Health Tip: If You Use a Food Vending Machine

(HealthDay News) -- When a craving hits and you absolutely need a snack, you may turn to a vending machine to quiet your growling belly.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these healthier vending machine options:

  • Pretzels, trail mix, almonds or peanuts.

  • Low-fat or fat-free popcorn.

  • Cheese- or peanut butter-filled whole wheat crackers.

  • Cereal bars or granola made with whole grains.

  • Dried cranberries, apricots or raisins.

  • Animal crackers or graham crackers.

  • 100 percent vegetable juice or 100 percent fruit juice.