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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?

Tori

Comments

  1. All of these sound TASTY!

    Fruit is always a go to snack - it's easy to grab.
    I love Almonds - and if I need a chip - then Crunchmasters makes a gluten free Nacho Cheese flavored crisp... get a lot of chips for not a lot of calories.

    Great ideas! Thanks!

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    1. Gluten free Nacho Cheese flavored crisp?! Oh my gosh, i must get these ASAP!

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  2. fruit + nuts are my go to snacks! and carrots with hummus yummm

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  3. The dip in the lettuce bowl sounds really good. The energy bites sound really tasty!

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    1. They are delish! Totally healthy but tastes amazing.

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  4. Cottage Cheese Dip!?! I am for sure going to try this! Sometimes I just need to dip my veggies in something.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute ANgle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. I hear ya! It is super yummy and healthy too. win win!

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  5. gotta love those on-the-go snacks. makes it so easy!

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    1. and when they are healthy, it is even better!

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  6. Those energy balls look great and I have all the ingredients. Hmmmm. I love some trail mix but I have no concept of portions. I could measure it out but it just makes me sad when I see what 1/4 gets me. Same with granola.

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    1. The energy balls are amazing and addicting!

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  7. I love cottage cheese so that dip seems delicious!!!

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    1. it is amazing! Let me know what you think if you try it out =)

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