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Stocking Up on Smart Snacks

Most of us love to nibble in between meals. If you plan to stock up your kitchen, do so with these low-fat items:

  • Plain popcorn kernels for air poppers
  • Fruit and fig bars
  • “Lite” or “reduced-fat” microwave popcorn
  • Low-fat granola bars and chewy cereal bars (preferably calcium-fortified and with 2+ grams of fiber)
  • Oat bran pretzels and baked chips
  • Lower-fat whole grain crackers
  • Animal crackers, ginger snaps, and graham crackers
  • Raisins and other dried fruit
  • Frozen fruit pops and sorbet
  • Trail mix
  • Flavored rice cakes
  • Soy crisps

Also, use our Snack Finder to decide on healthy alternatives to fattening favorites.

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Total Nutrition © 2005 by Joy Bauer. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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