Quick & Simple Healthy Snack Ideas – Part 1 - June 17th, 2010

I know how easy it is to get into a rut with foods when you are trying to eat healthy.  You find those few breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinners that are healthy and enjoyable, but boredom is inevitable.  Here are a few snack ideas that may spark some interest.   Please feel free to add some as well!

  • Almonds
  • Low-fat cheese & fruit (dried or fresh)
  • Whole grain waffle topped with honey or fruit
  • Whole grain cereal (You can mix a few different varieties)
  • Cucumber slices & Laughing Cow spreadable cheese
  • Energy bar (with at LEAST 4 grams of protein)
  • Melba toast with light cream cheese and dried fruit
  • Apple slices with peanut butter or almond butter
  • Slices of turkey and grapes
  • Low-fat cottage cheese (you can add chives & pepper) with veggies for dipping
  • Almonds or walnuts mixed with craisins, blueberries, or cherries (dried or fresh)
  • Plain oatmeal with peanut butter or berries, & a little milk
  • Hummus with veggies for dipping
  • Shelled edamane
  • Multi-grain cracker with part-skim ricotta & honey
  • Low-fat cheese, small piece of fruit, & one piece of dark chocolate
  • Whole grain english muffin with peanut butter
  • Hard boiled egg sprinkled with pepper
  • Low-fat greek yogurt with walnuts or granola and honey

Do you have any ideas you would like to share that have a nice balance of proteins, healthy fats and carbs?

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