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Smart Snack Packs

The Martha Stewart Show, September September Fall 2007 2007

The best way to banish the temptation to eat unhealthy foods is to make time each day to sit down for at least three nutritious meals to prevent hunger, and to keep healthy options at the ready for when you're on the go. A good idea is to carry one of these "destress snack packs," each of which contains about 100 calories.

Fresh Snack Packs
-3/4 cup fresh blueberries
-1 cup strawberries, sliced
-Helpful nutrients: folate and Vitamin C

-1 medium tangerine, peeled and separated into sections
-20 grapes
-Helpful nutrients: Vitamin C

Savory Snack Packs
-3/4 cup cheese popcorn
-7 small whole-wheat pretzel twists
-Nutrients: All the B vitamins, Mg and folate

-1 Cup popcorn Folate
-6 small pretzel twists
-Nutrients: B6, B12, Mg and Folate (*This snack pack was featured today on the Martha Stewart Show)

-15 mini rice crackers
-3 tablespoons wasabi peas
-1/2 sheet nori, broken up
-Nutrients: B6, B12, Mg, and folate

Sweet and Savory Snack Packs
-5 halves dried apricots, cut into strips
-1/3 ounce roasted hulled pumpkin seeds
-Helpful nutrients: B6 and Mg

-2 unsweetened pineapple rings, cut into wedges
-1/2 cup puffed rice
-Nutrients: Vitamin C, B6, and Mg

-5 halves dried apricots
-1/3 ounce roasted hulled pumpkin seeds
-Nutrients - B6 and Mg (*This snack pack was featured today on the Martha Stewart Show)

Sweet Snack Packs
-1 sheet graham cracker, broken into pieces
-2 tablespoons mini marshmallows
-1 1/2 teaspoons mini semisweet chocolate chips
-Nutrients: essentially, none

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