We stay so busy these days, that it is important that we keep things as simple as possible. If we have a nice repertoire of simple no-fuss, easy to grab, and healthy snacks, we are less likely to grab something unhealthy.
Simple Snacks with Only 1-3 Ingredients
1. Boiled Eggs
If you leave the eggs unpeeled, they can stay up to a week in the refrigerator.
I love cheese by itself, with fruit, on crackers, with bread, stuffed into a celery stalk… and with so many different kinds of cheeses, there is a cheese for every person and every situation.
Tossed together into a salad, dipped into something yummy, stuffed with cheese, or eaten alone, vegetables pack the most nutrients into each calorie. They are yummy, too.
Delicious all by themselves or dipped in yumminess. They come fresh, frozen, canned, dried, individually packed, pre-dipped in chocolate or yogurt, or even freeze dried. They are easily the most versatile and tasty of snacks.
Plain, mixed with fruit, or topped with granola, yogurt can give you a protein-filled snack with just enough sweetness to carry you from one meal to the next.
6. Peanut Butter
On a sandwich, between crackers, with fruit (apples & peanut butter), with raisins on a celery stick, or just by the spoonful, peanut butter can also be a great way to get protein and sweetness to carry you from one meal to the next.
With crudites, crackers, or just about anything that can be dipped (pretzels are particularly yummy), hummus can be the perfect quick snack.
With tortilla chips or crackers, guacamole can be just the zesty snack I need to get through the afternoon.
I don’t mean your friends and family. This blog does not advocate cannibalism.
Cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and peanuts along with seeds like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds can be the protein punch you need. They are delicious by themselves or mixed with other yummy things, like…
Eaten as a cereal with milk, dry by itself, or sprinkled onto yogurt, fruit, or peanut butter, granola is versatile and can be quite healthy. It can be sweet or savory. It can be packaged as a bar, sold in bags, or made at home.
Other ideas might include smaller versions of quick lunches or meals like:
tuna (or tuna salad) salsa and chips
chicken salad wraps
egg salad muffins
sandwiches spirals (meat & cheese rolled onto tortilla then cut into spirals)
pasta salad pizza bites
fruit salad appetizers
homemade lunchables bagels
cinnamon toast bagel pizza