Healthy Fall Snacks
Sliced Oranges with Cinnamon
Fall Snacks list is one that is in keeping with the seasons. Buying
seasonal food is cheaper, and a better deal. There are many processed snack
treats to purchase, but most are full of ingredients that are not real foods.
This list uses real foods that might need preparation, but promote healthy
eating habits. Don’t just give into your hankering for processed treats that
fill every aisle at this time of the year, but fill up on these healthier
dipped apples: (melt: 3 squares unsweetened chocolate and 1 T coconut oil and add
½ t. Stevia powder to taste. 3 servings)
Pear topped with ½ oz. cheese. (Try Trader Joe’s Creamy Toscano cheese)
Pumpkin Dip with Apple or Pear slices
yogurt topped with Trader Joe’s High Fiber cereal ( It never loses its crunch)
T. Any Bean Hummus with carrots, organic celery, broccoli, or organic pepper
handful of raisins and 4 walnuts. Use care with dried fruit. Most is full of
added sugar. Raisins are not.
Greek Yogurt with chopped vegetables mixed in and a favorite spice like cumin.
Peach, Nectarine, or Plum with 4 walnuts or 6 almonds.
cup of Trader Joe’s O’s or High Fiber cereal with ¼ cup milk of choice.
cup light cottage cheese with fresh sliced pineapple.
fruit smoothie made with 3/4 cup frozen fruit and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt and milk
to thin, if it needs it.
Fruit Smoothie with Yogurt
cup air popped popcorn sprinkled with cinnamon and a bit of sea salt or parmesan
string cheese made with rBST free milk
sandwiches (cucumbers stuffed with 2 T light cream cheese)
of organic grapes
stuffed with 2 T light cream cheese and raisins on top
- 1/2 a whole wheat English muffin topped with 2 t. almond butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce with a few chopped walnuts added
Fall Snacking Celery Sticks
tomatoes topped with 1 oz. mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and a drizzle
slices topped with a slice of tomato and a slice of cheese
Hummus with a small whole wheat pita and cucumbers.
brown rice cake topped with 1 T pumpkin butter (Trader Joe’s)
stuffed with 3 oz. tuna (approx ½ small can)
hardboiled egg dipped in cumin or red pepper flakes
oranges sprinkled with a bit of sugar and cinnamon (they should look like
zucchini, fresh or oven roasted, dipped in salsa
banana with 2 t. almond butter
cup black beans or beans of choice
cup green salad topped with vegetables and 1 T Feta cheese and a drizzle of
balsamic vinegar. Substitute ¼ cup garbanzo beans for the feta.
organic corn tortillas broiled until crunchy, dipped in salsa
Your Refrigerator Should be Full of Produce!
just a few Healthy Fall Snacks! Many of these ideas are “Grab and Go”. Make up
small containers of serving size amounts of dips, and leave them in the refrigerator. Spend your free time prepping these snacks to
grab. Portion out small servings of chopped vegetables too. Your refrigerator
should look stuffed with produce. Kids love processed food snacks simply
because they can grab them quickly. Make these healthier treats easy to consume,
and you will not hear complaints from anyone.
food is a healthy choice that will save you money! Practicing healthy diet
habits takes a little meal planning and up front work, from healthy shopping to
healthy fall snacks, but it’s worth the time and effort.