Great Snacks to Whip Up in Summer
Healthy snacking is a breeze in summer, thanks to the sheer abundance of sweet, in-season fruits -- berries, melons, peaches and plums in all their magnificent varieties.
If you're having fruit as your mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, be sure to eat it with a bit of a protein-rich food. Snacks that contain both carbohydrates (i.e., the fruits' sugars) and protein can help stave off hunger and also give you more energy.
Here are some protein-rich companions for your summer fruits:
- Vanilla or lemon low-fat yogurt
- Vanilla yogurt-and-honey dip
- Small chunk of hard cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Peanut butter on a slice of whole-wheat toast