Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Healthy Snacker

I am definitely a healthy snacker. And a healthy eater in general too. All around I feel better about myself and my body knowing that I am putting "good" things in it.
I try to avoid the following at all costs - won't buy them, touch them, or even even allow them in my pantry:

Potato Chips
French Fries
Onion Rings
Tater Tots
Snack Cakes (what I would give to eat a frozen Yodel)
You get my point. I don't touch the bad stuff b/c I don't want a huge butt.

That doesn't mean that I don't crave those yummy items though.
If I feel like I need a french fry, I make my own thinly sliced oven roasted potatoes.
If I want a piece of candy, I'll have a few jelly beans.
Anytime I have a sweet tooth I turn to fruit! Everything tastes better with honey.
And once in a blue moon I eat some bbq baked lays.

Here are some of my favorite healthy & tasty snacks that I don't have to cook:
Sliced banana/apple + 1 tablespoon honey + 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Sliced apple/banana + 1 tablespoon reduced fat peanut butter

1 cup applesauce + 1 tablespoon all natural fruit preserves + 1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup fat free cottage cheese + fresh chives + black pepper
1 cup fat free cottage cheese + all natural fruit preserves

Celery + reduced fat peanut butter + raisins (Ants on a log anyone?)

Carrot sticks + homemade hummus + hot sauce

Laughing Cow cheese + apple slices

Imitation crab chunks + lettuce cup + spicy mustard

What is your favorite healthy snack?!


  1. Good snack ideas. I wish I had your will power to stay away from all things sweet/salty and not good for you!

    I like to keep those 60 cal chocolate pudding cups on hand to cure my chocolate cravings! Other than that lots of fruit for me!

  2. yum thanks for the healthy ideas!! I definately will bookmark this page:)

  3. great snack ideas, but more importantly, great NOT TO EAT ideas...i don't know when i decided it was ok to start eating candy bars again, but eat them i have! time to STOP!