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.

Sorbet

Why it isn’t healthy: Sorbet is often high in sugar, carbohydrates, and calories.\r\n

\r\nThe fix: Chop fresh, seasonal fruit like melons, apricots and bananas into wedges, put them on a skewer and stick them in the freezer until they become frozen desserts. Greagan says she loves frozen cantaloupe wedges because they’re hydrating, provide vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants but taste like ice cream! Try this trick with all of your favorite fruits.

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