It sounds to be like no one has time to cook nowadays. That’s the reason why we have this article for you. Indeed, in this post, we want to share with you the best healthy snacks we eat and recommend to our clients and community.
In the case that you might:
- Have to stay in front of the computer all day long. Do you feel hungry but still want to eat quickly and healthily?
- Be all the time hungry during the morning or just before sleep, but you try to retain yourself cause you don’t know what to eat?
Suppose you say “yes” to one of these questions. This post is for you.
If you eat healthily, you can eat all day long to maintain your body full of energy. You need to know what you can eat. I’m sure you probably know what you can’t eat.
So let’s see our top best healthy snacks!
Nuts – “the nutty handful” healthy snacks:
Nuts are part of good fat. They can fill up your hunger quickly. Just note that if you try to reduce your weight don’t consume too much of it as it can increase your calorie intake.
Grab just one little handful and eat it for snack time.
If, in the other case, you try to get more weight and build mass, you can enjoy yourself with it all day long.
Smoothie – “the colour mixed” healthy snack:
Smoothie might be the best of all healthy snacks.
Indeed, this one can be straightforward and super healthy, depending on what you put in it.
You can consume one or two anytime you want. It can even be a great one for breakfast. You can drink it and add one scoop of protein powder for those who don’t like to eat in the morning. This will give you energy and feel satiated until your first meal.
Just make sure it doesn’t substitute your main meals. Eat/Drink it as a snack or for breakfast but make some proper lunch and dinner.
Your teeth need to crunch at some points during the day. They are made for that.
TIP: One of our favourite ones is made with bananas and peanut butter. Put a pinch of honey in it. Blend it with some almond milk. Then you have a perfect post-workout.
Salads – the “so much” healthy snack:
I’m sure you know that we were going to talk about this healthy one. You can’t tell us that you don’t like it; again you can put everything you want in it. So make it as you taste.
Salads can be easy to make and friendly to bring everywhere, consumed anytime, even as a meal this time, or just as a snack.
TIP: Grab a Tupperware, put some rockets salad at the bottom, and mix with some tuna (or chicken) and pumpkin seeds. Add some cherries, tomato and radishes on top. Finish by adding a spoonful of olive oil. Here you have your quick lunch ready to grab with you for work.
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Fruits – “the sweet” healthy snacks:
Fruits could be the only sugar that you need. That’s what a lot of experts say.
Fruits can be easy to grab and eat on the go. They are one of the top healthy snacks as they are plant-based. So if you are vegan or vegetarian, that’s a great one for you that you can consume “almost” as much as you want.
Just to mention, if you try to reduce weight, don’t overeat fruit heavily in sugar as mango or banana. You can have more information in this article.
Sorry to bother you but don’t forget to eat veggies daily as well. We know too many people eat just fruits and not often enough veggies. Life will be too easy and too sweet. So mix your plates, mix the tastes.
Carrots, cucumbers, and humous – “the veg” healthy snacks:
We love that one. As we mentioned before, you need to eat some veggies to make one perfect for you. It can be a not-so-bad guilty pleasure also. After all, both are healthy.
Sorry but again, if you try to reduce weight, limit your amount of hummus during the day.
It can raise your calorie intake again if you try to keep it low. So eat more carrots and cucumbers than hummus. Veggies are very low in calories and significant in nutrients. In fact, the top benefit of eating vegetables is that they’re volume foods and contain fibre. These two elements will allow you to be fuller and keep your gut healthy.
Enjoy some humous as it’s part of our best healthy snacks. Now you know what you can have for the “aperitif”.
TIP: For an excellent healthy aperitif. You can make a nice plate of radishes, cucumbers, cherries, tomatoes, batons of carrot, olives, and humus in the middle. There you are. You have substituted the crisps and peanuts to make them healthy.
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Protein bars – “the quick fix” healthy snacks:
Protein bars are easy to buy and can be pretty cheap. The big plus is that you don’t have to make it. So for a quick fix, it can be significant.
As healthy experts, we still recommend you eat just one daily. Please choose the right time to enjoy it. It might be a snack in mid-morning. Or a little sweet pleasure in the mid-afternoon?
Try to get one that contains not have much sugar in it. Please read the label before kicking it.
TIP: Do you know that you can make your protein bars as you control what you put in, you can make it super healthy!
Peanut butter/avocado toast – “the so pleased” healthy snacks:
This one is a great snack as well. Known by many of us for a long. Great to fill the hunger during the mid-morning or the mid-afternoon.
Our apologies to tell you that again, but one toast should be enough if you try to reduce your waist size. Peanut butter and avocado are good fats but can still be caloric.
On the contrary, if you want to put on mass, you can go ahead with another.
Yoghurt – “the milky” healthy snack
Notice how we didn’t say “dairy”. This is because we’re fortunate enough to live in a time when various options exist. From dairy yoghurt to plant-based yoghurt, everyone can enjoy this snack. In fact, you can enjoy plant-based yoghurt without being lactose intolerant or vegan. You can incorporate them into your diet to diversify it. You can eat your yoghurt like this or even add fruits or homemade granola. Homemade granola is healthier than the one you buy in stores. This is because you can control what’s inside (i.e nuts you prefer, the quantity of sugar).
TIP: Add one scoop of protein powder for extra protein. Pick up your favourite flavour and add it to your yoghurt. This is great, especially for people who have difficulty hitting their protein goals. For instance, people with busy schedules don’t have time to prepare a good protein meal. Or people who are in a caloric deficit.
Oatmeal – “the trendy” healthy snacks
Oatmeal is a high-fibre snack that keeps you full and helps control blood sugar levels. This is a trendy snack since many people have been going crazy lately.
Use 1/2 cup of rolled oats and add enough water or milk of your choice. It should have a thick consistency. You can make overnight oats where you leave them in the fridge, so they soak well. You can cook them in the microwave for a couple of minutes or cook them on a stove. Oatmeal is a good source of protein snacks. However, if you feel the need, add protein powder to it. Finally, top it with fruits, granola, almond, or peanut butter. Get creative with the topics!
Tip: This is also another snack where you can add protein powder.
To resume :
As you can see, there are different great versions of healthy snacks. Try to mix it. Don’t get into the monotonous routine of eating the same ones daily.
You can find some others, but we made our top best healthy snack selection for you here. These can be easy and convenient to eat on the go and bring at work or in front of the TV at home. Moreover, as you saw, there are snacks where you can add protein powder for extra protein. However, consider talking to your nutritionist first. Protein powder is only a supplement, so you shouldn’t rely on it.
In fact, you should eat healthy and diverse snacks. It’s the most excellent way to reduce weight, stay in shape, and feel more energetic. Nonetheless, we must remind you not to forget to eat a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So make all your plates healthy except for the cheat meal(s).
Healthy breakfast launch the day, healthy snacks maintain it, and healthy food is the pillar.
Move your body, take care of your eating, and welcome a healthy lifestyle.