Taste of the Mediterranean: Snack Sensations

By.  Robert j. Maatthews

Oranges, grapes, berries, apples, and pears make great snacks. Adding a handful of nuts adds protein and healthy fats.

Fresh Fruit

Pour honey over plain Greek yogurt. For a healthy snack, add chopped almonds or walnuts.

Greek Yogurt with Honey

Hummus-dip cucumbers, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. Hummus contains protein- and fiber-rich chickpeas.

Vegetable Sticks with Hummus

Olives are salty and delicious in modest amounts. Monounsaturated fats and antioxidants abound.

Olives

Go for full grain crackers and cheese. Try feta or goat cheese for a Mediterranean taste.

Whole Grain Crackers with Cheese

Sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are healthful snacks with protein, fiber, and fat.

Nuts and Seeds

Skewer cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and basil. Glaze them with balsamic for a Mediterranean snack.

Caprese Salad Skewers

Sliced tomatoes on toasted whole-grain bread. A pinch of sea salt and extra virgin olive oil.

Toast with Tomato and Olive Oil

Coat chickpeas in olive oil and your chosen spices before roasting until crispy. Crunchy, protein-rich snacks.

Roasted Chickpeas

Serving cucumber and carrot sticks with tzatziki. Cucumber, garlic, herbs, and Greek yogurt make tzatziki.

Veggie Dippers

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