The ABCs of Snacking

Many people take a daily multi-vitamin to ensure their bodies are getting what they need. Incorporating foods high in vitamins is another – yummier – way to go, however your daily snacks are probably the last place you’d think to infuse better nutrition.

Here are few snack ideas featuring foods high in the vitamins your body needs.

Vitamin A

Why It’s Important: vitamin A is essential for good vision and healthy skin. As a fat-soluble vitamin, it needs to be consumed with fat for optimal absorption. Foods high in vitamin A include cooked carrots, cooked sweet potato, and dark, leafy greens like kale.

Sweet potatoes can be used to replace regular white potatoes for fries (baked or fried) or tater tots. It also makes a great spread.

Snack on A: Try Crisps Starring Sweet Potato and Prosciutto

Vitamin B

Why It’s Important: The different kinds of B vitamins all work together (and sometimes separately) in the cells of our bodies to do a variety of things like help expel the energy created by carbohydrates and fats. Because this vitamin and its various forms are present in many foods, you’re most likely getting all you need with a well-balanced diet.

B6 can be found in poultry, bananas, seafood, and spinach. B12: the only natural source of B12 is found in animal products, however many cereals and soy products are fortified with B12. Niacin benefits your cardiovascular system and can be found in tuna, salmon, turkey or chicken. And Riboflavin (important for healthy skin) is rich in such foods like asparagus, fish, chicken, eggs, spinach and spinach.

Snack on B: Try Caribbean Shrimp Pretzel Crisps® with Tomatillo Guacamole

Vitamin C

The body relies on vitamin C to develop and maintain cartilage, blood vessels, and scar tissue. This powerful antioxidant can be found in numerous tasty foods like berries, papayas, tomatoes, leafy greens, broccoli, kiwis, citrus fruits, and bell peppers.

Snack on C: Try Healthy Pepper Leaf Pretzel Crisps®

Source: fda.gov