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Choosing snacks wisely is a fantastic idea, but not all foods that appear nutritious live up to the hype. Bran muffins and cereal bars, often perceived as healthy options, can be packed with unhealthy fats and added sugars. Even "fat-free" alternatives might surprise you with high levels of salt and sugar. Here are seven tips to help you snack smarter and make more informed choices.

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  1. Opt for Whole Grains:

    • Choose whole-grain snacks for sustained energy. Options like whole-grain, low-salt pretzels, tortilla chips, or high-fiber cereals are excellent choices.
  2. Revitalize Breakfast Foods:

    • Repurpose breakfast items for nutritious snacks. Consider a slice of whole-grain toast with low-sugar jam or a quick snack of low-sugar granola.
  3. High-Low Combinations:

    • Combine a small portion of a healthy fat, such as peanut butter, with a larger serving of something light like apple slices or celery sticks.
  4. Embrace Nuts:

    • Choose unsalted nuts and seeds as satisfying snacks. Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, roasted pumpkin seeds, cashews, hazelnuts, filberts, and others provide essential nutrients and help keep you full. Be mindful of portion sizes due to their calorie content.
  5. The Combo Snack:

    • Include more than one macronutrient (protein, fat, carbohydrate) in your snacks. Pair nuts (protein and fat) with grapes (carbohydrates) or whole-grain crackers (carbohydrates) with low-fat cheese (protein and fat) for balanced satisfaction.
  6. Snack Mindfully:

    • Avoid multitasking while eating your snack. Take a few minutes to savor and enjoy your snack, giving it the attention it deserves, much like a small meal.
  7. Take it With You:

    • Plan ahead by carrying a small bag of wholesome snacks in your pocket or purse. This proactive approach prevents you from succumbing to less nutritious options like cookies at the coffee counter or candy bars from the office vending machine.

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