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…MORE Healthy Snacks Part 4…

Tired of trying the same quick snacks that you have gotten accustomed to eating? Well no worries! There is a WIDE variety of snacks that you can try that are not expensive, quick to grab, and yummy that will satisfy your cravings until your next meal!

These are some good snacks that you can keep in your purse, desk, or lunchbox that you can snack on to help keep you on track with your healthy eating habits.

1. Watermelon (serving size is about 1 cup cut into cubes or balls that can be created by scooping out with an ice cream scoop)

2. Cubed Apples and Cubed Cheese (suggested serving size is 1 cup)

3. Craisins (suggested serving size 1 cup. Also great to have on a salad or in yogurt!)

4. Goldfish Crackers (suggested serving size about 55 pieces)

5. Roasted Asparagus (you can also try four spears spritzed with olive-oil spray and topped with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at 400°)

6. Turkey Roll-Ups (Four slices smoked turkey rolled up and dipped in 2 teaspoons honey mustard you can also add low fat swiss cheese to add a little more taste)

7. Strawberry Salad (1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic dressing)

8. Oatmeal (try to stay away from the flavored oatmeal those add a lot of sugar. you can get plain oatmeal and add brown sugar or honey to add some flavor.  you can even add fruit or yogurt!)

9. Banana Smoothie (½ cup sliced banana, ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a handful of ice blended until smooth)

10. Lime Sherbet (1/2 cup suggested serving size ) with sliced kiwi or any other fruit

11. Apple Chips (dehydrated apples! My favorite are Fiji apples or honey crisp because those retain the best flavor and sweetness)

12. Black Beans (mix 1/4 cup black beans with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt for an added twist! Can eat this plan or on ONE piece of whole wheat bread)

13. Lettuce wrap (try two slices honey-baked ham with 2 teaspoons honey mustard rolled in a lettuce leaf)

14. Pecans (try five pecans roasted with 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon cinnamon this could also go great on a salad!)

15. Chocolate Covered Strawberries (dip 5 strawberries in 2 squares of dark chocolate)

16. Honeyed Yogurt (½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey)

17. Tropical Juice Smoothie (¼ cup pineapple juice, orange juice, and apple juice, blended with ice)

18. Turkey and cheese wrap made with a whole wheat tortilla (Add mustard for flavor and don’t be afraid to add lettuce and other veggies)

19. Fruit and Cheese Kabobs ( You can alternate chunks of fresh fruit and cheese cubes and thread them on a bamboo skewer for a fun and healthy snack)

20. A couple of hard-boiled eggs with carrot, celery sticks, and hummus (roasted red pepper hummus of a low-fat cream cheese or peanut butter)

Thanks to SixSistersStuff.com for some of these suggestions! Be sure to check out http://rxsportz.blogspot.com/2007/12/40-quick-healthy-snacks.html for some more healthy snack options!

You can also check out past post for more snack options:

http://infinitelifefitness.com/2011/11/02/healthy-foods-that-are-unhealthy-part-1/

http://infinitelifefitness.com/2012/01/17/more-healthy-snack-ideas/

http://infinitelifefitness.com/2012/02/02/more-healthy-snacks-part-3/

So there should be No excuse as to why you can not snack on HEALTHY things during the day as opposed to a bag of chips of your favorite candy bar.  Those are good to have every once in a while BUT if you want to reach your health and fitness goals you have to dedicate yourself to eating things that are beneficial to your body.

Any day is a great day to start obtaining your own health and fitness goals!!

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…MORE Healthy Snack Ideas…

Ever wonder down the grocery store isles wracking your brain on what kind of new and healthy snacks you can buy to add to your diet? Well I have decided to share a list of items that are sure to satisfy your appetite without packing on  to many calories, or without hurting your pocket-book!

You may be trying to get back in the groove of work and things may be busy and hectic.  But that should never be an excuse to NOT sneak in some healthy snacks during your every day routine.  Just think, if you substitute a few of these items for you usually snack of chips or a candy bar just image how many calories you will be cutting per week! And in the long run, it will help you shed those extra unwanted calories!

