One of the most frequently asked questions I get from people related to health is what to snack on. Often times we can figure out how to prepare healthy meals, but it’s those times during the day when we are busy and get hungry and often it is easiest to grab something not so healthy.
About a year ago I posted with some ideas for after school snacks for kids, but I thought I’d expand that list a bit more. So here’s a good go-to list of options for when you get that snack attack! Some are store bought and some are homemade, so hopefully you can find something that sounds yummy to you!
– Triscuit crackers and turkey slices
– Bars: Trio bars, KIND, or LARABARS
– 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt with fruit
– Stretch Island Fruit Leather
– Any variety of nuts (almonds, cashews and pistachios are great options)
– Turkey Jerky
– Veggies and hummus (carrots and sliced peppers work great)
– Harvest Snap Snapea Crisps (I’ve found that these are cheapest at Costco, but can also be found at Walmart and Whole Foods)
– Hard boiled eggs
– Green smoothie
– Roasted chickpeas (I take the sugar out of this recipe and think it’s perfect with just the honey!)
– Homemade trail mix: nuts, raisins, pretzels, or anything else
– Cottage cheese and crackers
– Homemade granola bars
– An apple with peanut butter or almond butter (these are a great option for on-the-go snacking!)
– Cheese stick
– Homemade popscicles
– Whole grain chips and salsa
Always remember that snacking doesn’t need to leave you full, it should leave you satisfied until you eat the next meal. Keep in mind that drinking water throughout the day will help manage hunger and always be aware of portion size. Happy snacking!
Awesome ideas, Trisha. I’ve been looking for inexpensive treats to serve the kids – we’ll be making those roasted chick peas this week!