Snack Favorites

Kathy’s Favorite Healthy Snacks

Here’s a list of some of my favorite healthy snack options:

  • Celery Sticks with 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons soy nut butter, almond butter, or natural crunchy peanut butter.
  • Bell peppers, sliced, with 2 triangles of Laughing Cow light cheese smeared inside.
  • Starkist tuna (5 ounce bag) wrapped in lettuce leaves (optional: dress up the tuna with dillweed, lemon juice, green onions, light mayo, and/or lemon pepper).
  • 2 seaweed wraps with 2 ounces light cheese and 4 ounces turkey slices.
  • 2 hard-cooked egg whites, cauliflower, or celery dipped in 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons hummus.
  • 1 hard cooked egg, sliced and served with diced tomatoes or salsa.
  • 1 green apple with 1 ounce (1 slice) low fat string cheese.
  • 2 ounces turkey, beef, or salmon jerky with 1/2 or 1 medium cucumber.
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas with 1 ounce Jarlsberg light cheese.
  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat or fat-free yogurt (preferable organic) with 1/2 cup berries.
  • 1/2 cup low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese with 1/2 cup berries, kiwi, or cantaloupe.
  • 3/4 cup edamame (soybeans).
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ricotta, feta, or hummus with celery sticks or bell peppers.
  • 4 asparagus stalks wrapped with 4 ounces turkey slices (optional: add mustard).
  • 1 hard-cooked egg with balsamic vinegar and steamed asparagus or spinach.
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese and salsa.
  • 1 wedge (1/4 of 1 whole) cantaloupe with 1/2 cup low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese.
  • 2 to 3 ounces roasted turkey with 1/4 avocado rolled up inside (optional: add mustard).
  • 1 cup plain low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese and steamed green beans.
  • 1 high fiber bar (look for one that has less than 200 calories, at least 5 grams of fiber, and fewer than 20 grams of sugar).
  • Cucumber boats (see recipe).
  • Asparagus wrap ups (see recipe).
  • Edamame salad (see recipe).
  • Not-Your-Mother’s Onion Dip (see recipe).
  • Parmesan Crisps with Smoked Turkey (see recipe).

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