I’m back with 5 of the easiest, healthiest, and filling snacks I can think of! All of them are a good filling of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein, and they are all refined sugar free! Not to mention delicious 😉
I’ll be honest, I don’t snack a lot. While I usually stick to 3 square meals, my crazy schedule sometimes calls for a couple small snacks instead of a meal. I like to have a good balance of all the macronutrients, and of course something that takes under 5 mdinutes to prepare (or meal prep). So, here are my top 5! I hope you enjoy them.
Hummus- Tomato Toastie
How to make: Toast your fave bread (I like Dave’s Killer Bread, it’s super high in protein!). Top with hummus, sliced tomato, hemp seeds, and microgreens! Cucumber would also taste amazing.
2. Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
One of my favorite shakes of all time! This snack is a bit heavier and could even be a small meal. Chocolate and Peanut Butter is THE BEST COMBO EVER, and this shake has all the creaminess without being too high in sugar!
1/2 frozen banana
2 ice cubes
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop protein powder (make sure it has no added sugar! I’m currently using Orgain)
1.5 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 Tablespoon cacao nibs
1 Tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon flax seed
1 teaspoon hemp seed
Add all ingredients to a blender or bullet and BLEND until smooth and creamy! This is one of my go-to foods, meal or snack.
3. Avocado-Tomato Salad
This lettuce-free salad is fresh, nourishing, and filling! Perfect for a snack or a side dish at meals, the Avo + Tomato combo is So. Dang. Good. To make, simply dice 1 tomato and 1/2 avocado. Toss lightly with 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar, and top with salt, pepper, and hemp seeds. So yummy and super easy!
4. The Easiest Chia Pudding
Chia pudding won’t be ready in 5 minutes, but you can meal prep it, so you can prep your snacks for the whole week! This basic recipe is beyond easy, delicious, and super customizable! Chia seeds are a great healthy fat for a brain boost, energy, and filling you up!
Here’s the Recipe:
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Add all ingredients to a jar and shake to combine! Place in the fridge for 8-10 hours. customize by adding cacao powder (chocolate), adding your favorite toppings, or even some refined sugar free jam!
5. The Apple-Nana Bowl
This snack could also be a small meal. This is an upgrade from your classic apple and pb; because everything tastes better in a bowl!
Filled with healthy fruit sugars to boost energy, protein from your nut butter, and helathy fats, this bowl is basically a dessert BUT its healthy!
Here’s the Deets:
1 small apple diced
1/2 banana sliced
Almond butter (or any nut/seed butter you prefer)
Cacao Nibs (I love cacao nibs, can you see a theme?)
Hemp seeds (also a fave haha)
Pumpkin Seeds OR any nuts/seeds you would like!
So, there you have my 5 healthy go-to snacks! If you like any of them or make them, let me know what you think!
Grace // Just A Veg ♥