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Your Healthy Snacks May Be Making You Fat

With so many seemingly healthy choices that, well, aren't (Sugar! Sodium! Preservatives!), it's impossible to know what to reach for. Here, some good things that do come in small packages—and the optimal time to eat them.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Second Breakfast

Bearded Brothers Mighty Maca Chocolate Energy Bar (Pictured)
By 10:30, your body has burned through those egg whites, and blood sugar is tanking. This raw, vegan, and gluten- and soy-free treat (made by two actual sibs) is a perfect mix of simple and complex carbs. Plus, it has maca, which combats stress and—as the lore goes—was used by the Incans to maintain energy in battle.

Whole Foods Turkey Jerky Sticks
A higher protein snack like this, will stave off hunger longer—with the same number of calories as a high-carb snack—keeping you going through that mid-morning meeting and into lunch. Janis Jibrin, R.D., author of The Pescetarian Plan, recommends pairing this dried meat (about 60 calories each) with 100 calories worth of whole grain crackers, like Dr. Kracker Seedlanders, for a total of about 200 to 300 calories.

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