When it comes to eating healthy, snacks are what we usually struggle with the most. These 25 healthy snack ideas can be made ahead for on the go or in the heat of a major snack attack.
It’s 3:00 pm. You’re about three hours from your last meal and three hours away from your next meal. Maybe you catch yourself grazing in the pantry. Or you head to the work room and stand in front of the vending machine. All you know is one thing. You.are.hungry. Your energy is low and you’re one second away from being hangry. (Hungry + Angry = Hangry)
You want to step away from the candy bar.
You want to step away from that bag of chips.
What’s a woman to do?
You know what to do because you prepared one of these 25 healthy snack ideas for such an occasion as this.
25 Healthy Snack Ideas for In Between Meals
These healthy snacks are divided up into two categories: on the go and in the moment. ‘On the go’ are snacks you can prepare ahead of time and ‘in the moment’ are snacks you can whip up and then enjoy immediately.
I’ve also included snacks you can purchase in the bonus section below. Because while we may like the idea of preparing our own snacks, we don’t always have the time or energy!
On The Go Snacks
- 8 No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls | Bless This Mess
- Cranberry Almond Energy Snacks | The Creative Bite
- Copy Cat Trader Joe’s Omega Trail Mix | Luci’s Morsels
- Blueberry Banana Oat Bars | Happy Healthy Mama
- Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Bread Granola | Iowa Girl Eats
- Coconut Walnut Date Bites | Healthy Sweet Eats
- Salted Chocolate-Dipped Mandarin Slices | Deliciously Yum
- 3-Ingredient Energy Bars | The Kitchn
- Sweet and Salty Trail Mix | Peas and Crayons
- Healthy Flourless Oatmeal Cookies | Celebrating Sweets
- Super Easy Hummus | All Recipes
- Crispy Snack Edamame | Apple of My Eye
In the Moment
- A Simple & Flavorful Veggie Wrap | Mom Fabulous
- Parmesan Zucchini Chips | Yellow Bliss Road
- Cinnamon Apple Chips | Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen
- Hardboiled Egg and Avocado Bowl | Eating Bird Food
- Creamy Apple Cinnamon Smoothie | She Well
- Baked Cinnamon Banana Chips | PopSugar Fitness
- Peanut Butter Apple Nachos | Delish
- Apple Sandwiches with Oats, Peanut Butter, and Raisins | The Kitchn
- