Tips for smart snacking in your home

When the cold weather creeps in it is easy to start going into hibernation mode.

It's easy to start packing on the pounds when we are stuck inside all winter.

My family is making an effort this season to avoid those pesky pounds and try to eat a little healthier.

I know my biggest downfall is my sweet tooth. I love to snack and I find myself reaching for a snack multiple times throughout my day.

I found a really great pin on Pinterest today for a "Go-To Snack Center" that you can put in your refrigerator.

The article from says that it is much easier to make healthy snacking decisions when healthy snacks are all in one central location.

The article suggests keeping healthy snacks like these all in one location in your refrigerator:

Crackers: 15 TLC Original 7 Grain Crackers (

120 calories


Cheese sticks: One Horizon Organic's Mozzarella String cheese (

80 calories


Washed fruit: One apple (

95 calories

) or two kiwi, peeled and cut up (

93 calories


Nuts and dried fruit: 10 peanuts (

59 calories

) and 25 raisins (

39 calories


Mixed nuts: 10 almonds (

69 calories

) and six cashews (

60 calories


Cereal: Three-quarters cup Barbara's Shredded Oats (

132 calories


Pretzels: 20 Snyder's Pretzel Snaps (

100 calories


Popcorn: One cup air-popped popcorn (

31 calories


Granola bars: Cascadian Farm Fruit & Nut (

140 calories

) or Nutz Over Chocolate Luna Bar (

180 calories


Carrots with hummus: 15 baby carrots (

53 calories

) and two tablespoons hummus (

70 calories


Fruit leather: One Fruit Island Summer Strawberry fruit leather (

45 calories


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