7 Best Simple & Healthy Snacks to Gravitate Towards.

Relaxing Breakfast

*Grumble*

Everyone turns to look at you, and you sheepishly look down, wishing to curl up in your bed under the sheets.

Or you’re at home and are about to reach for those delicious-looking chips, but then you remember how you told yourself you would eat healthier.

But what else can you do? No one has time to cook a full on meal, and reaching for that bag of chips is so much easier.

Not anymore! With these 7 healthy snacks, you can stay healthy and eat delicious food.

So, get ready for some easy, mouth-watering snacks.

Almond Butter Toast w/ Bananas and Chia Seeds

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2–1 Banana
  • Slice of Bread
  • 2 spoons of Almond Butter

This one is a family favorite. Toast your bread, spread that almond butter, and chop up a banana. And voila, you have a breakfast/snack ready to go. For extra protein, sprinkle some chia seeds on top.

If you want, you can also drizzle some honey.

Chia Protein Balls

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/4–1/2 cup shredded coconut(optional)

First, blend oats to make a coarse powder. Then the same for almonds.

After, add dates, shredded coconut, and chia seeds to the other 2 ingredients into a food processor. Blend them all.

After that roll them into balls, and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes so they can become firm. And then it’s ready to eat! You can also put it in a brownie/cake pan in the fridge, to make bars.

Chia Pudding ~Flavors~

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Ingredients(Base):

  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2–1 tbsp honey

Mix all of these together and keep it in the fridge overnight, so it can reach the desired consistency.

The best thing about chia seed pudding is all the different varieties of flavors you can create. To name a few: Chai, Chocolate(my favorite), Fruit, Pb&J, Yellow/turmeric, Matcha Green Tea, Blueberry, Vanilla, Strawberry Cheesecake, etc.

It’s quite endless. So, which ones should you do first?

I recommend the chocolate since it’s so popular and simple.

Here are some videos, each with different chia seed pudding flavors.

This video is the one I always follow. The instructions are so clear, and her channel is full of healthy recipes/snacks ideas!

This one has 6 different ways, and few do repeat, but at least now you can experiment!

If you’re vegan then this is the one for you. She also goes a bit in-depth with the recipe, and the health benefits of chia seeds.

These are just a few videos, and there are a ton of other chia seed pudding combinations. Chia seed pudding is great for busy mornings, school, evening snacks, and even for midnight cravings!

Did these recipes make your life any easier? Let me know in the comments 👇.

Smoothies/Protein Shakes

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Smoothies are a life-saver. Not only are they REALLY healthy, but they’re an easy fix. I personally, drink smoothies almost every night for dinner. And I never get tired of them. But it can be overwhelming, with all those great smoothie recipes out there. So here’s the base I use, and a few topping ideas:

Ingredients(base):

  • 1/2–2/3 milk(almond or soy works too)
  • 2 tbsp yogurt(optional, but it adds a creamy texture)
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder(optional, but that’s where the protein’s at!)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • ice(for those hot, summer days)

Optional(but yummy!):

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1–2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp Honey

Flavor/Toppings:

  • 1/2–1 banana chopped
  • An apple chopped
  • 1 Orange chopped
  • frozen fruit(berries, pineapple, etc)
  • 1/2 avocado cut
  • A handful of Spinach + Kale(optional)

If you have any other great smoothie suggestions, comment them below!

A NOTE: If your planning on using fresh blueberries, be sure to blend them properly, or else the skin will be left.

Fruits

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You can’t talk about healthy snacks, without including fruits! And as boring as fruits may sound, they’re a great alternative. Easy as placing them into a bowl, and then washing them.

However, sometimes you just don’t have any snack worthy fruits in your house. So, use one of these other recipes mentioned, but the next time you go shopping be sure to add fruits to that list.

A few options:

  • Grapes 😀
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas(with almond butter…heavenly)
  • Apples(dice em up!)
  • Grapes(add them twice, they’re that delicious!)
  • Pears(chop em up)
  • Watermelon(may get messy- so use a fork)
  • Cherries

The list is endless… literally. There are so many fruits and each of them with their unique tastes. Maybe you’ll become a professional fruit-taster. 🤨

Healthy No-Bake Brownies

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I can’t get enough of these. Hell, my whole family loves them! They’re healthy, convenient, and oh so delicious. What more could you ask for?

This recipe is actually from, Kathryn Doherty the creator of familyfoodonthetable.com. You can find the full recipe and instructions on her blog.

But here is a preview of the ingredients:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • Dates(I use about 15 dates, that I get from Costco)
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1–3 tsp water

Oh, and did I mention these were no-bake, done in 10 minutes brownies? (I recommend leaving them in the fridge for about 30 minutes, so they can become firm.)

Banana Protein Pancakes

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A new addition to my list of healthy snacks. This recipe is from the lovely Linda Sun, who’s one of my all-time favorite fitness influencers.

You can find her on Youtube here: Linda Sun

And the recipe is in the description of this video. Like before I’ll add the ingredients down below, and one of the reasons, Linda’s so amazing!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2–1 banana
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tbsp of almond milk (more if needed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1–2 tbsp of PB2
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Chocolate chips 🙂

It may seem like a lot of ingredients, but it’s super easy. And do check out her channel. One of the reasons she’s so amazing is because she doesn’t promote harsh dieting or restrictions.

Linda’s all about that self-love and giving your body what it needs. Trust me, after you watch one of her videos, you’ll love her too!

Conclude

Yay! You now have 7 healthy snacks, all cued up and ready to go. I’ve tried all of these snacks, and love them! I hope you enjoyed this read, and if you did please share. : )

If you have any other healthy snack ideas or additions let me know in the comments!

Also, if you have anything you want me to write about next, then be sure to add them in the comments.

Stay safe! (っ^▿^)

don't be shy :)

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