3 healthy fall snacks from a dietitian who grew up on the Mediterranean Diet

Mixed spiced nuts One of her fall favorites is a huge batch of mixed spiced nuts. "It's kind of a choose-your-own-adventure recipe because you can really do what you want with it and make the flavors whatever you'd like," he added.

Her favorite unsalted nuts are almonds, pistachios, and pecans, so Carroll can manage spice and sodium.

White-bean dip Carroll also likes a white bean dip that she calls Italian hummus. Carroll serves the dip with warm, toasted whole-grain pita in the fall.

"It's something you can make in large quantities very quickly, and keep on hand to have all week if you need it," said.

She added beans are a cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, a rich source of protein, and soluble fiber, which lowers cholesterol and aids digestion.

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Greek pumpkin spice yogurt Carroll enjoys pumpkin-flavored fall snacks like everyone else. Her current favorite is homemade pumpkin spice yogurt.

In a bowl, she combines full-fat plain Greek yogurt, a spoonful of store-bought pumpkin purée, maple syrup, and cinnamon. She eats it alone or with Graham crackers.

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