Not all snacks are created equal. Here are some healthy snacks to tame the mid-day munchies!
By Melody Foo, Dietitian, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Whether a snack is considered healthy depends on the frequency, amount, calorie and type (FACT).
Frequency refers to how often you are eating the snack. Excessive snacking, even with healthy snacks, can still lead to excessive calorie intake and weight gain.
Amount refers to the portion sizes. Are you eating more than a handful of snacks?
Calorie refers to the amount of energy the snack provides. As per Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) recommendation, opt for snacks which provide less than 100 calories per serve. Look out for snacks with the Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS) which provides less than 100 calories per serve when buying healthy snacks for work or home!
Type refers to how the snack is prepared. Opt for snacks that are steamed/grilled/baked/dry roasted.
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This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
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