Category Archives: Snacks101


What Are the Healthiest Nuts for Snacking?

There are many types of nuts…but what are the healthiest types of nuts to eat? How do you store them? Learn the facts about healthy nut snacks.

On December 22, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division was under siege in the Belgian town of Bastogne by multiple German armored units. The German commander issued an ultimatum to the Americans: surrender or be annihilated. Army General Anthony McAuliffe dispatched a one-word response: “NUTS!” read more

Patriotic Popcorn

National Popcorn Day (Actually, There Are Three of Them)

When is Popcorn Day? Take your pick—there are three of them! Learn popcorn facts, and even how to make caramel popcorn. It’s not just for movies.

Is popcorn America’s favorite snack? Not even close. (According to one study, candy is #1; another says the top three are chips, chocolate and cheese.) Of course, American moviegoers would dispute this, as popcorn is the overwhelming choice for munching along with motion pictures…and they’re willing to pay exorbitant amounts for it. read more

School Snacks

Back-to-School Lunches and Snacks

Back-to-school lunches and high-protein snacks for kids are a snap when you keep meat and cheese on hand, along with fresh veggies and fruits.

Back to school is an exciting time for parents and kids. Along with the excitement can come a bit of nerves, so help to ease the transition by stocking up on a variety of tasty foods to make back-to-school lunches and after-school snacks that kids will love. read more


Healthy Summer Snacks: Ideas for Active Lifestyles

Looking for healthy summer snack ideas? We’ll help you lighten up for the time of year when you wear less and are more active.

Ah, summer. It’s the favorite time of year for many—especially kids, of course—and what’s not to like? The days are long, the garden is going gangbusters, the farmers’ markets are in full swing, and there’s a festival going on somewhere every weekend. Everyone’s more active and looking for healthy summer snacks to keep us fueled without weighing us down. When you’re on the go, portability is everything. read more