Movie theatre popcorn may be doused in salt and mysterious flavored vegetable oils, but it’s much easier to control the sodium levels and types of fat used in home-made and air-popped popcorn. Popcorn is high in fiber and low in calories, so it’s ok to eat it by the handful.
7. Salted Nuts
An ounce of salted nuts can provide protein, vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy unsaturated fats. Because the protein helps you feel full for longer than sugar, nuts make a great snack between meals.
A relatively low-calorie condiment, ketchup is a good source of vitamins A and C, and the antioxidant lycopene. Organic ketchup has been shown to contain 60% more lycopene than conventional brands.
Compared to some cuts of beef, bacon contains much less saturated fat. It’s actually a great source of monounsaturated fat — which helps reduce cholesterol levels — as well as protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
With plenty of beans, lettuce, meat, a whole wheat tortilla, and salsa, a burrito can be a well-balanced meal. Burritos often contain over 1,000 calories, however, so splitting one into two meals is a smart choice.