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.

Kale chips

Why it isn’t healthy: While kale chips sound like an easy way to get vitamins and fiber in a crunch snack form, their nutrition can be all over the map, says Greagan. Packaged kale chips can contain a lot of additives, sodium and fat, not to mention that they’re often very expensive.\r\n

\r\nThe fix: Make your own versions of kale chips in your kitchen so you can control the ingredients, fat, sodium, and price! Roast baby kale leaves with a small amount of olive oil and seasonings to get the maximum benefit of vitamins A, C and K. Get a kale chips recipe here!

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