First, apples and peanut butter are one of the best choices. Sure, peanut butter is a little fatty, but it’s a pretty good source of protein. Plus, its fat is a good type of fat for your body. Apples are, of course, a fruit, so even though it has some sugar, it is natural sugar. Together, they make a good crunchy and creamy half-meal. Plus, it’s quick to make up if you’re in a rush.
This one may or may not work for you, but I love to eat carrots in guacamole. Guacamole is actually pretty good for you, and it contains another type of healthy fat. Though there is no protein really in this snack, you’ll be improving your eyesight by chomping down on some carrots.
Nuts and dried fruit are a really good choice as long as you don’t eat too much. Nuts are a great source of protein, and again, good fat. The fat aspect is why you shouldn’t eat too much of them, but in moderation, they are a terrific addition to your diet. Dried fruit adds a chewy sweetness to the mix. I personally suggest dried cherries. They are plumper and more flavorful than raisins.
Granola bars and oatmeal squares are next on my snack list. I really like Nature Valley’s fruit and nut bars, and Nature Valley also makes delicious oatmeal squares. Both these snacks are good for energy, and they aren’t too fattening.
Whoever said that cereal is strictly a breakfast food does not understand life. As a quick snack during any part of the day, I love to grab honey nut Cheerios and skim milk. I just put enough milk in to kind of wet the cereal, and then I’m on my way. It’s fast and good to lower cholesterol; plus, it’s delicious.
I’ve talked about these before, but Belvita biscuits are a great pick-me-up. With protein and fiber, the biscuits help you get through your afterschool activities easily. My favorite flavor is apple cinnamon, but you can also purchase golden oat, chocolate, and blueberry.
Maybe you can find a snack that works for you, and I wish you all happy kommeting :)