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Healthy Eating and Exercise

Healthy Alternatives to Common Snacks

When things get busy, it’s all too easy to grab a comforting snack like chips or candy. In fact, our bodies literally crave these types of treats. Replacing them with healthier alternatives is a great way to keep your well-being on track. So, the next time hunger strikes, consider these simple snacks that are easy to make, taste great, and will leave you energized for the rest of the day. 

Fresh Fruits and Veggies — Nature provides some of the best snacks! Keep a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables like apple slices, carrot sticks, or cucumber rounds on hand for easy, crunchy, and nutritious munching.

Nut Butter and Banana — Spread some peanut or almond butter on banana slices for a creamy and protein-packed treat.

Cheese and Whole Grain Crackers — Cheese is a good source of calcium, and when paired with whole-grain crackers, it becomes a balanced snack for all times of day.

Yogurt with berries.

Yogurt with Berries — Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey and some fresh berries is a satisfying snack that's also rich in protein and antioxidants.

Trail Mix — Create your own trail mix with a blend of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and a few chocolate chips for a sweet touch. It's a great way to get energy and nutrients.

Homemade Smoothies — Blend up a nutritious and delicious smoothie with ingredients like spinach, banana, yogurt, and a splash of fruit juice.

Hummus and Fresh Veggies — Hummus, made from garbanzo beans, is a fantastic dip for veggies like bell peppers, celery, and cherry tomatoes.

Bowl of popcorn.

Popcorn — Skip the butter and go for air-popped popcorn. It's a whole grain that's low in calories and can be seasoned with a variety of tasty flavors.

Whole-Grain Muffins — Bake some whole-grain muffins with added fruits or vegetables for a tasty and portable snack option.

Frozen Fruit Bars — Opt for frozen fruit bars made with real fruit juice and minimal added sugar as a refreshing treat.

Snacking Toward Success

By choosing healthier snack alternatives, you’ll get the necessary nutrients to grow healthy. At AltaMed, we're dedicated to improving the well-being of our communities, one good habit at a time. We understand that maintaining a balanced diet can be a challenge, especially with busy schedules. Our dietician counseling services can help tailor meal plans that meet your family’s needs. 

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Healthy Alternatives to Common Snacks