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Got the Munchies? Try 7 Snacks That Dietitians Love

From strawberries in cashew butter to home-made trail mix

It’s mid-afternoon, lunch is a distant memory, and dinner is far away. The candy jar is calling. How can you boost your energy with a mid-afternoon snack you won’t regret?
Consider these appealing options from our dietitians. Here are seven snacks they love to munch on:

1. Fresh strawberries dipped in raw cashew butter

“Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and potassium and are packed with antioxidants,” says Kylene Bogden, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD. “This snack is portable, and the natural fat in the cashew butter helps stabilize blood sugar.”

2. Plain, fat-free Greek yogurt, with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and a small amount of dry oatmeal

“This snack is a great source of protein. The flavoring helps to satisfy me, and I like the added texture (and small amount of fiber) the oatmeal provides,” says Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD.

3. Raw peanuts and cashews with a honey crisp apple

“This snack provides lots of crunch, good-for-you, healthy fat, and tons of phytonutrients,” says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD.

4. Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt with berries, ground flaxseed, chia, slivered almonds and walnuts

“This snack is high in protein, full of healthy unsaturated fat (including omega-3 fat) and a good source of fiber. The combo of protein, fat, and fiber makes it super satiating. Plus it has no added sugar!” says Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD.
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Source: Health Essentials- Cleveland Clinic