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Speak Up: Favorite Healthy Snack

When my energy level takes a nose dive in the late afternoon, I reach for a snack. Lately, my power-through-the-rest-of-the-day snack is a mozzarella cheese stick, a handful of nuts, and a piece of fruit. Let me say this though, I am getting a little bored with it. So I am curious what you reach for to energize yourself in the midmorning or the long hours between lunch and dinner.

Share your healthy snack idea in the comments section below, because I need some inspiration.

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
- Cherry Tomatoes - Bell Peppers - Cabbage - Canned Pumpkin & Cinnamon - Hard Boiled Egg - Anchovies
villagirl villagirl 9 years
Black Licorice
nowari_101 nowari_101 9 years
-pop corn 100 cal -Carry's biscuit 14 cal a peace spread low fat french onion goat cheese or sugar free jam -carrot sticks with low fat yogurt -chopped tomato with mushrooms some sea salt and seasoning in microwave snack in less than min
kellybel006 kellybel006 9 years
i LOVE carrots and hummus! and if you snag about 10 baby carrots and two tablespoons of plain hummus, you're in the clear with under 200 cals!
Cocoangel Cocoangel 9 years
Single-serve of fat-free chocolate pudding with fresh raspberries, such an amazing combination that it feels decadent
mochawheels mochawheels 9 years
this really isn't a snack, i drink this delicious smoothie every morning for breakfast- drink first thing after you wake up or you'll never be hungry for lunch:) 1/2 cup stewed rhubarb (see recipe) 1 cup chocolate soy milk 1 teaspoon green tea with mint 1 teaspoon winter mint tea 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 oz cold brewed coffee concentrate 1 4oz container activia light yogurt 2 TBS toasted almonds, slivered 1 cup diced cucumber (peel on), frozen 1 cup diced celery, frozen 1 medium apple, chopped and frozen 1 medium pear, chopped and frozen 1 cup grapes, frozen 1 teaspoon grated ginger, frozen 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake ---------------------------------- *stewed rhubarb* Ingredients: 6 cups chopped rhubarb 1 cup splenda 2 tbsp water Procedure: In large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until splenda is dissolved. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally for about 15 min or until slightly thickened and rhubarb is in threads. Let cool. Can be refrigerated up to 5 days. Makes 3 cups. -------------------------------------- combine everything into a blender and blend well. enjoy... and enjoy... and enjoy...:) i freeze my fruits and veggies to make the smoothie have a thicker texture. you can either freeze each food separately or you can make "serving bags" placing 1 serving of each food into the same bag.
bizzy24 bizzy24 9 years
Goat cheese on celery or cucumbers, cottage cheese, almonds, a cup of tea, grapes, and kiwi are a few things I enjoy snacking on.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Low fat string cheese and apples are always the perfect healthy snack. I usually keep my fridge stocked with all natural apple sauce (the kind WITHOUT sugar and fructose corn syrup) I just bought steel cut oatmeal so Ill probably be adding that to the healthy foods list
sunlandseagirl sunlandseagirl 9 years
My favourites are: green grapes almonds prunes (yes prunes..they are yummy) yoghurt sprinked with granola and chunks of strawberries( sooooo good)
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Fat free plain yogurt with some fresh fruit mixed in it Or a plain rice cake with one slice of your choice of cheese microwaved for about 35-50 seconds. It's really good and filling
pinkbubbles pinkbubbles 9 years
i love fruit! it's one of my favourite foods. Oranges are the best because I get a lot of energy from them. Other than fruit i like cottage cheese and almonds.
WorldTrekker WorldTrekker 9 years
-Sugar snap peas -Pineapple chunks with FF Cottage Cheese -Almonds -Peach, plums or cherries (bought at the farmers market by my house) -Red bellpepper strips -Granny smith apples with Natural PB -Cherry pie Lara Bars -Whole wheat toast, sprayed with I can't believe it's not butter and sprinkled with a little bit of cinnamon sugar.
missyd missyd 9 years
Ok, try this recipe, it totally kicks butt: - Cut a banana (short way) into two. - Insert popsicle stick in one of the ends of each. - Dip in yogurt (I like strawberry fat free) - Roll in wheat germ - Freeze (I lie them in a cookie sheet, popsicle sticks facing up in the air. Also helps to drape some plastic wrap over so they dont get yucky freezer-burn taste). SOOOOO delicious! I love for breakfasts in the summer.
aflower aflower 9 years
i'm kinda in love with carrots dipped in hummus. i can eat it all day long.
disheveled disheveled 9 years
Greek yoghurt with crushed cardamom seeds and bits of mangoes (I buy frozen mango cubes and defrost the desired amount in the microwave) mixed into it. Or almonds, if I'm on the run.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
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scrappy4201 scrappy4201 9 years
A crisp, cold Fuji Apple!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I wish the Sugar network would stop flagging comments with words that contain combinations of possibly offensive words in them. "Fa@e" (put a "g" instead of at the "@") as in the most awesome type of yogurt ever is not a bad word! I guess you have to be vigilant, but it's annoying!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Cheese, fage yogurt, hummus, an apple- I change it up a lot, though.
jazspin jazspin 9 years
I like a mango (or part of a mango) sliced up with a little bit of cayenne pepper, granny smith apples, sweet little clementine oranges when they are in season, a handful of pretzels (boring, I know), or a few dark chocolate covered espresso beans - that last one isn't very healthy, but it will certainly rev you up!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Fruit, almost any kind. Celery with peanut butter. Yogurt Slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter. Air popped popcorn. String cheese
Amander Amander 9 years
I cut an apple into chunks and put some cinnamon on it and toss it in the microwave to soften it. Then I put it on top of a rice cake with some fat free ricotta cheese. My other current go-to is a Kashi Go Lean shake.
LauraHealy LauraHealy 9 years
These are DELISH! 5 cups puffed brown rice 1 cup puffed millet 1 cup slivered almonds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup pumpkin seeds *Mix dry ingredients together and set aside... In a pot heat and mix the following.. 1 cup honey 1 cup almond butter zest of 1/2 orange *Add dry to wet, mix well and press FIRMLY into baking pan... lined with parchment paper, let cool and cut into squares.. i make a batch at beginning of the week.. excellent snack!
kaylianasue15 kaylianasue15 9 years
cascadian farms honey and oat granola, strawberry light & fit yogurt, with sliced banana :] my favorite right now!
daphne88 daphne88 9 years
The food in the dining hall at my college leaves something to be desired, so i rely a lot on snacks. Some of my absolute favorites: -ANY fruit. seriously, i love fruit. -finn crisp crackers with string cheese or tofurky -rice cake with peanut butter -plain yogurt (i love seven stars farm) with fresh fruit or frozen blueberries -go lean cereal with milk or yogurt -a handful of almonds or a handful of walnuts with cranberries (SUCH a good combo!) -instant plain oatmeal (so convenient! i usually add cinnamon, or if i'm in the mood for something sweet, a touch honey) -a hard boiled egg if i'm in a hurry, but if i have the time to sit down i'll have a soft boiled egg (sometimes with whole grain toast) -carrots or cucumbers with hummus
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