Quick & Healthy Snack Options
One of the hardest things about sticking to a healthy diet is the in between meal period. Finding a healthy snack that fits into your diet isn't as hard though as it may seem. Although grabbing a bag of chips or a chocolate bar is easy and convenient, I have 5 healthy snack options that are sure to fix that sweet tooth, satisfy your salt craving, and still keep you on the healthy track.
1.) Fruit Kabobs- Grab a few kabob sticks and cut up a few cubes of your favorite fruits. I love using strawberries, banana, and pineapple. Carefully slide your cubed fruit onto your kabob sticks. If you need to feed your sweet tooth even more, drizzle a bit of chocolate across your fruit kabob for a healthy and sweet snack or dessert.
2.) Cottage Cheese Dip- Puree some cottage cheese with garlic, black peper, and some fresh herbs. Use this tasty combo as a healthy dip option for crisp veggies or whole wheat crackers.
3.) Energy Balls- I have been making these yummy bites for a while now and even people who aren't into the whole healthy eating, love them! Did I mention that they are no bake too?
What You Need:
1 cup oats
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup walnuts
What You Do:
-Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and place the bowl in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
-After 10 minutes take your bowl out of the fridge and roll the mixture into bite size balls.
-Place your energy balls in a Tupperware container and store in the fridge.
-Grab a snack and go on the run!
4.) Trail Mix- This is a super easy snack that you can tote around with you whenever and wherever you please. This is also a great snack to customize to your liking. If you don't like one ingredient, just replace it with another. I love combining almonds, craisins, pistachios, raisins, and carob chips. Yum! Just through all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, give it a little shake, and you are good to go.
5.) Cinnamon Apple Crisp- This is another quick fix perfect for a snack or dessert. Combine fat free vanilla Greek yogurt, a dash of cinnamon, and some honey (to taste). Next slice up an apple and place the slices in a bowl. Pour your yogurt mixture over your apples and sprinkle some granola over the top for a crunchy and satisfying combo.
What's your favorite "go to" healthy snack?