10 Healthy Snacks for the Sacramento Region
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Fighting the post-holiday, sugar-craving blues? Try choosing healthy snacks, including the 10 below—which come courtesy of Tamalisa Carlson, MPH, RD, at Marshall Medical Center—that’ll keep you energized and ready for the year ahead!
1. Still using up holiday leftovers? Top whole grain toast with a slice of turkey and smear of cranberry sauce.
2. Make a vitamin-packed smoothie by blending a fresh orange with a handful of frozen cranberries and white grape juice. If you’re extra hungry, add a half scoop of protein powder.
3. Keep bags of your favorite raw veggies on hand to enjoy with your favorite dip.
4. Make your own trail mix with pumpkin seeds, toasted almonds and dried cranberries.
5. Warm up with a cup of vegetable-based soup and a few whole grain crackers.
6. Try a new flavor of Greek yogurt with fresh fruit slices.
7. Make a batch of pumpkin oatmeal muffins to grab and go.
8. Enjoy a fresh pear or berries with cottage cheese for a sweet and creamy pick-me-up.
9. Keep hard-cooked eggs available to grab for a punch of protein.
10. Revisit a childhood favorite by filling a celery stick with natural peanut butter and topping with fresh raisins.
— Tamalisa Carlson, MPH, RD