Leading a healthy lifestyle includes making more nutritious snacking choices. Fruit serves as an ideal mid-afternoon break because it provides fiber, plenty of healthy vitamins and a sweet taste, making it both enjoyable and healthful. Unfortunately, the same apple-a-day snack could get a little repetitive. Mix up snack time a bit, by adding other ingredients. Snack-time recipes for fruit make it easy to get in your daily serving while sampling a wide variety of combinations.
Ants on a Log
Raisins are considered nature's candy. Tiny, handy and loaded with taste and fiber, these dried-grape bites are enjoyable to kids and adults alike. A recipe called "Ants on a Log" is a fun way to get kids to eat healthy, and it's a rather delectable treat for grown-ups as well. You will need 2 stalks of celery, a 1/4 cup of cream cheese and a handful of raisins. Cut the celery stalks into 3-inch pieces. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of cream cheese all along the concave of the celery stalk. Place raisins in the cream cheese all along the celery. These raisins are meant to look like ants crawling on a log, but the snack itself is quite delicious.
Berries and Cream
Berries and cream is a versatile fruit snack. It can be a simple summer afternoon treat or an elegant after dinner indulgence. To make this concoction you will need a pint of strawberries, a pint of blueberries, a pint of raspberries, a package of instant vanilla pudding, 2 cups of cold milk, 2 tbsp. of sugar and 2-3 cups of whipped topping. Wash the berries in cold water. Place them in a large bowl and add sugar. Mix well and store in refrigerator for an hour. Make the instant pudding. Pour the mix in a bowl, add milk and stir. Let it stand until it thickens. When it has the consistency of pudding, add the whipped topping. Place about 3/4 cup of berries in a small bowl. Top with a large spoonful of cream.
Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie
Smoothies are a yummy treat and a great way to add vitamins and minerals, even fiber, to your diet without tasting them. To make a pineapple and blueberry smoothie you will need 1/2 cup of canned pineapple with the juice, 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, a small container of yogurt and 2 cups of ice. Pour pineapple, blueberries and yogurt into a blender and mix until it becomes liquidity. Add extra fiber or a powder form of protein or any vitamin, mineral or supplement you wish, and blend again. Add 2 cups of ice, and mix with a spoon. Blend in the blender until smooth.