Quick and Healthy Snack Ideas

Snacks are an important piece of the healthy eating puzzle. Not only do they balance your blood sugar and metabolism, they also supply important vitamins and minerals that can be difficult to get in just three meals a day.

When planning your snacks, it's a good idea to keep them small (between 100-150 calories). Remember, it's a mini-meal, so you don't want to feel stuffed, just satisfied. Here are ten energizing snacks to try out:

Snack #1

5 Kashi Heart to Heart Crackers
¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese

Snack #2

½ large banana
1 Tbsp. peanut butter

Snack #3

1 hard-boiled egg
1 small orange

Snack #4

1 Kashi Honey Almond Flax bar
8 oz. water

Snack #5

2 Tbsp. guacamole
½ oz. Tostitos Simply Natural Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

Snack #6

1 cup cherry tomatoes and red bell pepper slices
¼ cup hummus

Snack #7

1 slice whole grain bread
½ Tbsp. almond butter

Snack #8

8 oz. low sodium V8 Juice
1 string cheese

Snack #9

1 small apple
1 small handful of almonds

Snack #10

4 oz. plain Greek yogurt
½ cup blueberries