Or try dark chocolate-covered almonds for something sweet, crunchy, and rich in protein and good-for-you fat. Just keep your chocolate habit modest, so the calories and sugar don't add up.
These are mini-sandwiches you make with crackers. Put a little bit of peanut butter and banana on whole-grain crackers, or mustard and canned tuna, or any other mixture you like.
Edamame With Lemon
Edamame is another name for soybeans. They're naturally low in sodium and a good source of protein.
If you buy them in the pod, they’re quick and easy to steam or microwave. To thaw frozen edamame, run them under hot water. You can also buy them already shelled. Top them off with a squirt of lemon juice.
Apples With Nut Butter
Pair sliced apples with peanut butter or almond butter. Apples are loaded with fiber, and you’ll get a bonus by pairing them with a nut butter.
Eating nuts is linked to lower odds of getting heart disease, says nutritionist and chef Katie Cavuto, RD.
Dress up a cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt (choose one with no added sugar) by topping it with crushed whole wheat cereal, sliced banana, and unsalted sunflower seeds.