I know you are busy between your career, school, kids, family and the list goes on of possibilities that make your life full, and at times feeling out of control. This means you might often go long periods of time without eating or alternatively, choose foods that give you a temporary false energy boost (ie. the evil sugar – you know, those leftover Halloween candies at the office calling your name?).
A common theme I see with busy people like yourself is:
All of these are reasonable excuses why you've not been having joyous healthy snacks. So what if I told you I have snack ideas that are fast, healthy and delicious? Yes!
The majority of these recipes can be made faster than you can sing the Happy Birthday Song! For those you need to bake just set aside some time on the weekend to batch cook.
The best part? All these snack ideas are FREE of gluten, dairy and sugar – in other words – FREE from tummy troubles! Woohoo!
9 Healthy Snack Ideas
1. Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Smoothies aren't just for breakfast. You can enjoy them as a snack too! A half size portion is perfect. Or make the full recipe and save the other half for later on.
2. Healthy Dip & Veggies
Chop up your favourite raw vegetables and enjoy with 2 - 4tbsp of hummus or my Creamy Cashew Dip from my second book, Joyous Detox. If you eat store-bought hummus, just make sure to read the ingredients and avoid brands that have any ingredients that don't belong in hummus. Try mySweet Potato Hummus!
3. Chewy Chocolate Chip Tahini Oatmeal Cookies
4. Coconut Yogurt Parfait
You don't have to eat this Coconut Yogurt Parfaitout of a fancy wine glass, but don't let me stop you from that either! You can easily toss all ingredients into a small glass container and take it to work. Recipe is: 1/4 cup frozen wild blueberries, 1/4 cup of your favourite granola (make sure the sugar is under 10g per serving) 1/2 cup homemade coconut yogurt.
5. Chocolate Bark
Chocolate as a snack? Heck yes! This Chocolate Bark isn't your ordinary Kit-Kat bar my dear, this is an incredible superfood that is raw, organic, wild, heirloom mix it with some almonds and bring it to work!
6. Rosemary Buckwheat Chia Crackers
This is my go-to super quick snack and the recipe is so easy! I love dressing these Rosemary Buckwheat Chia Crackers with 1/2 avocado finely sliced, 2 tbsp hemp seeds (aka hearts), sliced tomato, sea salt, drizzle of olive oil, dash of cayenne. Just layer and enjoy!
7. Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Most people think of deviled eggs being only for appetizers at a dinner party but they are great to have prepared as a healthy fat and protein-rich snack that you can grab at any time!
8. Protein Blondie Squares
One of these Protein Blondie Squaresas a snack is perfectly fulfilling and yummy. This is a snack the kids will love too.!
9. Joyful Smoothie
For a snack, half size portion is perfect. Or, make the full smoothie and save the other half for later on. I love this recipe for Uber Creamy Raspberry Smoothie!
I really hope these ideas inspire you to healthier snacking. I promise when you eat these kinds of snacks you will have far better digestion, energy and a good metabolism boost as compared to your cookies or chips.
Have a joyous day!
What are your favourite snacks? Share below!