My Top 10 Healthy Snack Recipes
For me, one of the biggest keys to eating healthy is making sure that I never let myself get too hungry. If you’ve seen any of my food diaries on my social media you’ll know that I like to eat around six times each day!
That means that I need to have lots of snacks on hand and ready to go. Here are some of my go-to healthy snack ideas so you can try the ones you like for yourself!
My top healthy snacks
Now, I am a huge sweet tooth but I have also included some of my top savory snacks so there’s something for everyone.
These sweet snacks are quick to prepare — and the protein bites are perfect to “grab-and-go”.
Strawberry banana protein shake
I love to play around with different smoothie and shake combinations — when I’m at home a shake or smoothie is a go-to snack! I make this strawberry banana protein shake with frozen banana to give it that creamy thickness I love.
Chocolate milkshake protein smoothie
This is a simple but classic recipe that satisfies your chocolate cravings and it also makes a great post-workout recovery snack. You can make my chocolate protein milkshake in five minutes and even enjoy it with a spoon, it’s so thick and creamy.
Almond oatmeal cookie batter protein shake
When you are craving a dessert, this cookie batter protein shake will hit the spot — plus it’s healthy! If you have plain almond butter, you can use a few drops of vanilla essence to enhance the vanilla flavour.
Oatmeal chocolate chip protein bites
These oatmeal protein bites are my FAVE for when I really need a treat. They are so delicious! They’re also a good protein-packed post-workout snack, to help you recover faster from your weight training.
Chocolate coconut protein bites
For anyone like me who is allergic to peanut butter, sometimes it can feel like every healthy recipe has peanut butter in it! These chocolate coconut protein bites are made with almond butter — or you can substitute tahini.
Plain Greek yogurt and berries
This snack doesn’t need a recipe — choose your favorite berries, you can defrost frozen berries or use any fresh fruit that you have available, and add Greek yogurt!
I like to top this snack with almond flakes, sunflower seeds or cacao nibs and a drizzle of honey if I feel like a sweeter treat.
Here are my go-to savory snacks — and I’m telling you now, this avocado toast recipe is world-class, you have to try it!
Toast with toppings
Toast is such a good option for a quick snack if you are at home or anywhere with basic kitchen facilities. Just add whatever toppings you have on hand — if I am away from home, I will add sliced hard boiled eggs with tomato, hummus and avocado, figs with cheese, or plain almond butter.
You can make this snack with whatever you happen to have on hand!
Hummus and vegetables
Did you know that fruit and vegetables are carbs? You don’t have to eat pasta or bread in order to meet your macronutrient needs each day!
One of my snacks-to-go is sliced fruit and vegetables with a dip like hummus or almond butter (I LOVE almond butter!).
Cottage cheese with snap peas
Cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein, and you can pair it with just about anything — crackers, fruit or cut vegetables. I like to have cucumber, sugar snap peas and red pepper with cottage cheese.
Find a combination that YOU love — remember that nutrition is individual and there is no one perfect way to eat healthy. The most important thing is that you ENJOY it!
Whole grain toast with avocado
This is the perfect recipe when you want a cafe-style snack in the comfort of home.
Take a slice of whole-wheat or sourdough bread, and toast it thoroughly — you can use the grill to ensure it’s really evenly toasted.
Then SLICE an avocado onto the toast, and sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and some crushed red pepper flakes. Finish it with a drizzle of fresh lemon juice — YUM!
I prefer to slice my avocado rather than mashing it! I know smashed avo is a huge trend right now, but trust me, slicing it gives it a totally different texture. If you are quite hungry, you can add a poached egg to this snack to make it more filling.
What are your go-to healthy snacks?
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