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Healthy Peanut Snacks
Photo: Randy Mayor

Healthy Peanut Snacks

150-250 calories snacks:

  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread with 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Peanut butter smoothie: 6 ounces Greek yogurt, ½ banana, 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 ounce peanuts
  • Homemade trail mix: 15 peanuts, 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips
50-100 calories:

  • 1 medium apple with 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Popcorn trail mix: 1 cup popcorn with 2 tablespoons peanuts and 1 tablespoon raisins
Snack ideas courtesy of Kathy McManus



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