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Smart Snacking

Posted on 11th Jan 2019

When you think of snacking what do you think of? Vending machines? Candy bars? Chips? Soda?

What if you were able to create your own version of snacks that were convenient, nutritious and able to satisfy your food cravings?

Good news, you CAN!


Here are some healthy snack ideas that are filling, quick to prepare and easy to transport:


1. Multigrain Crackers with Avocado

➢ Prepare 1 serving of multigrain crackers.

➢ Slice 1/4 avocado.

➢ Pair one multigrain cracker with one slice of avocado.

➢ Optional: Add tomato slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.


2. Raw Vegetables (Crudités) and Hummus

➢ Choose your favorite raw vegetable (bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumbers, mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini, etc.).

➢ Pair with organic homemade hummus (mashed chickpeas)!


3. Sliced Apples and Organic Peanut Butter

➢ Slice 1 small apple into 8 pieces.

➢ Prepare 1 Tablespoons of Natural or Organic Peanut Butter.

➢ Dip apple slices into the peanut butter and enjoy!


4. Mixed Nuts (be aware of Added Sodium) or Parched Peanuts


5. Celery with Lite or Fat-Free Salad Dressing

➢ Slice celery into 4 to 6 sticks.

➢ Dip the celery stalks into your favorite Lite or Fat-Free salad dressing.


6. Corn and Bean Salsa

➢ Combine bell pepper, cooked corn, kidney beans, lime juice, onion, tomato, salt and pepper. Mix well.

➢ Pair with whole-grain tortilla chips or cucumber slices.


7. Sparkling Water with Fresh Fruit

➢ Get your carbonation fix by choosing your favorite flavor of sparkling water, pouring it over ice and mixing in fruit that pairs with the flavor!

■ Examples:

  • Lemon flavored sparkling water and raspberries.

  • Mixed-berry flavored sparkling water with strawberries and lemon juice.

  • Mango flavored sparkling water with frozen mango chunks.


*Attention: If you are on a Food Fitness First, Inc.® FOOD SPIRAL®, please refer to our handouts and other materials before eating in order to ensure that you are preparing the correct portion sizes and are not eating anything that can take away from your progress. These snacks are recommendations based on the Healthy, Diabetes and Carb Counting FOOD SPIRAL®'s®.


Written by Food Fitness First, Inc.® Intern Emilie Roman.

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