I’m one of those people who always has
one five snacks on hand at all times. I’m sure you’ve heard that eating smaller meals throughout the day is healthful because it decreases your chance of overeating. I usually eat a few snacks throughout the day to keep me from going into extreme hunger mode, so I’m always on the hunt for my new favorite snack! Here are a few of my current favorites.
I love Siggi’s because each cup of yogurt has 15+ grams of protein. 15 grams!!! Yep, you read that correctly. Protein helps keep you full so this little gem is perfect for keeping you satisfied and giving you tons of energy until your next meal!
I LOVE fruit salad. My mom makes a bomb fruit salad with a mix of pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, and banana and it tastes amazing! I try to eat a fruit salad as my dessert since it’s sweet but packed with vitamins and antioxidants. My fruit salads aren’t quite as fancy but they do the trick! I usually get 2 fruits that are on sale or in season and cut them up in a container so they are ready to eat whenever I want a snack! I like to carry them with me in a glass jar (#hipster) because it’s more leakproof than my Ikea plastic containers, plus you get the added bonus of looking super cool! 😉
Banana Nutella Sushi Roll
This is a total game changer! I really try to get 5-10 fruits and veggies a day and sometimes it’s hard to find tasty ways to incorporate them. When I watched this video I knew I had to try it myself! I take a whole wheat tortilla and spread 1/2 tbsp of Nutella down the middle. Then I add the banana, roll it up, and cut it up like sushi. To top it off I sprinkle some of Trader Joe’s Super Seed & Ancient Grain Blend.
Cashews + Dried Cranberries + Dried Apricots
Nuts are a great source of protein and omega-3! I don’t love eating almonds or cashews alone though because they’re usually really dry (anyone else?!). My sister came up with this delicious recipe of mixing cashews with dried cranberries and dried apricots. They taste great together and it’s a lot cheaper and healthier (less added sugar) than store-bought trail mix. A few of my classmates loved the idea and also started bringing the same mix to school so it’s definitely worth a try!
Smoothies are a great way to reach your daily intake of fruits and veggies! They’re also perfect to take on the go. This green smoothie is SO delicious! I’ve eaten a lot of not-so-great green smoothies but this is hands-down my new favorite smoothie recipe. The smoothie is from Holy Health and has 1 banana, a handful of spinach, 2/3 cup of almond milk, ice (trust me, don’t skip the ice!), peanut butter, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, and a little honey. I also love this berry smoothie!
I saved this for last because granola bars aren’t exactly healthy. I try to stick to fruits and vegetables as much as I can but granola bars are just so easy to stick your purse or coat pocket. Larabars are by far my favorite granola bars because they are usually only made with 3-8 ingredients (usually fruits and nuts) and they still somehow taste amazing. The chocolate peanut butter is my favorite flavor and its only ingredients are dates, peanuts, chocolate chips, and sea salt.
What are your favorite healthy snacks?!