The good-for-you staples, snacks, and treats that health experts are really eating-plus, how you add them to your diet. By Lisa Whitmore
"When I need a boost after a workout, I'll eat a small spoonful right out of the jar," says Kathy Kaehler, a fitness expert in Los Angeles. A bonus: Studies show that eating almonds can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
"If I crave ice cream at night, I have a handful of these instead," says Lacey Stone, a fitness professional in New York City. "They're so sweet, they do the job."
"Believe it or not, I've loved them since I was a kid," says Elisa Zied, a registered dietitian in New York City and the author of Nutrition at Your Fingertips ($19, amazon.com.) "They're rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids." She eats them straight from the can: "But no heads or tails, please!"