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Snack Smart

Snack time has ruined more physiques than happy hour. Stick to these convenient eats between meals and you'll be fine.

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M&F readers have a pretty good grasp on what to eat in order to get and maintain a lean, muscular physique. Mealtimes are easy: protein galore, smarter carbohydrate choices, plenty of veggies and fruits, the right supps. But it is what you eat between those meals that can make or break your build. Take in the right snacks and you continue to power your body through to the next meal. The wrong snack, or mini-meal, can bring your metabolism to a crashing halt and leave you struggling to catch up the rest of the day.

The following is a strong list of M&F's favorite healthy snack foods, with a short statement on why it makes the cut. Happy snacking!

Best Chips

Kettle Bakes Lightly Salted Potato Chips
Serving size: 1 oz.
120 calories, 3 g protein, 21 g carbs, 3 g fat, 2 g fiber
>> Not only are these light on the salt, but the fat, too.

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Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips
Serving size: 1 oz.
150 calories, 2 g protein, 18 g carbs, 8 g fat (1 g sat), 2 g fiber
>> More fiber than Tostitos regular tortilla chips.

Best Convenient Veggies

Green Giant Fresh Baby Cut Carrots
Serving size: 3 oz. (about 14)
40 calories, 1 g protein, 9 g carbs, 0 g fat, 2 g fiber
>> An easy way to satisfy your recommended veggie intake.

Best Cottage Cheese

Horizon Organic Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
Serving size: ½ cup
100 calories, 13 g protein, 4 g carbs, 2.5 g fat
>> High in protein, low in carbs and fat.

Best Fruit Snack

Mott's Healthy Harvest Apple Sauce
Serving size: 1 cup
50 calories, 0 g protein, 13 g carbs, 0 g fat, 1 g fiber
>> If you prefer your fruit wet instead of dry. 

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