June 06, 2013|By Danielle Braff, Special to Tribune Newspapers
A carrot is a healthier snack food choice than, say, a potato chip — but when you’re craving a potato chip, a carrot is simply not gonna cut it.
Thankfully, there are healthy snack options when it comes to chips, chocolate and even candy. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to tell the good stuff from the bad stuff, so we grilled nutritionists and scrutinized tons of snack labels during the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago to find the newest healthiest snack options hitting shelves.
Wholesome Goodness’ Grilled Vegetable Tortilla Chips
Info: 35 grams of whole grains per serving, 1/2 cup of vegetables per serving, cholesterol free and trans-fat free, sprouted whole-grain medley.
Nutritionist says: “Sprouted grains may be easier to digest, and this product offers up whole grains, which are more nutritious than refined grains often used in snack crackers and cookies — such as all-purpose flour or refined wheat flour, which lack fiber and many nutrients,” says Kate Scarlata, Boston-based registered dietitian specializing in digestive health and author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS.”