David Zinczenko reveals his top picks for great tasting and good-for-you snacks from the Sweets & Snack Expo.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo Show, the largest confectionery and snack event in North America, is the place to see the latest, greatest and most innovative new snacks and treats, from bean snacks to low-sugar candy. Founder of Eat This, Not That! and Health and Wellness Contributor at the TODAY Show, David Zinczenko, went to bring you back the hottest (and healthiest!) new eats that’ll replace your standard go-to snacks.
I’ve chosen the most impressive picks from the expo that happen to be healthier versions of your usual standby snacks. Whether they’re lower in calories, higher in protein, have less artificial ingredients, are perfectly portioned or simply made cleaner than your usual candy or snacks, we found the best of the best healthier treats at the Sweets & Snacks Expo that are Eat This, Not That!-approved.
Peatos Crunchy Puffed Snacks
Other varieties (Classic Cheese, Masala, Fiery Hot, and Chili Cheese) are available now on Amazon and at Kroger.
Do away with that feeling of regret after making your way through a huge bag of empty-calorie cheese puffs. Instead, grab a bag of Peatos. Made from peas and lentils instead of corn and potato, Peatos have twice the protein and three times the fiber of your favorite bag of Cheetos, so you’ll feel full and satisfied after snacking.
Nutrition per 1 oz bag (Ranch flavor, for example): 130 calories, 8 grams fat (1 gram saturated fat), 180 milligrams sodium, 12 grams carbs (3 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar), 4 grams protein