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Stocking Up on Smart Snacks

Read about healthy snacks that can keep you going between meals.

Most of us love to nibble in between meals. If you plan to stock up your kitchen, do so with these low-fat items:

  • Plain popcorn kernels for air poppers
  • Fruit and fig bars
  • “Lite” or “reduced-fat” microwave popcorn
  • Low-fat granola bars and chewy cereal bars (preferably calcium-fortified and with 2+ grams of fiber)
  • Oat bran pretzels and baked chips
  • Lower-fat whole grain crackers
  • Animal crackers, ginger snaps, and graham crackers
  • Raisins and other dried fruit
  • Frozen fruit pops and sorbet
  • Trail mix
  • Flavored rice cakes
  • Soy crisps

Also, use our Snack Finder to decide on healthy alternatives to fattening favorites.

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