My sister recently came to me requesting healthy snack ideas. In fact, she said it would make a great blog post and I agree! I’ll be listing some of my favorite snacks, and some snacks from other websites/blogs that sound great.
Whole fruit. Pretty much the simplest snack ever. I eat an apple nearly every afternoon. The caffeine in it keeps me going through long lab/study sessions.
A yogurt mess is a bowl with yogurt and anything else your heart desires. In the above picture, My yogurt mess has yogurt, wheat puffs, and peanut butter dip. Right now my favorite yogurt mess combo includes raw oatmeal and blueberries. Ideas for add-ins include granola, cereal, fruit, nuts, and honey.
Above is my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Smoothie. I have a ton of smoothie recipes under my recipe tab, so check them out if you want inspiration! If you aren’t into following recipes, just add some of your favorite fruits/veggies to a blender with enough liquid (milk or juice) to get it going. Then add sweetener to taste.
Carrots and Hummus
Pretty self explanatory. I love carrots and I love hummus. Put the two together and I am a happy camper. My mom told me that when I was a baby/toddler, I ate so many carrots my skin was orange.
Cottage Cheese and Whole Grain Crackers
Cottage cheese seems to be a love it or hate it kind of thing. I’m glad I love it because it is a cheap [broke college student over here] healthy protein. Both the protein in the cottage cheese and the complex carbs in the whole grain crackers will give you long lasting energy.
Now I’m going to post some snackspiration!
Do you tend to snack or eat bigger meals?
What works best for me is to eat about 5 times a day. I usually have a moderate sized breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have a small snack between lunch and dinner and a mini-meal before bed.
What are your favorite snacks?