Eat Your Heart Out
When the urge for a snack strikes, the best strategy is simple: Help yourself. When made with well-chosen ingredients, snacks can help keep your cardiovascular system in good form and even make it easier to maintain a healthy weight.
It's worth thinking about snacks as mini meals, and not something you grab mindlessly. Rely on the following power combos -- packed with vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, beans, skim-milk dairy products, fish, and whole grains -- when afternoon hunger cravings strike.