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Make Better Snack Choices:

Make Better Snack Choices
Published : Monday, 12 Sep 2011, 11:08 AM CDT

You’ve got a growl in your belly, and you’ve got to eat something to tide you over until your next meal. But what? Betty Murray has some smarter snack choices we can all make.
Betty Murray, CN, HHC, RYT — Certified Nutritionist & Holistic Health Counselor (and Founder of Living Well Health and Wellness Center)

If you crave something sweet: Natural Vines Strawberry Licorice
These chewy treats, a mere 17 calories a pop, contain natural licorice extract and are made sweet from molasses and pure cane syrup. They also have no high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives, cholesterol or Trans-fats. $3.49, Whole Foods

If you crave something chocolatey: Cocoa Kissed SaviSeeds
Get your chocolate fix and a mega dose of omega-3s with Cocao Kissed SaviSeeds, an all-natural snack that looks and tastes like chocolate-covered nuts. They boast 7,000 mg of omega-3s per serving, almost three times the amount found in walnuts. $2.99, Whole Foods

If you crave soda: HINT Water
This premium flavored water with a HINT of flavor offers a great alternative to juice and soda with no calories, sweeteners or preservatives. $1.79, Whole Foods

If you crave something salty: Snikiddy fries
Forgo the fries at your next barbecue and get your munch on with Snikiddy snacks. The crunchy fries taste just as good as potato chips but have 50 percent less fat and contain no trans fats, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils or preservatives. There are six flavors, like Barbeque (the newest) and Classic Ketchup. $2.49, Gourmet Garage

If you crave a cookie: Paul Newman’s mint cookies
Cream filled chocolate cookie. Part of the organic line.
No partially hydrogenated oils, No trans fat. lower in saturated fat than butter and has no cholesterol
Found in natural food stores across the country.

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