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30 Healthy Snacks Part 2

By May 15, 2009 17 Comments

Last week my mom posted 21 healthy snacks and this week she once again over delivers and shares with you 30 more healthy quick snacks. Be sure to print these off and bring them with you to the grocery store and post them on your refrigerator and pantry.

0004pwawSo lets not wait another moment, check out my moms post!

1. 1c. raw broccoli or cauliflower/ 1/4 c. hummus
2. 4 c. light popcorn/1 lofat string cheese
3. 1 sl. w.w. toast/1/4 c. sliced avocado sprinkled with lemon juice
4. 1 apple sliced & sprinkled with cinnamon/2 Tbls. raw walnuts
5. 1/2 c. unsw. applesauce/2 Tbls. raw pecans
6. 1 c. cherry tomatoes/1 lowfat string cheese
7. 1 oz. non-nitrate deli roast beef/1 oz. lofat cheese slices/alfalfa sprouts
8. ½ c. warm br. rice/1/2 c skim milk/1 tsp. honey or agave syrup
9. 10 lrg. black or green olives, rinsed/1 oz. lofat cheese
10. 3 rye krisp crackers/1 oz. sliced lofat cheese
11. 1/2 w.w. Eng. muffin/1 Tbls. nat. peanut butter
12. 1 c. berries/ 1/2 c. nonfat yogurt/1 Tbls. nonsugar jam
13. 1 med. pear/1 oz. lofat cheese
14. 1 med. orange/ 1/2c. nonfat cot. cheese
15. 1 c. sliced red or green peppers/ ¼ c. hummus
16. ½ c. rinsed black beans/ 1/2 c. lofat cot. Cheese
17. 1 kiwi/1 lofat string cheese
18. ½ toasted pita pocket/ ¼ c. hummus
19. 1 slice sprouted gr. bread/ 1 Tbls. nat. peanut butter/1 tsp. nonsugar jam
20. 1 oz. lofat Feta cheese/ 1/2c. unsw.applesauce or sliced peaches
21. 1 slice w.w. bread/1 tsp. lite mayo/1 sliced tomato/1 oz. cheese-broil ‘til cheese is melted
22. 1 scoop unsw. prot. pwd./ ½ c. berries/ ½ c. skim milk/stevia-blend
23. 1 c. Kashi whole gr. puffed cereal/ ½ c. skim milk/stevia
24. 1 hardboiled egg/1 sl. w.w. toast/1 tsp. nonsugar jam
25. 1 veggie burger/1 slice tomato/romaine lettuce leaves/mustard
26. 2 large dates/1 Tbls. nat. peanut butter
27. 1/2 lofat, low sugar granola bar/1 Tbls. sunflower seeds
28. 6 oz. can of low sod. tomato or v8 juice/1 wedge light laughing cow cheese/5 w.w. crackers
29. 1/2 c. plain nonfat yogurt/1 Tbls. nat. peanut butter, nuked and stirred into yogurt/1/4 sliced banana

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If some of you are into proper food combinations, you may have to adjust some of these snack options. Maybe that would be a good subject to touch on some week.

I am trying to use stevia; I like the liquid form for smoothies and the powdered form for oatmeal, yogurt, etc. The flavor takes getting used to, but the trade off is well worth the “sacrifice”, having sweetening with no negatives-at least I have not read of any.

healthy_snacks1Here’s a quick recipe for a healthy snack:

Energy Balls:

1 c. crunchy nat. peanut butter
2 scoops nonsw. whey protein pwd.
2 ripe bananas
2 Tbls. whole flaxseed

Mix all the ingred. with a fork, roll into walnut sized balls, refrig. at least 2 hrs. before serving. For variation, roll in toasted sesame seeds or ground flaxseeds. May store in freezer; use individual Ziplocs baggies for a grab and go snack.

I tried this recipe and we were not wowed with it….for not having sugar, just bananas, for sweetening, it was worth including-especially for using with your kids. Maybe if I played around with it and got rid of the moist texture, perhaps just adding more ground flaxseed, it’d be better. However, I changed things up and here is something I came up with that the guys liked better:

Energy Balls # 2:

1/2 c. natural peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
1 scoop prot. pwd., unsw. (28g)
3 Tbls. ground flaxseeds
4 Tbls. walnuts, baking pieces
2 tsp. agave
toasted sesame seeds for coating

healthy_eatingI used my electric mixer and mixed everything together. It was sweet enough for me, but you might add another tsp. of the agave, or honey. The agave is low glycemic, for what it’s worth :). Please
don’t wreck this recipe with prot. pwd. that has those awful fake sugars (are you listening, Dustin??!)!
I rolled them into tiny balls-they are potent little things-and then rolled them in the toasted sesame seeds (just stir them in a dry, med. hot fry pan for a few minutes, til brown). This sounds silly, but I actually used my 1/2 tsp. measuring spoon, level, and after the sesame seed coating, they make a nice little nibble, just enough to have a little sweet taste-and small enough to have two, if you must-haha! Now, doing the math, this recipe should make 96 half tsp. balls, putting it at around 14 cals. each-how ’bout that?!
I didn’t make them all up yet, so it may not literally come out to that many…..but whatever, quite harmless, eh? Now if you eat 6 at a shot…..:)!

Thanks for everyone who has shared their favorite snacks so far! Keep them coming. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and share your favorite or see what others are suggesting

Keep eating~healthy!

Dustin’s Mom~Joy

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