How many times did you hear your mother say, “Eat it. It’s good for you!” And how many times did you hide said food and throw it away discreetly at the first opportunity? This probably happened a lot. What you really want and really need is health food that is both good for you and good for your taste buds. You need healthy foods you won’t hate. The good news is that your mom may have been missing a few items on her shopping list. She was probably dead set on all those green vegetables you despise. If you could talk to her now, maybe you could give her a tip or two. Heck, you might even want to try these healthy foods with your own kids. Healthy options are out there, and soon you’ll be eating healthy and loving it.


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Blue Diamond Almonds Bold Lime ‘n Chili. Almonds are simply wonderful snacks, but they don’t get the same good publicity that peanuts do because they’re not thrown out in bags at baseball games. Nevertheless, these are great to munch on. These nuts are filled with protein as well as vitamin E, but they also have a citrus tang and powerful spice. In Blue Diamond Almonds, there are only 170 calories and 16 grams of fat per ounce.



Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chips. These chips have much less fat than other potato chips, but they taste like the real thing.They are also lightly salted and make for mighty fine dippers. There is a particular chip brand, which shall remain nameless, that advertises, “You can’t eat just one.” And darn them, they’re right! If you’re going to lose control to any chip, make it a Kettle Brand. There are only 120 calories and 3 grams of fat per ounce, which make them quite a healthy snack.


Sharon’s Mixed Berry Sorbet. For those of us who are berry fiends, there’s really nothing better than this sorbet. It’s cold, like good ice cream, and chock full of berries, which are a dessert unto themselves. This is a fine choice for a late night snack, or for when the rest of your friends and family are slurping down ice cream. There are only 110 calories and exactly 0 grams of fat per serving.

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Trader Joe’s Omega Trek Mix. This is a bag with a wonderful mix of pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. It has 150 calories and 10 grams of fat per 1/4 cup. Take this mix camping instead of other sweet stuff. You can imagine you’re eating bad candy when you’re actually having a healthy snack. You’ll be glad you did.


Trader Joe’s 94% Fat Free Popcorn. It’s nearly impossible to watch a movie without snacks, even at home. This popcorn is your best choice because of its deliciously buttery flavor minus the fat. It’ll leave you happy, even if the movie is really bad. It has 130 calories and 2 grams of fat per bag.