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Do you ever feel like there is NOTHING to eat? So, you grab a handful of potato chips and a soda pop? That‚Äôs a fun special treat, but if you‚Äôre looking for some healthy snack ideas, here are 100, plus a recipe for some delicious apple “donuts” from Michelle Graves, RD, LD, CHWC, a Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Health & Wellness Coach with Hancock Wellness Center in McCordsville.

  1. Frozen Grapes
  2. String Cheese/Cheese Sticks
  3. Banana (small)
  4. ¬Ĺ Banana Popsicle (peel and freeze)
  5. Low-Fat Greek Yogurt
  6. Apple Slices with Peanut Butter (1 tbsp)
  7. 100-Calorie Bag of Popcorn
  8. Applesauce-Unsweetened
  9. Raw Veggies with Hummus
  10.  Almonds (1 oz)
  11.  Apple (small) 
  12.  Beef/Turkey Jerky (1 oz for low-sodium)
  13.  Chocolate Milk (8 oz)
  14.  Hard Boiled Egg
  15.  Sunflower Seeds
  16.  Cottage Cheese
  17.  Sliced Cantaloupe/Honeydew
  18.  Raisins (1 oz)
  19.  Pita Bread and Hummus
  20.  Rice Cakes
  21.  Sugar-Free Jello
  22.  Frozen Yoplait Whips Yogurt
  23.  Air-Popped Popcorn
  24.  Pistachios (12-15)
  25.  Clementine
  26.  Olives (6-8)
  27.  Blueberries with 2 tbsp Fat-Free Cool Whip
  28.  Ants on a Log (Celery with Peanut Butter and Raisins) 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
  29.  1 cup Mixed Berry Salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries) tossed with 1 tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
  30.  Peanut Butter and Bananas on Whole Wheat Bread
  31.  Trail Mix (dried fruit, sunflower seeds, nuts and light cereals)
  32.  Orange Slices
  33.  Cherry Tomatoes 
  34.  Small Green Salad with Light Dressing
  35.  Mango Smoothie (frozen mango, Greek yogurt, splash of orange juice)
  36.  Kabobs (low-fat cheese, pineapple & cherry tomatoes on a stick)
  37. ¬†¬Ĺ Cinnamon Raisin Toast topped with Peanut Butter and Banana Slices
  38.  Grilled Pineapple (grilled or skillet on medium heat until golden)
  39.  Baked Apples (1 apple, cored, filled with 1 tsp brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake until tender.
  40.  Strawberries dipped in Fat-Free Cool Whip
  41.  Light Tortilla topped with Egg or Tuna Salad, Carrot Shreds & Cucumber Slices 
  42.  Parfait (Greek yogurt or plain yogurt, fruit and granola)
  43. ¬†Bowl of Bran Flakes with ¬Ĺ cup Skim Milk and Berries
  44.  Veggies with Guacamole
  45.  Triscuits’ Thin Crisps dipped in Cottage Cheese or Hummus
  46.  Pretzels
  47.  Cheese Breaded Tomatoes: Two Roasted Plum Tomatoes, sliced, topped with 2 tbsp Breadcrumbs and a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese
  48.  Sugar Snap Peas
  49.  Steamed Veggies
  50.  Apricots
  51.  100 Calorie Pack of Nuts
  52.  Roasted Chickpeas
  53.  Soy Chips
  54.  Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges
  55.  Homemade Granola Bars
  56.  Baked Chips (7-10) with Salsa 
  57.  Sweet Potato Fries (light-bulb sized, sliced, tossed in 1 tsp olive oil, baked at 400 degrees for 10 minutes)
  58.  Pumpkin Seeds
  59.  Bean Salad
  60.  Broccoli Florets 
  61.  Peaches and Cottage Cheese
  62.  Bell Peppers with Fat-Free Ranch
  63.  Homemade Popsicles (puree watermelon, strawberries, mango, banana, etc. and freeze)
  64.  Watermelon 
  65.  Tuna with Triscuit Crackers
  66.  Edamame 
  67.  Cheese Roasted Asparagus (4 spears spritzed with olive oil and topped with 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at 400 degrees)
  68.  Turkey Roll Ups (4 slices turkey rolled up and dipped in 2 tsp honey mustard)
  69. ¬†Strawberry Salad (1 cup raw spinach with ¬Ĺ cup sliced strawberries & 1 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette)
  70.  Oatmeal
  71. ¬†Banana Smoothie (1/2 cup sliced banana, ¬ľ cup non-fat vanilla yogurt & handful of ice. Blend until smooth.)
  72.  Apple Chips (dehydrated apples)
  73.  Black Beans
  74.  Bean Chips (Beanitos)
  75.  Cooked and Cubed Chicken Breast 
  76.  Dates with Almond Butter or Rolled in Coconut
  77.  Kale Chips
  78.  Protein Bar
  79.  Fruit Crisp (Sprinkle blackberries with granola and warm up in microwave)
  80.  Banana Soft Serve (Freeze bananas and toss in food processor with a little milk or milk alternative)
  81.  Carrot Sticks w/ Fat-Free Ranch Dressing
  82.  Mini Pizza (half of a whole wheat English muffin with pizza sauce, veggies, cheese)
  83.  Homemade Fruit Leather 
  84.  Walnuts
  85.  Zucchini Chips
  86.  Energy Balls (peanut butter, rolled oats, honey, nuts or dried fruit)
  87.  Wrap (turkey slice, Swiss cheese, baby spinach leaves wrapped in tortilla)
  88.  Vegetable Juice, low sodium 
  89.  Mandarin Oranges
  90.  Kiwi 
  91.  Cooked and Cubed Chicken Breast
  92.  Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
  93.  Quesadilla (whole wheat or corn tortilla with small amount of cheese and tomatoes, beans, corn, guacamole)
  94.  Fruit Skewers
  95.  Whole Grain Dry Cereal 
  96.  Fruit Smoothie (no added sugar)
  97.  Turkey and Lettuce Wrap
  98.  Cheese Cubes with Whole Wheat Crackers
  99.  Deviled Eggs
  100. Avocado

Apple Donut Healthy Snack Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 apples, cut into 1/2‚ÄĚ thick slices
  • 2 c. water + juice of 1 lemon* (see notes)

DONUT ‚ÄúFROSTING‚ÄĚ:

  • 1/2¬†c. peanut butter, creamy and natural (or sunflower seed butter for nut-free option)
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder

TOPPING OPTIONS:

  • rainbow sprinkles
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • cacao nibs
  • mini chocolate chips
  • granola
  • chopped nuts or seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut small circles out in the middle of each apple slice.
  2. Soak the apple rings into the water and lemon juice mixture for 5-10 minutes. Pat dry completely.
  3. Mix together the peanut butter and cocoa powder until smooth and well combined. Slather over each slice.
  4. Add the toppings of choice.