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Live the Pair Up Promise:
Add Healthy Snacks

Looking for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon energy boost? Instead of a sweet or salty snack, add something healthy! Living the Pair Up Promise means making healthy choices, and a healthy snack can help keep your day on track.

Try snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables instead of chips and cookies. Many fruits and vegetables travel well and can be packed up for when you’re on the go. If you take time to clean and cut up fruits and veggies, they’ll be ready to grab and go on busy weekdays. If you don’t have time to do it yourself, you can purchase pre-cut packages of fruit pieces like pineapples or melons. Or, try whole fresh berries or grapes.

Other healthy snacks include:

  • Fresh or canned fruit (in 100% juice, not syrup) with fat-free or low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • Frozen fruit bars (choose 100% fruit/juice with no added sugar)
  • Whole-grain crackers with fat-free or low-fat cheese
  • Whole-wheat bread or apple slices with peanut butter
  • Celery with peanut butter and raisins
  • Quesadillas (fat-free or low-fat cheese on a whole-wheat tortilla)
  • Unsalted pretzels or air-popped popcorn
  • Baked tortilla chips and salsa (careful, some salsas are very high in sodium!)
  • Whole-wheat pita bread or cut up vegetables (peppers, carrots, etc.) with hummus
  • Fat-free or low-fat milk or water instead of sugary fruit drinks and soda

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Sources: MyPlate.gov, health.gov

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