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Women who care about basic nutrition, healthful ingredients and who want to replace meals by eating-on-the-go. In fact, women aged 20 – 30 say they get 30% of their daily calories in the form of “snacks.”ᴬ

Here’s the breakdown on what Americans consider their favorite snacks to be:

63% Chips/ Crisps
59% Chocolate
58% Cheese
56% Cookies/ Biscuits
55% Fresh Fruit
48% Bread/ Sandwich
48% Crackers
44% Vegetables
44% Peanut Butter
43% Popcorn

We nosh throughout the day, with 31% of our snacking occurring in the morning, 26% in the afternoon, 22% in the evening and 22% later at night. The single most popular time of the day to grab a nibble? 3:10 p.m.!  But more than sixty percent of shoppers say they snack at least one to two times a day, and another twenty percent say three to four. (Who are the ten percent who say they never snack?!)ᴬ

Cottage cheese is a snacking choice of 28% of “health conscious” consumers, according to research conducted by Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese. And with just four ingredients – cultured skim milk, cream, salt and vitamin A palmitate (an antioxidant added to dairy products to replace the vitamin A lost in production), Daisy Brand fills the bill for those looking for the most natural cottage cheese. Most other brands have ten or even more ingredients.

At Shopping for Health, we enjoyed a tasty Cottage Cheese Bar to create tasty and healthful snacks combinations. Here are some super pairing ideas:cottage cheese bar

One scoop of Daisy Brand Low-Fat Cottage Cheese, plus:

  • Slices of grapefruit, chopped mint and a drizzle of honey
  • Sliced Granny Smith apples and ground cinnamon
  • Chopped tomato, chopped avocado and chopped fresh cilantro
  • Blueberries and chopped pecans, cashews or pistachios
  • A tablespoon of peanut or other nut butter and a few chocolate chips

 

ᴬAll statistics from Nielson 2014 report on snacking in America

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