A Healthier U

How to Prevent and Treat Mosquito and Tick Bites
By University of Utah Public Affairs


By PEAK Health and Fitness
Easy, quick, and nutritious snacks are a great way to help you stay on track with healthful eating habits. Many of these foods can be packed in a bag, stored in a refrigerator or small portable cooler (look for a collapsible fabric cooler to save space). Whether you are spending time at a desk, in a car or engaging in a variety of activities, the following snack ideas will deliver energy and essential nutrients to your body.
These foods can be purchased at a regular grocery or convenience store:
  • 6 oz. (2/3 c.) “Light” flavored yogurt or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 piece fruit OR ½ c. fruit (apples, oranges, melon, grapes, pineapple, berries, etc.)
  • Dried fruit (raisins, prunes, apricots, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, etc.)
  • A handful of nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts)
  • 8 oz. low-fat milk (plain or chocolate milk)
  • Chewy granola bars (Kashi Pumpkin Spice, Quaker “simply Natural” varieties, Fiber
    One, or Nature’s Valley are good choices)
  • 1 small bag pretzels
  • 1 string cheese +1 piece fruit
  • 1 serving low-fat popcorn (buy “single-serve” microwave pouches in the grocery store)
  • 1 serving favorite dark chocolate OR 3 Hershey’s Kisses
  • Low-fat cottage cheese + canned fruit (in natural juices)—try pineapple or peach slices
  • Cookies (2-3 gingersnaps, Fig Newton’s, honey grahams)
  • PB&J sandwich on whole-wheat bread
  • Trail mix (buy a premixed bag or make a batch at home)
  • 100% orange juice (needs refrigeration)
  • Crackers (look for whole grain varieties like Wheat Thins or Triscuits) + 1 wedge
    Laughing Cow Light Cheese
  • Individual oatmeal packs (need hot water to mix)