What are some healthy snack ideas?

What are some healthy snack ideas?

Here are 15 healthy snack ideas to stop hunger.

Healthy snacks contain a combination of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fat.
Here are some examples of healthy snacks:

Fruit and dairy
  • 1/2 cup of plain, non-fat yogurt with 1 cup of berries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese with pineapple chunks or peach slices
  • 1 apple and a stick of low-fat string cheese
Fruit or vegetables with peanut butter
  • 1 apple or banana with 2 tbsp. of natural peanut butter
  • Celery sticks with 2 tbsp. peanut butter and raisins
Veggies and cheese, hummus, or dressing
  • 1 large tomato (sliced) and 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes and a stick of low-fat string cheese
  • 1 cup broccoli and/or cauliflower with 2 tbsp. light dressing
  • 1 medium red or green pepper (sliced) with 1/4 cup of hummus
  • 1 cup chopped carrots and 2 tbsp. light ranch dressing
  • 1 sliced apple and 2 tbsp. walnuts
  • A small handful of unsalted, unroasted nuts
Whole grains and dairy
  • 2 cups of air-popped popcorn and a stick of low-fat string cheese
  • 5 whole wheat crackers and 1 oz. low-fat cheese
  • 3/4 cup cooked oatmeal with non-fat milk

Keep healthy snacks on hand at home, at the office, and during travel. Plan a variety of snacks to get a variety of nutrients, and to prevent getting bored with your food.

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