You probably snack on at least one of these every day.
Trying to choose healthful AND tasty snack options at the grocery store can often feel like an exercise in futility.
So we enlisted the help of registered dietitian Jessica Jones, cohost of Food Heaven Made Easy, to guide us through the snacks maze.
In determining what qualifies as healthy, here are her rules of thumb:
Many snacks people think are “healthy” don’t actually fit these guidelines, says Jones. Here are nine common ones that you want might want to think twice about — plus her suggestions on what to snack on instead.
1. Pre-Flavored Instant Oatmeal
2. Fruit Juice
3. Flavored Yogurt
4. Granola Bars
5. Sports Drinks
6. Microwave Popcorn
8. Fat-Free or Reduced-Fat Snacks
9. Breakfast Cereal