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I’ve been known to get downright mean when I don’t eat a snack. I know how important it is to eat snacks throughout the day, but I also know how difficult it can be to make a healthy choice when you don’t plan ahead and the only edible thing in sight is contained within a vending machine. For this reason, I created this quick and healthy snack guide. I would like to encourage you make time for at least 1 healthy snack each day. Snacks take the edge off, keep blood sugars stable, prevent overeating at meals, etc., etc., etc. Make your snack high in fiber and include some protein. This will keep you feeling full longer.

Here are some ideas…

20 Healthy Snacks

#1 Cored sliced apples with peanut butter, oats, nuts, and chocolate chips

#2 Tofu spinach dip with raw veggies

#3 Low-fat cottage cheese with fruit spread and unsalted pretzels

#4 Tortilla chips and chunky salsa

#5 Raw veggies and ranch dip

#6 Chocolate pudding (Kozy Shack is my fav) and a banana (for dipping)

#7 Unsalted peanuts and raisins

#8 Graham crackers with light cream cheese and sliced red grapes

#9 Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)

#10 Half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread

#11 Small salad with light dressing

#12 Half of a tuna melt on whole wheat English muffin with cheddar cheese

#13 Homemade trail mix with Puffins cereal, nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate chips

#14 Small bowl of bran flakes with 1% milk and blackberries

#15 One cup of Greek yogurt with sliced mango and a sprinkle of Grape Nuts

#16 Smoothie – mango with mango Greek yogurt and a splash of orange juice

#17 Two hard boiled eggs with Kashi crackers (salt and pepper and some hot sauce)

#18 Cheesestick and 1 cup of red grapes

#19 (Leftovers) Small veggie quesadilla with black beans, sweet potato, scallions, cheese, and (scrambled eggs – optional)

#20 Pineapple cilantro popsicles

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  1. Great post! The apple and PB sandwich thing looks amazing!

  2. carrie

    Beautiful photos!

  3. Tara

    I made the apples with PB, raisins, nuts and oats and choc chips today. Sooo delicious! Thanks for the idea!

  4. Julie

    So many good ideas, though I have to say that #18 is particularly appealing. Since getting pregnant the only things I’ve wanted to eat are red grapes and string cheese… so good & baby friendly!!

  5. These look fantastic! I plan to print some of this list off and hang it in my kitchen for inspirationwhen the munchies hit.
    (I’m here from pinterest, btw!)

  6. Meera

    Hey Corrine:

    Looks like you were thinking to help our clinic!! Thanks.

  7. Kirsten

    You need to add hummus to the list! :) I make my own and eat with triscuits. My recipe is at weallcook.blogspot.com search hummus

  8. Jenny

    I love Ants on a log with cranberries!!!!

  9. Miriam

    I never thought of making apple & PB sandwiches. They look delicious.
    Thanks for the great ideas!

  10. Jen

    These all look good! My new favorite snack is sliced cucumbers with a dollop of (fat free) cottage cheese on top. It’s so simple and yummy and it fixes my pesky cheese and cracker craving with a fraction of the calories. :)

  11. This is fabulous! Would love to repost!

  12. This pregnant (and hungry!) mama thanks you! :)

  13. Yes The apple with peanut butter and trail mix, I like my snacks crunchy- although the banana dipped in chocolate pudding sounds like it’s worth a try. Thanks for this list, my worst (or best) snack time is watching TV at night!

  14. So real! You can’t even call this diet food everything looks fantastic!

  15. This is such a great post! I love all of your ideas!
    Jo-Anna

  16. amy

    Here from Pinterest. Thank you for this! Printing it out and going to really enjoy letting my kids choose snacks from this list. And they will love helping me make them. Thank you for getting us out of our snack rut! :)

  17. What a great visual for my girls to see colorful, healthy snacks. I always have these items on hand now they can put them together by using the visual.
    Thanks so much! Btw I am here from pinterest…

  18. paddysgirl33

    Okay I found this blog on pinterest…I just saw the homemade trail mix, and what do you know I had everything in the pantry to make it! It is yummy! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I just found your blog through Pinterest, and I love all of your snack ideas (and your pictures)! I love when simple, healthy food is made to look delicious. I love making my own trail mixes as well (Kashi Honey Sunshine + almonds + walnuts + raisins is one of my favorite combos).

    Thanks for the ideas!

  20. Just shared all these fabulous ideas on my blog today!!! Thank you for the good combos!
    http://sugartotdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/03/dinner-brought-to-you-by-pinterest.html

  21. I saw this posted on pinterest and I love it! I am going to try these!

  22. I look at the list and dream of being able to feed my child these simple and easy snacks. He is allergic to wheat and nuts and so I think there is only about 3 items on the list that he can eat…But a great list for myself :)

  23. I love healthy snacks! I think I would rather eat snacks all day than a real meal! :P

    Check out my latest recipe @ bakingblissful.blogspot.com

  24. Thanks for this awesome list! It’s my sweet little mini-me’s turn to bring healthy snacks to class this week at her Montessori school and they ALL look so good! I think the apple slices are going to be perfect for tomorrow! Thanks again.

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