Couch Potatoes Munch On Healthy Snacks

Couch Potatoes Munch On Healthy Snacks

Courtney Ortega, Reporter

Snacking healthy while watching your favorite shows can be tough. Who can resist those cheese flavored chips or those calorie-laden chocolate cookies? Snacking healthy can be done and in an appetizing way.

One food choice is something simple like fruit and cheese. Cut up some red or green apples, pick some grapes and pair them with your favorite cheese and crackers. Not only is this delicious, it’s healthy and low in calories. If you can’t find the fancy crackers, just use Ritz crackers with cheddar cheese. This is a personal favorite of mine because you can’t go wrong with fruit.

Snacking can be fun and cute too. Try some ants on a log but don’t let the title throw you off. Take some celery, and cut it up. Next, put peanut butter or cream cheese on it. Now add raisins to make the “ants”. They’re super fun to make, it’s very scrumptious to eat, and they’ll help your hunger disappear.

Another healthy food choice is a bag of Sun Chips Original flavor. Sun Chips have 30 percent less fat than regular chips. With a recommended serving of whole grain (48 grams), Sun Chips boasts 18 grams of whole grain in each serving (16 chips). Sun Chips are not only yummy but they fill you up.

One of my personal favorite snack is cherry tomatoes on Triscuits. If you’re into Italian themed food, this is definitely one for you. Start off by taking a couple of Triscuits, add a tiny bit of olive oil and top with a half of a cherry tomato and feta cheese. These fill up your appetite and also taste good. You can eat roughly 5-6 crackers for only 100 calories. Don’t like tomatoes? Don’t worry; a cherry tomato tastes totally different from a regular tomato. Try them out; they’re outstanding.

If none of these appeal to you, try some natural popcorn. And to make popcorn healthy, do not add a truck-load of butter and salt. Sprinkle a tiny bit of salt on it and you’re ready to go. Popcorn is a quick and easy way to snack. If you can, buy the 100 calorie packs. They’re great for snacking so you can’t go overboard.

If you like crackers and pizza, this is a yummy, easy healthy snack. I like to call them mini pizzas, minus the dough and the time it takes to make them. Take your favorite Triscuit crackers, spread pizza (or spaghetti) sauce on Triscuit and don’t forget the cheese. Toast on a cookie sheet in the oven.

Another one of my favorites are pita chips and hummus. Definitely give it a try. It’s very healthy, delicious and it’s easy to pack in your lunch. With an array of hummus to chose from, it’s easy to find your favorite flavor while eating healthy.

Edamame is another delicious option. All edamame is is a soybean pod. This super healthy snack can be eaten plain or if it’s too bland for your taste, try sprinkling a dash of salt or soy sauce to it.

While you may be tempted to open and eat an entire tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, snacking healthy doesn’t mean eating gross and bland foods. I guarantee that you’ll like at least one on this list because taking care of your body on healthy food should not sacrifice taste.