Healthy, Easy to prepare, Inexpensive Snack Foods

Snacks. Most people love them. They should be a food group all their own, proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains, fats and snacks. Right?

No, not only do they not have their own food group, wrong, just wrong. We are told snacking, snacks, and snack food is all bad for us. We should shun them like they afe evil. Except they aren’t evil. They aren’t even “bad” for us. Snacks have gotten a bad reputation.

“Don’t snack, you won’t eat supper.” Anyone ever hear that? Maybe you even said it to your kids.

“No, I shouldn’t, it’ll go straight to my hips.” Another one we’ve heard, or said.


Guess what? Snack food doesn’t have to be high calorie, unhealthy, or taboo. Snacks aren’t always cake, pie, cookies, ice cream or candy. Really.

You know what else? Healthy snacks are also tasty. Who knew?


The best thing about healthy snack food? It’s easy. I like easy. Here are my top ten easy snacks for between meals, or sometimes as a meal.

There are fruits: img_3327

  1. Apples
  2. Oranges
  3. Pomegranate
  4. Banana
  5. Pineapple

Then, of course there are the vegetables. How could I be out of carrots? Went to take a picture of the vegetables and, no carrots. Just celery, avocado and cauliflower. That’s okay, you know what a carrot looks like.Noimg_3330

  1. Celery
  2. Carrots
  3. Broccoli
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Snap Peas

There you have it, ten snack foods for when the munchie monster appears. Writing about all this food, and taking the pictures has awakened my munchie monster. Time to go feed her. That cauliflower is looking good.

Are you a snacker, or do you eat only at mealtimes?

What is your favorite snack food?

When do you most often snack?

Let a comment below and let share your feelings on snacking. This is post is part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.




About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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4 Responses to Healthy, Easy to prepare, Inexpensive Snack Foods

  1. Love your list of GREAT snacks! I agree we villify the term “snack” but no need! Thanks!

  2. vidyatiru says:

    totally a snacker.. 🙂 and one of our favorite snacks at home is nuts (peanuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds – as the mood strikes)

    • Nita says:

      I love nuts too. All of the ones you mentioned, separate or in a mix, no salt please. Thanks for stopping and sharing.

  3. Kelly says:

    I could snack all day, forget breakfast, lunch and dinner! Unfortunately, I usually choose the wrong snacks but wouldn’t it be nice if we could easily reprogram our minds to think of fruits and veggies as yummy snacks!

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