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40 Quick Healthy Snacks You Can Pack In a Lunch Box

bowl of strawberriesLow-fat Yogurt with a bit of granola on top.

Whole-wheat pretzels (you can dip them in spicy mustard if desired).

Rice cakes – Spread with natural peanut butter and top with banana slices or raisins.

Whole wheat cheese sandwich – Cut it in half for a smaller snack.

Turkey and cheese wrap made with a whole wheat tortilla – Skip the mayonnaise and fill it up with plenty of lettuce and tomatoes instead.

Fruit salad – Cut up a bunch of fresh fruit and drizzle it with a bit of lemon juice as a natural preservative. Keep the fruit handy in the fridge to make it easy to grab instead of chips or sweets. Can be topped with low fat yoghurt.

Fresh fruit – Great portable fruit includes apples, pears, peaches and bananas.

Chicken salad wrap made with low-fat mayonnaise – Add sprouts, lettuce, grated carrots and tomatoes for a more filling wrap that also has some additional nutritional value.

Apple slices topped with low-fat cheese.

Ants on a log – Create these with celery sticks topped with cream cheese or peanut butter and raisins. Ants on a log are always a favorite of adults and kids alike.

Dried nuts and raisins mix – For added interest, include a few M&Ms for your kids and call it “Trail Mix”. Low-sugar, dry cereal works well in this also.

Raw veggies – Goes great with low-fat ranch dip.

Salad (pack dressing separately) – Customize it with your favorite raw vegetables, sandwich meats, cheeses and egg for a filling snack or lunch.

Baked tortilla chips and salsa – Easy to pack. Be sure to look for a low-sodium version of the tortilla chips.

Low-fat cheese and whole wheat tortilla quesadilla – Add some chicken or turkey if desired.

Pita bread – Cut it open and fill it with your favorite hummus and fresh veggies.

Fruit smoothie – Make your own with frozen fruit and low-fat yogurt. You can carry this with you in an insulated mug.

Cut up fruit – Fruits such as apple and pear slices go great with low-fat fruit or vanilla yogurt to dip.

Air popped popcorn – Always a great snack, but be sure to choose a brand with low sodium and no butter.

Cup of dry low-sugar cereal – You can package these in small sized sandwich (zippered) bags as a great (almost) mess-free portable snack.

Whole-grain crackers – You can top these with cheese, lean sandwich meat, tuna or peanut butter.

Sunflower seeds – These yummy seeds make another great portable snack. For a bit of variety, you can also mix with other nuts and seeds.

Fat-free pudding cups – Sold in a wide variety of flavors and available in single serving cups, these are great for those on the go snacks.

Gelatin fruit cups – Available as single serving cups, pick your favorite fruits. Of course you can also make your own with gelatin and plenty of diced fruit.

Cottage cheese – Eat it plain or topped with fresh fruit. You can choose low-fat cottage cheese for a healthier version.

Bran or banana muffins – Make your own and substitute the oil with apple sauce for a great healthy snack.

Low-fat string cheese – String cheese makes another great portable snack. Eat it alone or mix it up by wrapping some thin sliced ham or salami around the cheese.

Dried Fruit – You can find anything from apples to pineapples dried. They make a great sweet and crunchy snack. Banana chips are also always a great option.

Edamame – These are soy beans in their shell. Steam them and top with a bit of salt or lemon juice.

Apple sauce – Apple sauce is available in single serving cups and comes in a few different flavors including no sugar and cinnamon.

Natural, all-fruit leathers – These are a great healthy alternative to sugar snacks like fruit rollups.

Cereal bars – You can choose from all kinds of different low-sugar cereal bars.

Low-fat or soy milk – A cup of milk can make a very filling snack on the go.

Chocolate dipped strawberries – If you have a chocolate craving, dip some strawberries or other fresh fruit into melted dark chocolate for a yummy and healthy treat.

Tofu smoothie with fruit – Get some tofu and blend it with frozen fruit into a creamy smoothie.

Animal Crackers – These are low-sugar cookies kids are sure to love. Serve them with a glass of milk.

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs – Alternate chunks of fresh fruit and cheese cubes and thread them on a bamboo skewer for a fun and of course healthy snack.

Cooked Sweet Potato – Just cut it up in chunks. They are delicious warm or cold.

Avocado chunks – If the avocado gets very ripe and “squishy”, spread it on some whole wheat toast, just like you would butter.

Lettuce Wraps – Take a large leaf of lettuce and top it with raw veggies, ham or turkey and a little low-fat ranch dressing. Wrap up and serve.

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