PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA BITES
Slice a banana lengthwise and spread one half with peanut butter. Top with the other half and cut into one-inch pieces. Eat at room temperature or freeze into a frozen treat for a tasty boost of protein and fiber.
Jif Peanut Butter (16-ounce jar), $8, Amazon
TURKEY AND FRUIT ROLL-UP
Take a slice of deli turkey, spread with a thin layer of honey mustard and wrap it around a slice of pear or apple. It’s an unusual way to add daily protein.
MAKE-YOUR-OWN TRAIL MIX
Mix a combination of one from each “group” using a handful as a serving size (about one ounce or a quarter of a cup):
- low-sugar, whole-grain cereal (like Cheerios or Fiber One)
- dried fruit (raisins, Craisins or chopped apricots)
- chopped nuts or seeds (almonds, walnuts, sunflower)
- a “treat” add-in (mini-chocolate chips, M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, butterscotch morsels or yogurt-covered raisins)
It’s a healthy boost of fiber and protein.
Cheerios (20-ounce box), $4, Amazon
Fiber One (16-ounce box), $11, Amazon
Blue Diamond Almonds (14-ounce bag), $7, Walmart
Diamond of California Walnuts (16-ounce bag), $7, Walmart
Party Size M&M’s (42-ounce bag), $9, Walmart
3-Pack Reese’s Pieces (10-ounce bags), $18, Walmart
DIP-AND-EAT FRUIT AND YOGURT
Slice up an apple, pear or banana, and add a small dish of plain or vanilla Greek yogurt for dipping.
A great boost of protein, fiber and calcium with a fun twist.