Eating healthy can be a struggle at times, especially when you have cravings. While it’s okay to indulge in your favorite sweets and junk food once in a while, trying to stay healthy all the time can have you scratching your head for what to eat. With a busy schedule, it can be hard to meal plan or pack snacks that will have you feeling energized. If you are looking for healthy snacks that are also quick and easy, you have come to the right place. Here are 8 healthy snacks to curve your cravings and keep you on the healthy path!
1. Parmesan Zucchini Crisps
For a quick and easy snack, cut up some cucumbers and sprinkle some shredded Parmesan cheese on top of each slice. Season the slices with kosher salt and bake. Use ranch dressing as a dip and you are done! No fuss. No mess and they are delicious. Oh yes!
2. Peanut Butter Energy Bites
If you need a boost of energy, but have no time for elaborate baking recipes, then these bite-size snacks are for you! With just five ingredients and no baking required, you will have an on-the- go snack that is nutritious and delicious. If you make enough bites the first time around, these guys could last you weeks. Just stick them in the freezer and transfer them to a plastic bag when you are ready to go!
3. Frozen Fruity Yogurt Bites
If you have 10 minutes during the day, you can quickly prepare this healthy snack. All you have to do is place some yogurt in a muffin tin and add some fruit of your choice (we recommend the raspberries and blueberries this recipe calls for because they pair well with the yogurt) into each cup. Freeze them and you will have snacks for the rest of the week! Easy, right?
4. Chicken Avocado Burrito Wraps
Mind you, this will require some precooked chicken, so you can use leftover chicken from dinner the night before if you’re in a hurry. Once you have assembled all our ingredients, throw them into a quesadilla and you’re done. This will keep you full until dinner time and it is a guilt-free snack! What more can we ask for?
5. Caprese Avocado Toast
With the toast trend going around, there are bound to be some healthy variations. This snack takes 10 minutes to make and it will curve all of the cravings. The tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette will elevate this avocado toast to top cuisine.A healthy snack that will keep you full and energized, this is a winner in our books!
6. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
If you are craving fries, why not try this healthier version? Sweet potatoes cut to perfection and seasoned are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. You won’t be able to get enough. Packed with flavor and delicious, this snack will keep you happy until dinner time!
7. Peanut Butter and Banana Parfait
Peanut butter and banana go together like macaroni and cheese! Add in some crushed graham crackers or granola and you have the perfect healthy snack. It is simple to assemble and delicious to eat. You’ll lick the spoon clean!
8. Avocado Hummus
This healthy snack is filled with flavor! Who knew garbanzo beans and avocado went so well together? This might take a little longer to prepare, but the flavor in this will be worth the extra time. Follow the recipe to not only make the hummus, but also to prepare some easy, homemade, pita chips! Yum! Who knew eating healthy could taste so good?