Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Healthy Snacks

So, for those of you who do not already know, I am a self declared health nut.  I love produce, eat whole grains, and choose lean proteins.  People laugh because I can tell you the nutritional content of most foods; I read almost every label.  I have compiled a list of healthy and nutritional snacks that I enjoy.  Most of my snacks include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good source of proteins, and/or healthy fats.  I hope you find something you like!

-Celery with natural peanut butter

-Apples dipped in honey with 28 almonds

-Rice cake topped with natural peanut butter and sliced banana

-Plain 1% yogurt mixed with 1 Tbls honey and fruit of your choice

-Cucumber sticks, carrot sticks, and grape tomatoes with 2 Tbls hummus

-Two graham crackers, cheese stick, and one fruit of your choice

-Whole wheat pita with tomato slices and reduced fat cheese

-Apple with 2 Tbls natural peanut butter and whole grain crackers

-Cereal with skim or 1% milk (nutritious cereals like cheerios, kashi, corn flakes, chex)

-Trail mix (I fill 3/4 of a sandwich zip-lock bag with any combination of the following: 1/4 cup dried fruit, 1/8 cup of dark chocolate chips, 1/2 cup whole grain cereal, 1/4 cup of nuts, serving size of pretzels)


  1. Is the pita served warm or cold?

  2. I actually eat it both ways. For the cold version, I spread reduced fat mayo and black pepper on the pita before topping it with the tomato and cheese. When I eat it hot, I usually use mozzarella cheese, and sometimes red sauce if I have it on hand.

    1. 28 almonds! That's the secret! Lol

    2. I might be the only person in the world who knows that number by heart!