The A, B, C's of Healthy Snacking
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.
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
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
- 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
- Preheat over to 250 degrees.
- In a small pan, melt butter and stir in Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, seasoned salt and onion powder.
- In a large bowl, combine the seeds and nuts. Pour melted butter mixture over them and mix very well.
- Place mixture in large roasting pan, and bake for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Allow mixture to cool and place in an airtight storage container.
|% Daily Value *|
|Carbohydrates 14 g||5%|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 13 g||26%|
|* 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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