5 Best Easy, Healthy & Delicious Snacks!

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love a good snack. In fact, I’m what you might call a snack connoisseur.

Snacks have gotten a bad rap. And since most people snack on potato chips, cookies or bonbons, maybe that bad rap is partially deserved. But today, I’d like to welcome you to the land of easy, delicious and healthy snack alternatives. They’re not processed, loaded in unhealthy fats, sodium or any of the other crap you might find in many prepackaged snack options.

These are my actual top five favorite simple and healthy snack options:

  1. Almond butter dipped frozen banana. The name says it all. Peel a banana, wrap it in plastic wrap and stick it in the freezer. Once frozen solid, remove the banana and slice it into generous chunks. Using a fork, dip each chunk into almond butter and place in a small plate or bowl. Let stand for a minute, and the almond butter will form a frozen shell around the banana. Eat and enjoy!
  2. Carrot sticks and hummus. Admittedly, I’m not a big fan of the taste of veggies. But a carrot stick dipped in hummus is both healthy and delectable. Hummi (is that the plural of hummus?) are available in a variety of flavors – so it’s a snack that never grows old. My favorite flavors are spicy chipotle and garlic lovers.
  3. Frozen fruit. Produce can be pricey – especially when it comes to fresh fruits and berries. I’ve discovered a simple trick. Stock up on cut frozen fruits (many are just a few bucks per bag), and mix them together into a small bowl. Frozen fruits are usually flash frozen at their ideal ripeness – and so they’re absolutely delicious. I prefer to eat them frozen; it’s almost like eating candy – I love it. I usually stick to a combination of raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. If you’re feeling extra fancy, add a dollop of yogurt.
  4. Apples and fresh peanut butter. Nothing beats a sliced Fuji apple and a few tablespoons of peanut butter. And fear not, though nut butters (like the almond and peanut ones I recommend) contain a lot of fat, it’s not the same kind of fat you’d find in, say, a fried mozzarella stick. If it’s available to you, opt for fresh nut butters. Apples, being rich in fiber, are also very filling – and so this snack is both scrumptious and satisfying.
  5. Hard boiled eggs. Once a week, I boil a dozen eggs and store them in my fridge. When I’m craving a snack, they’re super easy and convenient. They’re also packed with high quality protein. And though eggs have a lot of cholesterol, the impact of dietary cholesterol on blood cholesterol levels is fairly small. Moreover, if you are concerned, the yolks can be easily removed to eliminate the cholesterol. Eggs become less healthy when we fry them in butter, top them with bacon and cheese and sandwich them between thick slices of white bread. Eating hard boiled eggs is a healthy and delicious alternative.

What’s your favorite healthy snack? Share it below – I’d love to try out some new options!

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Comments

  1. Any fruit is a healthy snack, got the munchies? Try a apple, or a banana. Veggies, with low fat dressing is yummy.

  2. a couple things that I like to do: when I go on hikes, I buy shredded dried coconut, m&ms, wasabi, unsalted nuts such as peanuts/walnuts/cashews, dried cranberries and granola. it makes a really healthy and delicious “trail mix” kind of thing. also its really nice to have handy when I am craving chocolate. I get to eat my chocolate, but in small doses at the same time eating what my body needs.
    Another thing that I like to do when I have a really bad headache: instead of destroying my body with pill after pill, I just open up a can of pineapple. It could be crushed or chunks. It doesn’t matter. what I discovered is that pineapple helps with headaches. its a healthy way of getting rid of that nasty headache and at the same time eating a healthy snack!

  3. “5. Hard boiled eggs. Once a week, I boil a dozen eggs and store them in my fridge.”
    – I just don’t get it. Doesn’t it taste really bad after a few days? How long can you store the eggs until they smell like rotten eggs? =/

    • David Hughes says:

      I like to slice an avocado in half, then after removing the pit, filling the center with salsa. The cool creaminess of the avocado and the spiciness of the salsa go great together. And it’s a great snack to share with a friend who gets the other half.

      I also like to munch on cereal like Trader Joe’s Toasted Oatmeal Flakes or Product 19, straight from the box. And cereal with fresh blueberries, sliced peaches or banana and some 1% milk is also makes a great snack. I like cereal anytime I feel like it, not just for breakfast.

  4. Healthy and delicious!!

  5. I like peanut butter crunchy with Kanarian Orange Jam ( 1tbsp PB and 1/2 tbsp KOJ ) – it is so delicious.
    I love green tea so whenever I feel down and a tad stressed I drink a cup or two – sometimes three at a time xD it really takes away my lust for sugar xD

  6. Murray Soper says:

    I’m in London England and right now I’m eating 2 crumpets with butter and blackcurrant jam, plus some whey protein shaken in soy milk – it’s all about balance ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dennis Oliver says:

    We do the hardboiled eggs at home too. Check out this article about the health benefits of eggs. Organic and eggs from free range hens are way better for you as well.

    I am definitely going to try the frozen fruit snack.

  8. Florence says:

    I don’t really like the taste of nuts on their own (I prefer them chopped up in porridge or yoghurt so I don’t know they’re there :P) but if I fancy a snack I might eat them with an apple or other fruit to wash them down with.
    My favourite snack is probably yoghurt with mixed seeds and goji berries. mmmm.
    xxx

  9. Christopher says:

    Chopped up bananas sprinkled with almonds that were finely crushed in a blender =D

  10. btw, hummi can’t be the plural of hummus as it’s an arabic word. The word hummus in itself is both single and plural in arabic – it’s like homework having no plural

  11. christopher says:

    another take frozen cranberries-blueberries-blackberries-a little pricey when out of season-but an idea.i discovered bagged cranberries shopping at a fresh market in Wisconsin.

  12. Broccoli from frozen to the bowl, using running tap water to defrost in minutes. Yum Yum
    Fiber fills you up in between meals and the broccoli has a minimal effect on a diet regiment.
    -bunny

  13. I love frozen fruit. My kids especially love them during the summer, a great snack after getting hot and sweaty running around outside.

  14. I was at costco yesterday and they had pre-sliced organic apples in individual packs. there 8 packs in the box. great for an easy snack on the go!

  15. I don’t want my kids eating too much sugar, so I look for food that’s sweetened with other things like honey or fruit juices. My kids have been eating a locally made food for breakfast lately called bear butter that we get off of bearbutterfoods.com