11 healthy snacks that are yummy and easy to make too!
This list of simple healthy snacks will give you a variety of options. Some are literally grab and go, while others require just a little bit of planning and prep.
I love to have little treats, and it’s important to me that what I’m snacking on is not only good for me but tastes good too.
You might also like to have a look at these 17 HEALTHY SWAPS for more inspiration.
1. Choc dipped strawberries or frozen bananas
Option one is to melt a small block of dark chocolate, (at least 70% cocoa) and dip strawberries or frozen bananas, then re freeze them.
An even easier option that I love is to simply dip strawberries into a chocolate spread – a healthy one like Coco2, of course.
I don’t even bother to freeze them, just dip the strawberries into the jar, and eat!
2. Good old fashioned popcorn
Healthy snacks don’t get much better than popcorn, when you make it yourself the good old fashioned way on the stove top.
I am planning to eventually add my own recipe here on the blog, with a variety of topping options of course. In the meantime, however, check out this “HOW TO MAKE STOVETOP POPCORN” recipe from my friend Cassie at Cook It Real Good.
My favourite topping is chicken salt – hey, don’t knock it til you’ve tried it! I buy this gluten free CHICKEN SALT BLEND, with no nasties, from Screaming Seeds.
Anothe idea is to top your popcorn with 1 tablespoon of your favourite nut butter, melted. Then add a dusting of cacao powder.
3. Veggie sticks with dips
It’s a great idea to keep containers of veggie sticks such as carrot, celery and peppers in the fridge for snacking. Simply wash and chop them up as soon as you get home from the supermarket.
Knowing that they’re already prepared is a simple way to avoid other less healthy temptations.
Dip your veggies in delicious healthy dips like hummus and tzatziki. Try my 5 MINUTE TZATZIKI recipe, it really is super quick to make, with just a few simple ingredients.
4. Kale chips
Kale chips, and other root vegetable chips are great party food healthy snacks that you can easily make yourself.
Try my KALE CHIPS recipe, or simply slice up some potatoes very thinly, coat with olive oil and oven bake them.
Make sure you keep the oven temperature fairly low, and keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
5.Banana or apple slices with peanut butter
This is definitely one of the quickest and easiest healthy snacks you can make yourself! Simply dollop peanut butter onto slices of fresh apple or banana for a yummy quick snack.
6. Hard boiled eggs
Hard boiled eggs are not just handy as a healthy snack in their own right, they can also be turned into a satisfying, nutritious meal when you combine them with avocado, hummus, tomato, chicken breast or tinned salmon.
7. Greek yoghurt and fruit
This is one of my all time favourite snacks to grab after a workout, when I’m short on time and hungry.
Grab a small pot of Greek yoghurt and top it with nuts, seeds and a sprinkle of goji berries.
Alternatively, mix some honey into a few spoonfuls of yoghurt in a bowl, and top with fruit, nuts & seeds.
8. Dark chocolate
The right kind of chocolate can absolutely be good for you. Be sure to choose dark chocolate made with at least 70% cocoa.
Even better, make your own, it’s really easy! Try my 3-INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE recipe.
Enjoy a couple of squares of dark chocolate with a cup of tea to pep you up mid-afternoon. Make the tea Rooibos or green for an even bigger anti oxidant boost.
9. Easy oat cookies
These are great with your mid-morning or afternoon cuppa. Made with only a few ingredients and really quick to whip up, they’re a healthy after school snack for the kids too. Try my simple recipe for these EASY OAT COOKIES.
10. Greek yoghurt smoothie
Make your next smoothie a protein packed power snack with Greek yoghurt.
Blend the yoghurt with frozen banana, berries, or watermelon for a quick, nutritious post gym snack.
Try my delicious STRAWBERRY WATERMELON SMOOTHIE to help ease muscle soreness after your next workout.
11. Home made popsicles
Popsicles are such a yummy Summer treat, so why not make your own, and healthify them? They only take a few ingredients, like fruit, yoghurt, cream, and honey or maple syrup.
These MANGO ICE CREAM POPS can be quickly whipped up in a blender. Just freeze them for a few hours, and you’ve got delicous frozen treats on hand whenever you need them.
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