Turkey egg scramble. This yummy option is low-fat and high in protein. Turkey can be substituted with other lean proteins, such as uncured ham or chicken sausage.
Mashed avocado with crackers. A great pairing of a healthy fat with fiber.
Cottage cheese with fresh strawberries. You get protein and calcium from cottage cheese, and the fresh strawberries provide some natural sweetness and bright color.
Chicken pesto bow-tie pasta. This heart-healthy dish is a crowdpleaser at dinner — and makes for great leftovers for lunch the next day.
Celery topped with sun butter and raisins. A fun way to add crunchy fiber and healthy fat into a diet.
Fresh blueberries. They’re a great source of Vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system.
Egg salad with cucumber sandwich on wheat bread. A high-quality protein with the immune-boosting antioxidant carotenoid, egg salad pairs well with crunchy, refreshing cucumbers.
Cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries. Filled with fiber and vitamin B6, roasted sweet potatoes are a good source of energy.
Dried apple slices. Consider any dried fruits without added sugar.
Blueberry bagel with peanut butter and sliced banana. This combo delivers good fiber, protein, and fruit. Replace the peanut butter with another nut butter if preferred.
Cheese stick. This is always a simple grab-and-go protein option.
Baked broccoli tater-tots. Found in most grocery store freezer aisles, they can be a fun way to get in a serving of vegetables.
Whole wheat pita bread with chickpea hummus. This combo is rich in fiber and plant-based protein.
Carrot sticks with veggie dip. Carrots are high in vitamin A, which is beneficial for eye health.
Yogurt-covered pretzels. A sweet and salty treat that also works as a snack.
More Ideas for Healthy Sides
- Sliced sweet peppers or cucumbers
- Oatmeal raisin energy balls
- Natural fruit bars
- Dried cranberries
- Banana mini-muffins