10 healthy living bloggers share their favorite snacks so you’ll never be hangry again.
Let’s talk about snacks bay-be, let’s talk about you and me. Ok, cool, now that I got that one out of my system, we can really talk snacks.
As I mentioned before, a lot of people let me know on my reader survey that they were on the hunt for more healthy snack ideas. Healthy snacks are clutch when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet. In fact, one of my biggest stumbling blocks is letting myself get too hungry, over eating and feeling bleh later. A nutritious, balanced snack between meals is a great way to combat that.
When I say balanced, I’m referring to a snack that has some combination of fats, carbs and protein from whole food ingredients. Almost all of these snacks check at least two of those boxes if not three. Having a balance of fat, protein and carbs can help ward away hunger and give you the energy you need to get through the day without relying on too much sugar or caffeine.
For this post I enlisted the help of some of my healthy living blogger buddies. I put out the bat signal calling for everyone’s favorite snacks. I got an amazing response! So many creative healthy ideas. I ended up choosing 10 snacks all of which I also enjoy and I think you will too! Definitely check out these bloggers’ sites because they’re filled with so many delicious ideas. I don’t think it will come as a surprise to see that most of these snacks involved avocado or nut butter in some way. What can I say, errybody is team #healthyfat and proud.
Edamame Lightly Salted
My girl Emilie from emilieeats.com suggested this delicious snack which is a great vegan protein source. She also recommends pairing these bad boys with veggies & hummus.
Nut Butter Dates
Leah, the vegan goddess behind lovemefeedme.net, suggested one of my all time favorite snacks: nut butter dates. The ones pictured are topped with chia, goji & pecans but she also suggested adding a bit of homemade granola, because she’s a vegan genius.
Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Bananas
This classic combination of flavors was suggested by Lauren, the blogger behind breathedeeplyandsmile.com. I topped these slices with Enjoy Life Chips so vegans and not vegans alike can enjoy this sweet, satisfying snack.
Avocado with Chile Flakes, Salt & Lime
Molly, the wonderful blogger behind apolloandluna.com suggests enjoying the mighty avocado in its full glory. Sprinkle this bad boy with a little Himalayan Salt, cayenne pepper flakes and lime juice. Will do, Molly, Will do.
Rice Cakes with Nut Butter & Avocado
Great minds think alike because the ladies behind myhealthyishlife.com and thecleaneatingcouple.com both suggested using rice cakes as vehicles for nut butter and avocado. They are smart ladies. Very smart ladies.
Greek Yogurt with Granola, Berries & Nut Butter
Both Natalie from afitphilosophy.com and Ashley from fitmittenkitchen.com suggested the classic combo of greek yogurt, granola, nut butter and berries. Can you go wrong with this combo? Short answer: no.
Greek Yogurt with Berries, Almond Butter & a Square Bar
This one was my own creation. This could double as a bigger snack or lighter breakfast. With the combined protein power from greek yogurt and squarebar, combined with the healthy fat from the almond butter this will keep your tastebuds and body satisfied for several hours.
Avocado Toast with Pepitas
This was a snack that almost everyone I asked suggested, and if you follow my Instagram you know it’s heavy on my rotation too. I don’t understand how something so simple could be so delicious and satisfying but alas, there lies the magic of the avocado.
Apples with Peanut Butter & Hemp Seeds
A snack as old as time, this classic comes highly recommended by Christina from theblissfulbalance.com who swears by this bad boy to ward of hunger. I trust everything Christina says and does and this snack is no exception.
Hard boiled Eggs with an Avocado
Rachel from ahealthfulheart.com suggested this savory combo that packs a hunger crushing protein, fat combo. This delicious pairing is great when you’re trying to tame your sweet tooth.
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Now It’s Your Turn:
Ok, so I totally want to do another one of these posts so tell me:
- What’s your favorite snack?