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Healthy Snacking

Quick and Easy Snacks Packed with Nutrients

Snacks with fruit

  • Fresh fruit (orange or apple slices) dipped in low-fat or fat-free yogurt
  • A fruit cup. Look for "in its own juices" on the label
  • ½ cup of any fresh fruit chopped, 1 small piece of fruit, or ¼ c dried fruit

Snacks with vegetables

  • 1 cup celery stalks with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of fresh vegetables (celery, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli cauliflower, etc) dipped in low-fat dressing.
  • 1 tomato sliced in half with melted cheese and pepper on top

Snacks with calcium

  • Low-fat yogurt sprinkled with ¼ c almonds or walnuts and ¼ c GoLean Kashi Cereal or any high fiber cereal
  • String cheese and a small apple
  • ½ c cottage cheese with ½ c pears, peaches, or tomatoes
  • ½ c frozen yogurt with granola and berries
  • No Sugar Added Hot Chocolate (Swiss Miss or Nestle) made with 1 c skim milk and 2 graham cracker sheets.
  • Low-fat pudding with a dollop of Lite Cool Whip

Whole grain snacks

  • Whole-wheat crackers (Reduced-Fat Triscuits, Whole Grain Wheat Thins) and peanut butter or low-fat cheese
  • Whole Grain Nachos: 1 serving of whole grain crackers with salsa and melted cheese on top
  • 2 pieces of whole-wheat toast with low-fat margarine or peanut butter and regular/ sugar-free jelly