I have been striving to make some changes in my diet but, I must say, changing my snacking habits has not been easy. I knew that the cookies, chips and candy I usually reached for were not healthy choices. I wanted to find snacks that were high in fiber, low in fat but still tasted good and would give me the same satisfaction that my usual snacks did. The simple fact is that if it doesn’t taste good I am not going to eat it. Here are five healthy snacks that I found to be tasty and satisfying as well as healthy.
Nabisco Triscuit Reduced Fat Crackers
Serving size is seven crackers. Each serving contains 120 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 3 grams fiber and 160 milligrams of sodium. They also contain 10 percent of your daily iron. They are made with whole grain wheat and also come in a baked variety.
Dare Foods Grainsfirst Crackers
Serving size is four crackers. Each serving contains 80 calories, 3 grams of fat, 2 grams fiber and 140 milligrams of sodium. They also contain 2 percent of your daily calcium and 4 percent of your daily iron. They are available with black sesame and poppy seed or with soy and sunflower.
Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges
Serving size is one wedge. Each serving contains 35 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams fiber and 210 milligrams sodium. They also contain 2 percent of your daily vitamin A and 8 percent of your daily calcium. They are available in several flavors including French Onion, Creamy Swiss, Garlic and Herb, Mozzarella with Sun Dried Tomato, Blue Cheese, and Queso Fresco and Chipotle.
Emerald Almonds 100 Calorie Packs
Serving size is one pack. Each serving contains 100 calories, 9 grams fat, 1 gram fiber, and 0 milligrams of sodium. They also contain 2 percent of your daily calcium, 4 percent iron, 10 percent vitamin E, and 4 percent zinc. They may also be available in other nut varities so check your local grocer for your favorites.
Kashi TLC Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars
Serving size is one bar. Each serving contains 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 4 grams fiber, and 95 milligrams of sodium. They also contain 6 percent of your daily iron. Also available in Cherry Dark Chocolate, Dark Mocha Almond, Almond Flax, and Peanut Butter.
Changing my snacking habits has been rough at times, but these five healthy snacks have made things a whole lot easier. Give these healthy snacks a try, I think you will like them too!