A healthy snack is one that satisfies hunger, supplies your body with energy and provides important nutrients. Here is a list of 22 healthy snacks prepared by Canaan Ridge School's Yoga instructor Michelle Smallridge - M.A., Ed.M., R.D.. Michele is a registered dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition Education and a Masters in Exercise Physiology.

  1. Celery sticks with low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Call it "ants on a log".
  2. Peel a small banana and dip it in yogurt, roll it in crushed cereal and freeze.
  3. Stuff a small whole-wheat pita pocket with ricotta cheese, granny smith apple slices and a dash of honey and cinnamon.
  4. Trail mix. Mix together whole grain dry cereal and dried fruit in a sandwich bag (add nuts * if no allergy)
  5. Sprinkle low-fat yogurt with crunchy granola and blueberries.
  6. Fruit kabobs. Put chunks of melon, grapes and cut strawberries on ½ of a sturdy straw.
  7. Toast a whole grain waffle and top with yogurt and sliced peaches.
  8. Mini tuna or egg salad sandwiches. Make on small dinner roll or even whole grain crackers.
  9. Frozen Yogurt sandwiches. Wedge a small scoop of frozen yogurt between 2 graham crackers and add a slice of banana.
  10. Corn tortilla melts. Sprinkle shredded low fat cheese on corn tortilla, top with another and melt for 20 seconds in microwave. Top with salsa.
  11. Smoothie. Blend low fat milk, frozen berries and banana for 30 seconds in blender.
  12. Make a small bowl of oatmeal with dried fruit and walnuts*.
  13. Cheese and grape kabobs. Carefully put soft cubes of cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks.
  14. Waffle cone fruit treat. Fill a waffle cone with fruit and a couple of tablespoons of frozen yogurt.
  15. Vegetarian baked beans. Heat up a small bowl of baked beans in microwave for 30 seconds.
  16. Popcorn. Have it plain or sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  17. Turkey rolls. Roll a slice of turkey with a slice of low fat cheese around a breadstick or pretzel stick.
  18. Mini pizza. Toast a small bagel or whole grain English muffin, top with small spoon of pizza sauce and low fat cheese.
  19. Pudding crumble. Add crumbled graham crackers, granola or oatmeal to top off low fat pudding.
  20. Soup for snack. Heat a small bowl of soup in microwave for a quick snack.
  21. Soy butter* or any nut butter can be spread on apple, banana or any cracker or pretzel.
  22. Dip it all: Veggies – dip in low fat ranch dressing
  23. Fruit – dip in low fat yogurt or cream cheese
  24. Pretzels, Crackers, breadsticks- dip in hummus, soy butter or sunflower seed butter *

*Canaan Ridge is a nut free school

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