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Getting Started With Eating Healthy

Here are some simple snack and mini-meal ideas to get you started with healthy eating:

  • ½ cup pretzels with 1 ounce of low fat cheese (string cheese) with 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 whole wheat English muffin topped with tomato sauce and 1 ounce of mozzarella cheese
  • 6-ounce carton light (or plain) yogurt with ½ cup berries and ¼ cup nuts
  • 1 hard boiled egg with 1 small apple and 6 crackers
  • ½ whole wheat pita pocket with 2 tablespoons hummus and 1 cup raw vegetables
  • 1 small banana and 1 tablespoon peanut butter with 1 cup low fat milk

Each of the above snacks includes 3 food groups and have about 30 grams of carbohydrates