When the munchies creep up, it can be tempting to reach for a bag of crispy, salty, greasy — and unhealthy — chips. Or how about that chocolate bar that's been teasing you since last night? When our energy levels are low, and our cravings are high, it's easy to take comfort in a quick fix. But unhealthy snacks leave you feeling sluggish and slow soon after consuming them, and more often than not, you quickly regret your choice. So, you've reached for one — or two — too many cookies. It's not too late to get back in the game. These healthy snacks for adults are great for a midmorning or midafternoon fix.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away; add some peanut butter, and keep those cravings at bay. A medium apple contains only 80 calories, but it's full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Since apples have plenty of vitamin C, an important antioxidant, they may play a role in cancer prevention. Natural peanut butter has plenty of protein, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. For those allergic to peanuts, any nut butter will do. Add your favorite toppings, such as dark chocolate chips, raisins, slivered almonds or chopped dried fruit.
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