Healthy snacks should do more than just tide you over. These inspired ideas will bring you extra nutrients and bonus energy.
Even if you regularly eat healthfully, you can't always pack the vitamins, minerals, fats, and protein that your body needs into each meal, every day. Which is why healthy snacks (which make up almost a quarter of your daily calories, FYI) have to work harder to fill in any nutritional holes. To help you break out of your hummus-and-carrots rut, we gave chefs and nutritionists three snack goals to hit: fresh, easy, and fun. Ahead, their tastiest nibbles to add to your daily rotation. (For store-bought snacks, check out these New and Improved Low-Calorie Snacks to Tame Cravings.)