List Of Healthy Snacks

Keeping a list of healthy snacks reading for your shopping trip can make all the difference in your healthy eating plan.

A balanced snack can make all the difference in how hungry you feel. All it takes is some lean protein balanced with nutrient-rich carbohydrates from whole grains, fruits or vegetables. Pack at least one super snack into your day and you’ll get anenergy boost, long-lasting satisfaction and the nutrients your body needs to stay strong and healthy.

Oatmeal with lowfat milk
A bowl of oatmeal is full of wholesome nutrients and fiber. Steel cut is best then rolled oats. Stay away from the instant and microwavable variety...they call it "nuking it" for reason. High temperatures can kill vital nutrients. But of course if you must, it is better than nothing.

A tip with oatmeal: Make a serving the night before by placing in a container and adding your liquid (water or almond milk) and place in the refrigerator. It will be rich and creamy in the morning...heat up in a pan or eat cold. Add fruit, granola, almonds or walnuts.

Vanilla yogurt with berries
Take one cup of yogurt and stir in half a cup of blueberries, raspberries or strawberries (frozen or fresh).

Remember balanced eating. This is primarily carbohydrates. Add some walnuts or almonds for protein.

Nuts and dried fruit
Always a staple for your list of healthy snacks. Start with a small handful of nuts and add your favorite dried fruit (raisins, apricots or apples).

Beef jerky and pea pods
With teriyaki jerky (1-2 ounces), this low-fat treat willtaste like a Chinese take-out mini-meal.

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Turkey on multi-grain bread
A slice of turkey, a slice of whole grain bread, somelettuce and tomato and your favorite mustard. Yummy!!

And balanced!!

Peanut butter on bananas
Whether you like creamy or crunchy, a tablespoon ortwo of peanut butter makes this a perfect snack for kids of all ages.

Protein Shake
Enjoy a protein shake instead of a fast food milkshake.Blend fat-free yogurt, milk or water with a protein mix and freshfruit. This is great for a between-meal drink that is not only filling,but also rich in protein, vitamins, calcium, and otherminerals.

These can be great to substitute for a meal replacement also.

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Put any of these on your list of healthy snacks and you are well on your way to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Calorie Content of a Few Common Snacks

The following snacks are popular, but less than ideal choices. What makes them unwise options are their high calorie content as well as their high fat, added sugar, and/or high sodium content.

Ice cream bar (1) 330 calories
Cheese pizza (1 slice) 329 calories
Pepperoni pizza (1 slice) 389 calories
Microwave popcorn w/butter (6 cups) 380 calories
Cheeseburger (1) 350 calories
French fries (medium order) 370 calories
Beef burrito (1) 354 calories
Hot dog on bun (1) 374 calories
Chocolate chip cookies (3 small) 160 calories
Chocolate candy bar (1) 230 calories
Potato chips (11 chips) 140 calories
Peanuts (1/2 cup) 320 calories
Muffin (1 large) 480 calories

Snack Ideas Worth About 100 Calories

The following snack items are healthy selections because they are lower in calories and higher in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Choosing healthy snacks will boost your energy level and maintain your wise nutrition plan.

Fresh peaches (2 large)
Apple (1 large)
Fresh strawberries (2 cups)
Air-popped popcorn, no butter (6 cups)
Carrot sticks (2 cups)
Nonfat milk (1 cup)
Seedless grapes (37)
Grapefruit (1 medium)
Graham crackers (3)
Pretzels (18 small)
Saltine crackers (10)
Oranges (2 small)
Raisins (1/3 cup)
Banana (1 medium)
Orange juice (1 cup)
Watermelon (2 cups)
Fruit flavored, fat-free yogurt (1/2 cup)
Rice cakes (3 plain)
Fruit juice bar (1)

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