7 Days of Healthy Snacks

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Well-balanced snacks can help keep you satisfied until your next meal. Think of them of as mini meals that provide your body with important nutrients like calcium and fiber. The ideal number of snacks depends on the individual but is usually one to two daily. And calorie-wise, snacks should be in the 150 to 200 range.

Each day below has two options. The first is an easy recipe while the second is a suggestion for a quick bite (e.g., apples and peanut butter).

Day 1

Snack 1: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars
Bake a batch of these delicious energy bars to have throughout the week. Pack them for work or enjoy as a pre-workout snack.

Snack 2: Hummus and Veggies
ΒΌ cup hummus with 1 cup sliced vegetables (like carrots, bell peppers, celery)

Day 2

Snack 1: Peach Pie Smoothie
Super-simple and delicious, this smoothie can be whipped up in 5 minutes and provides a nice variety of nutrients like calcium, protein, and vitamin C.

Snack 2: Cheese and Turkey Roll-Ups
3 slices each of low-fat Swiss cheese and low-sodium turkey breast. To create a roll-up, layer 1 slice cheese with 1 turkey. Roll and enjoy!

Day 3

Snack 1: Sweet n Spicy Popcorn
Enjoy this whole grain with a …read more