The Best Healthy Snacks in Your Supermarket


Snacking has gotten a bad rap, thanks to our tendency to choose empty-calorie snack foods like candy or chips to ease between-meal cravings. But when your Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 6 individual packs per 5.1 ounce box. Among the ingredients in South Beach cookie packs are whole-grain wheat flour, high-oleic canola oil, and oat fiber. The sweeteners include sugar, maltitol (a sugar alcohol), sucralose (Splenda) and acesulfame Weight Control line of instant oatmeal is packed with fiber, each packet contributing a whopping 6 grams! It’s also much lower in sugar than your average instant oatmeal, with only 1 gram per serving. It does contain the alternative sweetener sucralose (Splenda).

Quaker Instant Oatmeal Weight Control , 8 packets per box

($2.50 to $4.89). Per packet: 160 calories, 3 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 6 g fiber, 270 mg sodium.

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the “>nutrition and health. Her opinions and conclusions are her own.