Healthy snack ideas from Meijer’s

My recent American Heart Association 5k gave me a chance to speak with some representatives of the Meijer chain when I was done. They were handing out healthy eating tips at the end of the event. I picked up a sheet titled Easy Healthy Snacks and a second called  More for a Healthier You.

Me with the heart mascot, sporting my survivor's cap and beads for each year since my 2012 surgery.
Me with the heart mascot, sporting my survivor’s cap and beads for each year since my 2012 surgery.

I found the healthier snacks online in the form of a video too:

http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-healthy-living—-sensible-snacks

Many of the 15 snacks on the list appeal to me, surprising given what a picky eater I tend to be when it comes to anything called healthy. Apple slices, baby carrots, peach slices and whole grain English muffins all are snacks I have these days on my low-fat, low-salt, low-sugar diet. Continue reading “Healthy snack ideas from Meijer’s”

Goldfish and snacking challenges

Snacking on anything I used to snack on has become impossible on my low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet. I’ve written about how I’ve found a way to make my own potato chips with no fat and no salt. But they take a great deal of time, so are hardly a handy snack.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, once considered a healthy snack, really aren't for me.
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, once considered a healthy snack, really aren’t for me.
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers.
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers.

I was reminded of the snacking challenge recently when a candidate for office in our area was handing out bags of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish at my train station one morning. When my children were growing up, Goldfish were considered the healthy snack, better than chips or ice cream or other normal kid fare. Continue reading “Goldfish and snacking challenges”

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