Indulge the Healthy Way (Heart Health)
Many snacks, including many types of cookies, crackers, and chips, are high in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calories. But that doesn’t mean you have to cut out all between-meal treats. Keep the foods listed below on hand for snack attacks. But, keep in mind that while these snacks may be low in fat, many are not low in calories. So watch how much you eat, especially if you are trying to control your weight.
Here are some healthier, low-fat, between-meal snacks:
100 percent fruit juices.
Nonfat or reduced-fat milk.
Nonfat frozen yogurt, sherbet, and sorbet.
Low-fat cookies such as animal crackers, graham crackers, ginger snaps, and fig bars.
Low-fat crackers such as melba toast, or rice, rye, and soda crackers.
Look for unsalted or low-sodium types.
Homemade cookies, cake, muffins, or pudding made with less saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and salt.
Hard candy, jelly beans, candy corn, and gumdrops.
Fresh or dried fruit, or fruits canned in their own juice.
Vegetable sticks. Try a dab of reduced-fat peanut butter in celery sticks.
Air-popped popcorn with no salt or butter; fat-free, low-sodium pretzels.