You are what you eat. Choose healthy snacks and your body with thank you!
In a hurry? On the run? No time for a sit-down meal? The snacks shared below are easy to eat while packing a nutritional pow, full of vitamins, minerals, healthy carbs, fats, and proteins. Even better, these are free from artificial additives and preservatives because they are whole foods. Be creative with these natural snacks as you eat and enjoy them.
Use this list as a simple starting point and mix it up with other go-to healthy food options. Think of healthy, whole foods-based snacks that are minimally processed with ingredients you can recognize. Steer clear of snack items with a long complex ingredient list that appears to be sci-fi.
We can create and maintain our health one healthy snack at a time by getting into the habit of looking for and eating these nuggets of love!
Here Are 21 All-Natural and Healthy Snacks
Try these: Almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts, and pinenuts.
Try these: Hemp, sunflower, pumpkin, chia, and hemp. You can add some seeds to yogurt, cottage cheese, and salads. Another option is to create your own trail mix with seeds, nuts, and dried fruit.
A piece of fruit
Hands down, fruit is a quick and super healthy snack option for on-the-go snacking. Think bananas, apples, oranges, and grapes.
Eat these au natural or you can mix them with hummus or yogurt dip.
Hummus and carrots
You can also try hummus with celery or cucumber too.
Celery and peanut butter
You can also skip the peanut butter and replace it with any other kind of nut butter.
Non-Gmo microwave popcorn
Make sure it’s additive-free.
These are another great on-the-go option.
Packs a nutritious punch. Sauté a batch of edamame pods in garlic, red rice vinegar and chili sauce, and then throw in a small cooler for a road trip snack.
Choose organic or all-natural jerky with minimal ingredients. Don’t forget to read the label.
Read the labels for added sugars and artificial ingredients. Choose healthily!
Throw in some sliced peaches or berries and have yourself a delicious snack.
Dark “additive-free” chocolate
Add in a handful of nuts, like almonds.
Cut in cubes for an easy on-the-go snack.
You can pair up your crackers with cubed cheese.
Organic corn tortilla chips
Dip these in freshly made guacamole or salsa.
Cut up a variety of raw veggies like bell peppers, baby carrots, celery, baby snap peas and cucumbers to eat on the go.
Eat them plain or with nut butter.
Read the label to ensure that sugar and fat are not the “key” ingredients.
Fruit and nut bars
There are many natural whole-food-based varieties for you to choose from. Again, don’t forget to read those labels!
Rice or quinoa cakes
Eat these plain or spread on peanut butter, jam, or cream cheese.
So, let’s hear from you. What is your go-to healthy snack? Is it something that did not get mentioned above? If so, please share it with us in the comments section below!
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*Originally published on May 15, 2020.
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