Simple and satisfying snack ideas

Looking for some nutrient-rich snack ideas to keep you fueled and satisfied throughout the day? Try some of these tasty snack pairings:

Peanut (or other nut) butter with:

  • Apples or bananas
  • Celery
  • Whole-grain crackers
  • Pretzels

Low-fat Greek yogurt with:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Granola
  • Cereal
  • Make into dips or smoothies

Hummus or other low-fat dips with:

  • Whole grain pita
  • Fresh veggies (cucumbers, peppers, carrots, etc.)
  • Pretzels
  • Baked chips

If you’re craving something salty, choose snacks such as:

  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Roasted nuts or trail mix
  • Jerky

If you’re craving something sweet, choose snacks such as:

  • Granola bar
  • Smoothies made from low-fat yogurt
  • Fresh, dried, or frozen fruit
  • Individually-wrapped dark chocolate

If you’re craving something savory, choose snacks such as:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Low-fat cheese
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Low-fat dips or salsa

You can also download Simple and Satisfying Snack Ideas [PDF].

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