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Snack Foods

Whether you are looking for healthy snack ideas for you or the kids, here is a great snack list/shopping list to post on your refrigerator.  When I have these staples readily available, I can whip up a packed lunch or snack platter in a matter of one minute.snack plate

These are the Snack Staples that I always shop for.  I categorized them by Carbohydrates, Protein, and Veggies.  It is important to balance all meals and snacks, so try to include something from each category.

Carbohydrate Snack Options:

  • Lots of Fresh Fruit (my favorites are sliced apples, berries, grapes, and cherries)
  • Dried Fruit (check serving size and grams of sugar…pick lower sugar options)
  • Popcorn Kernels (this is my favorite Low Sugar Kettle Corn Recipe)
  • Hummus (there are so many wonderful Hummus Recipes)
  • Rice Cakes or Healthy Crackers (my favorite brand is Mary’s Gone Crackers)

Protein Snack Options:

  • Edamame Pods (I usually buy these frozen and steam in large batches)
  • Wide Variety of Nuts and Seeds
  • Variety of Real Nut Butters, like peanut butter, almond butter, and sunflower seed butter
  • Plain Yogurt (Greek yogurt has the most natural protein. Here is a naturally sweetened Yogurt Cup Recipe)
  • Tuna or Chicken Salad (this is my favorite Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe)
  • Hard-boiled Eggs

Vegetable Snack Options:

  • Always add a vegetable (my favorites are carrot and celery sticks, snap peas, and grape tomatoes)
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