Snack your way to good health by selecting foods with the most nutritional bang. Choose foods packed with vitamins and nutrients to satisfy your cravings and keep you feeling full longer.
Edamame DipSimilar to hummus, but with fewer calories and fat grams, this dip packs a fiber-and-protein punch from soy beans and cannellini beans. It's an ideal treat for the mid-day munchies because it is low in fat and has only 61 calories per serving.
Garlic-Parmesan PopcornMake a twist on a classic by adding garlic, parmesan and cayenne pepper to popcorn (a whole grain snack) for an extra burst of flavor. Research shows that whole grains may help reduce the risk of developing many major diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Bean DipWhite beans are an excellent source of two essential minerals, folate and iron, as well as fiber, which helps keep you feeling full longer. Pair the dip with veggies for a low-calorie treat, try it as a tasty bruschetta topping, or use it in place of mayonnaise on a turkey sandwich.
Fresh Pineapple, Chile, and Black Pepper SalsaThis simple salsa is sure to be your new go-to snack when you have a sweet-spicy craving. Because pineapple and kiwi are packed with vitamin C, it's a nutritious addition to your diet.
Mint-Melon PopsMelons like cantaloupe and honeydew are incredibly refreshing on a hot day due to their high water contents. They also are good sources of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. These juicy pops are simple to make and keep easily in your freezer for when temperatures are high.
Spinach-Pear Salad with Mustard VinaigretteTry a salad for a low-calorie snack option to help keep you satisfied between meals. This salad features a simple vinaigrette, crispy fresh pears, and salty Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Bite-size Honey Popcorn BallsSweet, salty, and crunchy, these popcorn balls meet all of the typical junk food criteria, yet popcorn is lower in calories and higher in fiber than most snack foods, making these a healthy treat.
Prosciutto-Melon Bites with Lime DrizzleThese may look decadent, but with only 30 calories per skewer, they are an ideal snack for satisfying both sweet and salty cravings. Melons are high in vitamin C, folate, and potassium and have a high water content to help you feel full faster.
Tofu BitesThis 5-ingredient snack features tofu, a high-protein and low saturated-fat superfood. Enjoy the individual cubes on their own or on top of a salad for a healthy meatless supper.
Crudités with White Bean HummusDress up those veggies with this lightened version of hummus that is lower in fat and calories than many traditional recipes. One key ingredient, olive oil , is a monounsaturated fat that studies have shown offers protection against heart disease by controlling LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels while raising HDL ("good") cholesterol levels.
Triple-Berry PopsiclesBerries are bursting with antioxidants and phytochemicals to help prevent cancer. These popsicles are sure to become a favorite chilling out treat.