Snacking Right in the New Year

Snacking Right in the New Year

Snacks can be a great way to tide you over between meals, but many options today can leave you feeling hungry within an hour or two. Ideally, snacks should contain a source of fat, protein, and carbohydrates to keep you satisfied. Keep snacks to 200 calories or less to avoid overeating. Try these snacks ideas for when you’re looking for something to much on.

Something Sweet

Berry Kabobs with Honey Yogurt Sauce

Thread 1 cup of berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and/or strawberries) onto toothpicks. Combine 2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt with 1 tsp honey. Drizzle honey yogurt over kabobs.

“Ice Cream” Sandwich

Dice 2 ripe small/medium bananas into small pieces and freeze. Once frozen, blend with 2 Tbsp nut butter of your choice. Take a graham cracker sheet and break into 2 squares. Spread 3-4 Tbsp of the “ice cream” onto one square and top with the other.

Snickerdoodle Dip (adapted from

1, 15-oz can no salt added chickpeas, drained and rinsed

3 Tbsp almond butter

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp baking soda

Dash of salt

½ – ¾ cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce

2 tsp ground cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Enjoy ¼ cup of dip with 1 small apple, cut into slices.

On-the-Go Options:

  • Chocolate Chip Brownie or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar: The sugars in Larabars come from dried fruit so they are fine to eat as an occasional sweet treat. Cut each bar into 8 bite size pieces to help spread out the indulgence.
  • Dannon® Oikos® Triple Zero Greek Yogurt: This Greek yogurt is sweetened with stevia and has added fiber. Try threading grapes onto a toothpick, dipping into your favorite flavor, and freezing on wax paper for a delicious frozen treat.

Something Salty


Top one slice whole grain bread with 1 thick slice of tomato and ¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese. Toast in a toaster oven until cheese is melted. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with dried basil.


Steam 1 cup edamame (in pods) until tender. Drizzle with reduced sodium soy sauce and sriracha (if desired).

Parmesan Popcorn

Combine 3 cups air-popped popcorn with 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese and a dash of cayenne pepper (if desired).

On-the-Go Options:

  •  ¼ cup The Good Bean™ Sea Salt or Cracked Pepper roasted chickpeas
  • 1 oz Baked Beanitos™ with 100-calorie pack guacamole

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