Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition Corner|YMCA of Greater Spartanburg

The Y is committed to educating our members on healthy lifestyles and nutrition. The Y takes a holistic approach to health and fitness by organizing programs around the principle that there is a oneness of spirit, mind and body.



The Y's aim is to promote a long and productive life while having fun living it. It's not something just for the body. It's a way of life that requires education in good nutrition, proper exercise, , dealing with stress and structuring life to lessen problems posed by chronic ailments.


Here are some go -to snacks for the entire family! 

Give Me Protein 

2 hardboiled eggs. 4 oz. deli turkey, 1 oz cheese, 1 cup celery sticks with 1 Tbsp. peanut butter

Fruits and Nuts 

¾ cup plain 1% Greek yogurt mixed with 1 tsp. honey and ½ tsp. cinnamon, ½ cup strawberries, ½ cup nectarine or orange wedges, ½ cup green grapes, 12 raw almonds

Easy Roast Beef Pinwheels

¼ cup goat cheese, 4 oz. sliced roast beef, and ½ cup spinach rolled up in 1 6-inch whole wheat tortilla and sliced into pinwheels, ½ cup cherry tomatoes, 1 kiwi (or plum, or small tangerine)

Chips and Dips 

½ cup baked corn tortilla chips (or homemade tortilla chips made from 2 corn tortillas), ¼ cup guacamole, ¼ cup pico de gallo, ¾ cup bell pepper sticks, ½ cup pineapple cubes

 Sweet Tooth

1 cup raspberries (or blueberries), 4 chocolate or plain Graham crackers (1 sheet), 1 Tbsp. cacao nibs mixed with 2 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes