Smart Food Shopping

  • Rice cakes and popcorn cakes satisfy that craving for salty or sweet snacks.
  • Popping your own kernels at home produces fresh, flavorful popcorn without a lot of fat calories (if you hold the butter!) Lower fat microwaved popcorn is your next bet. Steer clear of new versions that advertise extreme amounts of "butter" topping.
  • Single servings of potato and corn chips put a limit on portion sizes.
  • Other lower fat choices include pretzels, baked corn or tortilla chips, baked potato chips and reduced fat potato chips. Some fat free chips contain the fat substitute, olestra, which may cause side effects.

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