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2008 Healthy Food Awards: Healthy Pantry Must-Haves

  • Best Peanut Butter

    Smucker's Natural Chunky Peanut Butter
    Not too oily like some other brands, this PB packs the right amount of crunch.

    Per 2 tablespoons: 210 calories, 8g protein, 6g carbohydrate, 16g fat (2.5 saturated), 2g fiber.

  • Best Almond Butter

    Justin's Honey Almond Butter Squeeze Pack
    The hint of honey blends perfectly with the almonds.

    Per pack: 190 calories, 6g protein, 8g carbohydrate, 17g fat (1.5g saturated), 3g fiber.

  • Best Jelly

    Polaner 100% All Natural Seedless Raspberry Fruit Spread
    Sweet but tot too sweet, with no seeds to get stuck in your teeth.

    Per tablespoon: 40 calories, 0g protein, 10g carbohydrate, 0g fat (0g saturated), 0g fiber.

  • Best Light Mayo

    Hellmann's Light Mayonnaise
    An American classic. Great for sandwiches or for making tuna or egg salad.

    Per tablespoon: 45 calories, 0g protein,

  • Best Mustard

    Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard
    Adds zing to your sandwich without being nose-clearing spicy.

    Per tablespoon: 5 calories, 0g protein, 0g carbohydrate, 0g fat (0g saturated), 0g fiber.

  • Best Ketchup

    Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup
    Great tomato flavor, no additives.

    Per tablespoon: 20 calories, 0g protein, 5g carbohydrate, 0g fat (0g saturated), 0g fiber.

  • Best BBQ Sauce

    Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
    Authentic southern BBQ flavor — smoky!

    Per 2 tablespoons: 40 calories, 0g protein, 5g carbohydrate, 0g fat (0 g saturated), 0g fiber.

  • Best Italian Salad Dressing

    Wish-Bone Light Italian Dressing
    Tangy with all the right spices.

    Per 2 tablespoons: 35 calories, 0g protein, 4g carbohydrate, 2g fat (0g saturated), 0g fiber.

  • Best Balsamic Salad Dressing

    Newman's Own Lighten Up Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
    Close to homemade, with all-natural ingredients.

    Per 2 tablespoons: 45 calories, 0g protein, 2g carbohydrate, 4g fat (0.5g saturated), 0g fiber.

  • Best Pasta Sauce

    Newman's Own Marinara Sauce
    The special blend of spices, onion, and garlic gives this pasta topping a nice kick.

    Per 1/2 cup: 70 calories, 2g protein, 12g carbohydrate, 2g fat (0g saturated),

    Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2008.