A Trio of Healthy Snacks

Nutritionist Carolyn O’Neil from bestfoodfacts.org shares her delicious snack ideas.

When the kids come home from school, they’re probably going to be hungry and we want to make sure we provide them with a healthy snack.

What is a healthy snack? Start with a "terrific trio" -- something with protein, something with whole grains and a fruit or veggie selection. Here are some examples:

1) half of a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread, apple slices and baby carrots
2) baby carrots, hummus and whole grain tortilla wraps
3) grapes, cheese cubes and whole grain crackers
4) a deviled egg, whole wheat bagel and cherry tomatoes

Once again, the perfect snack is that tasty trio, combining whole grains, fruits or vegetable and a lean protein.

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Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RD – Nutrition Advisor to Best Food Facts

Carolyn O’Neil has a master’s degree in Nutrition and Communication from Boston University (1980) and an undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition from Florida State University (1976.) She completed her Dietetic Internship at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, San Diego and has been a registered dietitian for 30 years. Carolyn lives in Atlanta and has two children, Jack 24 and Katie 21 both of whom like to cook and eat healthy foods when dining out because “My mom is a dietitian.”