By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
Here are some good-for-you snacks:
• Bagged ready-to-eat baby carrots.
• Bagged ready-to-eat sugar snap peas.
• Smoked almonds, a good protein snack.
• Bell pepper strips: Pick different colors of bell peppers — red and yellow are particularly sweet and have high visual appeal — wash them, cut them into strips and store in a baggie in the refrigerator.
• Cherry or grape tomatoes: Wash them, mound them in a small serving dish and leave the dish on the counter.
• Yogurt- or chocolate-covered raisins, especially the dark-chocolate ones, which are higher in antioxidants. These should be eaten sparingly, but they are a good alternative to higher-fat, higher-calorie candy.
• Frozen grapes: Wash the grapes, take them off the stems and freeze them in a freezer baggie for a refreshing snack.
• String cheese sticks: These are usually made from low-fat mozzarella and are a good protein source.
• Small containers of yogurt, also a good protein source.
• Low-fat, higher-fiber crackers such as Wheat Thins or Triscuits.