Balanced snacks can help control cravings and help with portion control. They also help to provide energy and keep us feeling full until our next meal. So what is a balanced snack. One that pairs carbohydrates with a healthy fat and/or protein. Carbohydrate provides the energy and the protein or fat keeps us feeling full longer. Some examples of healthy snacks are Greek yogurt with fruit or granola, homemade trail mix (whole grain cereal, nuts, dried fruit), an apple with peanut butter, celery with a nut butter and raisins, carrot sticks and hummus, or ¼ avocado on a slice of whole grain toast.