Thursday, September 27, 2018

Healthy Snacks Available at Target

I found this article the other day on "Nutritionist-approved grab-and-go snacks your kid will actually want to eat", but honestly, the tips are great for anyone who wants to eat healthy snacks - not just kids. The reason I'm sharing it with you is because several of the snacks are available at Target.

In general, you want to look for snacks that are made of predominantly whole food ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains (like oats, whole wheat, or sorghum), beans (such as chickpeas or lentils), nuts or seeds, eggs, and others. You also want to limit or avoid foods made with artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and flavors. And of course, you want to keep an eye on added sugars, as even seemingly healthy snacks, like granola bars and yogurts, may contain excessive amounts of added sugars.

Target carries RXBAR, which comes in a variety of flavors and contains limited ingredients and no added sugars. They also carry HIPPEAS Chickpea Snacks, in flavors like Bohemian Barbeque, Sriracha Sunrise, and White Cheddar to satisfy your cravings for chips. Likewise, Angie's Boom Chicka Pop (available in stores) allows you to get your crunch on in varieties like Sea Salt Popcorn and Kettle Corn. And finally, you can get your fruity fix with Bare Fruit Chips. Bare chips stand out because their apple and banana snacks are crunchier than the competition. Both the apples and the bananas are available in cinnamon as well as unflavored, and both fruits supply a good source of fiber.

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