I have to admit I love to snack. When I am studying I think I want to snack because I am bored. However, if I am going to snack--it is better if the snacks are not completely unhealthy. When I am craving a snack I find that my craving is usually for something sweet, salty, crunchy or savory or any combination of the four. Here are some suggestions for healthy snacking:
Pretzels--I love Trader Joe's giant sour dough pretzels with sweet & spicy mustard.
Pistachios--They are not only delicious but healthy too. A serving is about 50 nuts and is only 170 calories. Additionally the nuts have some essential vitamins and minerals along with 10% of the fiber you need each day.
Kashi crackers with Babybel cheese triangles-- Just about anything from Kashi is at least a little bit good for you and one of those Babybel cheese triangles goes a long ways when spreading it on crackers.
Dried Mango slices-- I normally don't like dried fruit because the texture weirds me out, but dried mango slices remind me of fruit roll-ups, which I loved as a child. I am pretty sure that if someone told me dried mango slices were candy as a child, I would have believed them. They are about 20-30 calories per slice, and contain a ton of Vitamin A.
Craisins-- I don't like raisins, but I love Craisins. You can eat 1/3 cup for Craisins for about 130 calories and you also get a ton of fiber.
Dark chocolate-- When I want something rich and indulgent, dark chocolate does the trick. It also contains antioxidants which are good for you.
Frozen grapes-- They are like little frozen popsicles. I love them.
Cut up veggies-- I love dipping them in hummus, or plain yogurt flavored with some herbs.
Whole wheat pita bread-- I love pita bread and hummus or pita bread with tzatziki (a Greek dip made with cucumbers, garlic and Greek yogurt).
Popcorn-- This is a snack from the Biggest Loser Cookbook. Make some air-popped popcorn (or buy some plain popcorn) and toss with miniature chocolate chips, craisins and whole wheat chex cereal.