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Need snack tray ideas

I need some help here! I have a vegetable/fruit tray that I keep filled with healthy snacks. The problem is that I am getting a little bored with the same type things I am always putting in it.

I need some creative suggestions to help me keep it new and interesting.

The list of usuals is carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, grapes, oranges melons, cheese, hard boiled eggs, strawberries.

Thats what I can think of for now. Thanks for your help ahead of time.

Thu. Feb 9, 3:41pm

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apple slices are yummy, especially if you put a bit of peanut butter on them. Then you get your daily protein, too.

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 3:47 PM

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I'm not sure I understand the concept of a "snack tray" but here are some suggestions

Almonds (no salt)
Cottage cheese
Dried fruits (high in calories/only in moderation)
Kashi makes really good Peanut Butter granola bars
Celery w/ a little cream cheese or peanut butter on it

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 4:06 PM

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how about the following:

Apples (sprinkle with lemon juice to keep it from turning brown) you can add a dash of cinnamon to "sweeten" the flavor as well)
Broccoli florets
zucchini slices
Nuts (in single serving packets-- or it is easy to overeat!)
bananas (in the peels)

Healthy Dips:
Corn & black bean salsa-- You can put that on your veggies as well. Very healthy & high in protein, if you make your own.

Fage Total 0% FF Greek Yogurt - mix with some herbs and/or spices for a great fat free dip.

Veggie dip suggested herbs:
Fage 0%
Fresh herbs (such as: Chives, green onion, dill, shallots, garlic, basil, cumin, cilantro, ground black pepper cayenne pepper, etc.)

**NOTE: Do not mix all of these herbs together--puree or chop the herbs up really fine and add 1 or 2 of them and taste to see if you like it!!)

Mix it with a little sea salt to taste.

fruit dip:
Fage 0%, Agave nectar (used like honey to take the edge off of the yogurt--it has a low in glycemic index), pumpkin pie spice, vanilla. If you like chocolate, add some unsweetened cocoa powder and then add additional agave nectar to taste. It almost tastes like pudding!

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 4:33 PM

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Bell pepper strips
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Babybel-type individual tiny cheeses

Weird one: beef jerky (it's very low in fat, keeps low-carbers happy)

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 4:44 PM

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sliced jicama

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 5:06 PM

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