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Healthy Snacks

Posted: May 01 in Nutrition by

A good snack is one which contributes to the day’s nutrition, but does not add excessive calories. 200 calories or less is ideal.

 Some Examples:

 

½ c. bran cereal with 1 c. sugar-free, fat-free yogurt: 150

 

7 Whole wheat crackers (Triscuits) topped with turkey pepperoni: 150

 

Medium apple, sliced, with 1 Tablespoon peanut butter: 165

 

10 almonds, raw or dry roasted, with or without salt: 174

 

Mini Bagel with 2 Tablespoons lowfat cheese spread: 150

 

Banana and 1 ounce of fat free cheese: 200

 

Smoothie: ½ c. skim milk, ½ c. sugar-free, fat-free yogurt and 1 ½ c. strawberries: 150

 

Smallest bag of baby carrots with lowfat dip: 150

You may also use pea pods for the same calories

 

One string cheese and a whole cucumber: 105

 

Fajita sized tortilla rolled around string cheese and melted in the microwave: 160

 

Small bowl of whole grain cereal with skim milk and fruit: 200

 

Stalk of celery with 1 Tb. Peanut butter and 1 Tb raisins: 140

 

          Tracy Boykin, R.D.

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