9 Healthy Predinner Snacks
Health bonus: Nut butters are full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
One-Minute Antipasto Plate
Health bonus: Contains almost a quarter of a woman's 1,000-milligram recommended daily allowance for calcium.
Pineapple and Pistachios
Health bonus: Pineapple and nuts are both good sources of antioxidants.
Cottage Cheese and Apples
Health bonus: Provides protein, calcium, and fiber.
Spread ½ teaspoon of spicy mustard on a cocktail-size slice of thin whole-grain rye bread. Add a thin square of sharp Cheddar (about the same size as the bread) and broil until the cheese melts, then top with a slice of tomato and a sprinkling of caraway seeds.
Health bonus: Rich in calcium.
Parmesan Pita Crisps
Health bonus: Good balance of protein, fat, and fiber.
Creamy Feta-Walnut Dip
Pair Feta-Walnut Dip with cherry tomatoes, a whole-wheat pita, or baby carrots.
Health bonus: An easy way to get calcium, protein, and monounsaturated fat.
Health bonus: Contains 8 grams of fiber and lots of cholesterol-lowering soy protein.
Fresh Vegetables With Dressing
Health bonus: Fiber-rich and very low-calorie.