Need some easy ideas for healthy snacks you can grab when you need a pick-me-up?
Telecommuters may work from a home office, but that doesn’t mean we have oodles of time to prepare healthy snacks. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips or cookies, take time to prepare healthy snacks. Your body and wallet will thank you later.
Her our favorite recommendations for quick and easy snacks:
Make Ahead Snacks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cut up easy to eat vegetables like carrots, celery, and cucumbers before you go to bed and put them in snack bags or individual Tupperware containers. It only takes a few minutes to prepare these healthy treats that are a great fix when you get the munchies.
Prep Time: 10 -15 minutes
Add fruit to your grocery list this week and cut everything up for a colorful fruit salad. Use a can of pineapple with the juice in the salad and it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days. You’ll have a healthy treat that will curb the after-lunch sweet tooth.
Prep Time: 15+ minutes
Boil a few eggs and store in the refrigerator for a healthy protein snack during the day. Hardboiled eggs are great mashed up on toast in the morning, cut up on a salad, or plain with a pinch of salt. You can never go wrong with the incredible, edible egg as a healthy snack.
Store Bought Healthy Options
Part-skim mozzarella cheese stick
Cheese is another great protein option and part-skim mozzarella is a healthy option for those who love cheese but want something that isn’t too high in fat. Take your time peeling and eating strands of cheese for built-in break.
There are hundreds of pre-made trail mix options at the grocery store. You can find everything from chocolate bits and seeds to dried fruits and nuts come in the packaged trail mix. If you’re looking for a healthier option, stay away from mixes with chocolate pieces and large amounts of dried fruit. Check the sugar and fat content before buying so you get the health benefits you’re looking for.
Apples are a great snack. You can keep them handy on your kitchen counter and grab one anytime. They don’t make a lot of mess either. If you like a little variety, try spreading natural peanut butter on a few apple slices for a little added protein. Your afternoon food craving will thank you.
Handful of Raw Almonds
You can buy almonds in bulk and portion them out in small bags. They are easily stored in your food pantry or kitchen cupboards, and just a few offer protein and fiber to curb any munchies you might have.
What snacks do you reach for during the day?
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