Healthy Snack Ideas
I know how hard it is to get 5-6 meals in every day. But I also know how important it is to do so in order to speed metabolism so that you can burn calories all day long. So that is why I want to give you a bunch of healthy snack ideas today.
If you can get 3 good meals in and 2 snacks, you will be on the right track and turn into a fat burning machine.
Well, if they are good options of course 🙂
Here is another tip.
Time-Saving Cooking Tip
When you cook dinner, make double of what you normally make that way you have lunch for the next day and even extra’s for snacks.
So there you go, now with one time of cooking you have lunch and dinner.
Click on the following link to get a bunch of Healthy Breakfast Ideas. I gave you about 15 of them so you can see which ones work for you.
I know that you are busy.
You probably have kids, you work, after school activities, laundry, cleaning, cooking, etc. So I want to make this as easy as possible. But I also want to give youths of options depending on what you need.
So I am going to give you a bunch of quick on-the-go healthy snacks that you don’t need to cook for and I will also give you a bunch of recipes for super delicious and healthy snacks that you can bake.
Healthy Baked Snacks
I actually love food and love to eat so I like to eat snacks that are really yummy, that fill me up and make me feel satisfied. I am a chocolate lover!
So I take 2 days a week to bake. It takes me no more than 10 minutes usually and the rest is oven time. I usually bake on Sundays and Thursdays and this keeps me with healthy and yummy snacks for the whole week. Actually, my kids love most of these healthy baked snacks as well. I put some in my 5-year olds lunch, and he loves them.
Check out this video on Healthy School Lunch Snacks
Ok, so here are some really easy healthy snack ideas. I will start off with the NON-Cooking/Baking ones.
Healthy Snack Ideas
- Raw Veggies with Hummus
- Raw Veggies or Fruit with Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, Sun… No Peanut Butter please)
- Hard-Boiled Egg Whites and Guacamole or Avocado
- Fruit and Hard-Boiled Egg Whites
- Fruit and Nuts (almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, etc)
- Hard-Boiled Egg Whites and Nuts
- Sushi or Sashimi (can get at grocery store or restaurant)
- Protein Bar
- Protein Shakes (mPower)
Cooked or Baked Healthy Snack Ideas
Vegetable Egg Frittata with Avocado or Guacamole
Protein Pancakes: Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
You can find tons more Healthy Snack Recipes on My Pinterest Boards. So make sure to go there now and hit FOLLOW ALL so you have an easy place to get to for inspiration and recipe ideas.
What I do, is I go there on Saturdays when I make my meal plan for the week and I pick 2 recipes and I write them in my meal plan and I jot down all the ingredients in my Shopping List.
By the way, I wrote out a great super healthy SHOPPING LIST that has every ingredient you need to have a healthy and clean eating week. In it, I made a Pantry List, Freezer and Fridge List. You will find pretty much every ingredient you will ever need for all my recipes. So make sure to go here to get the list: My Healthy Shopping List.
Preparation is key to getting great results.
Take the time weekly to think about what you will have for snacks and make sure to put the ingredients in a shopping list. This has helped me tremendously. When you miss your snacks, it makes you ravenously hungry for the next meal and then you tend to over eat. That is when you either GAIN WEIGHT or CAN’T LOSE IT.
Not worth it.
Make sure to eat every few hours to keep your metabolism up and help you not have low blood sugar which causes cravings.
I am always prepared. Its one of the keys to my success.
I am now in the best shape of my life and that has helped me tons. I am in better shape now after 2 kids than ever before. And being prepared and following a plan has helped me so much. That and taking some foods out of my diet completely.