Wednesday, February 26, 2014

30 Snack Ideas - THM approved

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As a mom, I feel like I'm constantly being asked for a snack. We will be eating breakfast, and before they're even done they're asking me what they can have for snack. Seriously, people??? I got stuck in a rut of what to give them for snack so I finally decided to make a list. I hope this list gives you some ideas when you're struggling to come up with yet another snack. They're all labeled according to which fuel type they fall under for those of you eating the Trim Healthy Mama way.

  • Greek Yogurt sweetened to taste with strawberries and almonds mixed in (S)
  • Greek Yogurt sweetened to taste with 2 T. peanut butter mixed in (S) 
  • Cottage Berry Whip (FP)
  • veggies and hummus (S Helper)
  • cheese cubes (S)
  • (2) Light Rye Wasa crackers with wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese (FP)
  • meat slices - turkey, ham, salami, turkey, pepperoni (S)
  • small handful of nuts - almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, etc... (S)
  • Tuna or canned chicken breast mixed with 1 T. mayo on 1 Light Rye Wasa Cracker and topped with a hard-boiled egg (S) ***I realize this sounds like an odd combo but is really good. Trust me!
  • Hard-boiled egg (S)
  • Peanut Butter Cups (S)
  • 1/2 green apple with all-natural peanut butter (S)
  • celery with all-natural peanut butter (S)
  • Smoothies - here's a list of 20 of my favorite THM approved shakes and smoothies (varying fuel types)
  • string cheese with slice of deli meat (S)
  • 1 % cottage cheese with fresh veggies (i.e. cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, celery) (FP)
  • sliced avocado on a Light Rye Wasa Cracker (S)
  • Greek Yogurt sweetened to taste, dip assorted berries in it and freeze on a cookie sheet until hardened - makes a delicious frozen treat (FP)
  • 1 % cottage cheese with assorted berries on the side (FP)
  • air popped popcorn seasoned with cayenne or cinnamon (E)
  • Greek yogurt parfait with assorted berries and apples (E)
  • avocado with cottage cheese and bell peppers (S)
  • guacamole with assorted fresh veggies (S)
  • tomato slices with fresh basil, mozzarella and drizzled with a tiny bit of balsamic vinegar (S)
  • pumpkin muffins (S)
  • deli turkey slices with mustard on top of (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers (FP)
  • roasted chickpeas seasoned with chili powder and cumin (E)
  • Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt - my favorite flavor is Mixed Berry (FP)
  • handful of toasted pumpkin seeds seasoned with cayenne pepper (S)
  • Snickers Hot Chocolate (S)


  1. Thanks! This looks great! I am so bored just eating almonds and laughing cow cheese & crackers.

  2. Great list of snacks! Thanks for including my peanut butter cups.

    1. They're some of my favorite treats!

  3. When having a snack or a treat should it be 2 1/2-3 hrs after a meal or can it accompany a meal? If it's the same like E ?

    1. If you are not changing fuels it can be as close as 2.5 hours. If you're changing fuels then you need to wait 3 hours.

  4. Hi Darcie, if my lunch was an E or S do I need to wait 3 hrs for a FP snack as wellÉ

  5. One of my favorite snacks is 2 mini cucumbers, sliced in half...or large sliced into about 3" piece. Wrap each in one slice of lunchmeat and sargento ultra thin cheese of choice. I like your list, though because I usually go between this snack and greek yogurt with mixed berries. Need to mix it up a bit.

  6. If I am trying to lose weight would I be trying for all "E" meals and snacks? I'm sorry I just don't know where to start, as I wait for your book to come in.

    1. Start with 2 or 3 days of all S. Then do one day all E, then start rotating. I shoot for 4-11 E meals per week and the rest S.

  7. there really arent a lot of E snacks, are there?

  8. What would the portion size be for a snack of roasted chickpeas?? Those sound delicious!!

  9. Small Apple with triple zero salted caramel ...E???

  10. A Green Apple with Peanut butter? That sounds like a crossover?

    1. You can have a half of an apple with 2 T. Peanut butter for an S helper. Or have a whole apple with 1 t. Of peanut butter flr an E.

  11. Now that I can do! :)
    Thank you for this blog/website and all your amazing ideas - I have used SO many of them over the years. Thank youHealthy snack ideas