Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Day 3031 - Wellness Wednesday Quick Tip #6

Check your snack facts

This ageing positively gig can become a bit tiresome, particularly if you're not only trying to stay fit and well, but you're also trying to make healthy eating choices and keep the weight gain to a minimum, while continuing to be social and having fun.

Knowing our food facts can help with this, simply by being savvy about what snacks have more nutritional value and less calories than others. For example, did you know that choosing the tortilla chips and salsa over the potato chips and onion dip can save around 65 calories? Plus salsa is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, fibre vitamin A, vitamin E, K, B6, potassium, copper and magnanese.  If you really want the onion dip, switching out the potato chips for carrot sticks, celery sticks and nutrient rich raw vegetables, not only ditches empty calories, but gets rid of the artificial flavours, preservatives and high sodium levels found in chips. 

The key is to check your snack facts in advance and be ready to make the best choices come party time.

What savvy snack swaps have you discovered? 

Wellness Wednesday posts have been part of my bloggy MO for a long time.  Rather than prattle on for paragraphs I've now turned these into Wellness Wednesday Quick Tip posts.  If you've got some Quick tips you'd like to share with my readers feel free to contact me for a guest post.  


  1. I'm happy to know that tortilla chips and salsa are a bit more healthy than chips & dip, since I prefer the tortilla chips. I say throw in some vegetable sticks to dip in the salsa (along with a few tortilla chips) and you have a filling snack that sneaks in a serving of produce as well.

  2. I love vegie sticks & yoghurt based dips...

  3. Very wise advice. Thanks, Leanne, for sharing your tips.

  4. I prefer (most days) tortilla chips and salsa or pico de gallo, too. But then I live in the salsa capital of the world...El Paso! To do anything else would be a disgrace here.


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