30 Easy Healthy Snack Ideas

30 Easy Healthy Snack Ideas

We all like to snack now and then, but the wrong kinds of snacks can be a real trap when it comes to weight loss and staying healthy. Your snacking may just be a habit, so ask yourself; “do I really need this snack, am I actually hungry, or am I just bored?” Snacks should only be something small to get you through to your next meal, wolfing down handfuls of almonds can end up providing you with the amount of calories in a whole meal.

For a lot of people, snacks are not needed. This is personalised and depends on your overal diet and goals. However, snacks do have their place pre-training. Having something small to eat an hour before you exercise will give you an added burst of energy to fuel you through your session and also controls your portion sizes in your post-training meal.

Here are my top 30 easy healthy snack ideas that are delicious and will fuel you through your day.

  • Avocado/ guacamole and vegetables
  • Celery with almond butter
  • Protein powder with water
  • Hummus with vegetables [1 small can of chickpeas, 2 tablespoons olive oil, juice of ½ lemon, ¼ cup, coriander leaves, salt + pepper to taste] or try my Beetroot Hummus!
  • Buckwheat crackers with avocado
  • Small portion of Chia Seeds Bircher Muesli
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Banana pancake [whisk 1 mashed ripe banana with 1 egg and cook in a pan]
  • Handful of chickpeas with an orange
  • Handful of pumpkin seeds with berries
  • Sliced chicken breast or cold meat with cherry tomatoes
  • Small portion of leftover dinner
  • Apple sliced with almond butter
  • Small portion of vegetable and lentil soup
  • Sweet potato chips with guacamole
  • Omelette slices or Mini Fritattas
  • Fresh shredded coconut
  • Frozen berries blended with coconut water
  • A handful of homemade Nut and Coconut Muesli
  • Olives and sliced capsicum
  • Green smoothie [half a banana, kiwi fruit, spinach and coconut water]
  • Roasted chickpeas [Place chickpeas, coconut oil, spices, salt in the oven for 20 minutes]
  • Spiced pumpkin seeds [1 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, 2 teaspoons olive oil, Juice from 1 lime, ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ½ teaspoon salt]
  • Superfood Raw Balls
  • Smoked salmon sliced with tomato
  • 15 almonds
  • 1/2 a cup of greek yoghurt with blueberries and walnuts
  • Chia seed pudding
  • 6-10 macadamia nuts
30 Easy Healthy Snack Ideas

Sometimes hunger strikes when you least expect it, or maybe that pile of paper work on your desk left you stuck at work until late in the evening. Majority of us are lucky enough to have a small supermarket within 5 minutes walking distance. Here are my top snack ideas that you can buy with no kitchen required!

  • Chopped vegetable sticks, Cherry tomatoes or baby carrots.
  • Fresh fruit.
  • Grab a packet of raw nuts.
  • Tin of tuna with avocado.
  • Tin or sardines.
  • Small pot of organic natural yoghurt.
  • Buckwheat crackers with avocado.
  • 30g Lindt 70-85% chocolate (go on treat yourself!)
  • Roo Bars, organic, vegan and raw! (Ingredients for the cacao bar: dates, almonds, cacao nibs, cacao powder).
  • Oats (just add boiling water and cover) and fresh blueberries or a banana.