How to Shop for Healthy Desserts and Treats
Get healthy grocery shopping tips from Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, for choosing healthy desserts, snacks, and treats.
Hello, I'm Dawn Jackson Blatner, registered dietitian with Fitness Magazine, and I'm here at Stop & Shop in Union, New Jersey in the fruit section of the grocery store. We all need to treat ourselves every once in awhile, and treats? They don't have a lot of nutrition, but they sure do taste great. So, when you're thinking about treating yourself, hit the calories to about 150 calories a day, and they do have these 100 calorie-packs that the portioning is done for you. So those are good options. But if you're somebody who can really portion out of a large package, definitely think about doing better-for-you options. A better-for-you option would be something like no artificial colors or flavors, no high-fructose corn syrup, or no hydrogenated oils. I even found a cookie that the first ingredient is whole grains. Now that is a better-for-you treat.