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 a few Walnuts
This dynamic duo is perfect for those times when our sweet and/or crunchy food cravings start to sneak up! Besides the great taste, we love apples because they are extremely rich is antioxidants and fiber, while the walnuts are often considered the healthiest nut because they are the only ones that provide those oh-so important Omega 3’s.
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.
4. Avocado Toast
Make the flavor of avocado pop even more by sprinkling your avo-toast with salt and pepper or lemon juice. FYI – This makes for an excellent pre-workout snack!
5. A Rice Cake with a light layer of 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!
Fruit that requires peeling isn’t always practical when eating on the go, but grapefruits are worth the one-minute peeling time because they are 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 a light layer of Peanut Butter
Tasty with either toasted or untoasted bread. Opt for a peanut butter that only has peanuts and maybe a lil’ salt in the ingredients list.
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!
12. Refried beans and Crackers
When choosing your refried beans, go for the canned, organic types. 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 low oil 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. Purple Snack Shakes
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!
And there you have it! If you have questions or any other snack ideas you’d like to share, please do so in the comments below. Happy Snacking!