Healthy Snacks

It never fails, there’s a pang that hits our stomach around 2:30 or 3:00 in the afternoon.  This little bit of hunger is easily overcome by a healthy snack.

Instead of reaching for those chocolate chip cookies, why not some apple wedges with a little peanut butter on them?  You could even grab a handful of nuts.  Whole grain products make good snacks as well.  Wheat bread or bagels can make you a nice little snack to hold you over until dinner.

For the kids, consider having some carrot sticks already peeled and sliced for them when they come home from school. You could even have a little bowl of broccoli florets, green peppers and carrots in a bowl with a little side of low fat salad dressing for dipping.

Here is a little quick recipe that you can whip up in no time:

  • Mandarin oranges
  • Cut up banana
  • Apple
  • Nectarine
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raisins

Mix in the juices from the orange and serve. This is a delicious little fresh fruit salad that you can use as a snack or even a healthy dessert. Voila! You have a delicious and healthy snack!

Mary Gutierrez

I help women with chronic illness thrive by sharing natural healing success stories, tools, programs and tips that focus on real food.