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3 Healthier snack swaps

Whether you've got hungry kids clamoring for an after-school snack or your own tummy is grumbling in between meals, we'll show you the healthier snack options to grab to curb your family's hunger.

Whether you've got hungry kids clamoring for an after-school snack or your own tummy is grumbling in between meals, we'll show you the healthier snack options to grab to curb your family's hunger.
Whether you've got hungry kids clamoring for an after-school snack or your own tummy is grumbling in between meals, we'll show you the healthier snack options to grab to curb your family's hunger.

Ditch the chips for...

Popcorn. Read the label on your usual chip picks and you're likely to find a small handful of high-calorie, high-fat, not-so-satisfying fare. Instead of chips, make your own popcorn. The result? A filling snack that answers your crave for crunch for far fewer calories and fat.

How to make popcorn on the stovetop >>

Forgo the PB&J for...

Apples and peanut butter. We don't advocate cutting carbs completely out of your diet, but if you're looking to pare down your daily calories, swapping out a small apple for two slices of bread will save you over 100 calories. In addition, a whole apple has more fiber and half the calories of two tablespoons of most jams.

Make this heart-y apples and peanut butter sandwich >>

Steer clear of a candy bar for...

Chocolate-dipped strawberries with nuts. Does a candy bar ever really fill you up? We've never found one that does. However, a few plump, juicy strawberries dipped in melted dark chocolate and then rolled in finely chopped nuts has certainly given us reason to satisfyingly swoon. A handful of dipped strawberries may come in around the same calories as a candy bar, but you're going to not only get more nutrients in the chocolate-covered fruit, you're also going to feel fuller longer.

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