Looking for a snack to satisfy those between meal hunger pangs? Since snacks contribute about 25% of our daily calories, it’s important to have snacks that are great tasting, filling, and nutritious – rather than empty calories. Here we’re giving you Smart Snack Ideas.
1 ounce (23 almonds) provides 170 calories, 6 g protein, 3.5 g fiber, 75 mg calcium and 7.4 mg Vitamin E (highest of all nuts), antioxidants and heart healthy fats.
Cereal & Milk & Fruit
A whole-grain cereal paired with low-fat milk and fresh fruit provides carbohydrate and protein, along with vitamins and minerals. Choose a cereal that has the “whole grain” seal, and has at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. Top with fresh fruit.
Greek Yogurt with Fruit
Nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt is thicker than other yogurt and contains more protein per serving (up to 23 grams of protein per cup) but slightly less calcium than regular yogurt. Top with fresh fruit.
Fresh fruit paired with low-fat cheese
Apple or pear slices with a couple of ounces of reduced-fat cheese, like Cabot Vermont 50% reduced fat jalapeno cheese or Laughing Cow Mini Babybel Light provides protein, calcium and the natural sugars and fiber of fresh fruit
1 ounce of pistachios is 49 nuts—the most nuts per serving and low in calories with 160. Also high in fiber, vitamin B-6, and phytonutrients leutein and zeazanthin.
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