Who doesn’t like snacks? (Stupid people.) Snacks are great ways to bridge the gap between “that oatmeal was sooo filling” and “MUST EAT ALL OF THE LUNCH”. I prefer pretend to eat snacks that are delicious and nutritious, just like my grandmother convinced me that all food is. I’ll take on the nutritious snackies first.

1. Mangoes

On the spectrum of delicious fruits, mangos should always appear first. But be warned: when ripe, they are juicy, easily bitten into, and sweet. When not-quite-ripe, they are hard, mildly crunchy, and still delicious enough to eat anyway. Did I mention they were delicious?

2. Laughing Cow cheese, of the Creamy Swiss variety

Let’s take the most tasty thing ever: cheese. And let’s remove most of the calories. But leave the taste! Then make it spreadable. What is the result? Laughing Cow cheese. You can eat it smeared on a cracker, awkwardly spread on last night’s ravioli, or just take bites out of it, like a boss.

3. Cuties

Cuties are not just cartoons. They are small, delicious oranges that are often cheap and always yummylicious.

4. Frozen Yogurt

Froyo often blurs the line between “healthy” and “gluttonous”. If I get cheesecake bites, gummy bears, and chocolate syrup, this is not a healthy snack. If I get a smidge of tart yogurt and only top it with fruits, this is fairly healthy.