Whole Foods might have a reputation for being on the pricier side, but if you know what to look for you can shop the supermarket chain on a budget. (Yes, really.) One easy tip is stick to Whole Foods and 365 Everyday Value branded items. In fact, there's a whole slew of delicious store-brand snacks sitting on shelves right now that we had no idea even existed. We rounded up 36 of these unexpected cheap eats, each of which you can buy for LESS than $5. Ahead, find new shopping-list inspiration that's perfect for when payday feels a bit far off.
365 Everyday Value Sweet Chilli Ginger Potato Chips, $2.99 Savory, sweet, crunchy — what more could you ask for in a snack? More 365 Everyday Value Freeze Dried Raspberries, $3.99 Nothing beats fresh raspberries — but their freeze-dried counterparts are great for keeping around to snack on, and are great for keeping in desk drawers or gym bags for an on-the-go snack. More 365 Everyday Value Cheese Puffs, $2.29 No matter how old we get, our love of crunchy, airy cheese puffs has not waned. More 365 Everyday Value Shredded Hashbrowns, $1.99 Now you don't need to leave the house (or put on pants) for diner hash browns. More 365 Ranch Lentil Crisps, $1.99 Go for the snacking gold by dipping these ranch lentil crisps in ranch dressing. More 365 Organic Spinach Ricotta Lasagna, $4.49 This vegetarian lasagna is packed full of creamy ricotta and spinach. More 365 Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries, $2.99 We'll either be found dunking these in ketchup or drizzling them with a bit of maple syrup for a dessert fry situation. More 365 Organic French Toaster Sticks, $2.99 Try dunking these cheap bad boys in your morning cup of Joe (and or cup of syrup). More 365 Breaded Chickenless Nuggets, $3.99 WF's cheap chickenless nuggets here to make vegetarian snack dreams come true. More 365 Extra Fine Cornichons, $2.99 These cornichons are an extra fine snack — anytime. More 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter & Cocoa Balls, $3.99 When Whole Foods combines two of our favorite cereal classics for under $5, all just feels right in the snacking world. More 265 Sweetened Banana Chips Dip these banana chips in a jar of WF's organic peanut butter for the ultimate snacking success. More
365 EverydayValue Macaroni & Cheese, $1.19
Who needs pricier Annie's when you can get WF's mac n' cheese for under $2?
365 Bean & Rice Burrito, $1.69
WFs serving us with some serious pre-made burrito business (for a steal).
365 Unsalted & Unsweetened Creamy Peanut Butter, $3.99
Give us a spoon and call this a suitable snack.
More 365 Chicken Taquitos, $3.99 All these chicken taquitos need is your salsa of choice and an ice cold margarita. More 365 Three Cheese Mini Pizzas, $4.19 For when a full pizza is just too much, these mini pies are just enough. More 365 Organic Quack'n Bites, $2.99 These crunchy cheddar ducks reign supreme over any other animal-shaped snack rivals. More 365 Organic Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites, $3.99 For when you'd prefer your daily dose of cookies in bite size form. More
365 Everyday Value Sriracha Sunﬂower Kernels, $3.49 Salty sunflower seeds get an extra kick from spicy Sriracha. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Freeze Dried Mango Slices, $3.99 If you've never tried freeze dried fruit, now's the time. It's a perfect snack to keep at the office. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
Engine 2 Plant-Strong Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Popped Crisps, $2.99 These sugary-sweet potato chips are popped instead of fried. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Spicy Jalapeño White Cheddar Popcorn, $3.69 We already love cheesy popcorn, but it's the spicy jalapeño addition that's extra enticing. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Tikka Masala Baked Naan Chips, $2.99 If you can't order Indian food to your office, you can at least snack on these Tikka Masala Naan Chips. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Organic Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches Fudge Mint Swirl, $4.99 It's tough to eat just one of these mini ice cream sandwiches. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Organic Greek Yogurt Low Fat Dessert Bars, $4.39 We already can't get enough Greek yogurt, so turn it into an ice cream bar and we're sold. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Cereal Bars, $2.29 These cereal bars come in a variety of flavors and are perfect for taking on the go. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Frozen Fruit & Veggie Bars, $2.99 Who wouldn't rather get their fruits and veggies from a popsicle? Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Organic Chewy Granola Bars, $3.99 If you're a granola-bar fan, Whole Foods has a whole line of organic options. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
Whole Foods Market Potato & Pea Samosas, $2.69 If you're looking for a hot snack, head to the freezer section for some serious comfort food. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
Whole Foods Market Vegetable Egg Rolls, $3.99 These veggie egg rolls are almost a full-on meal. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
Whole Foods Market Organic Nonfat Greek Yogurt, $1.49 You can get Whole Foods brand organic Greek yogurt in pomegranate and blueberry, date and fig, honey, and strawberry flavors. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Organic Mango Habanero Pickle Chips, $4.99 These limited-edition sweet and spicy pickle chips are great for a sandwich, or just as good straight out of the jar. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Organic Dark Chocolate Pretzels, $2.69 We always like to have chocolate-covered pretzels on-hand, and this resealable bag makes storage even easier. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Coconut Craze Granola Limited Edition, $4.99 Try this summery take on granola before it's no longer available. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
Whole Foods Market Vegetable Potstickers, $3.99 These veggie potstickers are a great snack to keep in the freezer. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Organic Light String Cheese Part-Skim Mozzarella, $4.79 There's nothing like old-school string cheese to remind us of the days when our parents packed lunch. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Organic Oat & Honey Granola, $4.39 Granola is a great snack to keep around whether you're eating it with milk, yogurt, or just straight from the box. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Sweet Potato Puffs, $2.99 These sweet potato puffs are similar to cafeteria-style tater tots. Keep them in the freezer for whenever you need a last-minute side. Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More
365 Everyday Value Mismatched Sandwich Cremes, $3.29 Even Whole Foods has its own take on Oreos — we'll take a box of mismatched, please! Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods. More Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? 14 Boozy Candies That Prove Being An Adult Has Its Perks — Even On Halloween Rita Ora Confronted Gordon Ramsay About Being Turned Away From His Restaurant Cherry Bombe Just Dropped The Ultimate Cool Girl Cookbook