Healthy Snacking Tips2018-10-24T17:52:14+00:00

Healthy Snacking Tips

Planning for healthy snacks can help satisfy hunger in between meals and keep you moving towards your food group goals.

Build your own.

Make your own trail mix with unsalted nuts and add-ins such as seeds, dried fruit, popcorn, or a sprinkle of chocolate chips.

Prep ahead.

Portion snack foods into baggies or containers when you get home from the store so they’re ready to grab-n-go when you need them.

Make it a combo.

Combine food groups for a satisfying snack—yogurt and berries, apple with peanut butter, whole-grain crackers with turkey and avocado.

Eat vibrant veggies.

Spice up raw vegetables with dips. Try dipping bell peppers, carrots, or cucumbers in hummus, tzatziki, guacamole, or baba ganoush.

Snack on the go.

Bring ready-to-eat snacks when you’re out. A banana, yogurt (in a cooler), or baby carrots are easy to bring along and healthy options.

Adapted from the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion’s ChooseMyPlate.gov Web site.

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