.
  • Nutrition per serving: 70 calories, 3 grams fat (2.5 grams saturated fat), 110 milligrams sodium, 10 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar, 5 grams added sugar), 1 gram protein

Miss your mid-day latte? No worries. These pods, designed to be compatible with K-cup brewers, are just as yummy as the store-brewed version. Better yet, they're lower in sugar than their coffee-shop counterpart.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $13.06 for 24 pods

4. AmazonFresh Berry, Grape and Pineapple Mix

Fresh-cut fruit is already so convenient. The fact that you can have it delivered to your doorstep? A serious win.
  • Nutrition per serving: 70 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 0 milligrams sodium, 18 grams carbohydrates (2 grams fiber, 14 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 1 gram protein

Surprise: You can get fresh-cut fruit on Amazon delivered right to your doorstep. And it's a good idea to do so. "Keeping fresh fruit on hand is a great way to ensure your daily produce goals. Plus, it naturally satisfies sweet cravings while delivering fiber and antioxidants," says Palinski-Wade.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $2.99 for 10 ounces

5. Happy Belly Toasted Oats Cereal

Some cereals are so packed with sugar that they induce post-breakfast sleepiness. This is just not the case with Happy Belly Toasted Oats.
  • Nutrition per serving: 160 calories, 2 grams fat (0.5 grams saturated fat), 230 milligrams sodium, 31 grams carbohydrates (3 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 2 grams added sugar), 4 grams protein

These O's, which are low in added sugar and high in fiber, aren't just good for quick breakfasts or snacks. "You can use them to make whole grain trail mix too," Palinski-Wade says.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $3.05 for 12 ounces

6. Solimo Green Tea

Green tea is an especially good option for when that craving for a second cup of coffee sets in.
  • Nutrition per serving: 0 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 0 milligrams sodium, 0 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 0 grams protein

Hot or iced, the grassy sipper is a good hydration option without any added calories or sugar — and this big box will last you a while. More to love? "Green tea contains the compound EGCG, which may boost metabolism and offer protective benefits to the heart," Palinski-Wade notes.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $2.68 for 40 tea bags

7. Happy Belly Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

This low-sugar balsamic vinaigrette dressing is a great option for lunches that have to be made quickly.
  • Nutrition per serving: 90 calories, 9 grams fat (1 grams saturated fat), 280 milligrams sodium, 3 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 1 gram added sugar), 0 grams protein

In a perfect world, you'd make homemade salad dressing every time. But when real life gets in the way, this zesty, low-sugar option is good to have on hand.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $1.80 for 16 ounces

8. Wickedly Prime Dill Mustard

Consider this dill mustard a super smart way to add a punchy flavor to sandwiches, salads and so much more.
  • Nutrition per serving: 15 calories, 1 gram fat (0 grams saturated fat), 45 milligrams sodium, <1 gram carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 0 grams protein

Mustard offers a low-calorie path to flavor town. This lemon-infused dill mustard packs an extra punch and pairs well with both sandwiches and seafood. You won't be able to get enough, so good thing it comes in a six-pack.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $17.99 for six bottles

9. Happy Belly California Walnut Halves and Pieces

It can be tough to find walnuts at an affordable price, but Amazon pulls it off!
  • Nutrition per serving: 180 calories, 18 grams fat (1.5 grams saturated fat), 0 milligrams sodium, 4 grams carbohydrates (2 grams fiber, <1 gram sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 4 grams protein

Sprinkle them onto a salad, stir them into yogurt or chop them up and use as a buttery coating for chicken or fish. "Walnuts are rich in healthy unsaturated fats. Adding a regular handful to your diet can help promote heart health — and even benefit your brain," says Palinski-Wade.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $15.98 for 40 ounces

10. AmazonFresh Exclusive First Harvest Pure Vermont Maple Syrup

Not just for pancakes, this maple syrup can add a lot of artificial-free flavor to sauces, dressings, dips and more.
  • Nutrition per serving: 110 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 5 milligrams sodium, 27 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 24 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 0 grams protein

