September 18, 2013
Fun, Healthy Snacks for Back to School

Looking for a fresh snack routine the whole family will love this school year? Here are a 10 ideas to get you started!


1. A medium Apple-Pear (newer, hybrid fruit variety) with 1 tbsp. almond butter.    ~160 calories


2. 1/2 c jicama, 1/2 c yellow bell pepper slices and 1/4 c cherry tomatoes with 2-3 tbsp. edamame hummus (homemade or store-bought, such as Trader Joe's brand).    ~130-160 calories, depending on hummus


3. 1 piece Doctor Kracker Pumpkin Seed Cheddar brand crispbread, spread with 2 light White Cheddar Laughing Cow cheese wedges.   ~170 calories


4. 4 cucumber slices, stacked with 1 Babybel Light Mozzarella cheese round between 2 slices cucumber (to make mini "sandwiches"), served with 1/2 c white grapes.    ~160 calories


5. 1/3 c Kind Oats & Honey Clusters w/Toasted Coconut brand granola, with 10 peanuts mixed in.    ~180 calories


6. 1 ~6 oz. container honey Greek non-fat or low-fat yogurt (such as Stonyfield brand), with 5 walnut halves (optional: toasted + sprinkled with cinnamon).    ~170 calories


7. 1 medium apple, sliced, and rolled up with 1 oz. reduced-fat cheddar cheese (string versions work well) in 1 oz. lower-sodium deli ham.       ~185 calories


8. 3/4 c. shelled fresh edamame, topped with a squeeze of fresh lemon.     ~150 calories


9. 100-calorie bag popped light kettle corn popcorn (such as Orville Redenbacher or Pop Secret brands), mixed with 1/8 c. unsalted pistachio nut meat.      ~185 calories


10. 1/2 cup low-fat plain Kefir (such as Green Valley Organics brand), blended with 1/2 c banana slices, 2 tsp. natural peanut butter and 1/4 c. plain non-fat Greek yogurt.       ~205 calories


With a little creativity, you can take old favorites and turn them into fun, new snacks that the entire family's sure to love!


Written by Erika Brown



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