I'm a snacker. My favorite part of coming home after a long day is my after-school snack. I don't buy junk food and candy very much because I know I don't have the willpower to choose healthy food over junk food if it's there. But it's hard to keep snacks from getting boring when they are healthy. So here are a few I've been liking lately:
This is just a fun way to do apples and peanut butter and sneak in some chocolate. This snack is definitely more calories than the others but it keeps you full for a long time and it's like a dessert. Just slice your apple transversely into discs (the thinner the better) and be sure to cut the core out.
apple: 74 calories - 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter: 210 calories - 1 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips: 70 - grand total: 354
Cheese and Crackers
This is an oldie but goodie. Simply stick cheese slices on top of your crackers.
4 whole grain crackers: 80 calories - 1 oz. colby& monterey jack cheese: 110 calories - grand total: 190 calories
This is the easiest snack and it's so good. Spoon about a half cup of your favorite yogurt (mine is pictured above) into a sandwich bag and cut the tip off so you can squeeze little dots of yogurt onto a freezer-safe plate. Freeze for about an hour and enjoy!
1/2 cup honey flavored greek yogurt: about 110 calories
A few others I enjoy: raw almonds + craisons , celery + laughing cow cheese wedge , smoothies (I'll do a whole post about smoothies because I've got some good ones!) , whole wheat toast + natural peanut butter