Target may not be top of mind when you think about grocery shopping spots—but it should be! While we all know that Target is an awesome place for buying throw pillows, toys, and items that you never knew you needed, this superstore also has some impressively well-stocked grocery shelves that house fresh meats, amazing produce, and even a wide variety of wines. And when it comes to snacks, Target certainly doesn’t disappoint.
If you are trying to maintain a healthy weight, navigating the snack aisles may be a bit tricky thanks to the variety of fried chips, ice creams, and other caloric goodies that are found on the Target shelves.
The good news is that snack lovers who are trying to lose weight don’t have to forego snack shopping at our beloved store. Sure, Target houses some delicious, albeit caloric, noshes. But among the Twinkies and the Pringles, you will find some amazingly nutritious snacks that are as delicious as they are good for you.
So, if you are a Target shopper and you are trying to lose weight, here are some snacks you need to toss in your cart during your next run. Just leave enough space in your cart for those amazing bullseye finds—you never know what you will find in those bins.
After, for more shopping tips, check out our list of The Best Snacks to Buy at Walmart for Weight Loss.
With only 90 calories and 4 grams of sugar, KIND Thins nut bars are a peanut butter and chocolate lover’s dream. Made with real peanuts, dark chocolate, and sea salt, these snack bars are a perfect on-the-go solution for people who need a little mid-day boost but also want to support their weight goals.
When the 3 p.m. sweet tooth strikes, instead of reaching for sugary gummy candy that is loaded with artificial colors and flavors, That’s It Apple and Blueberry Nutrition Bars are a perfect sub. Made with only real fruit, these bars offer a similar chewy sweetness that gummy candies offer, but with no added sugars and a slew of natural nutrients you would also find in fresh fruits.
Sometimes we need a sippable snack that satisfies and nourishes us. Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth is a perfect snack for sipping that can also support weight loss goals, thanks to the 10 grams of protein per serving this soup provides. This broth is slowly simmered with ingredients like organic chicken bones, vegetables, and spices, to result in a rich and tasty addition to your snack time.
Because protein is a macro that has been linked to supporting a healthy weight, including this broth in your snack rotation can be a simple way to help keep your weight loss journey going.
Core Organic Refrigerated Oat Bars contain both prebiotic fibers and probiotics that can support a healthy gut microbiota, and in turn, support weight management goals in a convenient way. And the 6 grams of protein each bar contains can help make this snack more satiating too, possibly helping people eat less in the long run.
Fresh watermelon is a naturally sweet snack that is hydrating and incredibly satisfying. With only 30 calories per 2/3 cups, noshing on this juicy melon can be a no-brainer when it comes to weight loss support.
You can enjoy the entire watermelon, from the seeds to the juice to even the rind. Each part of the watermelon provides important nutrients and being able to minimize waste by enjoying the entire fruit can do wonders for the environment, too!
Wonderful Pistachios are one of the highest protein snack nuts, and the amino acids provided make them a complete protein source. Plus, about 90% of the fats found in pistachios are unsaturated, for a trio of nutrients that may help keep you fuller longer.
Wonderful Pistachios, No Shell, Chili Roasted are a perfect snack that brings on the heat, while also fueling the body with healthy fats, plant-based protein, and fiber. With 7 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving, these spicy nuts are a no-brainer for people who love the flavor but still want to focus on their health during snacktime.
Eggs are one of the most convenient foods that supply high-quality protein in a convenient package. Good & Gather Hard-Cooked Eggs are pre-cooked and pre-shelled eggs that contain 6 grams of protein per serving—perfect to pair with a piece of fresh fruit for a balanced snack that supports weight loss journeys in a super-simple way.
Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, CLEC