For the 4th annual survey, FITNESS consulted a panel of top nutritionists, who spent hours analyzing and rating an array of foods in terms of calories, fat, fiber, sodium and more. Let's start with the Best in Freezer...
Best in Freezer: Van’s Lite Waffles (Calories per 2 waffles: 140)
These 97% fat-free waffles are crunchy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside and are also made with whole grains.
Best in Freezer: Pacific Natural Foods Fire-Baked Thin Crust Uncured Pepperoni Pizza (Calories per 1/3 pizza: 260)
The nitrate-free pepperoni mixed with three types of gooey cheese made this healthy pizza an instant hit.
Best in Frozen Desserts: Healthy Choice Premium Fudge Bars (Calories per bar: 80)
Creamy and supremely chocolaty-but also low in fat. For a portion controlled low-calorie bar, what could be better?
Best in Frozen Desserts: Del Monte Fruit Chillers (Calories per tube: 55)
Made with 1 pound of real fruit in each package, these fun icy treats are as refreshing as they are healthy.
Best in Pantry: Kashi GoLean Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble (Calories per ¾ cup: 190)
The fruit-flavored whole-grain clusters in this high-fiber cereal drew raves.
Best in Pantry: Pop Secret 94% Fat Free Butter Popcorn (Calories per 6 cups popped: 120)
Full flavored, yet 94% fat free, this popcorn tastes just as good as movie version, and is healthy to boot.
Best in Fridge: Tribe Hummus Forty Spices (Calories per 2 tablespoons: 50)
The unique blend of spices, including cumin and paprika, in this all natural hummus makes it a clear winner.
Best in Fridge: Organic Valley Lowfat Cottage Cheese (Calories per ½ cup: 100)
Say so long to its reputation as a dieter’s staple. This thick cottage cheese is an excellent source of low-fat protein and is also flavorful and filling.
Best in Snacks: York Pieces Candies (Calories per 50 pieces: 170)
York Peppermint Pattie is surprisingly low in fat, but full of flavor.
Best in Snacks: Michael Season’s Baked Cheddar Cheese Curls (Calories per cup: 130)
Low in fat, wheat-free and gluten-free, but made with real cheese for serious flavor.
Best in Drinks: Activate Workout Pink Grapefruit (Calories per bottle: 5 calories)
Packed with 110mg of electrolytes, this is a smart sip for fitness buffs who want something more flavorful than water.
Best in Drinks: R.W. Knudsen Family Organic Lemon Sparkling Essence (Calories per bottle: 0 calories)
Pure spring water infused with organic lemon with no added sugar - this healthy, refreshing drink is perfect for a hot summer day.
FITNESS asked more than 100 companies to submit their healthiest products - from frozen meals to desserts and snacks. Here are the results...