Don’t forget, you would like to make your snacks no more than around 300 calories.  You don’t want to use most of your calorie intake on your snacks! A snack is supposed to be a filler to help you in between meals when you feel that you are hungry.

Here are some more great healthy snack ideas that are easy, quick, and not expensive! Thanks to SixSistersStuff.com for sharing some of these amazing ideas for this list of snacks that you can grab on the go!

1. Frozen Grapes (or any type of your frozen fruit! Suggested serving size is 1 – 1.5 cups)

2. String Cheese (preferably the low-fat sting cheese)

3. Banana (Also try a  Frozen Banana.  Make sure to peel it first, stick in the freezer overnight it’s like a popsicle!)

4. Low-fat Yogurt (there are several options…Yoplait…Greek Yogurt…and Dannon even has some yummy options)

5. Sugar-free or fat-free pudding

6. Apple slices dipped in Peanut Butter (or spread peanut butter on top of apple slice and top with pecans or another favorite nut. Organic peanut butter is a little more expensive but it is usually the better option)

7. bag of popcorn (not the movie extra butter popcorn.  Try the popcorn with little to no salt and butter.  Try using spices to add the extra flavor to your popcorn for a healthier option)

8. Applesauce

9. Raw veggies with hummus or any other type of low-calorie veggie dip

10. Almonds (or any other type of nuts.  Suggested serving size is 1 cup)

11. Skinny S’more (two graham crackers with one roasted marshmallow and one small square dark chocolate)

12. Smoked Beef Jerky (about 1 oz- look for the  low-sodium! options)

13. Chocolate Milk (try to get the 2% option if available!)

14. Hard Boiled Egg (suggester to have one…maybe 2 if you are having a big craving between meals!)

15. Sunflower Seeds (suggested serving size about 1 cup)

16. Cottage Cheese (suggested serving size 1 cup…also try to add fruit on top or sprinkle some nuts on top for added flavor)

17. Sliced Cantaloupe

18. Raisins (suggested serving size about 1 cup)

19. Pita Bread and Hummus (suggested a few slices of pita bread with about 1/4 cup of hummus to equal about 275 calories)

20. Rice Cakes (try also having these with a banana and about 1-2 table spoons of peanut butter for added flavor to equal about 220  calories

21. Jello (try not to add the whip cream and other high sugar extras on top of it. Try it with nuts or fresh fruit for a healthier option)

22. Dried Fruits

23. Frozen Yoplait Whips Yogurt (these seriously taste like ice cream when they are frozen!)

 24. Pistachios (suggested serving size is about 1 oz which is about 149 calories)

25. Clementines (the “Cuties” you may find at the grocery store)

26. Fruit Smoothie (make sure to make the smoothie with low-calorie options…not ice cream or whip cream…or any type of cream. Stick to 100% fruit juices and real/frozen fruit. Try adding in yogurt into the smoothie to add flavor and thickness)

27. Handful of olives

28. Pickles

29. Handful of blueberries with 2 tablespoons fat-free Cool-Whip

30. Ants on a Log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)

31. 1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice.

32. Peanut Butter and 1 whole  Banana on whole wheat bread

33. Trail Mix (make your own! Throw in dried fruit, sunflower seeds, nuts, low-sugar cereals, and even the occasional piece of candy for something sweet.)

34. Plain Yogurt with fresh berries (with 8 oz of regular plain yogurt and 1/2 cup of fresh fruit or veggies to make a 180 calorie snack)

35. Tuna on 1 slice of whole wheat bread ( you can have 4 oz of plain tuna on 1 slice of break to equal about 250 calories. Add condiments sparingly to help keep the calorie intake down!)

Stay tuned for more healthy snack options!

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…The Perfect Snack…

Recently I was giving some advice to a friend about what snacks are good snacks to snack on during the day or between meals.  I will be the first to admit that I am a BIG snacker.  I would not make it through the day if I did not have my snacks.  But the key to maintaining a healthy eating habit is to find the right kind of snacks to consume throughout the day.

