Finest and Worst Snacks


1.WORST: Onion Blossom

It may be your waistline that blossoms if you’re a fan of fried onions. The onion blossom at one popular restaurant has 1,950 calories, 155 grams (g) of fat, and 3,840 milligrams (mg) of sodium — more than double the daily sodium limit for healthy adults.


2.BEST: Vegetable Kebabs

Grilled vegetable kebabs are a great low-calorie alternative to fried onions. If this isn’t on the menu, ask for a side of grilled vegetables as your appetizer. Veggie kabobs are also easy to make: Skewer onions, red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and zucchini. Brush with a lower-fat garlic and herb marinade. Two large kebabs will have about 75 calories.