Got the munchies? I’m here for you my friend, and there’s no need for your snacking habit to lead to unhealthy habits. Here are 7 of my current favorites when it comes to healthy (and easy!) snacking:
A sliced Apple with Sea Salt: Have you really never tried it? I honestly eat this almost every day, including weekends. In my opinion, an all-natural, flake-style sea salt like Maldon Salt makes all the difference. There’s just something about the combination of a crisp, sweet apple and the salt! Plus, did you know that an apple is as hydrating as a bottle of water and that pairing it with natural sea-salt gives you a dose of electrolytes that can help that hydration absorb deeper into your body?! Pretty awesome. Pro tip: someone on Instagram told me that if you add a squeeze of lime juice before the salt it tastes like a sour gummy, and I agree!
A Banana with Toppings: Bananas are one of my favorite foods. If I’m in a hurry I simply slice the banana and pair it with a tablespoon of Yum Butter or All Natural Peanut Butter. If I have more time, I like to combine 1 tbsp honey with 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter. I drizzle this combination over an entire banana and then top with things like chia seeds, oats, or dried cranberries.
Cashews or Walnuts: Both of these can be a very satiating snack that a lot of us forget to keep on hand. I also love pistachios and almonds (Skinny Dipped Almonds are one of the only food items I miss from the US).
Vegetables with Hummus: my life was changed when I discovered Butternut Squash Hummus. It just has the best flavor and I honestly crave it! It’s really good paired with carrots and topped with a drizzle of honey and walnuts.
Cottage Cheese: Top it with a bit of sea salt and cracked black pepper and this is one of the fastest snacks you can grab. However, my favorite combination is sliced tomatoes and sweet peas. Also great with peaches or pineapple for something sweeter.
Protein Bites: You can find my recipe for Vanilla Power Bites here (which can be made with any vanilla protein powder, or even made without it), or you can find various recipes online. I like to make a double batch and store them in the freezer to grab before or after workouts. You can also mix in chickpeas for added protein, freeze-dried berries for a little punch, or peanut butter for a fun alternative.
Frozen Chia Pudding: While I have long loved chia puddings (these little seeds are super hydrating!) I just recently discovered the magic of freezing them. I use this recipe from Feel Good Foodie as a base, which honestly tastes like a Wendy’s Frosty, then I get creative by adding bananas, dried fruit, or cocoa nibs. I also like mixing in some Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for an extra dose of nutrients. I reuse empty jam jars to make these and we love having them on hand.
A grazing plate! Not sure what it is? Check out Planetbox on Instagram for inspiration for these! But basically just place tiny portions of some of your favorite, healthy snacks onto a plate or into a bento box and graze away!