A list of 15 simple snacks that are healthy, inexpensive, easy to prepare, great on-the-go, and even kid friendly.
It’s very important to have a variety of healthy snack options available at all times. Snacks come in handy mid-morning, mid-afternoon, after school, and pre- or post-workout. I like to keep my snacks simple and easy to grab for at home or on-the-go. Ideally, snacks should be less than 250 calories each and include some protein. Hunger can often be confused for thirst, so hydration is key to avoid over-snacking.
Here’s my list of 15 Simple Snacks:
1. Bell Pepper Strips or Carrot Sticks + Hummus
2. Celery + Nut Butter
3. Sliced Apple + Nut Butter
4. Cottage Cheese + Crackers or Fruit
5. Whole Grain Waffle or Toast + Nut Butter
6. Whole Grain Cereal + Sliced Banana
7. Grapes + Cheese Stick
8. Crackers + Cheese
13. Trail Mix
15. Protein, Snack or Energy Bar
*My go-to afternoon snack is a variation of trail mix: individual size bag of popcorn, a small handful of nuts, and a few raisins or chocolate chips.
*Please see my Master Grocery List for snack ingredients!
*Please see the Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Rotation PRINTABLE for a handy reference to a week of snack ideas!