Healthy snacks are one of the keys to diet success. Snacking can keep you full, balance blood sugar levels, provide energy between meals, and even boost overall nutrient intake.
However, what you select to eat as your daily snack and the quantity you eat during each snacking session can make all the difference to your overall health.
Snacking is the BEST. But a lot of the time, it can be hard to find healthy snack options that you actually want to make and eat.
These easy snack ideas will get you through your workdays.
“The best snack of all,” .Because nuts are high in fiber and protein, they’ll satiate you so you’ll never be hungry. Best yet, they are so good for you!
Unsweetened dried fruit! It lasts a long time, it’s easy to eat and it’s filled with natural deliciousness. Dried fruit is high in fiber and nutrient dense.
Plus, dried fruit is a great source of energy when you need a little pick-me-up at work because they contain little to no fat while also containing a significant amount of calories.
3.Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
No chicken? No problem.“ It’s simply the best medicine we have,”. It gets toxins out of your liver like no other medicine or food on the planet.
Nuts like peanuts, cashews, and almonds add more protein and healthy unsaturated fats to your diet.
They’re also easy to find in places with few good choices, like gas stations.
If you’re watching how much salt you eat, look for packages labeled “unsalted.”
Avocado toast is another great go-to snack for if you’re feeling for something savory or salty.
6.Peanut butter, Coconut and Oat bites
These are my current snack obsession.
These little healthy bites are an ideal snack that is filled with good whole carbs, good protein and some healthy fats too!
These subzero heroes are great for sugar cravings.
Spread whole grapes on a baking sheet, freeze until firm, and store in a zip-top bag.
Red grapes have more antioxidants than green ones.
Jerky is high in protein and low in fat, so it’s good for your muscles.
You can find beef, buffalo, pork, turkey, venison, and even salmon jerky options.
“The sugar in fruit is naturally occurring, meaning it’s not man-made or artificially added, which makes it the healthiest sugar out there,”.
And unlike processed fruit products, like juice or fruit chews, a hunk of apple or slice of orange contains filling fiber.
10.Baked Banana Chips
Trade in your potato chips for a banana variety that’s both healthy and tasty.
11.Homemade Kettle Corn
DIY kettle corn can eliminate some of the artificial chemicals from processed versions. Greatest recommends tossing 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of Stevia with 2 cups of freshly popped popcorn.
Shake in a paper bag for even distribution. (You can swap the Stevia for 1 teaspoon of honey plus 1 teaspoon of water, microwaved for 20 seconds to thin it out.)
12.Easy Egg Wraps.
Egg + Avocado + Turkey + Cheese should be an award-winning combo.
13.Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites
Packed with protein, these berry bites are healthy and so simple to make.
Plus, you can make big batches and save in the freezer for later.
14.Easy Banana, Coffee and Almond Smoothie
This is a great snack smoothie, and it’s also great as a pre- or post-workout snack!
You can easily double the banana used to make a larger quantity, or to make the smoothie thicker. You can also use plain water if you don’t like coffee, that works too.
Another quick fun idea is to freeze any leftover smoothie in an ice-cube tray!
15.Low-fat Greek yogurt
“I get the low-fat Greek kind that contains no added sugar,” .Add fruit or a teaspoon of honey for sweetness.
The flavored fat-free containers may be low in calories, but they’re all sugar calories, like a candy bar.
Look for dark chocolate that contains 70 percent cocoa. “It counts as a health food,”.
The reason: This high-quality, slightly bitter chocolate contains flavonoids (natural chemicals with antioxidant properties) that improve blood vessel function.
Enjoy an ounce or two a day. Pass on milk chocolate, though—“It’s actually not chocolate, just milk fat with a chocolate coating,”.
All right, healthy snacks on, snack fiends!