Fight Hunger with Healthy Snacks

In a perfect healthy-snacking world, office candy bowls would be filled with fresh fruits, veggies, and nuts, and no one would need the willpower of Gandhi to pass over the cupcakes your boss brought in for a birthday, or the 12 dozen cookies someone baked because it’s Friday (I’m sure there’s someone at your work who brings in treats for reasons even less legitimate than the end of a work week). So until my envisioned ideal snacking environment exists for everyone, you need to be prepared with an arsenal of healthy and filling treats to keep you full and your health on track.

 

It’s important to eat well-rounded foods: carb+protein, or carb+healthy fat+protein. Trying to satisfy those 3 o’clock hunger pains with a tiny carb-laden granola bar won’t cut it, so here are some snacking options that will stay with you to dinner, and won’t make you feel guilty for eating them:

 

Snack Options

  • Trail mix: dark chocolate chips, almonds, and dried cherries
  • Part skim mozzarella cheese stick and a small orange
  • Greek plain yogurt with fresh or frozen berries
  • Hummus and veggies (baby carrots, celery, sliced peppers)
  • Low fat, whole grain Eggo waffle with 1 Tbsp nut butter
  • 1/2 cup tuna salad on toast
  • Medium banana and 1 Tbsp nut butter
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese and fruit (try peaches or strawberries)
  • Low fat chocolate milk
  • Hard-boiled egg and fresh fruit
  • Parfait made with yogurt, fresh fruit, and nuts
  • 1/2 of an English muffin with sliced banana and peanut butter
  • Laughing Cow light creamy swiss cheese and grapes
  • Fat free cream cheese mixed with cinnamon on an apple
  • Protein bars – Luna protein, KIND protein, Honey Stinger protein, Balance Bar, Kashi Go Lean Fiber & Protein

 

Or try these crispy chickpeas…

sweet&salty_roastedchickpeas

 

 

 

What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?

3 Responses to Fight Hunger with Healthy Snacks

  1. If I do the garlic chickpeas, would you recommend using garlic powder or garlic salt?

  2. That’s what I thought, thanks

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