Health Tip: If You Use a Food Vending Machine

Look for these healthier choices

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(HealthDay News) -- When a craving hits and you absolutely need a snack, you may turn to a vending machine to quiet your growling belly.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these healthier vending machine options:

  • Pretzels, trail mix, almonds or peanuts.
  • Low-fat or fat-free popcorn.
  • Cheese- or peanut butter-filled whole wheat crackers.
  • Cereal bars or granola made with whole grains.
  • Dried cranberries, apricots or raisins.
  • Animal crackers or graham crackers.
  • 100 percent vegetable juice or 100 percent fruit juice.

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