If you have healthy snacks in the house that look more fun, you are more likely to choose what's good for you. Don't let the potato chip bag be the easiest thing to grab.
5 Snack Tips
1 - Fresh First
I love to make the veggie cups shown above. For Halloween, get a sheet of stickers at the craft store and decorate the cups. The decorated cups take up more space in the refrigerator, but they are eye catching, you have to admit. I serve them with homemade hummus or a Ranch dressing that the Boise Co-Op makes and sells in their deli section.
Fresh fruits and vegetables only pack about 50 calories a serving and are nutrient rich. Hardly anyone gets their 9 servings a day, so adding some to your snack routine is a big positive.
2 - Go for Protein
3 - Fiber Rich
4 - Healthy Fats
You may want to take a look at the Healthy Snacks section at Nuts.com. You'll find lots of delicious snack options like the Royal Mix (nuts and dried fruits) and the roasted golden chickpeas . Chickpeas are a legume, not a nut, but they are a powerhouse food, with 5g protein and 6g fiber per serving.