Wednesday, September 19, 2012

School Spritz: 3 Healthy After- School Snacks

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I'm starting a new series for you guys called "school spritz". It's basically where I give you advice on stress, making friends, and all that jazz relating to school! I will also be making videos about these topics, so you can also see me while I'm talking to you guys, not just reading an essay by me....boring right?

You know those days when you come home from a long day of school and look in the fridge and think to yourself, "what am I going to eat for snack today?" If you have this dilemma, you're not alone! I go through this dilemma too, and I'm pretty sure others do too! In this guide, I looked up healthy foods you can snack on when you come home from school.

Check them out below...

Mix-n-Match Trail Mix. Making your own healthy trail mix is a great way to experiment with different whole grain cereals, nuts, dried fruits and even chocolate. Start with a fiber base of two different whole grain cereals, one cup of each. Add one cup of mixed nuts like almonds, cashews, peanuts or Brazil nuts and a half cup of dried fruits; raisins, bananas or pineapple will add some natural sweetness to your mix. Optionally, you can add a half cup or less of chocolate chips. Chocolate has some great natural antioxidants and is healthy to eat in small doses.

Fruit Smoothies. Fruit-based smoothies can be just as delicious as high-calorie milkshakes and need only a few ingredients. The best base for smoothies is bananas because they act as a thickener, making smoothies rich and creamy. Keep a few bananas in your freezer so they are already ice cold. One banana per smoothie is all you need. Add other fruits, fresh or frozen, to your smoothie and blend until everything has completely mixed. Encourage your teens to experiment with different fruits; you can even start a smoothie special of the week.

Veggies, Pita and Hummus. My favorite! Chips and dips are the go-to snack for teens, however they are high in saturated fats, unhealthy to eat every day. As an alternative to chips, try freshly cut vegetables like celery, carrots, cauliflower or broccoli. Pita or whole grain crackers also go great with hummus and can be more filling than vegetables. Hummus is a creamy dip made out of chick peas and spices; this dip is a great source of protein and comes in a variety of flavors.

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What do you snack on when you come home from school?!

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