Whether you're eating in between meals to keep your blood sugar up or simply because you're hungry, it can be hard to find snacks that are healthy AND easy! Here are some satisfying and healthy snacks to eat throughout the day with minimal prep required!
Apples with Almond butter- Apples are frequently on the dirty dozen so I typically buy these organic. Be sure to buy almond butter (or any nut butter of choice) without sugar!
Olives- Olives are high in fat so they will keep you full! It's also super convenient that they come in snack sized containers.
Dip and Dippers- Getting in veggies AND healthy fats is a win win! Here are some great dips:
Here are some great veggie dippers
- Bell peppers
Packaged Veggie or Fruit Chips- There are tons of great options here, even some stores have store brand veggie chips and fruit chips. Many freeze-dried chips have only the fruit or veggies as the single ingredient, making them a very clean option.
Dehydrated Fruits or Veggies- A MUCH cheaper way to have fruit chips or the like. If you have a dehydrator it's super simple, just thinly slice the produce and set the dehydrator to the fruit or veggie setting. If you're using an oven, google your favorite veggie + "oven baked chips" and you're sure to find a recipe. You get to control the flavor, ingredients, and there will be no nasty additives.
Applesauce-Go for sugar free and organic if possible!
Beef Jerky/Sticks- The high quality brands I recommend are Nick's Sticks, Chomps, and The New Primal. These can be out of budget for some as the price is high due to the high quality ingredients, so why not make your own? There's many clean recipes out there, and if you don't have a dehydrator, you can use an oven.
Eggs-hard-boiled eggs are a super portable snack! They obviously hold up well so you can make them in advance and have them as snacks to grab throughout the week.
Deviled Eggs- Soooo many flavors! The traditional version with mayo and mustard is still a classic, but try something new like curry, spicy, buffalo, cheesy, or any of the endless varieties.
Lunch Meat- Another portable way to get protein in! Eat it as a wrap too. Layer mayonnaise and/or mustard on it, add some veggies and wrap it!
Guacamole- Really a dip, but this deserves it's own section! Full of fat so it will also keep you full. Throw as many veggies in it as possible, and eat it with wraps, deviled eggs, veggie chips, etc.
Nuts and Seeds- Another fat filled snack! Portable too. If sprouted seeds are an option, choose those. Better for digestion and dental health.
Leftovers- Even if you don't have enough leftovers for a full meal, they can be repurposed as a mini-meal! A great reason NOT to toss leftovers.
Egg Muffins- a popular breakfast in the health world, these are great snack sized mini-meals! They not only contain protein but usually contain veggies, fats, and fiber as well. Try this great recipe!
Larabars-What I love about Larabars is that they have very simple and clear stated ingredients. No guessing what you're eating.
Energy Balls- There are quite a few recipes for these on pinterest. They typically don't require baking so they are simple to make, and they are portable and great to make in advance. They are similar to homemade, bite sized Larabars.
Fat Bombs-These are along the same lines of energy balls, but some of them do require cooking and some of them use dairy. These have many varieties and can be sweet or savory. Here is a list of savory flavors.
Seaweed-A great replacement for chips! Much more nutritious too. Find these either in the health food aisle or the international aisle.
Popsicles- A super fun snack! You really only need two main ingredients: a milk of choice mixed with fruits of choice. Add optional extras for fun, knowing you're in charge of every ingredient!
And there you have it! What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?