Snack Smart, Snack Simple
Snacking can boost nutrients and help you eat less at mealtime, or it can add unnecessary fat, calories and sodium; it all comes down to what you choose. When selecting a snack, stay away from pre-packaged cookies and chips: even portion control bags are full of empty calories and additives that will leave you feeling hungry later.
This week, swap your usual snack for fresh fruit, raw veggies, nuts, raisins, low-fat yogurt or plain popcorn. These low-calorie alternatives will help keep you satisfied until your next meal.