We may not all be parents yet, but even grown-ups like to take a snack break every once in a while. Why not make it a healthy snack? I’ve found ten great, new ways to snack healthy. Pack them in your kid’s lunchbox, toss one in your yoga bag, or throw them in your filing cabinet at work, either way snacking can be a healthy addition to your daily diet, just remember all you need is just a bite.
Late July Organic Dude Ranch Multigrain Snack Chips - 120 cal, 5g fat for 13
Made in a nut-free facility these chips pack omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Some profits go to summer-camp scholarships. (http://www.latejuly.com/)
Tate's treats are made with healthy whole-grain flour and dark-chocolate chips. The cookie's size is just right. (http://www.tatesbakeshop.com/)
Frigo Cheese Heads Fit & Fun Lovers Natural Cheese - 60-70 cal, 3-5g fat each
String cheese is one of my all time favorites and I’m stoked to be introducing it to my kids, especially because my youngest won’t eat any meat. With high-calcium, reduced-fat string cheese you can try it both ways, white mozzarella and the speckled Colby Jack. (http://www.frigocheese.com/)
GoGo Squeez Applesauce - 50 cal, 0g fat each
My kids don’t necessarily like applesauce, but I sure do. I prefer the unsweetened versions and this pack is easy for one the go.
Smoothie ready fruit sounds like a no brainer for my family. Or keep it handy when the berries have gone out of season. Add it to low-fat yogurt and give them a whirl. (www.dole.com)
Seaport Edamame Soybeans in Pods - 90 cal, 3g fat each
It only takes a few minutes to heat up these single-serve packets of edamame. What a great snack and it is full of zinc, iron and protein. Makes you feel like you are having a fancy snack. (http://www.seapointfarms.com/)
Jamba Yogurt & Sorbet bars - 80-90 cal, 1-2g fat each
Tribe Origins Hummus, Tomato & Veggie - 70 cal, 6g fat for 2 Tbs.
Hummus is the snack of the year for us. We dip pita chips, tortilla chips and celery in it for a quick, healthy treat. I hear you can try it with pretzels too. (http://www.tribehummus.com/)