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Healthy Snack Ideas

By Edited Aug 18, 2015 0 1

With all of the pushes from every media outlet and every doctor to get up off our behinds and get healthy, everyone is searching for the right way to do so.

The thing is, there isn't just one way. However, you can get a good jump on it by tossing out the chips and dip and cookies and trying out some healthy snack ideas.

At work, the healthiest and easiest snack to grab and have on hand is fruit and veggies. Vegetables can be pre-cut once a week and put in individual baggies (or plastic containers for those trying to go green) in the fridge.

Just grab one on your way out the door in the morning. You can even get plastic containers with dip sections built right in at your local organization or discount store. Pick up five of these, and your work snacks can be prepared each Sunday with minimal fuss.

Another option is to take one or two bananas, apples, pears, peaches, or other fruit that can be eaten with no preparation. Fruit and vegetables are high in fiber and they will keep your stomach full for a bit.

Of course, always keep a bottle of water at your desk. If you make a goal to drink two or three every day at work, you'll be amazed at the change in your health and skin.

Healthy snack ideas that take just a little more prep (and offer a little more variety) include popcorn (get the 94% fat free microwave popcorndon't pop your own in oil then add a bunch of butter! Kind of negates the purpose!), low-fat and low-cal blueberry muffins (blueberries are quite high in antioxidants), fruit smoothies, etc.

Blueberry muffins
-4 cups whole wheat flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup canola oil
-1/2 cup honey
-1 cup frozen blueberries
-1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients. Stir just until moist. Bake in muffin tins for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

I hope these healthy snack ideas help you get on the right track to a healthier lifestyle!

Other related articles i've written here are - Healthy Snack Recipes, Healthy Kids Snacks and Halloween Snacks.

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Comments

Jan 17, 2010 10:12pm
cashlash
Sounds simple enough for me to try out. Will let you know how it tasted.
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