Maybe it’s hot outside and you don’t have much appetite. Or maybe you want something to munch on while you’re watching a movie tonight. People have many reasons to eat snacks, and millions of snack foods to choose from. The trick is to choose healthy snacks that are good for you, but are great tasting, as well. When our Brooklyn home health care specialists visit patients, they ensure nutritious snacks are available for consumption. All of these snacks have 100 calories or less, are more filling than the packaged variety, and actually taste good.

Protein

  • Slice a hard boiled egg, top it with salt, pepper, paprika, or other spices
  • Spread two slices of extra lean ham with 2 tbsp. of low fat cream cheese, then roll them up
  • Make a shrimp cocktail with 3 oz. of cooked shrimp and 1 tbsp.of cocktail sauce
  • Spread a small whole-wheat tortilla with 2 tbsp. of fat-free refried beans, then sprinkle with 2 tbsp. lowfat cheese
  • Roll up one large slice of turkey with a slice of low fat Swiss cheese
  • Mix honey into 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt, then chop a small handful of almonds and add them for crunch

Veggies and Fruit

  • Make a berry bowl with 1/2 cup each of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
  • Pair 1 cup of apple slices with thin slices of 1 oz. of sharp cheddar
  • Dip 2 celery stalks in 2 tbsp. of light guacamole. Substitute pepper strips if you prefer
  • Spread one oz. of goat cheese on 1/2 cup of cucumber slices
  • Stir 1/4 cup of berries into 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • Mix one cup of diced watermelon with one oz. of diced feta cheese. Garnish with mint
  • Chop a red or green pepper into strips, and dip it into 4 tbsp. of hummus
  • Mix a tbsp. of ranch mix with 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, then use it as a dip for 10 baby carrots