Graham crackers have less sugar than packaged cookies and are made from whole grain wheat flour, which offers more fiber and vitamins than white flour.
Dark chocolate and milk chocolates with at least 50% cacao (less sugar and fat) are good stress-relieving snacks because they're high in magnesium, which is depleted by stress.
Cheese is rich in calcium, but a recent study reveals that dairy may prevent heart disease. Grass-fed cheeses are rich in vitamin K2.
One scoop of full-fat ice cream provides protein and calcium. Avoid low-fat versions, which add sugar and chemicals to replace flavor.
Beef jerky is a high-protein, insulin-free snack. Some versions are heavy in sodium and preservatives, but there are grass-fed, all-natural, and low-sodium options.
Homemade and air-popped popcorn can be created with less salt and fat than movie theater popcorn. Popcorn is low in calories and high in fiber.
Salted nuts provide protein, vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and healthful unsaturated fats. Nuts make terrific between-meal snacks because protein keeps you full longer than sugar.
Ketchup contains lycopene, vitamins A and C, and little calories. Organic ketchup offers 60% more lycopene than regular.
Burritos can be healthy with beans, lettuce, meat, whole wheat tortillas, and salsa. Burritos often have over 1,000 calories, so splitting one into two meals is prudent.
Toppings matter. A thin-crust pizza with tomato sauce, vegetables, and cheese has more vitamins and protein and calcium than pepperoni.