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Healthy Snack Ideas

Loaded with vitamins, minerals and healthy nutrients, these healthy snacks are perfect to power you through your day.

Homemade Trail Mix

Store bought trail mix can be loaded with unhealthy additives like sugar, salt, processed oil and preservatives. Plus in the long run, it can be more expensive.

Try this DIY version for a healthy balance of fats, protein, carbs and a boost of vitamins & minerals that your body will thank you for! Plus you can add all of your favorite ingredients instead of picking out unwanted raisins all day long!

Easy Homemade Trail Mix:

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds

Pro tip: Add some homemade popcorn for a trail mix that is deliciously salty and sweet.

Fruit

Sometimes when fruit seems too difficult to prep, it can deter us from reaping all their benefits. So choose fruits that are easily packable instead, like bananas, apples or oranges as this will help you eat more of them on the go. On the other hand, if you feel like getting creative, you can always make a big fruit salad and pack it in Tupperware containers for easy access throughout the week.

Pro tip: Twice a week, dice up your favorites fruits and sort them into tupperwear for quick, on-the-go fruit salads!

Love sweet treats? Try these healthy swaps to satisfy your cravings!

Hard-Boiled Eggs

High in protein and easy to prepare, hard-boiled eggs fill you up and give you energy when you need it most.

Pro tip: Pack some hard boiled eggs for days when you head to the gym after work. They’ll give you the energy to complete a solid training session and you can eat them as you walk.

Vegetables

Maximize on nutrients and make your snacks more exciting by adding cheese or healthy dips! If your main goal should be to eat more vegetables, small additions can go a long way.

Veggie Snack Ideas:

  • Cucumber, tomato and feta cheese bites
  • Raw carrots and broccoli with hummus or greek yogurt dip
  • Celery and peanut butter
  • Sugar snap peas

Kale Chips & Popcorn

These two require very little prep and can go a long way. Homemade popcorn is an easy and delicious filler and kale chips are superfood snack that you won’t mind eating a lot of!

How-To Make Kale Chips:

  1. Wash, dry and finely chop kale into bite sized pieces
  2. Put kale pieces into a pan lined with parchment paper
  3. Drizzle kale with olive oil and a pinch of salt
  4. Bake for 15-20 min at 180 degrees celsius

Pro tip: You can add all sorts of spices and flavoring to your kale chips or homemade popcorn. Add cumin, paprika or garlic salt to kale chips or add coconut oil and cinnamon to homemade popcorn.

Looking for more recipe tips? Try these healthy breakfasts to get the day off to a great start.