10 Super Snacks You Can Make in Under 5 Minutes

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.


(Source: http://www.ivillage.com/10-super-snacks-you-can-make-under-5-minutes/4-b-212237#212252)



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