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Snack Attack!

Do you like to snack through out that day? good! because you should you just have to make sure your choosing the right snacks. Snacks are important because they help keep your energy level up between meals. Foods from the grain, fruit, vegetable, protein, and dairy groups are healthy snacks because they are packed with nutrients. Foods such as chips, cookies, and candy are a no no! They are loaded with refined grains and sugars. High fiber, high protein & low sugar are the kinds of snack to aim for! Here are some examples of good heathly snacks…

  • String cheese
  • Popcorn – try the mini microwave bag
  • Peanut butter and celery, apple, or crackers
  • Yogurt with granola or fruit
  • Yogurt smoothies
  • Hummus and carrots
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cheese and high fiber crackers
  • Fruit Salad
  • Sugar-free Jello® with fruit
  • Soy nuts
  • Raw vegetables (such as baby carrots) with reduced-fat ranch dressing or yogurt dip
  • Celery with low-fat cream cheese
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Whole wheat bread or English muffin with cheese
  • for more information visit the Center for Young Women’s Health at http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/index.html

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