Happy Monday! This weekend, I did some grocery shopping and wanted to share some ideas for easy snacks that I’ve been loving recently. I typically eat every few hours throughout the day with smaller meals and lots of snacks, so I’m always looking for ideas for new, healthy snacks to try! Here are some of my current favorites that are a little more creative than just an apple or granola bar:
-Carrots with hummus- For a long time, I was a hummus hater. I thought it was disgusting and could never understand why people liked it. Then, I tried Trader Joe’s tomato basil hummus and I fell in love. Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but it’s SO good. After that, I started liking other flavors of hummus, too, like roasted red pepper. So, maybe try some different flavors if you think you don’t like it!
I usually pack my hummus into this tiny container and put some carrots into a bag, so it’s the perfect on-the-go snack. You can definitely use celery, bell pepper strips, or cucumber slices as dippers, too.
-Triscuits with Laughing Cow cheese- About 1 serving of Triscuits is the perfect amount to go with a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese. I love Triscuits and would totally eat them plain, but the cheese makes it more of a substantial snack. You could use any kind of crackers or cheese you like!
-Greek yogurt- I love Greek yogurt because it’s a great source of protein and it tastes amazing! I eat it pretty much every single day. I love buying a big container of plain yogurt and stirring in a little honey and fresh fruit, like berries or bananas slices.
The individual containers are really convenient, too. I always stir some plain Greek yogurt into the fruit-on-the-bottom ones which makes them seem a lot bigger! Stonyfield’s lemon kind is one of my favorites- I could almost eat it for dessert, but I think things only count as dessert if there’s chocolate involved?
-A banana with natural peanut butter- Simple and perfect. Also, super cheap on a college student budget, especially if you grab bananas from the dining hall 😉 Or try almond butter for a variation on the peanut butter & banana combo.
-A piece of dark chocolate- Obviously a square of dark chocolate isn’t a super filling snack, but I always keep some kind of dark chocolate on hand for when those afternoon chocolate cravings hit. Right now, I’m loving these Hershey’s dark chocolate squares with toffee & almonds. I think these go along with “healthy snacks” because one piece helps curb a chocolate craving and saves me from running to find the nearest brownie. (Not that there’s anything wrong with eating a brownie, but it’s nice to have an healthier alternative!)
-Graham crackers with peanut butter or almond butter. Try making a graham cracker and peanut butter “sandwich” and freezing it- so good!
-A salty snack mix made with popcorn and pretzels
-Frozen banana slices- if you have bananas that get a little too ripe, peel, slice, and freeze them. They’re great straight out of the freezer!
-A small sweet potato, microwaved and sprinkled with cinnamon
Hopefully these will give you some ideas for new snacks to try!
What are some of your favorite snacks?
Hummus- love or hate it? What are your favorite things to dip into it?
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