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Healthier snack options that sound good

Healthier snack options that sound good

18 May 2022 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read

If you find yourself staying in and craving some salty snacks like potato or tortilla chips, you would be much better off by reaching for these crunchy munchies.

Popcorn may possibly be one of the easiest and most affordable snacks. While microwave popcorn is over-salted and loaded with fat, homemade popcorn is whole grain and high fiber. You can either air pop it or put a little olive oil in a pot with a lid and pop it on the stove. Lightly salt it after popping and you're ready to go!

If you’re craving something sweeter, put your popped popcorn in a bag, drizzle a little honey over it, close and shake the bag and sprinkle the popcorn lightly with cinnamon.

Rice cakes don’t necessarily have much nutrition other than fiber, but they are satisfyingly crunchy. Top a rice cake with any type of nut butter – peanut, almond, cashew – and you’ve got a bit of protein thrown in the mix. A sliced-up banana on top takes it to the next level.

Spread a piece of celery with peanut butter and put raisins on top. Voila! It provides fiber and protein and there’s not really anything crunchier than celery.

  • Homemade popcorn
  • Rice cakes with peanut butter
  • Ants on a log
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