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Recipes for Healthy Snacks

In today's hectic life style it probably feels like there is no time for healthy eating, or you simply can not find recipes that are both healthy and quick to make. As a result it is tempting to reach for the quick and easy snacks such as potato chips or candy.

Do you ever run out of healthy recipes for snacks, or find them to time consuming?

Snacking is a major part of our lives, especially when it comes to kids. This article looks at why healthy snacks are important for all the family and will provide you with some straightforward and interesting recipes.

Foods with natural colours are on the whole good for you, like red apples, yellow bananas or orange carrots. Possibly the most important thing to remember is variety, a balanced diet will keep you healthy and fit as well as feeling good.

First of all I am going to give you some snacking tips.

Always make your snacks interesting

A rice cake is better than a packet of potato chips but is probably considered boring, so why not spread peanut butter and raisins on the top, or find some quick recipes for a salsa.

Prepare snacks in advance When you have some time chop up carrots, celery sticks, cucumber portions and other vegetables, place them in a sealed container in the fridge so as soon as you feel like snacking you can reach for the healthier option

Keep snacks with you To save yourself getting caught out needing a snack when you are out keep snacks with you in your bag. Again the easiest and quickest are fruit and vegetables.

Swap food When shopping always think of a healthier alternative to what you pick up. Instead of potato chips go for low fat crackers or rice cakes. If you want biscuits chose one that contains fruit alternatively make your own (see recipes to follow)

Buying packed or ready made food and snacks usually means it will be less healthy than making your own. I will now provide a few easy recipes to make that are both tasty and good for you
Vicki Churchill

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Going Cherry Nuts for Soy

  • 1 Blueberry SOYJOY bar sliced width-wise into "chicklet"-sized pieces
  • 1 ounce toasted almonds, chopped in half
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries


  1. Mix ingredients and place trail mix in an on-the-go container to enjoy on the run. Try variations by including roasted soy nuts, dried cranberries, or chocolate chips.

Servings 2

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Created by David Grotto, RD, LDN


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(Family Features) - While many of us try to make healthy eating a priority, the reality is that our busy schedules can make it difficult to eat right while on the go. But, if you keep your fridge and pantry stocked with a few key ingredients, it becomes a whole lot easier to make snack choices that are both satisfying and nutritious.

Keep these four foods on hand as healthy, on-the-go snacks that will help you avoid the temptation of vending machine junk food.

Fruit. Whole fruits are a great way to enjoy a nutrient-dense snack when you're in a hurry. Apples, bananas, pears, grapes and oranges don't require any preparation - just grab and go. Frozen fruit is picked at the peak of ripeness and flash-frozen to preserve their nutrient value. Keep frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mango and cherries on hand for a fast and nutritious smoothie.

Nuts. Tree nuts have no cholesterol and are a good source of protein, fiber and healthy fats, which fill you up and help you keep going. They're also a great source of vitamin E and B vitamins, and minerals like magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and potassium. Buy unsalted nuts in bulk and portion them out by putting a handful into a snack-sized resealable bag.

Popcorn. Air-popped popcorn is a whole grain food that's low in calories and fat. It's also an energy-producing complex carbohydrate and a good source of fiber. Air-popped popcorn has only 31 calories per cup. Make a satisfying snack by mixing one cup air-popped popcorn with a few peanuts and dark chocolate chips.

Whole soy. Whole soy is minimally processed to keep soy's naturally occurring nutrients intact. Soy in its whole form is packed full of isoflavones (plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties), vitamins, minerals, fiber, healthy fats, and complete, high-quality protein.  Plus, whole soy is low in saturated fat and cholesterol free. You can enjoy whole soy in edamame or dry-roasted soy nuts, but the easiest way to take advantage of the many nutrients whole soy has to offer while on the go is with a SOYJOY bar. SOYJOY is all-natural, minimally processed, and made with a mix of ground whole soybeans, real fruit, and a few other ingredients for an uncomplicated, nutritious snack. It is now delicately baked to be fruiter, moister and better than ever and there are new flavors, including banana and blueberry.

To get the nutritional benefits of many of these recommended foods at once, try this delicious trail mix recipe developed by Registered Dietitian David Grotto, author of 101 Optimal Life Foods. Get more ideas for incorporating whole soy into your diet at

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