Healthy Snacks for Healthy Living

When adopting a healthy eating lifestyle, healthy snacks are as important as healthy meals. They need to be quick, delicious and satisfying. There are plenty of snacks available to buy, but they can be expensive & often contain unhealthy ingredients. By making your own healthy snacks at home, you’ll save money and know exactly what’s going into them. The best part is, they can be just as tasty as the store-bought versions. Here are 10 healthy snack options, including my favorite!

  1. Raw, Fruits & Veggies. Think apples, pears, cucumbers & carrots. The crunch and fiber make them an easy & satisfying snack.
  2. Apple Slices with Almond Butter. Make any ordinary apple extraordinary with almond butter. Barney’s Almond Butter is a great choice. Their almonds are blanched before grinding for creamy smooth spreadability, and exceptionally awesome flavor.
  3. Avocado & Salsa on Gluten Free Ezekiel Toast. Ezekiel sprouted bread uses a unique combination of grains from Quinoa, Millet and Chia. and legumes that are easier to digest, increase mineral absorption, and contain increased antioxidants. Pair it with 1/4 of a mashed avocado mixed with 2 tablespoons of fresh salsa for healthy fats and energy.
  4. Cucumbers, Bell Peppers & Carrots with Hummus. All the crunch with the benefit of protein from the chick peas in the hummus.
  5. Banana & Peanut Butter Roll Ups. Opt for peanut butter without added sugar or oils like Justins and slather on a gluten free wrap. Top with sliced bananas and roll it up. Kids and adults love this one!
  6. Mixed Nuts. A flavorful snack with healthy fats, protein and fiber to keep energy high and hunger at bay until dinner.
  7. Oven Baked Zucchini and Sweet Potato Chips. Slice them thin and press between paper towels to remove moisture. Toss in olive oil and sea salt. Then line them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 225 for 2 hours until golden brown. Store in an airtight container for 3 days. You can also make these in an air fryer if you have one!
  8. Hard Boiled Eggs. Hard-boiled eggs are a convenient way to enjoy a high protein snack while on the go. Keep the yolk to get the vitamin D.
  9. Organic Edamame. Edamame is a fiber-rich food that’s considered a complete, plant-based protein source. One cup of edamame provides around 18 grams of protein.
  10. And my favorite, Almond Butter Protein Balls. Sweet and tasty with lots of protein, these will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you full for hours. Downloadable recipe below.


Almond Butter Protein Balls


  • 1 1/2 cups smooth almond butter 
1/2 cup pure local honey
  • 1/4 cup

    coconut oil refined 

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt fine grain
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons crushed or chopped dark chocolate chips. Consider choosing a healthier brand such as Hu brand that is sweetened with coconut sugar or Enjoy Life dark chocolate morsels.
  • Plus extra for drizzle
  • 1/3 cup +2 Tbsp blanched almond flour


  • In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer or whisk, cream together the almond butter, honey and coconut oil until very smooth.
  • Stir in the almond flour, salt and vanilla and mix well. Chill the mixture in the freezer for 30 mins or until firm enough to roll into balls
  • Roll into 22-25 balls and place on a parchment or wax paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze the entire baking sheet for another 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Meanwhile, make your chocolate drizzle. If using chocolate chips or chopped chocolate, simply place 2-3 Tablespoons in a microwavable bowl and melt in increments of 20 seconds, stirring in between, until fully melted. You can also add ¼ tsp of coconut oil to thin the chocolate as it melts.
  • Once balls are firm, remove from freezer and drizzle lightly with chocolate sauce. Place back on the baking sheet and repeat for all. Once done, refrigerate or freeze until firm and serve. May be stored in the refrigerator, covered.

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