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SparkPeople Employees Share Their Healthy Snack Ideas

Snacking throughout the day can be a good strategy to help avoid overeating at meal time. When the munchies hit, it's important to have healthy options available. So what do you choose? The employees of SparkPeople like to eat healthy, too, and some of them have some creative snack ideas. Here, several team members share three of their good-for-you snacks.

Grant, marketing team
  1. Zucchini w/ a little salt
  2. ak-mak whole wheat crackers
  3. Trader Joe’s Soy & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips
Chris (SparkGuy), SparkPeople founder and CEO
  1. Nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc.)
  2. Fresh raw veggies (sometimes turned into a veggie smoothie with a tomato juice base)
  3. Fruit smoothie (with frozen berries as a top ingredient)
Tanya, resident expert
  1. Peanut butter by the spoonful
  2. Dried fruits like raisins and apricots
  3. 100-calorie microwave kettle corn popcorn
Josh, tech team
  1. Peanuts
  2. String cheese
  3. Baked chips with salsa
Stepfanie, content team
  1. Low-fat Greek yogurt with homemade granola
  2. Hummus with cucumbers, carrots, and Wasa crackers
  3. Whole-wheat bread with almond butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon and berries (instead of jelly—they stick to the almond butter)
Sean, marketing team
  1. Peanut butter and apples
  2. Nature Valley granola bars
  3. PB&J on whole wheat
Tami, marketing team
  1. A handful of nuts like pistachios
  2. Whole-grain rice cake with low-fat cream cheese and some grapes on the side
  3. Slices of lean turkey breast rolled up and dipped in sweet and spicy honey mustard
Becky, resident expert and Registered Dietitian
  1. 100 -calorie pack of microwave popcorn sprinkled with Parmesan cheese
  2. 1 cup hot chocolate and 4-6 graham crackers
  3. Homemade trail mix (Wheat Chex cereal, pretzels, almonds, raisins, M&M’s)
Samantha, BabyFit.com resident expert
  1. Strawberries and 1 oz. of good dark chocolate
  2. Baked tortilla chips with salsa and cottage cheese
  3. Almond butter on banana slices
Beth, marketing team
  1. A handful of almonds
  2. Apple
  3. String cheese with whole wheat crackers
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Member Comments

Thanks for the ideas. Report

Good Ideas, Thanks! Report
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
Good ideas Report
I don't mind red vines, I just prefer twizzlers! I am a complete peanut butter & almond butter junkie...unfortun
ately Report
Red vines or werthers caramels they aren't the healthiest but they are my go to not a huge chocolate lover and nuts get stuck in my bridge work...... Thanks for sharing Report
Great ideas, thank you! Report
It's good to learn new snack ideas. Thank you all. Report
great ideas Report
I need to try the sweet and spicy honey mustard. I now use cranberry mustard for veggies and turkey. Report
Good ideas. Thanks Report
Good to see that I am not the only one that enjoys just having a spoonful of peanut butter rather than putting the peanut butter on bread, crackers or apples. Although I will sometimes put it on apple slices too Report
Love these ideas Report
Thanks for sharing your Healthy snack ideas! Report
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