Our picks to get you through your must-munch moments.
Corn nuts vs. Corn chips
Better: Corn nuts
They’re both made from corn, oil and salt, but corn nuts are often roasted instead of deep-fried, making them lower in total fat. Neither is high in sodium.
Fruit snacks vs. Fruit candy
Better: It’s a draw
Fruit snacks may seem healthier, but they’ve often got the same amount of sugar as candy. Bottom line: They’re both treats. Eat real fruit for vitamins, fiber and all that good stuff.
Potato chips vs. Pita chips
Better: Potato chips
I know surprising! Unflavored salted potato chips are a good source of potassium. Pita chips have twice the sodium, and even multigrain ones are processed.
Guacamole vs. Hummus
Both contain good-for-you fats that help reduce risk of heart disease, as well as fiber and potassium. Dip about 12 chips (or a cup of sliced veggies) in 1/4 cup of either for a satisfying snack.
Cheese puffs vs. Cheesy crackers
Better: Cheesy crackers
Caveat: I’d prefer that you ate real cheese, but crackers can at least be made with cheese, while most puffs use cheese flavoring. Both have more saturated fat and sodium than is ideal.
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