1) Strawberry- Banana Smoothie
In a blender, combine 1/2 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen), 1 small sliced banana, 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt, and 1/2 cup skim milk (or any type you like); blend until frothy
2) Cheese and Grapes
Pair a cup of seedless red or purple grapes with a serving of reduced-fat cheese.
3) “Baked” Sweet Potato
Wash a medium-sized sweet potato, prick the skin with a fork in a few places, place on a paper towel and microwave at full power for about 5 minutes depending on the microwave’s power. Once it’s done, cut the sweet potato open and sprinkle it with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice and add a bit of brown sugar, honey, or sugar substitute for a dessert-like flavor.
4) Nutty Yogurt
Start with a container of plain, nonfat yogurt. Stir in 1 tablespoon wheat germ, 1/2 cup of thawed frozen berries, 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts or toasted almonds and a drizzle of honey.
5) Celery Sticks with Sunflower Seed Butter
Spread 2 tablespoons of this tasty peanut butter substitute on crunchy celery stalks.
6) Turkey Tortilla
Fill half of a whole-wheat tortilla with two slices of lean, deli-style turkey meat, sliced tomato and a small wedge of avocado.
7) Peanut Butter on a Banana
Simply spread a tablespoon of creamy natural peanut butter on a banana.
8) Fruit and Nuts
Instead of cheese and crackers, reach for apples and pistachios. Their flavors complement each other nicely in terms of taste and nutrition.
9) Home-made Trail Mix
Toss together a 1/2-cup of whole-grain cereal, 2 tablespoons dried fruit (raisins, apples, papaya, apricots), and 2 tablespoons chopped nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews).
10) Greek Yogurt and Berries
Combine a 1/2 cup of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or sliced strawberries with a container of plain, low-fat Greek yogurt.