So lately we’ve been all about health and staying clean with our food choices. At first for me, it was to remain fit and lose a little bit of weight. Eventually, it turned into enjoying healthy food and getting creative with the things I would make. I love eating healthy and now I love figuring out ways to keep my healthy eating fun and delicious! We wanted to share our top 5 healthy snacks with you guys today. Each snack is unique and different from the other! Healthy eating can be appetizing and yummy. So here we go…!
1. Protein Berry Smoothie
This is packed with protein and antioxidants for your post workout snack! I love to have this after a workout because it fuels my body and sometimes fills me up! This is our recipe but feel free to change or sub things in according to your preference 🙂
2 scoops of protein powder (chocolate or vanilla, whatever you have!)
1/2 cup to 1 cup of almond milk or water
5-7 berries of choice
1 tbsp of almond butter or peanut butter
Now sometimes we dont add the nut butter, just depends on the day or what were feeling. But nut butter is also a great source of protein.
2. Roasted Veggies
So once we started getting into healthy eating, we immediately began to roast vegetables. We’ve always loved vegetables since we were kids. We weren’t really those kids that would hide their veggies at the dinner table or spit it out when it was given to us, haha. We ate everything! So we thought it would be great to roast vegetables and put some of our favorite seasonings on them to change things up and make them more appealing! They are delicious and a great snack on the go.
Here’s what we usually do to our veggies:
pick 5 or 6 of your favorite vegetables, ours include carrots, asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, bell peppers, and tomatoes. We also like to add sweet potatoes, we cut them either into fries or little disks, they make for a great snack!
After you have chopped up all your veggies how you’d like, lay them on a sheet pan and then add your seasonings! We love to add salt and pepper, garlic powder and paprika. We also spray some avocado oil (avocado oil has a very high smoke point, so it does great in the oven at high temperatures) or you could use olive oil if you only have that.
Then we usually put the oven on at 375 degrees and roast for about 40 mins depending on how crispy or tender you’d like your veggies.
3. Hummus Snack Plate
So I loveeeee hummus. But I kind of get on these hummus obsessions where all I want is hummus for weeks. Lately I haven’t been craving it as much but I still love it. This snack plate is something I started doing when I first got into healthy eating. Instead of eating hummus with crackers or pretzels, I started using carrots, bell peppers and turkey meat. Here’s all you need…
You buy your favorite hummus and put a few tbsp in the middle of the plate, then you add any kind of veggies you want to dip with, and lastly, I like to add some source of protein which is turkey deli meat.
This is so delicious and satisfying, one of my favorite snacks!
4. Chocolate Banana & PB Popsicles
Okay so sometimes we think that chocolate can’t be considered “healthy” right? Well I am a firm believer that if it’s real food made with wholesome ingredients, then it’s good for you. Your body likes it and needs it. So a while back we were wanting to make some homemade popsicles, that way we knew exactly what was going in them and it would fulfill our chocolate craving! These are extremely easy to whip up, the only hard part is waiting for them to freeze :/ that’s when you have to be patient.
Ingredients for our popsicles:
1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup milk (we used almond milk)
2 tbsp of peanut butter (or your preferred nut butter)
1 banana cut up and place slices inside each popsicle mold
3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp of coconut oil
1/2 cup of chopped almonds (or your preferred nut)
So all you do is melt the chocolate chips in a saucepan or microwave, then place them into a blender with almond milk and peanut butter, blend it up! Slice the banana and place slices into each popsicle mold, then fill the molds with the chocolate peanut butter mixture and stick them in the freezer for 10-20 minutes, enough time for them to firm up & be taken out in one piece. While they are in there, begin the shell coating – melt the dark chocolate chips with coconut oil in the microwave for 30-second intervals until melted. Once 10-20 minutes is up, dip each popsicle into the chocolate coating, then transfer them over to get sprinkled with chopped almonds and place in the freezer to set!
These are sooooo tasty and definitely satisfying our chocolate craving!
5. Almond Butter Oatmeal Protein Cookies
We are always trying to find ways to make cookies or muffins or anything baked into a healthy treat. These cookies are delicious and filled with protein, haha hence the name lol. These come out to be a cookie with a little bit of a muffin consistency too! They have oats in them and protein powder and almond butter! Yum!
Here’s what you need:
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 scoops chocolate protein
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup almond butter
3 egg whites
1/3 cup Truvia
MAKES ABOUT 9 COOKIES
Preheat the oven to 350°. Combine the dry & wet ingredients separately, then mix them together. The dough will be a little sticky – that’s okay. Spoon out cookies onto a cookie sheet & stick in the oven for 9-11 minutes. The cookies will spread when they bake so leave some room in between each.
Let us know if you try any of these recipes! We hope to have inspired some to begin eating healthy snacks and choose better food choices throughout their day. It makes all the difference!