Rule number one for sticking to a healthy snacking plan? Don’t get bored. These ideas all make the grade in terms of nutrition, but they’re a lot more imaginative than snooze a handful of almonds.Want more ideas? Find more healthy snacks, read our guide to healthy snacking.
Beet Chips With Curried Yogurt
Mix 2 tablespoons plain low-fat Greek yogurt and ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon curry powder. Serve with 1 cup beet chips.
180 calories | 5 g fiber | 6 g protein | 11 g fat
Crackers With Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread & Banana
Dividing equally, spread 2 crisp bread crackers with 1 tablespoon chocolate-hazelnut spread. Top with 1 sliced small banana.
214 calories | 6 g fiber | 4 g protein | 7 g fat
Ham and Jicama Wraps
Dividing equally, wrap 6 jicama or celery sticks with 3 slices ham. Serve with 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard for dipping.
74 calories | 2 g fiber | 8 g protein | 2 g fat
Banana, Kale, and Almond Milk Smoothie
In a blender, puree 1 medium banana, 1 cup chopped kale, and 1 cup almond milk until smooth.
201 calories | 5 g fiber | 5 g protein | 4 g fat
Minty Pea Dip With Pretzel Chips
Mash ½ cup frozen peas with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint and 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice. Serve with 15 pretzel chips.
209 calories | 5 g fiber | 8 g protein | 0 g fat
Bagel With Ricotta and Strawberries
Spread ½ toasted whole-grain “flat” bagel with 2 tablespoons fresh ricotta. Top with ⅓ cup sliced strawberries. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon honey.
148 calories | 4 g fiber | 7 g protein | 5 g fat
Lemony Avocado With Endive Dippers
Mash ⅓ chopped avocado with 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice and a pinch of kosher salt. Serve with endive leaves.
143 calories | 12 g fiber | 4g protein | 9 g fat
Rice Cake With Peanut Butter, Coconut, and Dried Cherries
Spread 1 rice cake with 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons toasted unsweetened shredded coconut and 2 teaspoons dried cherries.
177 calories | 2 g fiber | 5 g protein | 11 g fat
Cherry Tomatoes With Goat Cheese
Dividing equally, top 5 halved large cherry tomatoes with 2 tablespoons fresh goat cheese. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons chopped herbs such as chives, basil, or parsley.
98 calories | 1 g fiber | 6 g protein | 7 g fat
Dark Chocolate and Nut Clusters
Mix together ¼ cup unsalted roasted nuts & 1 ounce melted dark chocolate (70 to 80% cocoa). Drop onto wax paper, refrigerate until set.
195 calories | 3 g fiber | 4 g protein | 14 g fat
Sweet Potato Fries With Chipotle Yogurt
Cook 14 frozen sweet potato fries according to the package directions. Mix together 2 tablespoons plain low fat yogurt and ½ teaspoon chipotles in adobo sauce and serve for dipping.
208 calories | 3 g fiber | 3 g protein | 10 g fat
Spicy Watermelon and Pistachios
Toss 2 cups cut-up watermelon with 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice and ½ teaspoon grated lime zest. Sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne pepper and 2 teaspoons chopped unsalted roasted pistachios.
126 calories | 2 g fiber | 3 g protein | 3 g fat