Snack Options

Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet. It is difficult to get all of the recommended nutrients needed for the day with just your basic 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner. By purchasing healthy foods from the grocery store, however, you can enable yourself to choose healthy snacks to help fuel your body. With a little planning and a few adjustments to your eating habits, you can learn how to choose healthy snacks for you and your family.

1 cup of assorted vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, etc) with 2 Tbsp hummus of choice

Piece of fruit (1 cup if cut up) and 10 raw almonds/pistachios or cashews (unsalted)

1 small to medium apple or banana with 1 Tbsp natural peanut, cashew or almond butter

Celery sticks (2 stalks = 1 cup depending on size) with 1 Tbsp natural peanut, cashew or almond butter

3 slices of low or no sodium added deli meat and 1 slice of cheese (can have 2 of these rollups and add lettuce or spinach if you like)

1 cup cottage cheese (no fat added) either plain or with fresh fruit (1/2 cup) added

1 cup Greek yogurt/regular yogurt (no fat added) either plain or with fresh fruit (1/2 cup) added (can sprinkle cinnamon on top as well)

1 hard boiled egg (can pair it with other items from snack list)

1/2 avocado (can pair it with other items from snack list)


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