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People commonly associate the word “snack” with junk food. When a person wants a snack, they will go to the vending machine and eat a bag of chips or a candy. The truth of the matter is that a snack does not have to be unhealthy.

There are many foods that can be eaten as snacks that can be both be healthy and delicious at the same time. List of healthy snacks

Almonds are a tasty snack that include high doses of fiber, protein, vitamin E, calcium, copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and monounsaturated fat, all of which are very healthy.

The right amount for a snack is about a small handful.

Dried cranberries are tasty and are better to snack on than raisins. They contain a lot of vitamin C and will give a person tons of energy. A good idea is to mix them with healthy nuts like pistachios for an even better flavor.

Hummus is great for a healthy alternative to a sour cream dip, for example. Hummus is great when eaten with vegetables, just cut slices of carrots, cucumbers and peppers and dip them in humus for a great snack that will be a lot healthier for keeping the mouth occupied during a football game than chips and candy.

Homemade ice treats are quick and easy healthy snacks to make. Pour 100 percent pure fruit juice into small plastic cups and put them in the freezer. In a short amount of time, you will have a very healthy and tasty summer snack that is a lot healthier than an ice cream sandwich.

A nice low fat snack that is also very filling is jelly spread on a rice cake.

Instead of having a sandwich, take ingredients of a sandwich and make tasty wraps with them, leaving out the bread. For example, kosher pickle slices wrapped in turkey slices are great for snacking in between meals, and are a lot healthier than sandwiches.

If a person is really craving chips, there is a healthy alternative. Sweet-potato chips are the way to go, because they a lot of vitamin A and fiber.

Whole wheat English muffins are a lot better for people than white bread or bagels. They contain minerals, iron and fiber and with some peanut butter on top, a snack with tons of protein is easily created.

Another bread alternative is eating the healthy and delicious zucchini bread. Just spread some tasty light cream cheese on the bread and make a healthy and tasty snack in seconds.

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