4 Addicting Snacks That Are Actually Good for You
Chocolate-drizzled bars, bacon popcorn: These decadent noshes are addictive, but that's OK—because they're really good for you. Each recipe is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. And unlike many store-bought snacks, these light bites will leave you satisfied and full until your next meal.
Herby Edamame Dip With Buckwheat Crackers
Buckwheat groats are packed with protein, along with zinc, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Find them with the whole grains at the supermarket or in health-food stores.
Ingredients: Buckwheat groats, brown rice protein powder, pink peppercorns, black mustard seeds or yellow seeds, olive oil, edamame, Greek yogurt, mint, cilantro, sea salt and pepper
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Apricot and Chocolate Puffed Rice Bars
Dried apricots are rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that's key for healthy skin and eyes.
Ingredients: Honey, coconut, almonds, dried apricots, cocoa nibs, puffed rice cereal, vanilla extract, white chocolate
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Maple and Bacon Popcorn
No worries about the fat: Canadian-style bacon comes from the loin, a leaner cut than the belly (the source of American bacon).
Ingredients: Canadian-style bacon, maple syrup, coconut oil, popcorn kernels
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Mango and Chia Pudding
Just two tablespoons of those itty-bitty chia seeds have 6 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber, plus calcium, iron, and omega-3s.
Ingredients: Mango, orange juice, chia seeds, pomegranate seeds
Try this recipe: Mango and Chia Pudding