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April 9, 2019 | Nutrition Articles

Snacking keeps your metabolism going throughout the day, helping you burn calories and keep your energy levels up.

The best snacks are 200 calories or less, filling, and satisfying. Note: These snacks are kidney-friendly (low in potassium, sodium, and phosphorus) as long as you watch the portion size.

  • ½ cup veggies (cucumber, broccoli, celery, bell peppers) and low fat ranch dressing
  • 1 stalk celery with 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 medium sized apple
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen grapes
  • ½ cup mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
  • ½ cup canned fruit salad in its own juice, drained
  • 1 unsweetened applesauce portion
  • Fruit smoothie with frozen berries and almond or rice milk
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 oz tuna on 6 unsalted crackers
  • 1 slice of white toast with 1 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ cup unsalted pretzels
  • 2 rice cakes
  • 3 digestive cookies
  • 3 cups air-popped popcorn
  • ½ cup cornflakes/crispy rice cereal and ½ cup almond or rice milk
  • 1 wedge baked bannock
  • ½ cup pita chips and 1-2 tbsp cream cheese
  • ½ cup homemade “nuts and bolts” without the nuts
  • ½ sandwich (lettuce and meat, eggs, chicken, salmon or tuna) on white bread
  • 1 homemade blueberry muffin
  • Sugarless Jell-O topped with fresh berries

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