If you find yourself reaching for unhealthy snack food that’s more like junk food, change up your habits and make your own snacks. Going homemade gives you control over what you put in your food, and there’s no guilt about the long ingredient lists on your processed snacks. There’s an incredible array of healthy snacks that you can easily make, tuck in a reusable container or toss in a baggie, and go on your way. Head to your local health food store and stock up on mixed raw nuts and power seeds like chia, hemp and flax. Keep fresh veggies in your crisper and fruit in your basket. We’ve found 12 healthy on-the-go whole food snacks that will keep you energized and satisfied when you need a quick bite.
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1. No-Bake Energy Balls
Power your way through your day with these easy, no-bake energy balls. It is full of raw, delicious ingredients. Find this exclusive to The Good Stuff recipe here!
2. Banana Sushi
Customize this brilliant banana sushi snack to your liking. Pick your favorite nut butter and sprinkle on chopped nuts, healthy seeds, and dried fruit. It’s a fun way to sneak in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
3. Sunny Avocado Boats
Put these sunny avocado boats on your snacking menu. They’re easy to make and full of healthy fatty acids that are great for your heart and keep you feeling full for hours.
4. Rainbow Fruit Skewers
These portable rainbow fruit skewers will please any picky eater. They’re loaded with immune boosting vitamin C and healthy dietary fiber. The vivid colors and sweet, tart flavors are irresistible.
5. Cucumber Hummus Boats
If you need a fast, healthy snack, make these cucumber hummus boats. You’ll get crunchy, creamy, and salty all in one bite, along with lean protein and antioxidants. Top with any fresh veggies you have on hand for a delicious treat!
6. PB Energy Bites
These no-bake peanut butter energy bites are a delicious and portable snack. The nut butter delivers protein while keeping you satiated for hours. Add in healthy extras like seeds and nuts for an extra health boost.
7. Homemade Fruit Snacks
Commercial fruit snacks are loaded with added sugar, but these homemade fruit snacks actually have fresh pureed fruit in each bite. You’ll feel good about your kids snacking on these nutritious bites.
8. PB Applewiches
Bring along these peanut butter applewiches on your next outing for a convenient snack that’s full of goodness. Choose your favorite nut butter and add granola, dark chocolate chips, seeds, or shopped nuts between the layers. You’ll have a filling and tasty snack that feels like a treat.
9. Hot Fudge Brownie Larabars
Don’t be fooled by these seemingly indulgent hot fudge brownie Larabars. Just 4 simple ingredients yield these healthy, delicious, and filling snack bars.
10. Happy Travel Mix
Throw together this convenient snack happy travel mix and you’re good to go. Keep a reusable container or baggie in your purse, and you’ll never have a hunger emergency again.
11. Mini Quinoa Cups
These perfectly poppable mini ham and cheese quinoa cups are packed with protein, and they’re low in calories. Add in your favorite chopped veggies for an antioxidant boost, and you’ve got an amazingly tasty and healthy snack!
12. Crispy Popcorn Edamame
If you have a hankering for chips, make a batch of crispy popcorn edamame. This healthy chip alternative satisfies your cravings for a salty, crispy snack, and you’ll feel good about munching on these little bites.
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