Smart Snacking Ideas
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Smart Snacking Ideas

Snacking is a great way to maintain energy throughout the day, between meals. However, it can be a problem if we aren’t good with portion control. It is important to be mindful, and only snack when hungry, rather than when bored or stressed. Planning snacks ahead of time, and having them ready to grab when needed can be helpful. Balanced meals incorporate different food groups into one meal, creating a colorful and healthful plate. The same can be done with snacks, just as a smaller portion size. Incorporating two food groups into a snack might help to maintain energy levels and feel full longer. We’ve all been there when we need a mid-morning or post-lunch “pick me up”. Here you will find a list of some healthy snack ideas.

  • String cheese and 15 wheat thin crackers or serving size of cracker of choice
  • Small apple and 2 tablespoons of nut butter
  • ¼ cup of trail mix (Chocolate chips, nuts, seeds, and raisins) and 1 oz. of cheese (about the size of pair of dice)
  • 1 slice of toast topped with ¼ medium avocado, sprinkle of sea salt and 4 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 slice of toast topped with nut butter, ¼ banana sliced, and a pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of cottage cheese mixed with fruit of choice (Example: ½ pitted peach, or 10 grapes cut in half)
  • Fruit and cheese kabobs using 2 oz. of cheese and 2.5 ounces of mixed berries would be a serving size for this snack.
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt and ¼ cup mixed berries
  • 1 oz. beef jerky and ¼ cup of dried fruit
  • 1 Snack bar (Lara bar, Kind bars, etc.)