Healthy Snacking

Updated:Dec 13,2012
Nutrition - Snacking

Snacking isn’t “bad” if you do it in moderation and make healthy choices.  Healthy, good-for-you snacks can be a part of a healthy diet – which you need to do to live healthfully. 

To snack the sensible way, choose nutrient-rich snacks like those listed below:

CrunchyThirst Quenchers
  • Apples and Breadsticks
  • Carrot and celery sticks
  • Green pepper sticks
  • Zucchini circles
  • Radishes
  • Broccoli spears
  • Cauliflower
  • Unsalted rice cakes
  • Fat-free milk
  • Unsweetened juices
  • Low-sodium tomato or mixed vegetable juice
  • Water
  • Unsalted sunflower seeds
  • Whole-grain breads or toast
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Low-fat or fat-free cheese
  • Plain, low-fat or fat-free yogurt
  • Bagels
  • Unsalted almonds, walnuts and other nuts

  • Unsweetened canned fruit
  • Thin slice of angel food cake
  • Baked apple
  • Raisins
  • Dried fruit gelatin gems
  • Frozen bananas
  • Frozen grapes
  • Fresh fruit
  • Low-fat or fat-free unsweetened fruit yogurt


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