Snacks are around the house, especially when you have virtual learning and working from home. Having some healthier choices will keep you on your goals and give your family something to snack on when needed.
Breaking Down Choices
Weighing your options about which would be a better choice is a constant struggle for many shoppers. Some of the selections are not as obvious as you might think.
Guacamole vs. Hummus- Which is the better choice?
Technically this one is a draw. Both are a good source of healthy fats and have potassium and fiber. The key here is to stay at approximately ¼ of a cup per serving of either when you snack. You can dip a cup of veggies or 12 chips for a great filling snack.
Corn Nuts vs. Corn Chips- Which is the better choice?
Corn Nuts are the winner here. They are both made from corn, oil, and salt. The difference is that the nuts may be roasted instead of deep-fried like the chips. Roasting makes them lower in fat, although they both are low in sodium if you choose the unflavored kinds.
Cheese Puffs vs. Cheesy Crackers- Which is the better choice?
Although eating real cheese is the preferred choice, the cheesy crackers win. Often cheese puffs are made with cheese flavoring, so look for the crackers made with cheese. Remember that both have a higher amount of saturated fat and sodium.
How about another one?
Fruit Snack vs. Fruit Candy- Which is the better choice?
Kids love these. Which would you choose? Often fruit snacks are considered healthier, but in fact, they usually have the same amount of sugar as candy. The better choice is real fruit that is full of great vitamins for you all.
Watch out for snack attack time!