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CENTSABLE HEALTH: Healthy Snacking

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Did you make resolution to lose weight in 2016? Planning snacks into your day is a great way to stay full and also keep your metabolism moving. When choosing a snack, aim for at least two food groups and a combination of carbohydrates and protein.

* Make instant oatmeal with milk instead of water. Mix in raisins or dried cranberries. Top with chopped walnuts.

* Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble: Coat a 12 ounce coffee cup with cooking spray. Add 2 beaten eggs and

* Layer low-fat yogurt with your favorite crunchy cereal and sliced fruit or berries

* Mix up a breakfast smoothie made with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana.

* Top a bowl of whole-grain cereal with blueberries, sliced peaches or any favorite fruit. Pour on low-fat or fat-free milk.

* Top a toaster waffle with low-fat yogurt and fruit.

* Stuff a whole-wheat pita with a sliced, hard-cooked egg and low-fat shredded cheese.

* Spread a flour tortilla with peanut butter. Add a whole banana and roll it up.

* Spread almond butter on a whole-grain toasted bagel. Top with apple slices.

* Add lean ham and low-fat Swiss cheese to a toasted whole-grain English muffin.

* Peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole-grain bread

* Deli turkey, a slice of low-fat cheese and lettuce wrapped in a tortilla.

* Leftover rice mixed with low-fat yogurt

* Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.

* Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Enjoy your "ants on a log."

* Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.

* Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack.

* Top low-fat vanilla yogurt with crunchy granola and sprinkle with blueberries.

* Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.

* Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks.

* Toast a whole grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and sliced peaches.

* Spread peanut butter on apple slices.

* Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for thirty seconds for a delicious smoothie.

* Make a mini-sandwich with tuna or egg salad on a dinner roll.

* Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a corn tortilla; fold in half and microwave for twenty seconds. Top with salsa.

* Microwave a cup of tomato or vegetable soup and enjoy with whole grain crackers.

* Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on hot popcorn.

* Mini Pizza: Toast an English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese.

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