Snacking doesn’t have to be a bad word. Start setting yourself up for eating success by planning and preparing healthy snacks. When you are ravenous after skipping a meal, it’s hard to resist scarfing down the first thing within reach!
A well-balanced snack provides your body and brain with optimum energy to fuel productivity. All of these snacks on our list take just a few minutes to prepare and they are full of flavor as well as protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fat.
While you’re at it making your next snack, why don’t you make 2-3 extra to easily grab later in the week? Then when hunger strikes, confidently grab a healthy snack choice.
1) Dipped Apples
1 sliced apple, 1/4 plain Greek yogurt mixed with 1 Tablespoon nut butter and 1 tsp cinnamon
Mix the yogurt, nut butter and cinnamon together. Dip the apples into the yogurt.
2) Protein Rollups
2 slices turkey, 1 dill pickle, 1 cheese stick
Lay 1/2 pickle and 1/2 cheese on top of the turkey slice. Roll it up and hold it together with a toothpick. Optional: add honey mustard or yellow mustard.
3) Chicken Wrap
2 oz. chicken breast, 1 corn tortilla, 1 Tablespoon hummus, thinly sliced tomato
Spread the tortilla with hummus, layer with chicken and tomato slices. Wrap it up!
4) Hummus Dipper
2 Tablespoons hummus, sliced carrots, sliced celery and sugar snap peas
Place hummus in the bottom mason jar and stick the veggies vertically into the jar. Put on the lid and voila!
5) Eggcelent Snack
1 hard boiled egg, 1/4 avocado, 1/4 cucumber , salt and pepper to taste
Dice the hard boiled egg, avocado and cucumber. Mix lightly and season with salt and pepper.
6) Fiesta on the Go
1/2 cup black beans, 1 Tablespoon salsa, 1 small corn tortilla
Mix black beans and salsa in a container. When you are ready to eat, heat it up in the microwave and spread onto the tortilla.
7) California Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese, 12 cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper
Top cottage cheese with sliced tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
8) Frozen Fruit Greek Yogurt
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 1 cup frozen berries, 1/4 cup slivered almonds
Mix Greek yogurt and frozen berries. Keep refrigerated. Before eating, top with slivered almonds.
9) Edamame Poppers
1 cup steamed edamame, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and salt to taste
Steam edamame and sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds.
10) PB&B Sandwich
1 Tablespoon nut butter, 1 slice whole wheat bread, 1/2 banana and 1 teaspoon Chia seeds
Spread peanut butter on the bread. Top with sliced banana and sprinkle with chia seeds.
We hope you enjoy these new snack ideas! Eating balanced snacks can help you feel well nourished and energized throughout the day. Keeping snacks easily available makes healthier snacking easier.
Do you struggle with consistently grabbing for healthy snacks? Do you know what to snack on, but feel bored with the same snacks? Check out the following for more tips on upgrading your snacks:
7 Tips for Healthier Snacking
7 Healthy Snack Swaps
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