The Best Heart Healthy Dieting Snacks

Snack Foods

Snacks have become a staple of the American diet. However, just because we’re snacking, doesn’t mean we have to eat garbage. In fact, it has been scientifically proven that are some great advantages to eating small meals, more often. Which definitely includes snacking!

Here’s a great list of heart healthy snacks that you can print-out and put on your fridge to help you when you get those junk food cravings.

  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Trail Mix (preferably homemade) (unsalted peanuts, raisins, and pure chocolate chips)
  • Plain popcorn
  • Fritatta squares (with egg substitute), low-fat cheese, and (if you’re risky) bacon bits
  • Low-fat peanut butter and sugar-free jelly on whole wheat bread
  • Low-fat cheese on salt-free crackers
  • Apple wedges
  • Frozen grapes
  • Individual pizzas made with whole wheat English muffins, salt-free tomato sauce, dried oregano, and low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • Fat-free yogurt with active cultures
  • Fruit smoothies made with fresh orange juice, ice cubes, and fat-free, sugar-free vanilla yogurt
  • Fruit ka-bobs (pineapple chunks, sliced bananas, and seedless grapes)
  • Baby carrots, celery, and broccoli with low-fat vegetable cream cheese (Thin the cheese with a little fat-free milk.)
  • Low fat peanut butter and celery stalks
  • Kalamata olives on salt free crackers
  • Sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
  • 100% pure cacao dark chocolate squares
  • Salt free rice squares and low fat peanut butter
  • Dried apples, apricots, pears, and raisins
  • Low-fat cheddar and chutney on salt-free crackers
  • 1% cottage cheese with fresh or frozen fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, or peaches)
  • Pure fruit juice popsicles
  • Drained Mandarin oranges sealed in zipper lock bags

I know it can be difficult to choose oranges in a baggie over that delicious candy bar. But, you’ll be amazed at how your body reacts when it starts to get the nutrients that it needs. You’ll no longer have those junk food cravings and you’ll soon start to crave, healthy, organic foods instead.

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply