A Low-Calorie, Nutrient-Rich Snack That’s Hard to Resist

Low-calorie snack 6-24-14

Quick quiz: You feel a little hungry, but it’s not yet time for lunch. Should you reach for an apple or packaged cookies?  Whether you’re watching your weight or just trying to eat healthy, the apple would be the better choice.

The apple is healthier because it‘s high in nutrients yet low in calories. The apple gives you:

  • Fiber
  • Water
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Natural sugars

But from the cookies you get:

  • Refined flour
  • Unhealthy fats
  • Artificial flavors and other chemicals
  • Added, refined sugars

An added bonus? The apple is a sweet and crunchy way to satisfy your appetite. The water and fiber will help you feel full, making it easier to hold out for that healthy lunchtime meal.