When you’re wanting a snack, it is really easy to grab a bag of chips or maybe even a candy bar. It is what a lot of people have always known so it feels natural. Suddenly, you are realizing one way or another that you need to change your eating habits; whether it is something you’ve decided to do yourself or you have been told by a medical professional that you need to change something. One of the best ways to change your eating habits is to find healthy snacks!
So what should you snack on? Here, I have compiled a list of my personal favorite healthy snacks that I always recommend to other people. Don’t say that you don’t like it until you try a no thank you bite!
I sound like my mother.
My Favorite Healthy Snacks, To Name a Few
- Carrots and hummus
- Apples and peanut butter
- Celery sticks and peanut butter
- Protein shake
- Greek yogurt with berries mixed in
- Greek yogurt drink
- A piece of cheese
- Hard boiled eggs
- A granola or protein bar
- Banana chips
- Trail mix (not the unhealthy kind)
- Apple chips
- Broccoli and hummus
- Roasted chickpeas (seasoned with spices)
Honestly, some of these may sound absolutely disgusting to you and that’s okay. I highly recommend experimenting and seeing what you like as far as healthy snacks are concerned! Think about your cravings and the types of snacks you enjoy. If you prefer crunchy snacks, then you would do well with various fruit and veggie chips, pretzels, and crunchy veggies like carrots. If you prefer sweet snacks, then you can always rely on fruits, yogurt, and granola or protein bars.
Don’t be afraid to try new things because that is how you figure out what you do and don’t like!
I wear a lot of hats; NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist; wife; fur mom; writer; college student; mental health advocate; pet sitter; Airman; athlete; and many more. I love my home in the southwest and my favorite season is summer. I am a sepsis survivor and I battle with generalized anxiety disorder and depression.