When you feel hunger pangs, avoid junk food and instead reach for these healthy easy tasty snacks recipes for you and your family.
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Don’t you just hate it? You’re out and about doing errands, hard at work at the gym, or even having fun with the kids and you start getting hungry. You know you should have packed something to eat but you forgot.
What to do?
Dietitians will tell you that you should be eating about 5 small meals a day. Others say three moderate meals and two to three snacks per day.
Simple Snack Tip: It’s no fun being hungry, especially when you’re trying your best to live a healthy lifestyle. So at the beginning of each week, pack a handful of snacks that you can grab and go over the next couple of days.
The bottom line is this: consuming a healthy snack is better than reaching for a bag of chips or a trip through the drive-thru–especially if what you think you’re craving isn’t really healthy for you.
Good news is that there’s a solution for snacking on-the-go that’s quick and easy.
What you need is a quick list of snacks that you can grab and go so that you’ll never have to hear your tummy grumble again.
Check out these tasty snack recipes:
Easy to make Homemade Granola and is so easy to take with you wherever you go. Just make sure to put it in a tightly sealed container or plastic bag. Recipe Link: Homemade Granola
2. Mozzarella Cheese and Tomatoes
Mozzarella cheese is a great protein snack to take with you anywhere. Throw in a handful of whole or halved cherry tomatoes too and you’ve got the perfect snack.
Great to take with you on picnics, to the beach and work. Needs no refrigeration. Just put it in a bento box or a tightly sealed container. Recipe Link: Caprese Salad
3. Fruit Smoothies
Delicious in when chilled and placed in a thermos, this Fruity Ricotta Smoothie will give you a super nutritional punch to your hunger anytime. You can also make a frozen pop out of it. Or make it into a delicious Fruity Ricotta Granita. Recipe Link: Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
Recipe Link: Fruity Ricotta Smoothie
4. Hummus Dip with Pita, Bread or Vegetables
Hummus is the perfect dip with veggie, pita chips or bread. Store in a bento box or a Rubbermaid container with dividers. Be sure also add some ice in one of the compartments to keep the dip cool. Recipe Link: Baba Ganoush Hummus
Recipe Link: White Bean Pumpkin Hummus
5. Peanut Butter and Jelly
No one said that only kids should be the only ones enjoying a delicious PB&J. It’s the perfect, “fold-and-go” snack. Or better still, make some PB&J Crescent Rolls and share it with the whole family. Recipe Link: Peanut Butter and Jelly Crescents
6. Raspberries and Blueberries
Known as superfoods, raspberries and blueberries pack a punch when it comes to hunger. Maybe because they are great finger food that’s packed with plenty of vitamins and antioxidants. Best of all, there’s no recipe needed.
You can’t beat popcorn as a healthy snack option. You can also make flavored popcorn easily as you can see by viewing the video below. Want to make it into Gorp–quick and easy instant trail mix–add a handful of nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate chips.
How to Make Healthy Caramel Popcorn – Saffron Trail Kitchen (Video)
8. Fruit and Cheese Kebabs
One super simple but healthy snack are fruit and cheese kebabs. It’s a balanced snack on a stick. Try this quick and easy recipe: Caprese Kebabs: Alternate mozzarella balls, triangle salami slices, and small cherry tomatoes, with basil leaves in between each.
9. Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard Boil Eggs are one of those snacks that you can take on-the-go. Each egg is loaded with protein which is perfect to satiate one’s hunger. Best if you keep them chilled. Recipe Link: Easy Oven Baked Hard Boiled Eggs
10. Nut Mixes
You can’t go wrong with nuts. Mix and match different nuts to create delicious combos. You can also roast with a variety of spices and sweetners. Here are some healthy spiced nut recipes.
3 Spiced Nut Recipes – Made with Love (Video)
11. Tortilla Wraps
Mix and match your meats and cheeses and dressings, as well as fresh chopped vegetables for a low-cal healthy snack. Definitely filling too. Perfect anytime. Recipe Link: Hunan Pork Wraps
12. Salsa with Baked Tortilla Chips
You won’t find a healthier snack that is gluten free and perfect for vegetarians and vegans, alike. Better still, it’s packed with veggie goodness. To scoop, use baked tortilla chips, vegetable wedges or pita chips. It’s a well-rounded treat that’ll curb your hunger lickety-split. Recipe Link: Lone Star Salsa
Recipe Link: Mango Avocado Salsa
Need more guilt-free snacking? Check this out:
Healthy and Tasty 100-Calorie Snacks – Joanna Soh (Video)
And, for more healthy options for snacking, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section.