Snack Awards 2012If you've picked up a copy of the July issue of SHAPE, you've seen the 2012 edition of the annual SHAPE Snack Awards where we share the healthiest and tastiest new snacks of the year. But how did the select snacks make it onto the page? Lots and lots of taste testing! While it may sound like fun and games it's actually a lot of hard work.
To even be considered for a Snack Award each item must have:
• 200 or fewer calories
• No high- fructose corn syrup
• 0 grams of trans fat and
• No more than 3.5 grams of saturated fat
• No more than 400 milligrams of sodium
Special consideration is also given to healthy snacks with pre-portioned packaging, whole grains, reduced sugar, and extra vitamins and minerals. And it goes without saying, these snacks must taste great-but we won't know that until we take a bite so let's dig in!
Over the course of a few months, we taste hundreds of snacks. On any given day we test around four snack categories with fourRead More »from The Best Healthy Snacks: Snack Awards 2012