We’ve all had those days where we were searching the pantry for something to satisfy a craving weather it be sweet, salty, or savory. This urge to snack is common among all ages, women, and men a like. Yet, sometimes we don’t always come up with the healthiest options.
Okay so ice cream, cookies, chocolate, and chips are fine every once in a while, but if we indulge too often we’ll end up packing on the pounds while filling ourselves with quick energy that doesn’t last.
So, I have put together a list of healthy snack options for the whole family that will satisfy your craving and leave you feeling satisfied.
Apples w/ peanut butter
Raw veggie plates w/ ranch dressing
Celery w/ cottage cheese
A handful of nuts
Rice cakes (with your chosen topping or flavor)
Hard Boiled Eggs
Yogurt w/ granola or fruit
Hummus w/ crackers
Pita chips w/ veggie or bean salsa
This is just a list to get you started. You don’t have to stop here. Finding new, creative, and fun ways to enjoy snack time as a family is a great way to teach kids about food while helping picky eaters try something new.
Think fruits, veggies, low-fat dairy, lean proteins, and whole grains as part of those snacks and you’re ready to go!
Not sure where to start. Below is a recipe to get you started.
Lady Bug Apples
2 apples cut length wise
4 Tablespoons of Peanut butter
Raisins or chocolate chips
1.) Cut the apples length wise on a cutting board. Remove the stems and seeds.
2.) Place apples face up on a plate and spread Peanut Butter on them.
3.) Next arrange raisins or chocolate chips on top of the peanut butter to look like the black spots on the back of lady bugs.