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Better-for-you snacks are often part of a nutritious eating or weight-loss plan. Snacking during the day or evening is a great way to control hunger while getting the nutrients you need, provides an extra energy boost, and spreads calories and carbohydrates over the course of the day.

Consider this list of quick and easy snacks:

  • Whole-grain granola bars, fruit-and-grain bars, cereal snack mixes, ready-to-eat cereal and light popcorn are good to carry. Choose whole-grain foods as 3 or more of your carbohydrate choices each day.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables provide many needed nutrients. Keep baby carrots, celery sticks, frozen grapes, bananas, apples, kiwifruit or other favorites on hand.
  • Cereal and yogurt are nutrient powerhouses. Choose a high-fiber cereal, such as Fiber One®, and calcium-rich Yoplait Light® yogurt. Or, layer the two for a power-packed parfait!
  • Yogurt smoothies with fruit can be a delicious treat as well as an excellent source of calcium, vitamins and other important nutrients. Blend Yoplait Light® with cut-up fresh fruit.

Source: http://www.bettycrocker.com/How-To/TipsLibrary/Misc/Healthy-Snacking

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