Nutritious & Delicious Snacks Ideas

Snacking is a part of a healthy meal plan, and when done right, can help to improve energy levels between meals and increase the amount of essential vitamins and minerals consumed throughout the day. A good rule of thumb is to snack only when you are truly hungry, and be mindful of portion control. Opt for nutrient-dense foods from the fruit, vegetable, whole grain, low-fat dairy or lean protein food groups and consider portioning food items in advance to avoid over-indulgence. If necessary, consider a small, portable cooler to take snacks with you on the go, and opt for one of our recommended snacks around 200 calories or less per serving.

Recommended Snack Items:

4 cups Original Skinny Pop Popcorn or 3 cups air-popped popcorn 

80-Calorie Squeeze Pack (Try Justin’s peanut butter, almond butter, etc.) with a medium apple or celery sticks

3 oz. package or less of Tuna, Salmon or Chicken in water with 5 Back to Nature Organic Stone Ground Wheat Crackers

6 baby carrots, 10 sugar snap peas, 6 cherry tomatoes with 2 tbsp. roasted red pepper

Serving of Krave or Epic Jerky under 200 calories per serving

Small baked sweet potato with 1 ounce low-fat cheese and 2 tbsp. fresh pico de gallo 

1/2 cup shelled edamame with 1 clementine

1 cup kale chips or 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas

60-80 calorie per slice whole wheat bread with 2 tbsp. low-fat yogurt and 1/2 cup berries

1-2 hard or soft-boiled eggs

Low-fat string cheese with 5 Back to Nature Organic Stone Ground Wheat Crackers

1/2 medium avocado sprinkled with red pepper flakes and drizzled with 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

Serving of vanilla, mango, strawberry or caffe latte B’More Organic Smoothie

1/2 cup black beans or lentils with 2 tbsp. fresh salsa or hot sauce

1 slice turkey lunch meat with 1 ounce low-fat cheese and mustard on a whole wheat sandwich thin

5-6 ounces low-fat plain Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup fresh fruit and 1 tsp. chia/hemp/flax seeds

1/4 cup roasted, unsalted nuts

1 cup vegetable lentil or bean soup

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Let us know what you think of our list and be sure to share your favorite snack ideas with us!