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6 Healthy Snacks that Taste Great

The next time you want a nibble, ditch the junk food and try one of these 6 healthy snacks.

  1. Overnight oats
    • Combine 6 ounces Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup uncooked rolled oats, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 cup frozen berries in a glass bowl.
    • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    • Enjoy for breakfast.

  2. Dried fruit dipped in dark chocolate
    • Melt dark chocolate in the microwave or in a water bath on the stove (put the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir until melted).
    • Dip dried fruit into the chocolate halfway.
    • Place on a wax-paper lined sheet pan.
    • Sprinkle with coarse sea salt, if you like. (Or omit this step, if you’re trying to limit sodium.)
    • Refrigerate for 10 minutes to harden.

  3. Roasted chickpeas
    • Rinse and drain a 15-ounce can of chickpeas.
    • Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper.
    • Roast at 425-degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes, stirring once, until golden and crisp.

  4. Frozen grapes
    • Wash and dry grapes.
    • Freeze for 2-3 hours.
    • Serve immediately.

  5. Baked zucchini chips
    • Slice zucchini very thin.
    • Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and a dash of salt.
    • Bake at 250-degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes or until crisp.

  6. Trail mix
    • Combine equal parts cashews, almonds, peanuts, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.
    • Store in an airtight container.
    • Enjoy on the go.

Published on: November 03, 2016