Let's talk about snacks...specifically some healthy snack recipes!
I love being able to snack throughout the day, but junk food snacking can really take a toll on your health. If you are constantly reaching for less-nutritious options, those little snacks can add up. I knew that trying some easy, healthier snack options would help me in the long run. Not only do they taste good, but I know they are better for me.
So no more of that mid-afternoon entire bag of chips binge (that ultimately leads to feeling terrible after). Below are some easy and healthy snack recipes for you to try. Lets amp up our snacking routine!
*Also, all of the calorie estimates will vary with the brands you use. The calories provided are just a point of reference for planning purposes.*
Peanut Butter Yogurt - 100 Calories
Combine 3 oz. nonfat Greek yogurt, 2 tbsp. PB2 powdered peanut butter, and stevia to taste.
Summer Melon Soup - 75 Calories
Blend together: 1 cup cantaloupe, 1/4 cup avocado, and chopped mint. Chill then serve.
Veggies & Ranch Dip - 100 Calories
Combine 4 oz. Greek yogurt and 1 tsp. ranch mix. Enjoy with some fresh veggies - my favorites are carrots, celery, & peppers!
Citrus Berry Salad - 100 Calories
Combine 2 cups of mixed berries and 2 tbsp. of orange juice. Chill then serve.
Mini Quesadilla - 125 Calories
Take 1 corn tortilla and sprinkle on 1 oz. low-fat shredded cheddar cheese. Fold over and microwave for 20 seconds. Add a little salsa for some extra flavor.
Take these on the go in a reusable silicone food storage bag! These are my favorite - they are dishwasher and microwave safe!
Watermelon Feta Salad - 150 Calories
Mix 1 cup of cubed watermelon with 1/4 cup feta cheese and 1 tsp. freshly chopped dill. Stir and enjoy!
Turkey Lettuce Wraps - 75 Calories
Wrap 2 oz. low-sodium deli turkey with 1 tsp. Dijon mustard in a large lettuce leaf.
This recipe is perfect for on the go! I love making two of these, throwing them in my gym bag, and eating them for some quick fuel before a workout!
Banana Chips - 110 Calories
Cut up a banana into 1/8-inch slices and dip into lemon juice. Bake at 250°F on a cookie sheet (with parchment paper) for 2 hours. The wait is well worth it - YUM!
Roasted Chickpeas - 160 Calories
Rinse and drain 1/2 cup canned chickpeas. Toss with 1 tsp. olive oil and pinch of salt. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.
Blueberry Smoothie - 100 Calories
Blend together 1/3 cup nonfat yogurt, 2/3 cup frozen blueberries, and ice. Add a little stevia to taste.
Pour this into a reusable mason jar and take it with you on the go! These are my favorite! I also like the ones with the handles, but they do not fit in car cup holders as well.
Healthier PB & J Pita - 200 Calories
Take one small pita pocket and add 1 tbsp. of your favorite nut butter - natural versions are better. Then mash up 1/4 cup of your berry of choice and add to the pita.
I hope you feel inspired to try one of these recipes. Let me know in the comments what your favorite health snack recipe is!