25 Quick & Healthy Snack Ideas

January 2, 2012

in Blog, Kristine's Best Tips, Meal Plans, News, Facts, Fitness, Snacks

I’m always looking for different healthy snack ideas.  Since I love lists like this, you might also like my “Healthy Food Grocery Shopping List“, and my “Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas“.  Below are 25 Quick & Healthy Snack Ideas to help you maintain your healthy eating habits.

1. Protein shake mixed with water or unsweetened almond milk, 20 almonds
2. Apple slices with peanut butter (1-2 Tbsp)
3. Low fat cottage cheese with 1/4 cup blueberries
4. Low fat hummus and baby carrots
5. Non-fat greek yogurt, stevia drops & 2-3 Tbsp low sugar granola
6. Lower sodium jerky & snap peas
7. Rice cakes with almond butter/low sugar jam & protein shake
8. Turkey or Chicken Waldorf Salad. Mix pre-cooked chicken or turkey breast, sliced grapes (or apple), celery, walnuts, 0% greek yogurt & salt/pepper. Wrap in lettuce or spread on rice cakes

9. Protein Bar – Make your own. My faves are my “No-Bake Chewy Better Than Store Bought Protein Bars” or my “No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars“. Or if you’re in a real pinch, get a store bought one that is 300 calorie, lower sugar, & natural – like Quest (in the USA), or Fit Stars Iso Bar (in Canada).
10. Wasa or Ryvita crackers with low fat cream cheese & slices of pear
11. Low fat cottage cheese mixed with chopped apple, cinnamon and 1-2 packets of stevia
12. Protein Pancakes – I spread on peanut butter and low sugar jam and roll them up
13. Mini Egg White Frittata’s
14. 0% fat greek yogurt mixed with 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice & a packet of stevia
15. Celery spread with natural peanut butter or almond butter. Top with a few raisins or chocolate chips. aka: Ants on a log
16. 2 hard boiled eggs with a side of raw veggies
17.  Tuna mixed with greek yogurt and dried herbs. Spread on crispbread crackers, rice cakes or celery
18. 1 slice Fat-Free Banana Loaf & protein shake mixed with water
19. Edamame, sprinkled with sea salt. (I get mine individually frozen at Costco)
20. Banana Chocolate Smoothie
21. Air popped popcorn drizzled with melted coconut oil and your favorite protein powder (or nutritional yeast)
22. No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Fudge
23. Pina Colada Protein Shake
24. Lemon Cranberry Scone
25. 1 of the 25 healthy snack recipes in my e-book, 25 Quick, Easy, Low Sugar & Family Friendly Protein Bars, Cookies & Muffins . (You can download the free Kindle app to read it on any computer or device). Or get the PDF version here.

QUESTION!  I’d love if you shared one of your favorite healthy snack ideas.

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Dairyfreebetty

    awesome, I’m going to share this with my health and wellness group at work!!  Love! 

  • http://www.healthhappinesshumour.wordpress.com/ Leesa D

     I think you already have all my faves on there, including Apple with Almond Butter.  Yum! But thanks for all the extra ideas! Can’t wait to try them all out.

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      You’re very welcome! Enjoy 🙂

  • http://www.citychic.me/ krista

    This is awesome! Perfect timing for me – planning to go shopping on my lunch break today!

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Awesome! Happy to help!!

  • http://twitter.com/eatspinrunrpt Angela

    This is a great list! If I’m pressed for time, my favourite sweet snack is a Cinnamon Pecan Simply Bar (thesimplybar.com). But if I have a little more time to prep, I go for a lot of the things you’ve listed – Greek yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit, veggies and hummus, yogurt and fruit parfaits. I’m a big snacking fan! 😉

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Oh cool, thanks for sharing Angela! I don’t think I’ve tried the Simply Bar! Nice to see it has 16 grams of protein in there! Where do you buy them?

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