Health & Beauty

5 Delicious and Healthy Snacks

Craving a little salt?  Or some sugar, perhaps?  When those moments present themselves, it’s best to stop, think, and choose wisely.

Here are a few snacks that will satisfy your hunger without compromising your health.

Ginger Candy

The child in all of us will appreciate this sweet treat that is free of gluten, high fructose corn syrup and any artificial ingredients.
Available at Whole Foods or gingerpeople.com.

Frozen Pops by The Popshop

This Los Angeles-based sweet maker sells a collection of 100-percent natural, guilt-free popsicles made with organic sugar and seasonal
farmer’s markets produce.  Even the wrapper is eco-friendly.  They substitute sweetners in case you don’t fancy cane sugar and custom flavors are available.
Visit ThePopShopOnline.com.

PB&J Makes Good

Spread 1 tablespoon of cashew butter on a Triscuit.  Drizzle with honey and top off with strawberry slices.

Cottage Cheese and Apples

Get some protein and fruit servings out of the way with this quick and easy snack.  Pick your fave apple (Fuji, Granny Smith) and top with
half a cup of low-fat cottage cheese.  Easy enough!

Edamame

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a pack of these shelled soybeans in the frozen section.  They’re good-for-you and good-for-your-time-budget.

What’s your favorite healthy snack?