What are the healthiest vending machine snacks?

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

Snacks should be calculated into your total calories consumed for the day. Vending machines vary in what is offered so check for items on this list for your best bets for a healthy snack choice:

  • Peanuts, tree nuts or seeds
  • Raisins
  • Trail mix
  • Whole grain based bars, crackers, or chips
  • Fat reduced popcorn
  • Freeze dried fruit chips
  • Baked chips
  • Pretzels
  • water
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Vending machine options are often limited to unhealthy sweet or salty snacks. In this video, Dr. Oz challenges his audience to find the healthiest vending machine snacks.


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