Healthy Snacking Made Easy

Sometimes you’re just craving a sweet or salty snack, especially when you just started your healthy living journey. But don’t break away from your healthy habits just yet, we’ve created a list of some of the best guiltfree nutritious snacks, so you can continue to stay fit and healthy.

 How to Pick a Healthy Snack 

Before we share our list we want to help you learn how to pick snacks that are not only delicious, but also good for you. Going down the snack aisle you might feel overwhelmed with what to pick so we’ve created some easy ways for you to find what will satisfy your cravings, but also nourish your body.  

  1. Always pick snacks with short ingredient lists. Honestly the less ingredients the better.
  2. If you can pick snacks that are high in fiber, low in sugar, and high in water the better.
  3. Pair your snacks with a protein, (ex. Apples and peanut butter, hummus and carrots.)
  4. Fruits and vegetables are your friend. Seriously, those are the best snack foods.
  5. Aim for dairy products that are low in fat.

 

So now that we’ve delved into the how to pick a healthy snack, we can  now share our list of some of our favorite go-to snacks that fit into these criteria.

Sweet Snacks

Apples                                                              
Pears
Strawberries
Blueberries
Mandarin Oranges
Kiwis
Grapes
Watermelon
Bananas
Raspberries
Blackberries
Raisins 
Dried Dates
Dried Cranberries
Cheerios
Fruity Ice Pops with No Sugar Added
Dark Chocolate
Low Sugar Granola Bars
No Sugar Whole Grain Cereal
Low Sugar Greek Yoghurt
Fruit Smoothies
Kefir Drinks

 

Salty

Almonds                                                                                                                     
Walnuts
Lightly Salted Peanuts
Pistachios
Air popped popcorn
Whole Wheat Crackers
Roasted Seaweed Snacks
Baby Carrots
Celery
Chopped Bell Peppers
Chopped Cucumbers
Cherry Tomatoes
Hummus
Peanut Butter
Pumpkin Seeds
String Cheese
Snap Peas
Pretzels
Boiled Eggs
Lightly Salted Edamame
Baked Veggie Chips (ex. Kale Chips)

 

Tip: While eating your fresh vegetables skip the ranch or blue cheese dip and use hummus or peanut butter instead. Peanut butter also pairs well with different fruits such as apples and bananas.


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