Nutrition: Snack AttackSqueezeItIn.com Girls
Just in time for your 4th of July picnic packing, guest blogger Elisa Zied is back with a snack list you can’t resist!
12 Healthy and Delicious No-Fuss Snacks for Parents & Kids
by Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN
1. 1 cup (8 ounces) Greek Yogurt (0% fat) mixed with ½ cup fresh sliced strawberries and ½ cup fresh or frozen unseetened blueberries
2. Trail mix made with 2 tbsp each raisins or dried cranberry bits, crunchy whole grain cereal (like low fat granola), and mixed, unsalted nuts (like peanuts, cashews, walnuts or almonds)
3. 1 green apple, sliced with 2 ounces light cheddar cheese cubes
4. 4-ounce cup unsweetened applesauce plus 1 sheet graham crackers (2 squares)
5. 1 cup low fat plain yogurt mixed with ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon
6. 1 small whole wheat pita, toasted, topped with 2 tablespoons hummus and cucumber slices
7. 5 small whole wheat/whole grain crackers topped with 1-1/2 oz cheddar cheese, cut in slices
8. 1 cup (8 ounces) 1% chocolate milk
9. Apple slices dipped in 1 tbsp nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew butter)
10. 3 cups popcorn (made with 1 tsp canola oil) and 1 part-skim mozzarella cheese stick
11. 1 cup whole grain cereal (like Cheerios or wheat bran flakes) with ½ banana, sliced or ½ cup berries and ½ cup skim milk
12. 10 whole grain corn tortilla chips topped with ¼ cup melted cheddar cheese and 2 tbsp salsa
Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN is a NYC-based registered dietitian and regular contributor to msnbc.com and galtime.con. She’s also the author of Nutrition At Your Fingertips (Alpha, 2009), Feed Your Family Right! (Wiley, 2007), and So What Can I Eat?! (Wiley, 2006). She’s also a past spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. For more information, go to elisazied.com. On twitter? Follow Elisa at @elisazied.
Please note: The information provided here is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for the advice or treatment given by your doctor or dietitian. Please consult with a registered dietitian or your doctor if you have any questions about the information in this post.