One of the toughest things about a busy schedule is having healthy snacks that are ready to grab and go. If you take a Sunday afternoon to plan a few things out and make snacks in advance, you're setting yourself up for a successful week!
1. Peanut butter energy bites
Energy balls are one of the easiest snacks to prep, bag and have on hand for quick eats. The best part is a lot of the time you don't feel like you're sacrificing anything because these goodies taste like heaven.
- ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup ground flax seed
2 tablespoons honey
- Mix all five ingredients in a medium bowl
- Once combined, place in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to make easier to roll
- Roll into balls, makes approx. 12 bites lasting up to week stored in the fridge
2. Baked sugar snap peas
Anytime you can incorporate a few extra veggies into your life, it's a good day. Throwing these little guys in baggies or small glass containers makes it super easy to snack on them throughout the day.
- ½ pound sugar snap peas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Sea salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Spread sugar snap peas as a single layer on a foil covered baking sheet
- Coat peas in olive oil and sprinkle in garlic, thyme and salt
- Bake 7-8 minutes
3. Cinnamon apple chips
A bag of grapes or sliced banana is great, but sometimes you need a little something more. That's where these cinnamon covered apple chips come in—a little bit of crunch and sweet, perfect for an afternoon craving.
- 4 apples cored and sliced ⅛" thick
- 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-2 teaspoons sugar (we recommend substituting an organic coconut palm sugar or other low glycemic index sweetener)
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees
- Add apple slices to a large bowl and toss in cinnamon and sugar
- Spray a baking sheet and line it with the apple slices making sure not to overlap
- Bake 2-3 hours until chips are dry, yet soft
- Let cool completely before putting in an airtight container
4. Avocado egg salad roll ups
Everyone needs a little bit (or a lot) of avocado in their lives and what better way to do it than in a whole wheat wrap? Easy to whip up in advance and even easier to eat as your afternoon snack.
- 1 avocado, mashed
- 4-5 hard boiled eggs, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2-4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon red onion, diced
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 3-4 whole wheat tortillas
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients, except the tortillas, and mix thoroughly
- Spread the mixture over a single tortilla until the mixture is gone
- Tightly roll the filled tortillas and put in the fridge for 30 minutes
- Slice tortillas to make bite size wraps
What are your go-to snack recipes? Dish in the comments!