Have you ever had those days where you’re absolutely ravenous and eat anything and everything in sight? But somehow your line of sight only finds the brownies, sourdough bread, m&ms, and leftover pizza? Or it’s 5pm on a Monday and you need food and gosh darnnit you need it now?
I’ll go out on a whim here and say we’ve all experienced a situation like this.
Which is why it’s an excellent idea to be proactive and have some healthy snacks in the house so you’re prepared for when your brain is in “Need Food Now” mode.
1. Sliced Carrots with Ranch Greek Yogurt + Hot Sauce
Grab a bag of carrots that look like the image to the left and slice them into long strips like you’d have at a wing place with some celery. Next, grab a small ramekin & mix together your desired ratio or greek yogurt dressing to hot sauce and wa-lah, you’ve got your dipping sauce!
2. Lupini Beans by Brami
3. Marinated kale
This is a piece of cake to make. Grab a gallon size plastic bag, a bushel of kale, olive oil, salt and pepper, and about a tablespoon of lemon. I think the kale tastes best if you finely chop it before putting it in the plastic bag.
Next, you’ll want to mix all of the above ingredients in the bag and shake it up. Give it a good shake so the kale gets to marinating! Once it’s ready (5ish minutes), take a serving of the kale and have it as your afternoon snack.
4. Pop Corners
Oh how I love Pop Corners. My favorite right now are the White Cheddar flavor, but Kettle Corn is a closer second.
These are perfect if you’re a chip gal and want to satisfy the craving with a healthier gluten-free never fried option.
5. Frozen Fruit
Frozen fruit: For when you just really need a sweet snack. Frozen fruit is packed with nutrients. You also don’t have to worry about it spoiling after 2-5 days like fresh fruit.
My go-to frozen fruit has been sliced peaches. I also love frozen strawberries.
6. String Cheese with Nuts / Peanuts
The classic cheese and nut combo. This is a perfect snack if you’re on the go or need a quick pick-me-up between meetings. Almonds are a great option when it comes to choosing your nut as they are also full of protein and healthy fats.
One stick of part-skim string cheese has 80 calories and a whopping 8 grams of protein, plus a dose of calcium without the high saturated fat content of other cheese varieties.Everyday Health
7. Avocado + Egg on an English Muffin
Avocados are not only delicious, but another healthy source of fat.
Here’s my Avocado Egg Sandwich:
1. Grab one 100-calorie english muffin and pop that guy in the toaster.
2. Cook one egg on the stove with a touch of olive oil.
3. Cut the avocado in half and use both halves by smearing it onto each half of the english muffin.
4. Once the egg is cooked, place it on top of the avocado/english muffin with a little salt & and you’re good to go!