While it's smart to limit your intake of added sugars, maple syrup is one of those sweeteners where just a little bit goes a long way. In addition to its unique, cozy flavor, it serves up small amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that you won't find in white sugar or processed pancake syrups, Palinski-Wade explains.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $12.99 for 12.7 ounces

11. Happy Belly Organic Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is often the secret ingredient in lavish vegan desserts.
  • Nutrition per serving: 130 calories, 14 grams fat (13 grams saturated fat), 0 milligrams sodium, 0 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 0 grams protein

Keep this coconut oil on hand for high-heat cooking like when you're making stir-fries. "It has a higher smoke point than other plant oils," Palinski-Wade says, meaning it won't burn off in recipes that call for high-heat cooking. And since the jar's so big, you can afford to scoop some up to use on your skin, too.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $17 for 54 ounces

12. Happy Belly Crushed Tomatoes

A can of crushed tomatoes is a kitchen pantry must.
  • Nutrition per serving: 20 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 140 milligrams sodium, 4 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 3 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 1 gram protein

Hate lugging canned crushed tomatoes back from the grocery store? Us too. Buy them on Amazon and you'll reap all the tasty benefits without the heavy lifting. "They have lycopene and vitamin C, which can be beneficial for heart health," Palinski-Wade says. "And this variety has less sodium than some competitor canned tomatoes."

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $1.59 for 28 ounces

13. Happy Belly Unsweetened Applesauce Cups

Swap oil for this unsweetened applesauce for baked goods lower in fat.
  • Nutrition per serving: 60 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 5 milligrams sodium, 15 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 11 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 0 grams protein

This apple sauce provides an easy, portable way to sneak extra fruit into your diet — and unlike the fresh stuff, it'll last in the cupboard for ages. Also good: The fact that it has zero added sugar, says Palinski-Wade.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $1.80 for 6 cups

14. Happy Belly Mixed Vegetables

For those days where you haven't eaten enough greens, frozen veggies come to the rescue.
  • Nutrition per serving: 60 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 10 milligrams sodium, 11 grams carbohydrates (3 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 2 grams protein

Make room in your freezer for these affordable veggie bags. "Stocking up on frozen vegetables with no added sodium is a great way to ensure you always have veggies on-hand and ready to eat," says Palinski-Wade. And at this price, you can buy a bunch of bags.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $0.87 for 12 ounces

15. Happy Belly Thin Wheat Crackers

Pair these texture-forward crackers with cheese slices, nut butter or really anything that tickles your fancy.
  • Nutrition per serving: 140 calories, 5 grams fat (1 gram saturated fat), 230 milligrams sodium, 22 grams carbohydrates (3 gram fiber, 4 grams sugar, 4 grams added sugar), 2 grams protein

Crispy and nutty, these fiber-filled crackers are nice to have on hand for snacking plain or eating with soup. They're relatively low in sodium and added sugar, too.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $1.41 for 9.1 ounces

16. Happy Belly Chopped Frozen Onions

The smell of onions carmelizing on the stovetop is the ultimate comfort. With this frozen bag, you've got the ultimate convenience, too.
  • Nutrition per serving: 30 calories, 0 grams fat (5 grams saturated fat), 10 milligrams sodium, 6 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 3 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 1 gram protein

Buying chopped frozen onions might seem odd at first, but it's actually a brilliant move, says Palinski-Wade. You can add them to everything from soups, stir-fries, casseroles and omelets without having to spend any time peeling or chopping.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $1.41 for 12 ounces

17. Solimo Coconut Water

When water just won't cut it, quench your thirst with electrolyte-packed coconut water.
  • Nutrition per serving: 60 calories, 0 grams fat (5 grams saturated fat), 110 milligrams sodium, 18 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 13 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 1 gram protein

Unsweetened coconut water is low in calories, free of added sugar and rich in mineral electrolytes like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. So it can be a fun alternative to plain old H2O, especially post-workout.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $30.95 for a 24-pack

