The A, B, C's of Healthy Snacking

Healthy snacks
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Easier Than You Think

Finding a healthy snack is easier than you might think. You might be surprised to find that you actually already enjoy a healthy snack every now and then.

Look around in your fridge and cabinets I'll bet you have at least one healthy snack already stored there.

Next time you feel the urge to snack, stop and think about what you are putting in your mouth. If it's unhealthy, think again. Try one of the snacks on the lists below. There is sure to be one that you will absolutely love.

So join in the crowd of people out there filling their home with enjoyable fulfilling snacks.


Healthy snacking is as easy as ABC.
Healthy snacking is as easy as ABC. | Source

A ~ "ants on a log", avocado, apples, apricots, applesauce, almonds, animal crackers

B ~ bean burrito, boiled egg, broccoli, blackberries, blueberries, bread sticks, brazil nuts

C ~ celery sticks, carrots, cantalope, cherries, cucumber, cheese (low fat), cottage cheese (low fat), cashews (unsalted)

D ~ dry unsweetened cereal, dates

E ~ egg sald (with low-fat mayo), egg (hard boiled)

F ~ figs, fig newtons, frozen fruit bars, Fiber One bar, fruit smoothie (low fat)

G ~ grapes, grapefruit, graham crackers, green beans, green peppers, greek yogurt

H ~ honeydew melon, hazelnuts, Healthy Choice Fudge Bar

I ~ iceburg lettuce

J ~ jello (sugar-free), jelly bellies (100 calorie pack)

K ~ kiwifruit

L ~ low fat granola, Laughing Cow cheese wedge, Lean Pockets, Lentil Soup

M ~ mangoes, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese sticks, Minestroni soup (Healthy Choice)

N ~ nectarines,

O ~ olives (5 of any kind), oatmeal, orange, Ore Ida bagel bites, orange fruit smoothie

P ~ pretzels (unsalted), popcorn, peaches, peachs pineapple, plum, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, peanut butter

Q ~ quince

R ~ raspberries, raisins, rice cakes, rice pudding (use brown rice), roasted chickpeas

S ~ strawberries, snap peas, snow peas, soup (single serving), sardines, Starbucks Mocha Frappucccino bar, shrimp

T ~ tomato, triscuits, tuna, tangerines, tortilla chips, turkey, turkey jerky

U ~ unsalted pretzels

V ~ vegetable chips, vanilla pudding (sugar free), vita-muffin vita top

W ~ watermelon, walnuts, whole wheat crackers

X ~ x-tra lean ham chunks

Y ~ yogurt

Z ~ zucchini slices, zwieback toast

Healthy snacking
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Ants on a log

Ant's on a log has been one of our family favorites for years. They are so easy to make your toddler could put them together. We would cut our celery into about 4" long pieces, fill them with peanut butter (my children liked crunchy) and place some raisins randomly on top. They're a great healty snack loved by children and adults alike. By the way, they are equally good made with cream cheese instead of peanut butter.

Healthy Snack Mix Recipe

Snack Mix

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 10 min
Yields: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 1/2 cups raw sunflower seeds, shelled
  • 2 1/2 cups raw pumpkin seeds, shelled
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup raw cashew pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 250 degrees.
  2. In a small pan, melt butter and stir in Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, seasoned salt and onion powder.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the seeds and nuts. Pour melted butter mixture over them and mix very well.
  4. Place mixture in large roasting pan, and bake for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Allow mixture to cool and place in an airtight storage container.
Nutrition Facts
% Daily Value *
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 13 g26%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Comments 14 comments

kelleyward 4 years ago

What a cute idea for a hub! Love it. Voted up and away! kelley


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Kelleyward. I was looking for a differenty way to present healthy snacks.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I like the alphabetical listing of snack ideas and your snack mix sounds fabulous! This probably isn't the best hub to read while I'm doing a juice fast. Ha! Will definitely try it soon. I'm sure my hubbie will love it and it's good for him too. Thanks so much! Voted up and shared.


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Great hub! You took the same old, same old, and put it in a new and creative form. Kudos to you. I also like your recipe. Thanks so much for writing this interesting and unique hub!


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europewalker 4 years ago

Very creative hub, love the ants on the log snack. I need to be snacking on that instead of my big bag of m&ms! Voted up and useful.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

You have performed a public service, KK Gals. Now when I don't know what to choose for a snack, I'll just take a quick look at this convenient alphabetically-arranged checklist you have provided. Thanks.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

vespawoolf, while you're on your juice fast you can plan what you'll have after it's over. Thanks for the vote up and sharing.

suzettenaples, I tried to make it a little fun and different. The snack recipe is great - you'll love it.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

europewalker, not only is the ants on a log snack good for you but it's a good tasting snack. Definitely better for you than M&M's, although I have a weakness for them too.

drbj, I like being able to look at a list and just pick out a snack. It seems easier than trying to think of one at the spur of a moment. Thanks for reading.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

I LOVE ants on log - such a cool and clever hub! Up and awesome!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

RedElf, so do I. There's so simple and soooo good.


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Break of Dawn 4 years ago

I'm all for healthy snacks and are always looking for new and innovating ideas. Your ants on log and the snack mix sounds delicious. I'm bookmarking and I'll definitely give it a try. Voted up and shared. Thank you!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Break of Dawn, thanks. I like the healthy snacks myself. You'll like the ants on a log.


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Break of Dawn 4 years ago

I just had to come back to tell you I made the ants on a log last evening. However, I filled the celery with cream cheese as you had suggested and topped them with walnuts. Healthy, easy and so tasty! Thanks again!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Break of Dawn, I haven't tried them with the walnuts, I bet it is good. I love celery stuffed with cream cheese and chopped green olives. As long as I can remember we have had them on Thankgiving and Christmas Day.

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