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Healthy Snacks: good snack food doesn’t have to be unhealthy

Smart snacking is key to maintaining energy and fending off hunger, making it easier than ever to stick with a healthy diet.

And while something like Greek yogurt with fresh berries might be a perfect snack, I have many clients who are looking for things they can keep in their desk, car, or a tote, and not have to worry about keeping them cool.

So we’ve got tons of good-for-you snack ideas for you, and whether you’re craving salty, sweet, or both, we’ve got you covered!

For snacks with maximum staying power, you’ll want to look for foods that are good sources of protein, fiber, healthy fats, or ideally, all three.

 

If you’re craving salty:

Beanitos Black Bean and White Bean Chips

Snappea Crisps

Glenny’s Soy Crisps

Laughing Cow Light cheese spread onto Triscuits or La Tortilla Factory’s High Fiber/Low Carb Tortilla

 

If you’re craving sweet:

Think Thin Protein Bars

Kashi Go Lean cereal – Original or Go Lean Crisp

Peanut butter or almond butter spread onto apple slices or La Tortilla Factory’s High Fiber/Low Carb Tortilla, with an optional drizzle of honey or a sprinkling of a natural low-calorie sweetener

 

If you’re craving sweet & salty:

Nature Valley Protein bars

100-calorie pack of nuts + freeze-dried fruit crisps

Apple slices spread with Laughing Cow Light cheese (in flavors like Chive & Onion)

So whether you’re at your desk all day, or on the go, stash a few of these snacks in your desk, tote, or car so you can have a nutritious snack anytime, anywhere!