A healthy snack provides 100–300 calories, depending on your activity level. Try to stock up on a variety of nutrient-rich snacks.
Choose snacks you enjoy with ingredients you already have in your home.
Check out some of our snack pairings:
- Peanut (or other nut) butter
- Apples or bananas
- High-fiber crackers
- Low-fat Greek yogurt
- Fresh fruit
- Make into dips or smoothies
- Hummus and other low-fat dips
- Whole grain pita
- Fresh veggies (cucumbers, peppers, carrots, etc.)
- Baked chips
- If you’re craving something salty, choose snacks such as:
- Air-popped popcorn
- Trail mix
- Roasted nuts
- 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 hear about eating the snacks you enjoy “in moderation,” but what is a moderate portion? Use this “handy” guide to estimate portion sizes as part of your healthy snacking plan.
Don’t forget to exercise! It’s important to keep moving, whether outside or around your home. Visit www.hprc-online.org/physical-fitness/training-performance/homemade-fitness for some tips.
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