How Healthy of a snack is Dried Fruit?

Watch out for added sugars: Fruit is naturally sweet and doesn’t need added sugars. Read the ingredients list carefully.

Portion Control: A typical serving of dried fruit is about 1 oz. or 1/4 cup (about a handful). Depending on the variety, that amount contains about 100 calories, 29 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of fiber. If you buy it in a big bag, portion it out into smaller baggies when you get home.

Skip Banana Chip mixes. 1 ounce of banana chip mixes contains 150 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 8 grams of saturated fat. It is fried in coconut oil, which is a saturated fat-if you need something crunchy in your fruit mix, add a couple of unsalted almonds or peanuts for some heart healthy fat that will keep you full.

Source: Skinny in the City and FDA.

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