Americans love to snack almost as much as we want to lose weight. But according to recent research by the USDA, our snacking habits are adding too many calories and too few nutrients to our diets. It doesn't have to be this way, says Susan Bowerman, RD, assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. "When done right, (snacking) keeps your energy levels up and gives you more opportunities to get in all your nutritional needs."
Healthy eating habits don't have to involve eating chicken and veggies for every meal. We can still snack, it's just finding and making the right choices to allow ourselves to still enjoy food, but still maintain a healthy discipline.
There is plenty of information out there on what types of foods provide healthy benefits, and today, an article from Yahoo! Health lists 20 snacks for us try out, incorporate into our diet and burn fat!