Everyone’s opinion on what constitutes as a healthy snack seems to be different these days, but generally speaking, for me, if the nutritional value is high, the sugar content low, and the amount of processed additives non-existent, then I consider it a healthy snack.
Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite healthy snacks for adults.
These are all snacks that are perfect to bring with you to work, or to munch on while you’re watching Netflix at night.
Either way, they’re healthy, they’ll reduce your cravings, and they’ll keep you full, while ensuring you don’t reach for that dreaded bag of chips (been there, done that).
Let’s get healthy with these quick and easy snacks, shall we?
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1) Low Carb Tortilla with Peanut Butter
Probably the easiest snack on this list, this is the perfect thing to reach for when you’re short on time.
Simply spread a tablespoon of peanut butter onto a tortilla, fold it up, and enjoy.
Of course, though, for this snack to really be satisfying, you need to ensure you’re eating a tortilla with a good serving of fibre.
Not only will the fibre help fill you up, fibre also reduces the number of net carbs you’re eating, which is helpful when you’re looking to keep your snacks healthy (I talk more about how this works + other low carb foods in this post)
In addition, to further increase the level of nutrition in your snack, make sure you’re using a natural peanut butter (i.e. the ingredient label should simply say “peanuts” and nothing else). This is one of my favorite all natural peanut butters.
2) Protein-Packed Smoothie
This definitely isn’t an original snack idea (everyone and their mother raves about smoothies), but if there’s one snack that never fails me, it’s a smoothie.
Filling, satisfying, and full of nutrition, this is my go-to smoothie recipe:
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen berries
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
** Sometimes for extra protein, I’ll throw in a tablespoon of hemp hearts
*** Because I have so much frozen fruit in there, I don’t often need to add ice, but if you’re using fresh fruit, add a handful of ice. A cold smoothie makes all the difference in taste.
Play with the ratios, try different frozen fruits, and don’t be afraid to experiment when it comes to figuring out what your perfect smoothie recipe is.
Pro Tip 1
If I have an ice cream craving, but don’t want to give in, I’ll make an extra thick smoothie, dump it in a bowl, and eat it with a spoon. It helps kick the craving!
To thicken your smoothie, increase the ratio of frozen banana to liquid. You’ll thank me for this tip when you’re enjoying a cold, delicious smoothie bowl tonight.
Pro Tip 2
If you’re drinking your smoothie, try it with a metal straw. It might sound weird, but I swear, drinking a cold smoothie through a metal straw just tastes better than drinking without a straw. Plus, everyone should have a reusable straw since it’s better for the environment!
3) Popcorn + Dark Chocolate
This is my absolute favorite snack to indulge in at night when I’m craving something sweet.
Grab a bag of SkinnyPop, sprinkle in some dark chocolate, and you have the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
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4) Hard Boiled Egg
I lied. This is the easiest snack on this list.
At the beginning of the week, simply boil some eggs, and you can easily reach for one of these throughout the week when you get hungry.
5) Oatmeal + Peanut Butter + Apple
I’ve been making this one for years, and, once again, it’s ridiculously simple.
Once the oatmeal has started to absorb the liquid, you can remove from the heat.
I like to add cinnamon and vanilla extract for a little added flavor.
Top with cut up apples and a tablespoon of peanut butter, and you’ve got the perfect healthy snack that you can make in less than 10 minutes. (it’s even faster if you do it in the microwave)
6) Crackers + Dip
I know, I know. Pretty standard healthy snack recommendation here…
BUT it’s these RW Garcia Crackers that take this snack from standard to something you’re actually going to enjoy (while keeping it healthy, of course).
Made from sweet potatoes, corn, flax seed, chia seed, and sesame, you’re not going to find a healthier cracker on the market.
Pair with your favorite dip (my favorite is hummus), and you’re going to blow through these crackers in a matter of days. They’re SO good.
And hey, if crackers aren’t exactly your thing, there’s always vegetables and dip, which you can never go wrong with for a healthy snack that’s quick and easy.
7) Grain Free Granola Bar
It’s not always easy to find healthy snacks in packaged form.
For the most part, packaged snacks tend to be loaded with sugar and other harmful additives…
BUT NOT THESE BABIES.
I am absolutely obsessed with the Autumn’s Gold Grain Free Granola Bar.
Made from almonds, pecans, maple syrup, honey, coconut, pumpkin seeds, vanilla, sea salt, and cinnamon, these are an all-natural snack that I know you’re going to be reaching for time and time again.
Keep in mind, though, these aren’t exactly a low calorie snack. Remember: honey and maple syrup may be natural sugars, but they’re still technically sugar, which is something to consider if you’re looking to lose weight.
I would consider these a mindful indulgence. Much better than an actual granola bar, that’s for sure, and perfect if you’re craving something sweet, but still want to keep it healthy.
I could go on list some of my favorite healthy muffin recipes, or other healthy snacks that you can make ahead of time, but really, the whole point of this post is to show that even if you don’t have a lot of time, you can still eat healthy snacks. It doesn’t have to be all sugar-filled granola bars and bags of chips when you’re looking for something quick and easy.
Try out some of these quick and easy healthy snacks for adults, and I’m certain you’ll be thinking about healthy snacks in a whole new light.
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