December 2019

Buy Calcium bites Chocolate Covered Caramels, $16.39

Buy Calcium bites Chocolate Covered Caramels, $16.39

  • Taste like Rolos
  • Each piece is 30 calories, contains 500 mg of calcium, and has 6 grams of fiber

Shop the Full Story: Ask Melissa: Healthy Snacks

Buy TCHO Nibs, $9

Buy TCHO Nibs, $9

  • Cacao beans drenched in dark chocolate
  • Bite-sized accessibility and richness

Shop the Full Story: Ask Melissa: Healthy Snacks

Buy Calbee’s Snapea Crisps, $15.39

Buy Calbee’s Snapea Crisps, $15.39

  • Made from fresh peas that are grinded and baked
  • Unbelievably delicious and have the crunch of potato chips without the grease

Shop the Full Story: Ask Melissa: Healthy Snacks

Buy Marcona Almonds, $11.95

Buy Marcona Almonds, $11.95

  • A sweeter take on the classic nut
  • These Spanish imports are a softer variety, roasted in olive oil topped with sea salt

Shop the Full Story: Ask Melissa: Healthy Snacks

Ask Melissa: Healthy Snacks

I’m always out on the run and sometimes I’m tempted to pick up a candy bar or a bag of chips. What are your suggestions for healthy snacks while on the run?

There’s no need to ignore your sweet and salty cravings if you know your (healthy) options! I’m loving Marcona Almonds –a sweeter take on the classic nut, these Spanish imports are a softer variety, roasted in olive oil topped with sea salt. Ten nuts should hold you over between meals. Calbee’s Snapea Crisps are unbelievably delicious and have the crunch of potato chips without the grease! They are made from fresh peas that are grinded and baked. Another favorite of mine are the Wonderful Pistachios’ 100-calorie packs of pistachios—perfect for tucking in your purse while out on the go. Snooki’s already a fan!

If you’re looking for a chocolate fix, I like TCHO Nibs (cacao beans drenched in dark chocolate) for their bite-sized accessibility and richness. Another great way to satisfy your sweet tooth is with Calcium bites Chocolate Covered Caramels. Celebrity nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot turned me on to them, and I promise they taste like Rolos. Each piece is 30 calories, contains 500 mg of calcium, and has 6 grams of fiber. I eat one after lunch and dinner every day!

Buy Now, Marcona Almonds, $11.95

Buy Now, Calbee’s Snapea Crisps, $15.39

Buy Now, TCHO Nibs, $9

Buy Now, Calcium bites Chocolate Covered Caramels, $16.39

Indiana Kettlecorn: An Ode to Popcorn!

Ordinarily I’m extremely indifferent to popcorn. At the movies, I’m a peanut M&Ms girl. At the circus, it’s cotton candy all the way. But that was until I met Popcorn, Indiana Original Kettlecorn. I resisted at first—after all, it was my mother trying to fix us up, and who trusts their mother for a fix up?! But the siren song of the bright red bag was too much to resist, and I popped a piece in my mouth. That’s all it took—one piece, and it was true love. Crunchy, lightly sweet and slightly salty, it’s a perfect flavor/texture balance. And when I discovered that there were only 130 calories and 5 g of fat for 2 cups, I knew I had found my snack soul mate. But my love is not exclusive. After buying several large bags for the PageDaily staff as an afternoon treat, they have fallen under its spell as well. So, here we are—editor-in-chief, production manager, assistant beauty editor, and brilliant summer intern—munching away on our kettle corn while holed up the office on a gorgeous summer Friday afternoon. And we couldn’t be happier. Now, that’s true love.—Nancy Rotenier


Buy Indiana Kettlecorn Popcorn, $3.99, at walgreens.com