Snacks can be a part of a healthy diet. In fact, the right kind of snacks may even help you lose weight! Healthy snacks should satiate hunger and prevent overeating—two important things when you’re trying to watch your weight. Before you find yourself halfway through a bag of chips, it’s important to remember not all snacks are created equal.
“I encourage pre-planned snacking,” says registered dietitian, Jessica Crandall of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. “I think protein and produce is a great way of helping Americans get more of their nutrient needs in their daily diet.”