8 Ways to Make Your Favorite Snacks Healthier

Swap commercially prepared snacks with these healthier alternatives from registered dietician Kate Greagan.

8 Ways to Make Your Favorite Snacks Healthier

When you need to nosh, do you tend to reach for a convenient plastic-wrapped nibble? Many of the snacks we eat are commercially-prepared processed foods that could be wreaking havoc on our diets and our health with additives, trans fats, excess sodium, high-fructose corn syrup and more harmful elements. Luckily, it’s easy to give your beloved snacks a healthy makeover that’s better on your body and your wallet. Registered dietician Kate Greagan shared her suggestions on how to make snacks safer.

Fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt

Why it isn’t healthy: Usually the fruit is in thick sugary syrup that’s made with high fructose corn syrup and possibly other sweeteners. \r\n

\r\nThe fix: Add fresh or frozen fruit to low-fat or fat-free plain Greek yogurt. “Controlling the ingredients allows you to control the sugar,” says Greagan. Drizzle a little bit of honey if you’d like or sprinkle sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds for crunch and texture.

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