18. Happy Belly Pumpkin Pie Spice

Is it really cold outside if you don't have pumpkin pie spice ready to flavor just about everything?
  • Nutrition per serving: 0 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 0 milligrams sodium, 0 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 0 grams protein

'Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything. This blend boasts a just-right balance of spices like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves, with an extra kick from surprise add-ins like coriander and caraway.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $3.49 for 3 ounces

19. Wickedly Prime Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks

These crunchy seaweed sheets will quell any salty craving without the bloat that potato chips so often lead to.
  • Nutrition per serving: 25 calories, 2 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 50 milligrams sodium, 2 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 0 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 1 gram protein

When you're in the mood for a bag of chips, go for these instead. "Seaweed snacks are a crunchy, low-calorie snack that deliver a boost of fiber and antioxidants. And these are lower in sodium than many other brands," Palinski-Wade says.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $16.99 for a 24-pack

20. Wickedly Prime Fiery Mango Organic Sprouted Trail Mix

This delicious trail mix quells those midday cravings.
  • Nutrition per serving: 120 calories, 7 grams fat (1 gram saturated fat), 25 milligrams sodium, 14 grams carbohydrates (2 grams fiber, 9 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 4 grams protein

Just thinking about sweet and spicy flavor combination of the dried mangoes and habanero pepper could make your mouth water. And unlike many trail mixes, this one is free of sugary add-ins like chocolate candies or yogurt-covered pretzels.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $11.81 for 10.5 ounces

21. Happy Belly Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt

Sub this yogurt in for mayo in your tuna salads or use it in place of sour cream on taco night.
  • Nutrition per serving: 100 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 60 milligrams sodium, 7 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 6 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 17 grams protein

Amazon's Greek yogurt costs a fraction of what you'd pay for many premium brands — but it delivers all the same goodness. "Eat it alone for breakfast or a snack, or use it in place of mayo or sour cream to boost the calcium and protein content of your favorite recipes," says Palinski-Wade.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $3.49 for 32 ounces

22. Happy Belly Black Beans

A can of black beans is often all you need to elevate a subpar dish into a protein-packed one.
  • Nutrition per serving: 120 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 130 milligrams sodium, 22 grams carbohydrates (9 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 8 grams protein

"With their protein, fiber and iron, I highly recommend keeping cans of beans in stock for meals anytime," Palinski-Wade says. And since they've become a bit more scarce at the stores lately, ordering from Amazon is a good bet.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $0.71 for 15 ounces

23. Happy Belly Jerk Seasoning

This flavorful seasoning may very well become your new favorite.
  • Nutrition per serving: 5 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 75 milligrams sodium, 1 gram carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 1 gram added sugar), 0 grams protein

This sweet-spicy seasoning blend is an easy way to add flavor to chicken, fish or pork for practically zero calories, making it a yummy win in any kitchen.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $3.15 for 2.8 ounces

24. Happy Belly Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth

For sick days or regular days when you could use a little bit of comfort, low-sodium chicken broth is the choice.
  • Nutrition per serving: 10 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 570 milligrams sodium, 1 gram carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 2 grams protein

Chicken broth is another one of those bulky, heavy ingredients that's annoying to lug home — but essential to always have on hand. "It's a must-have for soups and stews," Palinski-Wade says. "Just be sure to pick low-sodium varieties, like this one."

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $1.70 for 32 ounces

25. Happy Belly Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

A single serving size equates to two of these very fine cookies.
  • Nutrition per serving: 140 calories, 6 grams fat (2.5 grams saturated fat), 115 milligrams sodium, 20 grams carbohydrates (<1 gram fiber, 8 grams sugar, 8 grams added sugar), 1 gram protein

When you're looking for a not-too-sweet, not-too-big treat to go with that afternoon or evening cup of tea, these simple homestyle cookies are the answer.

Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $3.19 for 12 ounces

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