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What are some good ideas for fresh veggies for snacks?

Fruits are pretty easy but what about veggies? I got snap peas. Any others that are good and healthy and easy for quick snacking?


Asked by huntin_mama at 7:17 PM on Jul. 3, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Cherry and grape tomatoes are great, I make a big salad periodically and just take from that when I want a snack. Carrots are easy, celery, green beans, peas; you can dip into hummus if you want a healthy dip. Cucumber slices are good and refreshing. Those are the super easy, little prep ones. When I make up veggies for dinner, like steamed broccoli or sauteed squash, I make extra and I snack on that sometimes.

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:49 AM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I made some cucumber slices then put them on top of biscuits with cream cheese spread. It was refreshing and filling. Hubby loved it!

    Answer by mommieGem at 7:35 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • radishes, carrots, peppers, celery, summer squash, zuccini, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, napa cabbage, turnips, beets, brocolli, cauliflower, just to name a few.

    Answer by momindiana at 7:22 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • carrot sticks or baby carrots
    Celery sticks
    cucumber slices
    broccoli/cauliflower florets

    Answer by nova.mommy at 7:23 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • those baby carrots, chopped cucumbers, cherry or grape tomatoes are favorites around here.

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 7:24 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Cauliflower is mild tasting and has a good texture.

    Answer by Bmat at 7:42 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • celery with peanut butter (you can add raisins too).. veggie pizza's.. (tomatos with mozzerella and basil leafs or whatever).

    fruit salads (fruits mix into a bowl with whipped cream).

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:02 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • edamame beans from costco are individual bags that take 3 min in the microwave to cook perfectly!! or cherry tomatoes..yummy!!

    Answer by mikailas_mom at 12:45 AM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • If your kids like pickles, you can cut up their favorite veggies into left over pickle juice ( add whatever you like to it for additional flavor or seasoning) and let them set for a couple of weeks-check and see if they have absorbed the juice flavor through out- we make pickled eggs that way and love them. Eggs are done after a week in brine, not sure how long veggies would take. I have bought veggies pickled, but have never made my own yet. We also love cucumbers and onions with vinegar or cream sauce, coleslaw , broccoli slaw with raisins and sunflower seeds. One of the greatest fruit dips I have had is simply marshmallow creme mixed with a bar of cream cheese- it is excellent. After mixing the air goes out of the marshmallow creme and you can put it all back in the marshmallow container mixed and ready. :-)

    Answer by LeJane at 8:15 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • I don't have anything not already mentioned for veggies; but lately I've been using vanilla low fat yogurt as a fruit dip (or just cut up tons of fruit and mix in some vanilla yogurt) ... I am obsessed with it!! If you're going for something even more amazing - mix peanut butter with vanilla yogurt - like half and half or so, delish!!

    Answer by lotof2 at 9:00 PM on Jul. 3, 2011