Healthy Snacks When the Munchies Attack


We all hit the ground running when morning comes around but if you’re anything like us, you like simplicity and a healthy lifestyle all rolled into one. Not many can done the title of Master Chef, so we make do with a little creativity and a bit of planning.

Here are our favorite healthy snacks when you just can’t seem to keep your nose out of the fridge:

Peanut Butter and Apple Slices

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Yes, it’s a classic but it has everything you need: fiber, protein and healthy fats! One medium-sized apple has around 4.4 grams of fiber. When you’re on the go, they’re easy to grab. And our peanut butter of choice? We love Laura Scudder’s Reduced Fat Peanut Butter. This all-natural peanut butter has a great consistency, is super tasty and lacks the trans-fats found in other peanut spreads.

 

Greek Yogurt and Honey

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Anyone who’s tasted the yogurt of the gods knows that this stuff is highly addictive but the high-protein factor makes it healthy as long as you enjoy in moderation. And get creative with the toppings! Your favorite berry mix, homemade granola or whatever other delicious topping you can concoct is highly encouraged for this simple dish.

 

Spinach Wrap with Turkey and Hummus

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We work hard to get our veggies but this is a great way. Spread your favorite hummus over a toasted corn tortilla, layer turkey and fill to the brim with fresh spinach. Sprinkle with your choice of cheese or topping. We suggest a zesty and tangy mango salsa but this is where you can get creative or play it safe depending on what’s in the fridge at the moment.

 

Pineapple and Cottage Cheese

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Some say cottage cheese may be an acquired taste, but we are fully on board. High in protein and low in fat, cottage cheese is the perfect way to refuel and recharge. Mixed with fruit, it serves as a filling snack when you just can’t make it to lunch or dinner. Do you like to mix the stuff with anything else?

 

Frozen Bananas 

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For a dessert that won’t leave you hating yourself in the morning, pop a few overripe bananas into the fridge and let sit for at least a day. It’s worth the wait. You’ll then be able to enjoy a refreshing and creamy snack for after breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s also a great way to cool off in the last stretch of summer. But be ready to join FBA; otherwise known and Frozen Bananas Anonymous.

 

What are your favorite quick and healthy recipes? Oh, and before we go too deep in frozen bananas, we want to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day Weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

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