Jan 22, 2018
Snacks are an important part of our diet. They help tide us over until our next meal, and can help keep our energy up throughout the day. However a lot of times we are choosing not-so-good for you foods to snack on. When looking for a healthy snack its important to follow these guidelines. Choose a snack that has a balance of protein, fiber and healthy fats. Some examples would be:
- Trail mix with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit
- A small apple with almond butter
- String cheese and whole grain crackers
- 2% Greek yogurt with berries
- Kind bars
Try to remember to limit your snack to 100-200 calories.
Here is one of my favorite homemade snacks that is easy to make and absolutely delicious.
No Bake Energy Bites
- 1 cup dry quick cooking oats
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Mix ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Roll into small, bite sized balls. Regrigerate for an hour. Enjoy!
- You can substitute chocolate chips with dried fruit
- You can substitute peanut butter with sunflower or almond butter
- You can substitute flaxseed with wheat germ
- You can substitute honey with maple syrup
- Leftovers can be stored in the freezer