Healthy Snack Ideas

January 2nd, 2011 by Erin Gennow

My sister asked about some easy, healthy snack ideas.  Here are a number of ideas. Some require a little prep, but it is easily done ahead of time.

  1. Nuts – a small amount, about 20.  I like to measure them out in a small container or baggie
  2. Dried Fruit – a small amount, about ¼ cup or less.  I like to measure them out in a small container or baggie
  3. Dried Fruit and Nut Mix – make your own
  4. Fresh Fruit – whatever is in season.  Fall/Winter-apples, pears, oranges, bananas. Summer-plums, apricots, nectarines, peaches, berries
  5. Yogurt – I purchase a large carton of plain yogurt and divide it into small portion containers.  Top with fresh or thawed frozen berries, nuts, granola, drizzle of honey, or jam.  I also like to top plain yogurt with frozen berries or jam and freeze it in individual portions.  This makes a great portable snack that will thaw in about 4 hours.  Perfect when refrigeration isn’t possible.
  6. A slice of whole wheat bread topped with natural almond butter or peanut butter.  If traveling, fold in half for a mini sandwich
  7. Vegetable sticks with hummus or peanut butter.  Place the dip in a small container.  Clean and cut the vegetables ahead of time so you have them ready to pack on short notice.  Carrots, celery, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers.
  8. Popcorn – homemade, topped with sea salt and dried herbs/spices – Homemade microwave popcorn recipe.  If traveling with it, the popcorn is already in a paper bag.
  9. Kale Chips – Spread the kale in a single layer on a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt.  Roast at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 6-8 minutes per side until crispy.
  10. Nori Chips (homemade) – brush one side of the sheet with jus the tiniest bit of water, sprinkle with a bit of salt, fold in half to seal.  Cut the folded sheet into strips.  Brush the tops with a tiny bit of water and sprinkle with salt.  Roast at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 3-4 minutes per side until crispy.  They will curl a bit.

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