Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t hard work when you have the right easy healthy snacks around to help keep the unhealthy temptations at bay.
You’ve decided it’s time to eat healthier… good for you!
Not only does eating healthier help you lose weight, it can improve your mood and energy as well. So having easy healthy snacks around when temptation starts to creep in is so important.
But what kind of healthy snacks ideas are there to help when you need a little something? And are there healthy options when you want something sweet? Or salty? Or even crunchy?
Lucky for you, there are many easy and healthy snack options that don’t take a lot of time or prep work to make! Perfect for those who want a quick fix. Let’s discuss 10 snack options you can keep around when the munchies strike.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re bound to have a chocolate craving from time to time. And luckily you don’t have to say no to it! Chocolate that is 72% dark can be a healthy snack in moderation.
And to help keep yourself in check, you can divide the chocolate pieces into single serve portions and store in Ziploc bags.
Frozen Peanut Butter and Bananas
Sometimes a cold, creamy treat is all you need. So not only does this treat score points in that area, it’s also packed with protein and potassium to boot!
Take a whole banana and cut it in half, length-wise. Next spread peanut butter on the cut sides. Sandwich the banana back together and store, covered, in the freezer until chilled.
You can either eat a portion of it at a time or have the whole banana. Either way, it’s sure to cool down and snack time craving.
Monkey bread is perfect for those who are wanting something sweet, packed with a bit of protein. This snack can be adapted for breakfast or any time you’re wanting to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Toast up a couple slices of wheat toast. Spread either creamy or chunky peanut butter on top of each, whichever you prefer.
Next top with sliced banana pieces and drizzle with honey. You can also add cinnamon, coconut flakes, or a touch of maple syrup. Any combination would be sure to please!
Avocado and Crackers
For a bite-sized version of avocado on toast, try some avocado on crackers for another healthy choice!
Taking multi-grain crackers, top with avocado slices or a spread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can even add slices of tomato for added flavor.
A quick and crunchy bite-sized snack!
Veggie and Hummus Jars
When you want something you can grab and go, this healthy snack idea is one that takes hardly any prep time, can be prepared ahead of time, and stored in the refrigerator, ready for whenever you need.
Taking a small mason jar or food storage container, fill the bottom with hummus. Next fill it with fiber-rich veggie sticks, like carrots, peppers, and celery, standing up so that the vegetables are only “dipped” into the hummus. Then close the container and store in the fridge!
Now you’ll have a quick veggie and dip snack ready for when you’re on the go.
Trail mix can be a quick snack to grab at the grocery store, or if you want to be more in control of the mix ingredients, is an easy DIY snack you can make at home.
Take any combination of dried fruit, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, and walnuts. If you want to make it sweet, you can add pieces of 72% dark chocolate.
But if you do grab a trail mix from the store, make sure it’s not one that is loaded with other ingredients that could derail your healthy eating habits. For more healthy options, you can view here!
These apple sandwiches are a perfect treat for the whole family! Kids will love helping out in the kitchen to put these easy sandwiches together.
Core an apple then slice into six slices. Spread with peanut butter and drizzle with honey.
Next, sprinkle with raisins. You can also add cinnamon roasted oats. Then top with another apple slice to complete the sandwiches.
For a low carb, protein-packed snack that takes only minutes to make, this easy egg wrap, that you can fill with any healthy ingredients you want, will satisfy any snack craving.
To make the wrap, fill the bottom of a buttered skillet with one scrambled egg. Tilt the pan so that the egg coats the pan evenly.
Cook for about 30 seconds, adding any seasoning you like, then carefully flip to cook the other side.
Once the wrap is cooked, you can add turkey, cheese, avocado, or any other filling you’d like to wrap up inside. You can eat this hot or cold!
Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes
Sometimes all you need to hit the hunger spot is a cheesy, juicy tomato. And the even better news is, this snack is super easy to make.
Cut a ripe tomato into slices or halves, whichever you prefer. Sprinkle the tops with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then pile on the parmesan cheese.
Roast the tomatoes in the oven, usually for about 20 minutes. The bottoms of the tomatoes will be browned, making them a nice contrast to the juicy, cheesy tomato flavor.
Sweet Potato Chips
If you’re needing something crispy and salty, sweet potato chips are a perfect alternative to regular potato chips. Plus, you can easily cook them in the microwave for added convenience without all the oil and grease.
You’ll need to slice up a sweet potato, line a microwave-safe plate with a paper towel, and lay the slices on top. Spray each with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes, until the edges are curled, and the chips turn darker. Next, let them cool then eat!
Easy Healthy Snacks Will Keep You on Track
No matter what kind of craving you have, and if you’re on the go or settled in at home, easy healthy snacks will keep your temptations at bay and your healthy eating plan on target. No guilt and a full tummy… easy peasy.
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