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  • Writer's pictureShelby O'Hagan

HEALTHY Snack Ideas

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ATTENTION: this is not an all-encompassing list! There are endless possibilities for snacks, but these are some options that I like. And I hope you'll feel inspired to add to it!

You may notice a couple things:

  1. Most healthy snacks require some prep-work. Unfortunately that's just the way it is, folks. Convenience foods aren't made to be satisfying, they're designed to make you want more. Booo!

  2. I don't recommend carbohydrates by themselves. Why? When it comes to energy, we can think of the macronutrients like logs on a fire. Carbs are like kindling -- if you rely on them to feed a fire, you'll be stuck feeding that thing all day long! Fats and proteins are like logs -- you can throw one of those bad boys on the fire and not worry about feeding it again for a while. When we consciously eat all three macros, we get long lasting energy and can take on the world! :)

Without further ado... I present... HEALTHY SNACKS:

  • Apple or other fruit with nuts or nut butter

  • Avocado with sea salt and hot sauce

  • Avocado on sprouted grain toast (I love Silver Hills bread!)

  • Bone broth with salt, pepper, and Italian herbs

  • Celery with nut butter and raisins

  • Eggs - hard boiled, deviled, baked into muffin cups, etc

  • Egg salad made with plain, full-fat plain yogurt

  • Full-fat cottage cheese with pepper and hot sauce

  • Full-fat plain yogurt with berries and honey

  • Jerky - lowest sugar possible, avoid high-fructose corn syrup

  • Kale or plantain chips dipped in guacamole (if you're near Trader Joe's, their plantain chips dipped in their Greek yogurt-based guac = YUMMM!)

  • Leftovers from last night’s dinner

  • Lettuce wrap filled with leftovers, tuna salad, or egg salad

  • Meatballs

  • Nitrate-/Nitrite-free turkey or ham roll-ups with sliced veggies and avocado

  • Nuts - alone or with dried fruit as a trail mix

  • Oatmeal with butter and/or nuts/nut butter

  • Olives

  • Protein bar - EPIC and GoMacro are great options

  • Roasted chickpeas (these can be sweet or savory, eaten plain or on a salad, etc)

  • Sandwich half on sprouted grain bread

  • Tuna salad made with plain, full-fat plain yogurt

  • Veggies dipped in pesto, guacamole, or hummus

  • Vegetarian meatballs made from beans and lentils

Do you have any other ideas I should add to this list? Let me know!

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