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  • Writer's pictureColleen Clesen

Healthy Snack Ideas

Happy Friday! It has been a long week with everything that has been going on in our world. If your routine has changed and you're stuck at home then you may be finding yourself reaching for snacks more than normal. Don't beat yourself up about it, we all do it!

It is best to try and keep your routine as normal as possible during this time and that includes your eating habits. If you normally prepare/pack your food for the day then you can still do that home! Prepare your meals and snacks ahead of time and have them set aside for each day. This is also great to do with kids at home that keep wanting snacks all day. Give them their own big bowl with 3-4 snacks for the day and they can choose a snack from their bowl as they get hungry!

Below are a few of my favorite healthy & satisfying snacks and tips!

• Portion your snacks out so you don’t overdo the serving size. I use these reusable baggies that I bought on amazon so I avoid plastic and don’t feel like I’m wasting a plastic bag while just sitting at home!

•I love Simple Mills almond flour crackers. They’re addicting, so I buy them in the snack packs already portioned out! Fresh Thyme and Thrive Market carry them.

•1-2 servings of fruit a day is always a good snack! I usually have apples, raspberries or blueberries on hand.

Rxbar has pre-packaged nut butters and protein bars. I buy the kid's size bars because I think they’re a great snack size!

•I always keep fresh veggies washed and chopped such as cucumber and carrots and have some sort of dip in the house to eat them with. I’ve been really digging Lilly's paleo cauliflower hummus. Fresh Thyme carries this hummus.

•Sometimes we crave snacks simply because we may have not eaten enough protein in our last meal. That is where a scoop of protein powder mixed with almond or coconut milk can be very satisfying! I use the Ancient Nutrition chocolate bone broth protein powder in unsweetened coconut milk and warm it up to make hot chocolate for a sweet, high protein treat!

•Lastly, you can always reach for more high protein snacks that are also a good balance of healthy fats such as hard-boiled eggs, nuts & seeds (portioned out), and unsweetened yogurt!


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