Friday, January 27, 2012

50 Snack & Small Meal Ideas

Snacks! My weakness. You may have noticed I'm a sucker for sweets and snacks, hence my list of 50 snacks I frequently rummage in my cabinets for. It doesn't matter whether I've curled up with a book or joined the man for a movie night I want something to munch on...that isn't going to go straight to my ass and make me instantly regret allowing it to enter my mouth, of course.

It can be extremely difficult to find a "healthy" snack that won't offset your awesome day of clean eating and it can be even harder to find a snack that is a good choice for your diet. No, super-expensive 100 calorie snack packs are not always a good choice (if they ever are). So without further a due here's yet another list of go-to munchies:

1. Low-Fat Cottage Cheese (top with sliced tomato, cucumber, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper)
2. Wasa Crispbread Topped with Cottage Cheese and Bell Pepper Slice
3. Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese Stick with Olives
4. Low-Fat Whole Wheat Crackers with Olive Spread
5. Cherry Tomatoes Tossed with Feta Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt & Pepper
6. Vegetarian Jerky (enjoy with veggies)
7. Unsalted Pistachios
8. Dill Pickle
9. Roasted Almonds with Lemon & Salt (there's a great recipe here)
10. Virgin Bloody Mary (tomato juice with a celery stick - and perhaps a pickle?)
11. Parmesan Cheese Wedge (small) Drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar
12. Citrus Shrimp Cocktail (Boiled Shrimp, Cucumber Slices, 1/4 Diced Avocado, with Fresh Lime Juice)
13. Zucchini Fries (Zucchini Sticks Coated with All-Natural Bread Crumbs and Parmesan, Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F)
14. Deviled Eggs (substitute cottage cheese for mayo, one makes a great snack)
15. Veggies with White Bean Dip
16. Spicy Pumpkin Seeds (I like Eden's variety)
17. Plantain Chips
18. Zucchini Oven Chips (recipe here)
19. Sliced Hard-boiled Egg & Tomato on Ezekial Bread
20. Miso Vegetable Soup
21. Veggie Chips (I get mine from
22. Zucchini Slices Topped with Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomatoes
23. Cucumber (or any veggie) Slices with Tzatziki
24. Open-faced Tuna Salad Sandwich
25. Veggie Salad with Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip and Pita Chips

26. Sliced Pear with Almond Butter
27. Pina Colada Protein Shake
28. Halved Red Grapes Drizzled with Honey
29. All-Natural Licorice (careful with portion control!)
30. Grilled Peach (I cut into slices and grill for about 4-6 minutes) Drizzled with Agave Nectar
31. Funky Monkey Freeze Dried Fruit
32. Oskri Organic Dessert Bars
33. Whole Wheat Toast with Apple Butter & Fruit
34. Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans
35. Mango Parfait (Layer honey Greek yogurt with mango chunks, top with pineapple chunks)
36. Peanut Butter Energy Mix (Banana Chips, Barbara's Bakery PB & Chocolate Puffins)
37. Broiled Grapefruit
38. Bumblebar Tropical Treat (pineapple & coconut bar)
39. Tangerine Slices Dipped in Dark Chocolate (2 tbsp dark cocoa powder, Stevia, 1 1/2 tbsp water)
40. Apple Slices with Lemon Yogurt Dip (Greek yogurt mixed with 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice)
41. Clif Energy Bars
42. Clementine Parfait (Layer Greek Yogurt with Clementine Slices, Top with Yogurt & Unsalted, Chopped Pistachios)
43. Banana & Grapefruit Salad (Grapefruit Sections, Banana Slices, & Spearmint, Drizzled with Honey)
44. Dried Apple Slices with Cinnamon Yogurt Dip (1 tbsp yogurt with 1/4 tsp cinnamon)
45. Yogavive Yoga Chips
46. Tropical Energy Mix
47. Sweet Potato Protein Shake
48. Chia Jam on Protein Pancake
49. Energy Squares (I love the mixed berry kind!)
50. Homemade Granola Bar with fruit

Keep in mind that if you're shooting for a meal instead of a snack to include plenty of veggies, a carb, and a protein for a well-rounded meal.

Happy Snacking!

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