Healthy Convenience Store Food Finds: Chocolate-Covered Edamame, Crispy Chickpeas, Pepperoni-Wrapped Cheese

May 11 2022
We've all found ourselves in a pinch when popping into CVS or 7-Eleven for a quick hunger buster, so we did a convenience store haul to uncover some smart snack choices! Read up, share with your pals (they need snacks too), and listen to the latest podcast episode for even more…

Gold Emblem Abound Dark Chocolate Edamame

1/4 cup: 150 calories, 8g total fat (4.5g sat. fat), 50mg sodium, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g total sugars (10g added sugars), 4g protein
WW Points® value 7*
Think chocolate-covered nuts with even more crunch! The edamame (soybeans) are neutral in taste, and the rich dark chocolate is chef’s-kiss delicious. The sodium is low, and there's nothing artificial. This is a great little snack! The Gold Emblem Abound line is exclusive to CVS, but you can also order them online.

Gold Emblem Abound Sweet Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas

1 oz. (28g): 120 calories, 3g total fat (0g sat. fat), 95mg sodium, 18g carbs, 5g fiber, 2g total sugars (1g added sugars), 6g protein
WW Points® value 2*
Another CVS exclusive in the crunchy category! These roasted chickpeas are perfectly crispy with a bit of sweet heat (but nothing painfully spicy). This is a really delicious find that’s great for long drives. We’d even take some home to top off a salad! Just like the edamame snack, you can order these online.

7-Select Mozzarella Cheese with Uncured Pepperoni

1 stick: 137 calories, 11g total fat (5g sat. fat), 440mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g total sugars (0g added sugars), 10g protein
WW Points® value 5*
Say hello to protein on protein! Imagine a short chubby cheese “cigar” snuggled up in a pepperoni blanket. (This is the kind of vivid description you get in the HG podcast, in case you need more reasons to tune in.) This cheese stick is ridiculously creamy, and the pepperoni is bursting with flavor. So satisfying! Find one in the refrigerated case at 7-Eleven.

Hungry for More Smart Convenience Store Snacks?

The week’s Hungry Girl podcast haul was chock-full of gems… You need to get the latest intel now, before you're out & about looking for snacks. Lisa, Jamie & Mikey tried soooo much good stuff, like…

⭑ pickle bites AND pickle-flavored snack mix
⭑ both meaty & meatless jerkies
⭑ a snack giving honey-roasted peanuts a run for their money
… and so much more!

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Chew on this:

It's May 11th, aka Eat What You Want Day! We could really go for some pancakes… How about a stack of these 5-ingredient chocolate-chip banana pancakes?

Are your pals snacking well? Help 'em out!


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