Healthy Children - May 2019

MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Hacking Your Snacks

Planning for healthy snacks can help satisfy the hunger between meals and keep you moving towards your food group goals.

  • Build your own: make your own trail mix with unsalted nuts and add-ins such as seeds, dried fruit, popcorn, or a sprinkle of chocolate chips.
  • Prep ahead: portion snack foods into baggies or containers when you get home from the store so they’re ready to grab-n-go when you need them.
  • Make it a combo: combine food groups for a satisfying snack – yogurt and berries, apple with peanut butter, whole-grain crackers with turkey and avocado.
  • Eat vibrant veggies: spice up raw vegetables with dips. Trying dipping bell peppers, carrots, or cucumbers in hummus, guacamole, or baba ganoush.
  • Snack on the go: bring ready-to-eat snacks when you’re out. A banana, yogurt (in a cooler), or baby carrots are easy to bring along and healthy options.