Healthy Snacks Made Easy
Eating healthy always takes a little creativity and planning. I tend to fall off the wagon from time to time. But, when you fall off you don't need to stay there. You just have to brush yourself off and get back on. That is where I am at right now.
Enjoying what your eating and not having to feel guilty about snacking is the best. The snack recipes I posted below are not only delicious but nutritious too. These snack options are ones even children will enjoy. My kids even like a handful of these snacks. Not sure if they will ever replace potato chips with kale chips but it's worth a shot. My kids love healthy snacks like: bananas and apples with peanut butter, broccoli, baby carrots, cashews and avocados
Here are some other ideas to try:
This salad tastes like summertime to me.This crisp and colorful too!
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 roma tomato medium
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 oz Mozzarella
2 1/2 leaves (2 g) fresh basil
How to prepare: Slice tomato and mozzarella and layer with basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and oil.
Celery Sticks with Peanut Butter
It's so easy to make, and so yummy. High protein-packed snack, peanut butter spread on celery. You could even throw a few raisins on there to bring you back to your childhood "ants on a log" my old snack favorite.
Ingredients: 5 four inch sticks of celery
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark
Adding some sweet fruit like strawberry or kiwi to your frozen yogurt can be so tasty, you won’t believe that it’s low calorie and less than 10g of sugar per serving.
Ingredients: 1 large container of plain yogurt
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups chopped fruit
Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Honey and Lime
This light, refreshing summertime treat is surprisingly low calorie, but has 4 grams of high quality protein.
Ingredients: 1 20-25 lb seedless watermelon
2 cups cilantro leaves
6 oz queso fresco
1/4 cup honey
Fresh lime wedges as garnish
Pickled Red Onions
1 medium red onion thinly sliced
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
Fruit and Cheese Mini Kabobs
A fun way to combine dietary fiber, protein, and tons of vitamins and minerals.
Ingredients: 1 (6 ounce) package blueberries
1 (6 ounce) package raspberries
1 (8 ounce) package colby jack cheese cubes
Healthy Egg Muffin Cups
Looks difficult, but it actually just takes 10 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of cook time. Good amount of protein and low calorie.
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup red pepper (measured after chopping)
1 cup green pepper (measured after chopping)
1 cup yellow onion (measured after chopping)
2 cups baby spinach - roughly chopped (measured/packed before chopping)
1 cup mushrooms (measured before chopping)
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt, to taste
4 whole eggs
4 egg whites
Hot sauce (it's optional)
Here is a clever way to sneak in your superfoods. Kale has fiber, protein, and is packed with antioxidants. And supports cardiovascular health and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Ingredients: 1 medium-sized bunch of kale, washed and dried very well
2 tsp olive oil
a pinch or two of salt
a pinch of garlic powder
Here are some healthy yet easy healthy snack ideas that you can try. I can eat these guilt free.
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