Finding a healthy snack that fulfills your cravings for sweet, salty or crunchy can make you feel like you just won the lottery. After all, there’s nothing better than eating a yogurt-covered raisin or dried vegetable and knowing you’re doing something healthy for yourself. Unfortunately, all too often these snacks are just masquerading as something that’s good for you. Thankfully, there are a few ways to tell just how helpful these healthy snacks are to your goals for weight loss. The first way to tell for sure how healthy a snack is is to look at the manufacturer’s definition of certain terms.
For example, the yogurt covering of a yogurt-covered raisin can mean a sugary and oily confection that tastes like yogurt, but in reality is anything but. And this can translate into a few hundred calories if you end up eating more than one handful. The same is true for dried vegetables like chick peas. Although they can be a delicious snack to add to The Diet Mindset, the packaged variety can contain just as much fat as those potato chips you’ve stopped buying. The best way to ensure you aren’t ingesting unwanted calories is to try and recreate these snacks at home, where you have control over the ingredients.