Monday, February 9, 2015

30 Healthy Snack Ideas

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or boring! Here are 30 easy-to-prep snacks ideas and BONUS-->> They are each under 100 calories!!  Gotta love that. ;-)

1. Mini tostada
Spread 1/4 cup of nonfat refried beans on a small tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and a sprinkle of your favorite cheese.
2. Frozen grapes
Freeze 1 cup of grapes and enjoy them as if they’re sorbet.
3. Greek yogurt with honey
Mix one teaspoon of honey into half a cup of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt.
4. Cinnamon apple
Sprinkle an apple with cinnamon for a treat that tastes more decadent than it is.
5. Strawberries and chocolate
Dip 4 or 5 (depending on their size) strawberries into 2 squares or melted dark chocolate.
6. Almost apple pie
Try 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce with a hint of cinnamon.
7. Carrots with hummus
Crunch on 9 or 10 baby carrots with a side of 2 tablespoons of hummus.
8. Nuts
Eat a handful of 25 pistachios, 14 almonds, or 16 peanuts makes for a nice “good” fat and protein snack.
9. Bitter chocolate
Enjoy 1 large block or 3 small squares of dark chocolate.
10. Kale Chips
Make your own kale chips for a fraction of the price with this recipe.
11. Bell peppers with balsamic vinegar
Drizzle 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar on top of 2 cups of sliced bell peppers.
12. Chocolate banana
Dip one-half of a banana into 2 squares of melted dark chocolate.
13. Sweet potato
Enjoy one small baked sweet potato plain or with a pinch of salt.
14. Popcorn
Munch on 2 cups of air popped popcorn.
15. Peanut butter
Even on its own, peanut (or almond) butter makes for a treat full of good fats.
16. Cottage cheese and melon
Combine three-quarters of a cup of melon with one-quarter cup of nonfat cottage cheese for a sweet dessert.
17. Shakeology
Mix one-half serving of your favorite flavor of Shakeology with water.
18. Shrimp cocktail
Dip eight medium-sized cooked, peeled shrimp in 2 Tbsp. all-natural cocktail sauce.
19. Mediterranean rice cake
Spread 1 Tbsp. of hummus on a whole grain rice cake. Top with two cucumber slices.
20. Roasted red pepper Wasa cracker
Spread 2 Tbsp. hummus on a whole-grain Wasa cracker. Top with one jarred roasted red pepper, sliced.
21. Avocado cracker
Mash 1/4 avocado with a squeeze of lime. Spread on a Wasa cracker and top with a pinch of espelette pepper or smoked paprika.
22. Frozen nutty banana
Roll half a peeled banana in one Tbsp. chopped peanuts, pressing so that nuts stick to the banana. Freeze. Enjoy!
23. Baked Apple Chips
Bake your own apple chips and you can enjoy them with much less sugar. Here’s the recipe.
24. Cheese and cracker
Top one Wasa cracker with slices of 1 piece of string cheese
25. Italian cucumbers
Cut up 2 cucumbers and enjoy them with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
26. After school snack
Cut up 4 celery stalks and dip them in 1 tbsp. almond butter.
27. Turkey tartine
Top one slice whole grain bread with 2 slices deli turkey and 1 tsp. mustard.
28. PB + J
Top one Wasa cracker with 2 tsp. nut butter and 3 sliced strawberries.
29. Monkey snack
Cut up one half of a banana and dip it in 2 tsp. nut butter and then 1 tbsp. granola.
30. Easy avocado
Mash up one half of an avocado and mix it with 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar.

Rebecca Swanner & Kirsten Morningstar over at Team Beachbody came up with this awesome list (plus a few more)!!
So....what's your FAV healthy snack?  Share in the comments!! ~Kendra~

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