“Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?” I understand. Cookies are tempting, especially if they’re freshly baked chocolate chip cookies (mmm). Finding healthy snacks doesn’t seem as fun when they’re freshly baked cookies in reach. Plus, who has the time or energy to make something elaborate like a healthy granola bar from scratch? Give me something that’s quick and easy and is perfect for an on-the-go snack! Can you relate?
The struggle comes from having healthy ingredients available so that you can be able to enjoy your healthy snacks option and go about your busy day.
Well, no need to worry, after many months of getting suckered into the convenience of the cookie jar, I made it a priority to keep some on-the-go healthy snacks around the house and not let the evil of the chocolate chip cookie tempt me anymore. Here are some healthy snack options for you.
Quick and Easy On-The-Go Healthy Snacks
NO BAKE VEGAN CHOCOLATE ALMOND COCONUT BARS
These bars are made with every single healthy ingredient imaginable. Go ahead, think of a healthy ingredient. Yep, these bars have it.
Macros: 181 calories, 12 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.
HEALTHY OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
These are the truth! Perfect for meal prepping! We added a scoop of protein powder for a Lil muscle-building boost!
Macros: 52 calories, 1 gram of fat, 11 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 2 grams of protein per cookie.
NO-BAKE ENERGY BALLS
All you need is five ingredients, and they only take 10 minutes to prepare!
Macros: 130 calories, 8 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein per energy ball.
COOKIE RECIPE MAGIC COOKIES
Do not be fooled by how these cookies look. These things are banging!
Now you can have s’ mores without the risk of being mauled by a bear.
Macros: 177 calories, 7 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies
Now, this is my jam. I will not apologize for eating every single one of these cookies in one sitting. Each one of these delicious, healthy snacks has 112 calories, 7 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fiber. Damn right, I was gonna eat’ em all. Click here for the recipe.
Sweet Potato Fries
Yes, you read that correctly, that does say FRIES. Yes, this does take a little prep, but the critical step is to bake them. You want to keep all that extra vitamin A and C that Sweet potato fries often lose from the heat in the oil. Check out the recipe for these fries, as well as the benefits of the sweet potatoes Here.
Roasted Chickpeas are probably one of the least known healthy snacks. This is crazy because you can pretty much add any seasonings, and it sticks to the chickpeas nicely! This recipe from the inventivevegertarian.com is super simple to make. Combining ingredients like garlic, red pepper, and basil, make these chickpeas delicious!
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Because sweet potato chips are life.
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Greek Cucumber Cups
Greek food tastes so delicious! The geniuses at delish.com whipped up the perfect combination for a healthy snack. Trust us; your taste buds will be instantly transported to Crete, Greece. Click here for the recipe.
Double Chocolate Protein Muffins
These Double chocolate protein muffins are one of our favorite postworkout healthy snacks. Kevin from fitmencook.com substitutes oil and butter with Greek yogurt and unsweetened applesauce to keep calories low. These healthy snacks possess 267 calories, 10 grams of fat, 32 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, and 14 grams of protein. Click here for the recipe.
Okay, okay. These aren’t donuts, but if you slice apples, cut out the middle, add some PB or some of that healthy Nutella spread (more deets on this below), and sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top…it sort of tricks your mind into thinking its a donut right?…no? Ok! Still, try this out. It’s so delicious. Get this delicious recipe here!
Healthy Nutella on Toast or Fruit
“Healthy Nutella, eh?” Trust me on this one.
All you have to do is mix the following ingredients, put it on toast, or use as a dip.
- One tablespoon of unsweetened nut butter. (your preference. however, almond butter taste lovely)
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of 100% pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of raw cocoa powder
No-Bake Granola Bars
I would say that when most people think of quick healthy snacks, they will think of a granola bar. However, we have to be careful of those pre-made granola bars since most don’t have any nutritional value. Go ahead and check out this no-bake granola bar recipe from taste betterfromscratch.com. These granola bars are easy to make, and the recipe makes it simple to switch out ingredients according to your preference. No matter what, they will be chewy and delicious at only 167 calories each. ( If you follow the recipe from the site) Click here for the recipe
Smoothie Ice Cubes
Have you ever made a lot more smoothie than you intended to drink? Don’t throw it down the drain! Save that deliciousness for later!
Grab an ice tray, pour the remainder of your smoothie, and freeze!
When you’re getting a craving, pop one out the freezer and enjoy!
ALMOND JOY ENERGY BITES
These almond joy bites are the healthy snack vegans have been waiting for. Made with 100% natural ingredients and sweetened with Medjool dates and prepared with some of our favorite ingredients: Coconut oil, almonds, shredded coconut, and unsweetened cocoa. At about 90 calories per bite, you can eat a few of these healthy snacks and not feel guilty about it. Click here for the recipe.
RASPBERRY GREEK YOGURT POPSICLES
These Raspberry Greek yogurt popsicles will have your kids asking for seconds and even thirds. The joke is on them because these popsicles aren’t just delicious, they are super good for them. These healthy snacks contain 74 calories, 6 grams of protein, 12 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, and no fat. Click here for the recipe.
Matcha Vanilla Smoothies
If you haven’t gotten on the Matcha wagon, this Matcha Vanilla Smoothie recipe from loveandlemons.com will do the trick. With super simple ingredients like vanilla, almond milk, matcha powder, and bananas, this is the perfect quick healthy snack for any time of day. Click here for the recipe.
BONUS: Here’s a bonus and probably the one I go to most often. Good old-fashioned POPCORN. (Light or No Butter) Even Kettle Corn hits the spot.
Hopefully, this list of healthy snack recipes will help your meal prepping become a little easier. There’s no reason why we can’t enjoy snacking again. These healthy snacks will fit just about any diet.
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