Looking for a quick, healthy snack? Adding vegetables to your snacks does not have to be hard. Here is a simple idea… tomato and feta cheese on a cracker! Take your crackers to work, school, or when you’re on the go!
5-6 Multigrain crackers (I used Triscuits)
1 tomato sliced thin
2 tbsp. Low-fat feta cheese
Italian herbs or oregano
Olive oil or pepper to taste
1. Slice some tomatoes and place them in your container, then cover with plastic wrap. Crumble some feta into a pile in your container and sprinkle with dried oregano or Italian herbs. Pack your crispbread separately. When you get hungry, top your crispbread with tomato, feta and herbs, and drizzle with your stashed olive oil and freshly ground pepper.
These delicious cucumber bites are packed with vitamins and nutrients. They make a perfect snack or appetizer! Not only are they simple to make, but they are colorful and something that everyone can enjoy!
Makes 1 serving
6 (1/4-inch) cucumber slices
1 TBSP whipped low fat cream cheese (or any type of spreadable cheese)
Looking for a high fiber, protein filled snack? These homemade super-seedy granola bars are the perfect fit! These bars are filled with delicious peanut butter and super seeds! Make extra bars, freeze or refrigerate the rest for later! A fantastic grab and go snack.
Makes 16 bars
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds 3 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted peanut butter
1/2 cup honey 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Line a 9 by 9 inch square pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap with enough overhang for easy removal
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon and salt
In a separate bowl, whisk together peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract until very smooth.
Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients and using a wooden spoon, stir until evenly combined.
Transfer mixture to the prepared pan and firmly press the mixture evenly into the pan.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight. Gently lift the parchment paper to remove from pan and slice into 16 bars. Place in a freezer-safe bag to store in the fridge or freezer. Serves 16.
Nutrition Info: Serving 1 bar (45 grams) Calories: 209; Total fat: 13g; Sat fat: 2g; Sodium 77mg; Carbohydrate: 20g; Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 11g; Protein: 7g
Adapted from: Alexandra Caspero January/February 2016 Food and Nutrition Magazine