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Remember the 'Healthy' with the 'To-Go'

Friday, June 14, 2013

Portable Snacking Tips and Ideas ...Remember the 'Healthy' with the 'To-Go'
-- By Laura Bofinger, Staff Writer

* Celery sticks with peanut butter and several raisins on top
* Rice cakes with peanut butter (good for getting a protein punch)
* Low-fat cheese cubes
* Hardboiled eggs
* Deviled egg (wrapped in plastic wrap)
* Fruit yogurt cup (add in some fresh fruits or nuts for a boost
* Trail mix
* Nuts or nut mix (stick to just a handful)
* Vegetable sticks with a little packet of dip (lowfat salad dressing packets found in salad bars work as easy-to-pack dip)
* Broccoli or cauliflower bites
* Half of a turkey or tuna sandwich on whole-wheat bread
* Cucumber slices (lightly salted or with nonfat Italian dressing)
* Yogurt and granola
* Leftover chicken or turkey slices (great to eat cold)
* Healthy fiber-rich or grain cereal (great to eat dry from a baggie)
* Pickles (wrapped in foil or plastic wrap)
* Box of raisins or other dried fruit
* Half a large whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese
* Apples, bananas, strawberries (any fruit works, these are naturally portable)
* Mixed berries (these freeze well in plastic bags)
* Whole-wheat crackers and low-fat string cheese
* Grapes in a baggie
* Fruit smoothie in a thermos
* Tuna and cottage cheese in mini-containers

The trick here is to be prepared and get creative! Get your fresh fruits and vegetables on the weekend in preparation for the week’s snacking. Keep small-sized plastic containers for packing up small portions. Take note of the healthy foods you need to keep stocked in the house for future quick and healthy snack preparation. These will become automatic items for your grocery list. You may find that you start to replace a few nonessential, calorie-wasting items with your new healthy snack list.
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    Great snacks!!
    1708 days ago
    emoticon thanks for the healthy tips, I always needs some.
    Dr. Oz Fans Team
    1708 days ago
    Excellent blog...and thanks
    1709 days ago
    All excellent ideas!
    1709 days ago
  • MSGO72
    1709 days ago
    A great list! I already use many of these, but you have added a few good ones I should add to my shopping list! Much better than a cookie at the coffee shop or a trip to the vending machine! (my DW and kids call the vending machine snacks "pick ups". She has been getting better about packing fruit and other healthy snacks so there are a lot fewer trips through the drive through and stops at the vending machine).

    Take care, thanks for sharing!
    1709 days ago
    Thanks for the hints! I'm getting ready to head out for the weekend.
    You are awesome!
    Have you ever heard of the Cathedral of the Pines? Beautiful spot! Here's a great shot
    1709 days ago
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