snack Archive

Food Fraud: Microwave Popcorn

The word “snack” can be a little misleading on microwave popcorn. One popular brand packs 9 grams of bad fat, including 6 grams of trans fat, into each “snack size” bag. Some “snack bags” are labeled as more than one serving as well. It is easy to assume that one bag is ...Read More

Berries

Berries Like other fruits, berries are high in water and fiber, which can keep you full longer. But they have another benefit — they’re very sweet. This means berries can satisfy your sweet tooth for a fraction of the calories you would take in gobbling cookies or brownies. Blueberries stand out because ...Read More

Bobo’s Oat Bars

In the constant search for healthy snacks, I got a chance to try out Bobo’s Oat Bars. The one I tried is gluten-free, vegan and made with organic ingredients. Don’t let all that frighten you off. It was delicious! I’m not vegan or gluten-unfriendly, but I do like healthier snacks when I ...Read More

Food Fraud: Low-Fat Granola

The low-fat version of this crunchy cereal has only 10% fewer calories and is still full of sugar. Plus, the low-fat label can easily lead you to overeat. A study at Cornell University found that people ate 49% more granola when they thought it was low fat — easily blowing past the ...Read More