Here are some healthy snack ideas!
Try loading a few celery sticks with 1-2 tablespoons of any nut butter (almond, sunflower, peanut etc.).
Edamame makes a great high-protein snack (one cup of shelled beans yields 17g of protein!). Buy them fresh and steam for about 6 minutes, or use the pre-cooked frozen variety and briefly microwave to defrost (about 2 minutes). Great for on the go!
1 medium apple, sliced, with 1-2 Tbsp natural peanut butter.
Hummus Dippers: Put 4 tablespoons of your favorite hummus in the bottom of the container, stick a handful of vegetable sticks (carrots, celery, and snow peas are a great mix) vertically in the hummus, screw on the top, and throw in a purse or gym bag for an easy, on-the-go, super-healthy snack.
Hard-Boiled Eggs: Inexpensive and loaded with nutrients, eggs are one of the best ways to get a healthy dose of protein. Try hard boiling and pre-peeling a dozen at the start of the week and throw one in a small Tupperware container for an easy on-the-go snack.
Grab a handful of almonds or cashews and enjoy alongside any fruit of choice.
Toast one slice of Ezekiel bread and top with 2 scrambled egg whites. Sprinkle with a dash of pepper and paprika.
Top a rice cake (unsalted brown variety is best) with 1-2 Tbsp of crunchy nut butter.
Shake up 1 scoop of Protein powder with 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. If you have time- blend with frozen fruit.
Top ½ cup low-fat or nonfat cottage cheese with 1 cup of pineapple.
Mix 1 can or packet of tuna with 2 tablespoons of salsa. Serve by itself or use it as a dip with celery!
Top ~6oz nonfat Greek yogurt with a handful of berries (fresh or frozen) and a small drizzle of honey (or stevia to taste). Add 1/4 cup of low sugar granola or high fiber cereal for a nutritious crunch!
Craving something sweet and have a few mins? Try a baked apple! Core a tennis-ball sized apple, dust with cinnamon, and bake at 350F for 20 minutes (or until tender but not mushy).
Want something different? Jicama is a root veggie with 6 grams of fiber per cup. Peel and slice up 1 ½ cups, and dip into a mixture of 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of mustard, and 1 teaspoon of honey.
Add a few Tbsp of vanilla protein powder to a 6oz non-fat Greek Yogurt (increases protein and sweetens at the same time!) Top with 1/4 cup old fashioned oats and ½ cup fresh strawberries.
Love peanut butter but want less calories and fat? Try PBFIT! Mix this powdered peanut butter with water and you get 8 grams of protein in just 2 Tbsp! Add to high fiber crackers (Ex. Mary's Gone Crackers), celery, or any fruit of choice!
Craving something crunchy? Give Kale Chips a try! Preheat oven to 375F. Rinse and dry 1 large bunch of kale, then remove the stems and tough center ribs. Rip the kale into large pieces, toss with a little olive oil, then sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a large parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes, checking frequently (they can burn easily!). Or- try them in the air-fryer!
EASY- a few slices of deli turkey rolled with 2 Tbsp hummus.
Need a snack while cooking? Slice up a cucumber & some cherry tomatoes – drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and top with fresh cracked pepper.
Mash ¼ of an avocado on a rice cake and top with salsa for a zesty treat!
Homemade protein balls: 2/3 cup nut butter, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1 scoop protein powder, ¼ cup oats. Mix and roll into small balls, throw in the fridge. Grab a couple for an easy on the go snack that is packed with protein and healthy fat.