Snacking healthy can be hard. When you don't have a lot of time to cook, it's easy to grab something fried like potato chips, sugary like candy, or heavily processed like fruit snacks. But even if you're short on time, you can stay fit and fueled with these 20 good and good-for-you treats. Check out the recipes and ideas below and bring health back into your midday pick-me-up.
1. Banana, chocolate, and almond butter bites
If almonds aren't your thing, you can make these using peanut butter.
2. Granola, peanut butter, and apple sandwiches
This snack is crispy, sweet, and healthy!
3. Spicy Sriracha popcorn
Mix up some butter, add as much Sriracha as you want, and start snacking.
4. Vietnamese spring rolls
Wrap up mint, herbs, and shrimp in rice paper for a refreshing and protein-packed snack.
5. Dried apple chips
You can bake these or make them in the microwave.
6. Avocado toast with a sunny-side up egg
This snack is packed with heart-healthy fats and protein. Yum!
7. Avocados and hard-boiled eggs
Remove the yolk from your hard-boiled eggs if you're concerned about cholesterol.
8. Cauliflower crust mini pizzas
These tiny pizzas are low in carbs but high in flavor.
9. Baked carrot chips
Just brush your carrot slices with olive oil and stick them in the oven for 10 minutes. Voilà!
10. Cheerios and peanut butter bars
The best part: there's no baking required! Get the recipe here.
11. Ants on a log
Get creative with this classic kids' snack.
12. Greek yogurt ranch veggie dip
Greek yogurt is pumped with protein. Read the instructions on how to make this delicious dip here.
13. Yogurt-covered fruit bites
Just douse your favorite fruit in yogurt and freeze.
14. Cottage cheese guacamole
Add cottage cheese to your guacamole to make it creamy and full of protein.
15. Healthy trail mix
Mix up your favorite healthy nuts, seeds, and dried fruits for a portable snack.
16. Peanut butter honey yogurt dip
Read the sweet and tangy recipe here.
17. Cucumbers stuffed with herb cream cheese and cherry tomatoes
So simple, but so delicious!
18. Quick pico de gallo
This dip is refreshing and full of vitamin-rich veggies.
19. Prosciutto and fresh mozzarella on garlic toast crackers
This snack is not only healthy, but also a bit more sophisticated than the usual fare.
20. Mediterranean cucumber roll-ups
Wrap hummus, feta cheese, and peppers in thinly sliced cucumber strips for a tasty, crunchy snack.
I want to try making cottage cheese guacamole ASAP...and maybe some pico de gallo to go with it! Which of these snack ideas had your mouth watering?