Have It Your Way: Unique Healthy Snacks
Choosing healthy snacks can help improve your health, boost your energy levels, and stave off hunger between meals, but some healthy snacks can be boring and bland.
Here are a few of our favorite unique healthy snack recipes to give your taste buds what they want and your body what it needs.
Healthy Snacks: Good Snacks To Eat
Healthy snacking can help manage hunger throughout the day, improve your blood sugar regulation, and if you’re choosing good snacks to eat, snacking can increase your intake of nutrient-rich foods.
When looking for healthy snacks, look for foods that are rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They will give your body the fuel it needs and leave you feeling satiated—so you’re not drawn back into the kitchen or tempted by unhealthy snacks.
Tips for Making Healthy Snacking Easier:
- Plan ahead. Go to the grocery store with a list of healthy snack foods and ingredients for any recipes you want to follow. Without a list, you might be drawn to grabbing whatever catches your eye.
- Prep snacks for quick convenience. Stock your pantry and fridge with pre-portioned snacks for when you’re in a time crunch. Cut veggies ahead of time, divide that big box of crackers into smaller, travel-friendly containers, and pre-slice your cheese.
- Stash snacks where you need them most. Your car, desk at work, purse—Keep a non-perishable snack ready to go when hunger strikes.
Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seeds are packed full of beneficial nutrients, fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. They don’t have a particularly strong flavor, which makes them perfect for pairing with other healthy fruits, nuts, and berries. The chia seeds’ uniqueness comes from the gelatinous consistency they take on when soaked in liquid.
To make chia seed pudding, combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with ⅓ cup of the milk of your choosing. Cover and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes or overnight. Once pudding consistency is achieved, stir in ½ tablespoon of flavoring (cocoa powder, cinnamon nut butter, or honey) and a handful of your favorite toppings (berries, fruit, shredded coconut, almond slices, or granola). Enjoy!
Protein Popcorn Balls
Popcorn is a great low-calorie snack, and when you add protein to it, it gets even better. This keto-friendly recipe for High Protein Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Balls is a game-changer when it comes to acks that satisfy your sweet tooth AND keep you on track for your health goals.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil and add a 3-ounce bag of keto-friendly marshmallows, mix until melted. Remove from heat and stir in ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Pour marshmallow mixture into a bowl with two bags of Salty Sweet Kettle Korn Protein Popcorn. Stir until combined. Form marshmallow popcorn mixture into six uniform balls and set on parchment paper to cool. Sprinkle with a dusting of cinnamon and sugar for added sweetness.
Leafy greens are great for you! But that doesn’t mean they’re always great tasting. Turning kale into kale chips is a great way to consume all the fiber, minerals, and antioxidants kale has to offer.
After washing and drying the kale leaves, rip leaves into smaller, bite-sized pieces. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Toss to thoroughly coat each piece. Spread kale on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes or until chips are crispy and very lightly browned.
Grab & Go Krisps
Everyone needs a go-to bar they can count on for quality nutrition on those days when you just don’t have time to make yourself a snack. Ditch the boring, traditional snack bars loaded with added sugar and choose a convenient snack that tastes delicious and boosts your protein.
Made with puffed whey protein, KUDO Protein Krisps are different from every other protein snack bar out there. Keep these gluten-free, functional food bars on hand when you need a protein-packed snack that will satisfy your cravings.
Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
With summer right around the corner, it can be hard to stay away from sugary frozen treats. Set yourself up for success by having these homemade frozen yogurt popsicles ready to go in your freezer.
Blend your favorite fruit and plain Greek yogurt and pour into popsicle molds before freezing. Keep in the freezer for when you need a refreshing treat! Need some inspiration? Blend blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries together for a berry-blasting trifecta or mango with a splash of honey for a sweet and tropical twist. With such a simple recipe, you can really let your imagination run wild!
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