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  • Hungry at 5pm? Healthy Snack Ideas!

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    Who doesn't like snacks? Nearing the end of your day, and all you want is a little snack to make the last hour of work a little better. I know my go to snack is pretzles and a diet coke, but that's just me. Take a look at some of these healthy recipes for great snacks and lunches to make your day a little bit more healthy and bearable! 

    Cashew-Strawberry Crunch

    Think of this as a gourmet cook's PB & J. Spread 1 tablespoon of cashew butter on a slice of Ryvita Fruit Crunch. (Or substitute peanut butter and Triscuits.) Drizzle with ½ tablespoon honey and top with sliced strawberries.

    One-Minute Antipasto Plate

    Roll a thin slice of prosciutto or ham around a part-skim mozzarella string cheese. Eat with a few olives and grapes, or add roasted bell peppers (from a jar) drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

    Health bonus: Contains almost a quarter of a woman's 1,000-milligram recommended daily allowance for calcium.

    Pineapple and Pistachios

    Combine about ¼ cup dried pineapple pieces with about 25 pistachio nuts. (For a treat, use chile-lime pistachio nuts, available at specialty stores.) Other winning dried-fruit-and-nut combos: raisins and peanuts, apricots and almonds, cherries and hazelnuts.

    Health bonus: Pineapple and nuts are both good sources of antioxidants.

    Read more at Real Simple

    

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    1 Wonderful Comment

    1. Leandra says:

      Healthy snacks are great and I really like these suggestions! Thanks for the post! -Leandra

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