On a budget? Only have a few minutes to grab a quick snack for you or the kids? Here’s a few below that you can make quick and easy- on the go!
Although there are a ton of store-bought healthy snacks out there—analyzing what’s being stocked on shelves is our specialty, after all!—nothing beats a quick and fresh D.I.Y. snack from your own home. Since most of us don’t have time to stress over what’s healthy and what won’t wind up tasting like a child’s science experiment, having a handful of go-to snacks can be life-changing.
Your confidence in your grocery shopping can increase, your nutrition intake can get a boost, and your can waistline shrink when you avoid overeating by munching on low-calories snacks in between meals.
Here’s a few of my own fan favorites:
Ants on a Log
What You’ll Need: celery, peanut butter, raisins
Slather celery with smooth or chunky peanut butter. Dot with raisins.
What You’ll Need: artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, olives, chunks of cheese (Parmesan, Manchego, or Gruyere)
Using a few marinated artichoke hearts (usually sold in a jar), mix in a small bowl with roasted red peppers, olives, and chunks of cheese (Parmesan, Manchego or Gruyere).
Apples and Peanut Butter
What You’ll Need: 2 tablespoons peanut butter, apple slices
This salty and sweet combination does more than remind you of your childhood. This protein and fiber combo will help you remain satiated until your next meal. Feel free to add some cinnamon to fancy things up.
What You’ll Need: Pita, hummus, tomato, onion, lettuce
Spread the inside of a pita half with plenty of hummus and top with sliced tomato, onion, and lettuce.
What You’ll Need: unflavored instant oats, walnuts, honey
Take one package of unflavored instant oats and prepare as directed. Mix in a handful of walnuts or pistachios and drizzle a tiny bit of honey.