7 Best Healthy Snacks to Buy at Five Below, According to a Food Editor

Yes, there are healthy snacks at Five Below—who knew!

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Reviewed by Dietitian Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RD

When you walk into Five Below, one of the first things you may notice is the snacks and candy section. It’s pretty vast for the popular discount chain, showcasing all of your favorite sweets and treats. We think you should absolutely grab that chocolate bar now and then if that’s what you’re in the mood for, but if you’re lost while looking for healthier options to eat more regularly, prepare to be amazed.

These seven snacks were chosen for their healthy nutrients and simple ingredients while maintaining craveable flavors. And yes, you can find them all on the shelves at Five Below.

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1. Harvest Snaps Lightly Salted Green Pea Crisps

If you’re looking for a snack that isn’t on salt overload, these Harvest Snaps Green Pea Crisps are lightly salted and delicious, with just 75 milligrams of sodium per 1-ounce serving—about 3% of your daily limit. They’re made with just five simple ingredients (plus salt) and are packed with fiber, at 4 grams per serving, plus 5 grams of protein. You can also find Harvest Snaps Red Lentil Crisps at the discount chain, boasting the zesty flavor of tomato and basil.

2. SkinnyDipped Dark Chocolate-Covered Almonds

After strolling through countless aisles of candy, you may want a little treat—and we’re with you! For a healthy, tasty snack, you can’t go wrong with dark chocolate-covered almonds. Thankfully, Five Below carries several SkinnyDipped products, including their Dark Chocolate Cocoa almonds. This salty-sweet handful contains healthy fats and only 3 grams of added sugar. And for peanut butter lovers, you have to try the SkinnyDipped Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter almonds ASAP. These roasted almonds are coated with thin layers of dark chocolate and peanut butter with “a kiss of maple and sea salt.” And they have just 2 grams of added sugar but will add 4 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber to make this a filling, satisfying snack.

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3. SkinnyPop Popcorn

As far as packaged popcorn is concerned, SkinnyPop does the job. Their original flavor is simple but delicious, so don’t be surprised if you “accidentally” eat the whole bag in one sitting. If you tend to avoid packaged popcorn due to the sodium content, you don’t have to worry about this one. With just 75 mg of sodium, no added sugar and 3 grams of fiber per serving, you’ll start adding this healthy snack to all of your lunches. I mean, even Olivia Rodrigo said she can inhale this popcorn like oxygen. Thank us later!

4. Wonderful Pistachios

As a plant-based protein source, pistachios offer some amazing nutritional benefits that are great for your gut and heart health. Wonderful Pistachios are sold at Five Below in classic, sea salt and vinegar, BBQ and salt and pepper flavors. The different flavors are great for snacking, but you can also buy the unseasoned nuts and make one of our pistachio recipes, like our Pizza Pistachios, Cranberry-Pistachio Energy Balls or  Roasted Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Broccoli.

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5. Peeled Snacks Dried Mango

We’ve all seen the Walgreens peelable mango snacks that are going viral on TikTok. But if you’re looking for a chewier consistency, these Peeled Snacks Dried Mango are for you. With only one ingredient (you guessed it: organic mangos) there’s no added sugar in these snacks. Mangos have amazing health benefits for your skin and gut and can help support your immune system thanks to the fruit being loaded with vitamins A and C.

6. LesserEvil Organic “No Cheese” Cheesiness Popcorn

For our plant-based readers, listen up. LesserEvil’s popcorn is loved by our editors, and their no-cheese flavor is undeniably cheesy … and yet, is entirely vegan-friendly. Popcorn is a whole grain, meaning a handful or two will leave you satisfied and fulfilled between meals thanks to its filling fiber. Five Below is also stocked with LesserEvil’s editor-approved Himalayan pink salt flavor as well as the brand’s dairy-free take on cheese balls.

7. Power Up Mega Omega Trail Mix

Power Up Mega Omega Trail Mix features walnuts, dried mango, almonds, cranberries and pumpkin seeds in each bag. Thanks to the walnuts and pumpkin seeds in this mix, every serving has a healthy amount of omega-3 fatty acids, a powerful nutrient that can aid heart and brain health. It’s also easy to customize your own trail mix at home—take our Homemade Trail Mix as a prime example.

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