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Need a quick snack that will hold you over until your next meal? Here are 13 of my ultra flavorful favorites that are loaded with fiber and/or healthy fats—and that can be prepped in about two minutes!

1. Sliced Apple with Almond Butter
The sweet and crunchy apple combined with the creamy almond butter is a match made in heaven! Perfect for those afternoons when cravings start to sneak up.

2. Hummus and/or Babaganoush & Veggies
For those who love savory snacks, give this one a try! Both Hummus and Babaganoush (a smokey and yummy eggplant hummus) more or less are great with carrots, tomatoes, celery and/or sweet peppers, and can be found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store.

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3. Popcorn Craving Crusher 

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4. Avocado Toast
Make the flavor of avocado pop even more by sprinkling your avo-toast with salt and pepper or lemon juice!

5. A Rice Cake with Sunflower Seed Butter
If you haven’t tried sunflower seed butter yet, then you’re missing out! “Once Again” and “Wild Friends” are our favorite brands around here.

6. Ezekial Cereal with Almond Milk
Ezekial products are awesome because the grains are sprouted and they also create a complete protein source! I like to sprinkle this bowl of loveliness with cinnamon, a bit of coconut sugar and a few chopped walnut halves. And I always measure the cereal out ahead of time. Otherwise, it’s easy to overeat the stuff, which only leaves me feeling lethargic.

7. *Broth-based Vegetable, Bean or Butternut Squash Soup !
Low calorie and also super satisfying due to its fiber and because liquids are filling. I go for organic soups such as the “Amy’s” brand as often as possible to avoid BPA exposure, pesticides and genetically engineered ingredients.

8. 1/3 cup Pistachios with shells
This high protein snack is super great because peeling the pistachios from their shells requires extra time, which forces me to eat slower and enjoy each and every nut!

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9. Grapefruit
Fruit that requires peeling isn’t always practical when eating on the go, but this one is worth the one-minute peeling time because it is so incredibly tasty and surprisingly filling! Do yourself a big favor and peel the grapefruit ahead of time and keep it in a portable storage container for easy access later.

10. Raisin Ezekial bread with Peanut Butter
Tasty with either toasted or untoasted bread.

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11. A Bowl of Mixed Berries
I often have this as dessert after dinner. It conquers my sweet tooth cravings every time! My favorites are blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. They are loaded with flavor, fiber and a hefty dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for only about 80 calories per cup!

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12. *Refried beans and Crackers
When choosing your refried beans, go for canned, organic brands. The great thing about this high fiber, high protein food is that they can be eaten straight from the can – no heating required! As for the crackers, go for a non-GMO variety that offers at least three grams of fiber per serving. Also avoid overeating by following the serving sizes listed on the box of crackers. This info can usually be found at the top of the nutrition facts section.

13. Green Shake with Protein Powder added
This one is listed last ONLY because at times it can take up to four or five minutes to make, depending on what you choose to put in it. But in all honesty, this is actually my go-to mid-morning or afternoon snack nearly every single day!

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*Canned foods are often high in sodium. If you are following a low sodium diet, look for low sodium varieties.

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Cindy

These are great ideas. I appreciate all of the wonderful suggestions you give on your blog. They are not only healthy but doable.

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Robyn bunnell

Hi Audrey! I love reading your blog. I am working on eating healthier. I have heard about drinking warm lemon water in the morning as a detox and weight loss booster. What are your feelings on this?
Your babies are adorable!
Thank you!

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Robyn! This was actually one of the very first topics I wrote about on this site! You can find it here: http://www.audreydunham.com/2015/03/could-warm-water-with-lemon-juice-be-the-fat-loss-trick-weve-all-been-waiting-for/ or just look in the “Fat Loss” section of this site.

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Josie

I was wondering what brands of pea protein powder do you recommend? Also is there a brand of plant based protein powder that you would recommend? I’m looking for something that would be natural or organic and not contain any added chemical or fillers.

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Josie, my favorite pea protein is made by Garden of Life and my favorite overall plant based protein is the Superfood type made by Amazing Grass. For the cheapest prices, head to discount health food stores such as Sprouts or check out Thrive Market’s website.

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Donna

Love this site

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Yolanda

Love all the helpful tips

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Patty kayser

Enjoyed your oatmeal recipe. Looking forward to some more of your ideas.

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