Healthy Eating Planner: 31 Days of Healthy, Low-Calorie Snacks
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Healthy Eating Planner: 31 Days of Healthy, Low-Calorie Snacks

Need a new healthy snack idea? We've got a month's worth of healthy snack recipes to satisfy your cravings. They're low in calories to give you more energy without weighing you down.

Healthy Snacks to Keep You Satisfied

Eat great food and a great body naturally follows. Here are 31 days of OMG-good snacks to satisfy sweet or salty cravings. Almost all have 250 calories or fewer -- perfect for keeping energy up and weight down. We used healthy ingredients that are known disease fighters, belly shrinkers, and overall health boosters. Get the recipes, nutritional facts, shopping lists, and a calendar with a healthy-eating snack plan on the following pages so you can eat your way to a better body.

Here's the list of healthy ingredients to stock up on for a healthy fix:

Healthy Snack Essentials

  • Fruit and veggies
  • Dark chocolate
  • Whole grains
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Nuts

 

Your Monthlong Healthy Eating Plan

Each recipe makes 1 serving (except where noted).

 
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Week 5
 

Healthy Grab-and-Go Snacks

Here, more quick and easy snack ideas to take to go.

  • 3 tablespoons each raisins and dry-roasted pistachios
  • 1 fat-free plain yogurt with 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clementine and 1 ounce (about 22) roasted almonds
  • 1 granola bar and 1 cup coffee with skim milk
  • Celery sticks with 2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup low-fat frozen yogurt with 1/4 cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce
  • A handful (about 1/4 cup) grapes, 1 slice Swiss cheese, and 1/2 ounce (about 11) roasted almonds
  • 1 slice low-fat cheddar cheese, 6 Wheat Thins, and 1 pear
  • 1 creamy sorbet bar (such as Haagen-Dazs Raspberry Sorbet and Vanilla Yogurt)
  • 1 low-fat chocolate pudding with 1/4 cup thawed frozen raspberries
  • 1 whole wheat mini pita with 3 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter with 1 sliced Granny Smith apple
  • Celery sticks with 2 tablespoons low-fat blue cheese dressing
  • Carrots with 1/4 cup hummus
  • Trail mix made with 1/4 cup granola, 1/2 ounce (about 7 halves) walnuts, and 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 cup low-fat chocolate ice cream (such as Edy's Slow Churned)
  • 1 rice cake with 1/2 sliced banana and 1 tablespoon reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1 ounce each dark chocolate chunks and pretzel nuggets
  • 15 baked tortilla chips (about 1 ounce) with 1/4 cup fresh or premade salsa
  • 2 Fig Newton cookies and 1 cup skim milk or plain light soy milk

Even More Healthy Snacks
 

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, January 2009.

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