Of course you can snack on fresh raw veggies and fruit.  These are my favorite and some of the easy things to grab especially in a time crunch.  With some fruit and veggies, I have found some healthy dips to use on them to make them a little more enjoyable.  The key to allowing yourself to splurge on these type of dips is to make sure that you do not use too much and to find a dip that is not packed full of calories.

The key to snacking is not to eat something that will make you full.  The idea is to consumer something that has nutrients that will satisfy you until you have your next meal.  And since a snack is just a snack, you want something that is low in calories.

I will now give a few examples of some great snacks to have during the day! And the best part is that most of them are 150 calories or less!!

Hummus with Pita and Peas

3 tablespoons hummus; 1/2 whole-grain pita, cut into pieces; and 1/2 cup pea pods

 

Strawberries with Chocolate Sauce

1 cup strawberries drizzled with 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

 

Apple and Peanut Butter

1 medium apple, sliced, with 1 tablespoon peanut butter

 

Pumpernickel with Swiss Cheese

3 slices mini pumpernickel with 1 slice Swiss cheese

 

Oatmeal and Berries

1 packet low-sugar oatmeal topped with a handful of berries

 

Spiced Maple Yogurt

Spiced maple yogurt: 6 ounces plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon

 

Green Tea with Cookie

Unsweetened green tea with 1 oatmeal dark-chocolate cookie (such as TLC by Kashi)

 

Granola Bar

1 trail-mix granola bar

 

Chocolate Pudding

1 chocolate pudding cup with 1 graham-cracker square crushed and sprinkled on top

 

Cafe Mocha

12-ounce nonfat cafe mocha (with no whipped cream)

 

Tomato Juice and Cheese

8-ounce V8 juice with 1 piece of string cheese

 

Chips and Dip

2 tablespoons low-fat spicy bean dip and 18 baked tortilla chips

 

Crackers with Honey Soy-Nut Butter

4 whole-grain crackers with 1 tablespoon honey soy-nut butter

 

Oranges with Walnuts

4-ounce mandarin-orange cup topped with 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (or you can substitute your favorite nuts for the walnuts)

 

Apple and Cheese

1 small apple Apple and 1 ounce of Brie Cheese (or substitute in your favorite cheese for the Brie cheese)

 

Pudding with Cherries

4-ounces of low-fat vanilla Pudding with 1/2 cup of Cherries (fresh or thawed out frozen cherries)

 

Coffee and Cookies

2 whole grain fig cookies and 12 ounces of black coffee (with one teaspoon of sugar)

 

Red Grapes and Almonds

1 cup of red grapes and approximately 11 almonds

 

Cereal and Yogurt

6-ounces of light yogurt and 1/2 cup of whole grain cereal (Kashi cereal is a good choice for this snack)

 

Cheese and Crackers

1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese, 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped chives, and 6 whole grain crackers

 

 

For that late night snack…

Lemon Sorbet with Raspberries

1/2 cup of lemon sorbet and 3/4 cup of fresh berries

 

Spiked Pomegranate Lemonade

1 1/2 lemon lime vodka, 1 1/2 ounces of light lemonade, 1 1/2 ounces of pomegranate juice, and 4 ounces club soda

 

Root Beer Float

12-ounces of light root beer and 1/2 cup of light vanilla ice cream

 

Beer and Nuts

12-ounce light beer (such as Bud Select 55, Michelob Ultra, Miller Light, Bud Select, or Coors Light) and 12 pistachios

 

Like I said there are 100’s of snacks out there for you to have, it is just about finding the right snack for you.  I hope some of the snacks suggested will cater to you and your snacking needs.

You can find more suggestions and tips at:

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/healthy-eating/nutrition/the-you-can-do-it-diet-snacks/?page=1

 

So go ahead and get your grocery lists ready so you can have some amazing snacks to have when you need them!!

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