Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Best Snack Foods part 2

    Second part of our listing of the Best Snack Foods in America.
  Obviously, whole, live foods are always the best choice, but not always practical.
 These processed foods are by current standards the least destructive alternative snack.  

  Best Legume-Based Soup:
    Health Valley Organic Split Pea & Carrots Soup (40% Less Sodium)
Per cup:
120 calories
0 g fat
480 mg sodium
7 g protein
7 g fiber
 This can’s ingredient statement reads like a vegan shopping list: split peas, carrots, potatoes, and lentils, all of which are organic. Even if you eat both servings in the can, you still fall within the caloric range of a healthy snack.
  Best Overall Soup:
 Campbell’s Select Harvest Light Italian-Style Vegetable Soup
Per cup:
 50 calories
 0 g fat
 650 mg sodium
 2 g protein
 4 g fiber
 This is as light as soup gets. You can slurp the whole veggie-loaded can for 100 calories and not worry about serving-size overload.

Best Chicken Soup:

Campbell’s Select Harvest Healthy Request Mexican Style Chicken Tortilla Soup

Per cup:
110 calories
2 g fat
410 mg sodium
6 g protein
3 g fiber
This Mexican-Style Chicken Tortilla Soup has a bigger flavor kick—and about 45 percent less sodium—than the more common varieties of chicken noodle.

Best Frozen Snack:

Cedarlane Garden Vegetable Enchiladas

Per enchilada:
140 calories
3 g fat
9 g protein
3 g fiber
Each enchilada has a quarter of your day’s vitamin A and 20 percent of your daily calcium. The package comes with two servings, so eat one as a snack or add a side salad and eat both as lunch.

Best Meat-Substitute Snack:

Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chik’n Strips

Per 12 strips:
140 calories
3.5 g fat
23 g protein
1 g fiber
With faux-chicken there’s no need to pull out a frying pan. Just zap them in the microwave and serve with ketchup or barbecue sauce for a protein-loaded snack you can eat at your desk.

Best Pizza Snack:

Lean Pockets Whole Grain Supreme Pizza

Per pocket:
220 calories
6 g fat
10 g protein
4 g fiber
These inverted pizzas deliver commendable hits of protein, fiber, and calcium. Plus they have more than a hundred fewer calories than similar flavors of Hot Pockets.


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