Swap commercially prepared snacks with these healthier alternatives from registered dietician Kate Greagan.
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.
\r\nThe fix: Pack your own on-the-go cheese and cracker or peanut butter and cracker sandwiches. Start with whole grain crackers and pair them with high-protein Parmesan cheese or lower-calorie mozzarella or Swiss cheeses. Or make peanut butter crackers healthier by spreading all-natural peanut butter or almond butter on whole grain crackers or toast.