Are you constantly telling yourself that you should be eating healthier snacks? Well we do.
The truth is, we eat healthy most of the time, the majority of the time, but we are human and need to give ourselves a kick every now and again to get back on track and eat healthy again and it’s always the snacks.
How often do you find yourself wondering into the kitchen only to open the same cupboard you opened 5 minutes ago to surprise surprise still nothing healthy to eat. I (Luke) am the worst for this. Unless I have protein snacks made like our protein bites, some kind of protein bar, Greek yogurt, hummus or fruit in the house, I’ll be constantly revisiting the same cupboards for snacks I know aren’t there but some crazy part of me hopes that if look, again and again, I might see something I missed. It’s insane. I am hoping I’m not alone on this.
Snacking whilst trying to lose or maintain your weight is in most part absolutely fine and often encouraged! Yes encouraged. Healthy snacks, natural, low sugar snacks that are high in protein are often integral to a successful weight loss journey.
Not only do they help add extra nutrients to your body but a high protein, fibrous snack will help you feel full between meals and help to reduce the chances of you reaching for something unhealthy when your sugars drop and those cravings kick in!
That’s what it’s all about you either need to eat (healthy) to avoid eating, sounds crazy, but it’s true or you are eating because it’s part of your plan to help build lean muscle and keep your metabolism up.
What if you just hate eating healthy?
We know to eat healthily can suck for some of you, it can for us. The trick is to get in the right mindset and find snacks that you actually like or can handle eating. Part of it is also routine and habits.
If you can stick to implementing some of these healthy snacks in your diet for a week or 2 before you know it they will be second nature and you’ll be set to seeing amazing results and feeling absolutely awesome. There’s no guilt when you eat healthily, remember that. Always think of the bigger picture and that should keep you going.
Demi hated protein shakes when we first introduced them to her diet. Partly because I drink them as is (protein powder and coconut milk or water) and they can be disgusting I’ll be honest, however now she’s found two “recipes” that she actually enjoys. Her banana and oat protein shake and her iced protein latte.
With so many healthy snack options here to chose from there should be some that you can see yourself eating on a regular basis.
Once you do find some healthy snacks that you enjoy, try to stock up or batch make them so you always have a few ready. There will be days where you just can’t face eating a healthy snack and you’ll crave something naughty but we encourage you to just eat it. Once you’ve eaten your healthy snack you’ll probably feel much better. If you don’t then maybe it’s time to try a new snack option.
Here are 30 healthy snack recipes for you to try out, for some more grab and go easy snacks check out our post 14 healthy on the go snacks. We’ve tried to keep these snacks as natural and unrefined as we could for maximum healthiness whilst having some protein content in.
We must add that we recommend snacks should be between 100 and 200 calories, especially if you are having more than one snack a day. Some of these snacks are over 200 calories and you should try to reduce the portion size to reflect this where you can.
Healthy Snack Recipe Ideas
Here are 30 super healthy snack recipes that you can make ahead of time to stop your cravings! Healthy on the go snack recipe ideas to lose weight.
Protein Flapjacks - Master This Healthy Dessert Full Of Proteins & Nutrients
These high protein Flapjacks and made with all-natural ingredients and absolutely no refined sugar. A must try!
Tuna Cucumber Sandwiches
These are so easy to make and would make cute protein snacks to take to work or college.
Healthy Vegan Oat Bar Recipe (Gluten-Free)
These sweet oat bars are super healthy and will satisfy your
sweet tooth whilst also being deliciously nutritious too.
Yellow Squash Tots with Garlicky Yogurt Dip
These yellow squash tots are surprisingly high in protein
with up to 15g per serving.
Recipe For Cucumber Sandwiches (Gluten-Free)
Here is another variation of the cucumber sandwich, this time with cheese and turkey slices.
Peanut Butter Apple Nachos
A simple and easy snack idea that you can quickly throw
together that's great for sharing. With protein from the nut butter and the nuts, this is a fun snack idea.
