1. Edamame (soy beans)
Edamame is as fun to say as it is to eat…especially if you get them in the pods. Kids love to pop the edible seeds out of the shells. You can eat it plain or spice it up! Our friend, Tracy, made this scrumptious curry-spiced edamame for a Christmas party this year! Try it!
2. Mini English Muffin (Veggie) Pizzas!
English muffin pizzas are fun, easy and healthy snack that you can make with your kids…or your spouse.
3. Mini Meal
Instead of a packaged snack, try a mini meal like 1/2 turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread (1 slice of cheese, mustard, lettuce and tomato), 1/2 cup carrots, 1 apple, and 2 tablespoons of light ranch dip. This mini meal is jam packed with nutrients and fiber to keep you feeling full.
4. Smoothie with Greek yogurt
Next time you make a smoothie, use Greek yogurt instead of regular. It will double the amount of protein and keep you more satisfied.
5. Apple Sandwich
This snack was featured in another snack post that I wrote a while back called 20 Quick and Healthy Snack Ideas. It was inspired by a recipe that I saw on Whole Foods that used granola in place of oats and nuts.
This post was also featured on a website called Camp Surefire which is a camp for children and teens with diabetes.