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Healthy Snack Ideas to Power You Through the Day

Sometimes ya just need a really good snack.

Sunflower seeds

Seeds are a source of protein, fat, and fiber, Brittany Kohn, M.S., R.D., tells SELF. Sunflower seeds are among Kohn's favorite types. You've got a few different choices, too: They come shelled or unshelled, roasted or raw, salted or unsalted.

Simple Mills Soft-Baked Peanut Butter Cookies

Get a double-dose of nuts at snack time with these cakey, honey-sweetened peanut butter cookies, made with almond flour. Pair one or two with a tall glass of milk for extra protein.

Pumpkin seeds

These are another of Kohn's favorites. Full of fiber, fat, and protein, they're great by themselves—and even better when you put them on top of things like toast, yogurt, or oatmeal.

Plain oatmeal packets

Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast—it makes a hearty snack, too. “Packets of instant, plain oatmeal microwaved with water in a mug and sprinkled with cinnamon is a great cold-weather snack when you want something warm and filling,” Katherine Younger, R.D., tells SELF. (Find more ideas for doctoring up plain oatmeal here.)

Dried fruit

Dried fruit can satisfy that mid-afternoon sweet tooth while tiding you over with filling fiber. Younger goes for a few dried apricots or dates paired with raw nuts for a dose of healthy fat, too.

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