The 12 Best New Foods to Buy at Walmart, According to a Nutritionist
In the last several years, Walmart has majorly stepped up its game in the good-for-you food department, with plenty of plant-based, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and keto-friendly options. The retailer also has a private-label organic line, Great Value Organic, which offers top-notch certified organic products.
And just in the last month, I was surprised by how many new health-conscious foods they’d added to the shelves. Here are 12 of the top new items that I put in my cart.
1. Silk Plain Almond Milk Yogurt, $5 for 24 ounces
Add some plant-based protein, probiotics, and healthy fats to your next smoothie with Silk’s new plain-flavored almond milk yogurt. With no cholesterol and less saturated fat than whole milk yogurt, this is a great alternative that’s still creamy. The plain flavor, which is lower in sugar than other options, only became available last year, and Walmart now has it in the big tubs.
Buy: Silk Plain Almond Milk Yogurt, $5 for 24 ounces
2. Tasty Seasoning Mixes, $1.48 each
Tasty now has spice mix packets made in partnership with McCormick I love that they’re not sky-high in sodium (like most seasoning packets) and that they come in delicious flavor combinations like basil, thyme, and lemon zest. Keep a few of these in your pantry and use them to season your next batch of roasted veggies, add them to soup, or spice up a salad dressing or dip.
Buy: Tasty Seasoning Mixes, $1.48 each
3. Wild Friends Super Butter, $9.98 for 16 ounces
Wild Friends’ new Super Butter is filled with almonds, cashews, chia, flax seeds, and just a touch of honey. Chia and flax are a great source of omega-3 fats, fiber, and antioxidants; and almonds and cashews are both good sources of plant-based protein, healthy fats, B vitamins, and magnesium. Slather it on your morning toast for a breakfast that will keep you full until lunchtime.
Buy: Wild Friends Super Butter, $9.98 for 16 ounces
4. PB2 Probiotic Peanut Butter Powder, $4.88 for 6.5 ounces
Peanut butter powder is one of my favorite secret ingredients to keep in the kitchen. Mix it with water or non-dairy milk to make a lower-fat peanut butter or use the powder itself in smoothies to add an instant burst of peanut butter flavor, as well as fiber and protein. PB2 now has a probiotic-rich version that you can find in the peanut butter aisle.
Buy: PB2 Probiotic Peanut Butter Powder,
5. DeeBee’s Organics Smoothie To-Go, $4.98 for six packs
These handy little frozen tubes are a great way alternative to push pops, ice cream bars, or other frozen treats. Made with organic fruit, they’re a great source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and antioxidants.
Buy: DeeBee’s Organics Smoothie To-Go, $4.98 for six-packs
6. CauliPower Sweet PotaToasts, $5.98 for 16 ounces
I couldn’t be more in love with these frozen sweet potato toasts. They’re made with just two ingredients — sweet potatoes and cauliflower — and are a great way to get in more veggies. Lightly brown in your oven and serve with avocado slices, salsa, or even macerated berries for a sweet touch. Find them in the frozen food section near the cauliflower crust pizzas.
Buy: CauliPower Sweet PotaToasts, $5.98 for 16 ounces
8. Sanaía Guava Organic Applesauce, $1.48 for 5.3 ounces
I love this new-to-Walmart-stores brand of applesauce, which has just 3 grams added sugar per cup. It also has guava, a beautiful bright pink fruit that you’re going to see and hear a lot about this year. Guava is high in vitamin C, potassium, and is great for your skin. Not sure about guava? There’s also an unsweetened variety made from green apples.
Buy: Sanaia Guava Organic Applesauce, $1.48 for 5.3 ounces
9. Wyman’s Triple Berry Frozen Fruit Mix, $9.98 for 48 ounces
Wyman’s beloved wild blueberries have been a Walmart staple for years; now you can get the brand’s Triple Berry mix. Amp up your antioxidants with this blend of blackberries, wild blueberries, and raspberries. I love to blend this mix into my morning smoothie or add it to oatmeal or whole-grain cereal.
Buy: Wyman’s Triple Berry Frozen Fruit Mix, $9.98 for 48 ounces
10. Great Value Frozen Pesto Spirals, $2.98 per 12 ounces
These frozen pesto spirals made out of zucchini and carrot noodles are low in fat, sodium, and sugar and make a great side dish for dinner.
Buy: Great Value Frozen Pesto Spirals, $2.98 per 12 ounces
11. Great Value Organic Frozen Rainbow Chard, $1.98 for 10 ounces
Forget having to wash and scrub fresh rainbow chard, because you can now find frozen chard at Walmart! I love using this frozen chard as a side dish or in soup. It’s great sautéed with some onion and lemon juice along with some herbs (like oregano or Herbs de’ Provence). Rainbow chard is high in vitamins A, C, and K, and it’s a great source of calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium.
Buy: Great Value Organic Frozen Rainbow Chard, $1.98 for 10 ounces
12. Great Value Freeze Dried Fruit Crisps Snacks, $4.48 for six packs
These crunchy Freeze-dried fruit snacks have no added sugars; they’re sweet just from the fruit itself! Eat them right out of the bag or add them to your cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, or trail mix. Walmart has several options from their Great Value brand, and they can all be found in the same aisle as the applesauce and baking items.
Buy: Great Value Freeze Dried Fruit Crisps Snacks, $4.48 for six-packs
Heather McClees is a nutritionist with a degree in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. She lives in South Carolina and loves browsing the aisles of Aldi, Costco, and Target, in search of the best new, good-for-you groceries to hit shelves.