It sounds to be like no one has time to cook nowadays. That’s the reason why we make this article for you. Indeed, in this post, we want to share with you the top best healthy snacks that 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. You feel hungry but still want to eat quick and healthy?
- be all the time hungry during the morning or just before to sleep, but you try to retain yourself cause you don’t know what to eat?
If 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 just 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” – best healthy snacks:
Nuts are part of good fat. They can fill up your hunger easily. 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 color mixed” – best healthy snacks:
Smoothie might be the best of all healthy snacks.
Indeed, this one can be very easy to make and can be 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. For those who don’t like to eat in the morning, you can drink it and add one scoop of protein powder. This will allow you to have energy and feel satiated until your first meal of the day.
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 as well.
Your teeth need to crunch at some points during the day. They are made for that.
TIP: One of our favorite ones is with banana 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” – best healthy snacks:
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 as again you can put everything that you want in it. So make it as you taste.
Salads can be easy to make and friendly to bring everywhere, consume anytime even as a meal this time, or just as your snack.
TIP: Grab a Tupperware, put some rockets salad at the bottom, mix with some tuna (or chicken), and pumpkin seeds. Add some cherries tomato and radishes on the top. Finish by adding a spoon of olive oil. Here you have your quick lunch ready to grab with you for work.
Fruits – “the sweet” – best healthy snacks:
Fruits could be the only sugar that you need. That’s what a lot of experts say.
Fruits again can be easy to grab, easy to eat on the go. They are one of the top healthy snacks as they are a plant-based one. 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 eat too much fruit heavy 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 eating 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” – best healthy snacks:
We love that one. As we just mentioned before you need to eat some veggies so that one is 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 again rise up your calorie intake if you try to keep it low. So eat more carrots and cucumbers, than humous. Veggies are very low in calories, great in nutrients. In fact, the top benefit of eating vegetables is that they’re volume foods and they contain fiber. 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 a nice healthy aperitif. You can make a nice plate of radishes, cucumbers, cherries tomato, batons of carrot, olives, and humous in the middle. There you are. You have substituted the crisps and peanuts to make it healthy.
Protein bars – “the easy to eat” – best 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 great.
As healthy experts, we still recommend you to eat just one daily. 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 which contains not too much sugar in it, read the label before to kick it.
TIP: Do you know that you can make your own protein bars and as you control what you put in, you can make it super healthy!
Peanut butter/avocado toast – “the so pleased” – best healthy snacks:
This one is a great snack as well. Known from many of us for 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. As peanut butter and avocado are good fats but can be still caloric.
On the contrary, if you want to put on mass, you can go ahead with another one.
Yogurt – “the milky” – best healthy snack
Notice how we didn’t say “dairy”. This is because we’re fortunate enough to live in a time where there a variety of options. From dairy yogurt to plant-based yogurt, everyone can enjoy this snack. In fact, you can enjoy plant-based yogurt without being lactose intolerant or vegan. You can incorporate them into your diet to diversify it. You can eat your yogurt 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 of it (i.e nuts you prefer, the quantity of sugar).
Tip: Add one scoop of protein powder for extra protein. Pick up your favorite flavor and add it to your yogurt. This is great especially for people who have a hard time hitting their protein goals. For instance, people who have busy schedules and don’t have time to prepare a good protein meal. Or people who are in a caloric deficit.
Oatmeal – “the trendy” – best healthy snacks
Oatmeal is a high fiber snack that keeps you full and helps control blood sugar levels. This is a trendy snack since many people have been going crazy lately about it.
Use 1/2 cup of rolled oats and add enough water or milk of your choice. It should have a thick consistency. You can either make overnight oats where you leave your oats in the fridge so that 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 boring routine of eating the same ones daily.
You can surely find some others but we made our top great best healthy snacks selection for you here. These ones can be easy and convenient to eat on the go and to 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 greatest way to reduce weight, stay in shape, and feel more energetic. Nonetheless, we have to remind you to don’t forget to eat a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So make your all plates healthy. Except for the cheat meal(s).
Healthy breakfast launch the day, healthy snacks maintain it and healthy food are the pillars of all.
Move your body, take care of your eating, and welcome to the road of a healthy lifestyle.