by Mia Gibson, RDN, LD, CDE
Dietitian, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab with MCHS Center for Health & Wellness
Be prepared by making ahead or having items on hand for quick nutritious snacks to satisfy your busy family.
Fruit is always a great snack. Small apples, grapes and mandarins are nice to have on hand, but don’t stop there. Try new fruits that are available in the produce section. And keep cut fruit in the refrigerator to combine with other food groups.
Add fruit to:
- Vanilla yogurt. Layer in a tall glass for a pretty presentation or layer in a waffle cone.
- Frozen yogurt with a sprinkle of crushed nuts or granola for texture.
- Cubes of cheese to make fruit and cheese kabobs.
- Cottage cheese.
- Low fat milk. Blend frozen or fresh foods for a smoothie.
- Peanut butter. Spread on apple slices.
- Whole grain waffle with low-fat yogurt and top with favorite fruit.
Summer is peak season for fruit! So, enjoy being creative with snacks for your family!