Black Bean Chips – Gluten Free
Who knew these could be so amazingly good! If you love potato chips then you have to give these a try, they are fun to make and strike great macros, with 150 calories per serving and 7g of protein.
Caprese Salad Skewers
Something such as mozzarella and Cherrie tomatoes would make for the ideal balanced healthy snack idea. try this recipe out for size.
Easy Ants On A Log Recipe
These sound fun but they are a high protein snack, let's just hope you are a celery fan. They are also great with smokey cheese!
Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus
Hummus is amazing, Natalla from nourishplate.com has so many Hummus recipes you need to go check out. Hummus is a perfect healthy high protein snack option with veggie sticks.
Vegan Hemp Protein Bars
High in protein, these are all-natural and super easy to make.
Make ahead and store for the week.
Paleo ‘Peanut Butter’ Lara Bars
Another healthy snack recipe that you can make ahead of
time for a grab and go treat. These paleo bars serve up a nice balance of your macros and even have some tasty chocolate chips in!
Peanut Butter Honey Apple Slices
These peanut butter honey and apple slices are to die for.
So easy to make and delivers every time. Make them and store in the fridge for a couple of days at a time.
Homemade Honey-Vanilla Granola
Make this homemade high protein granola and sprinkle on
some healthy Greek yogurt for a high protein snack.
Greek Inspired Cucumber Sliders • Food Folks and Fun
We love anything Greek-inspired, these are actually some
funky snack recipes that you should try. They contain a few healthy veggies whilst adding in some much-needed protein to help you feel fuller.
Roasted Chickpeas and Edamame
Edamame beans are naturally very high in protein as well as the added protein from the chickpeas this is a great snack choice to make ahead of time and store in portions. Make sure you do portion them up as nuts, legumes, and seeds are easy to overeat.
Frozen Grapes on a Stick (Easiest-Ever Grape Popsicles)
For when the sun is out and you really want to eat something
cold here is a healthy ice lolly recipe to ensure you stay on track.
Banana Popsicles Homemade Healthy Treat
Why not try this one, a banana inspired lolly. Get the kids involved.
Keto Sausage Balls
These low carb and keto sausage balls use almond flour instead of the traditional baking mix. They are a super easy keto appetizer with only 6 ingredients and 20 minutes to bake.
Best-Ever Crispy Vegan Tofu Nuggets (Baked)
These are a great high protein snack to make ahead of time
and portion out for a grab and go healthy snack with some fruit or veggie sticks.
Snickerdoodle Hummus Recipe For Dessert
This snickerdoodle hummus recipe is a finger-licking-good dessert hummus that is vegetarian and sugar-free. It’s the perfect way to add protein into snack time and a healthy but delicious dip for even the pickiest family.
6 in 1 on the go high protein snacks that will keep you stocked up for the week.
Your new favorite snack!Healthy Homemade Fig Newton Cookies
You have to make these healthy homemade versions of fig newton cookies that sweet, soft, and chewy! No preservatives, refined flour or sugar! Dairy and Gluten Free, plus Paleo Friendly!
Keto Asiago Cheese Crisps
This recipe surprised me, it's keto for sure, high fat high protein, and low carb. Just 1 ingredient and ready in under 10 minutes! Enjoy with some fruit or raw veggies to balance the nutrients.
Get your morning protein hit with this high protein blueberry and oat smoothie.
Batch make these high protein breakfast egg muffins and enjoy as healthy high protein snacks. Make them your way. by customizing the veggies you dd in.
No Mayo Pimento Cheese
Get your protein hit with this high protein snack idea.
Vegan Chickpea Salad
Make this vegan chickpea salad ahead of time and leave it in the fridge and take small portions out when you feel like a snack.
You need to try these yummy chocolatey protein bites, they are the perfect mid-morning snack. Try them rolled in desiccated coconut.
Apricot Almond Oat Slice (Oat Bars)
Enjoy these healthy oat bars as part of a healthy diet to keep hunger at bay between meals.
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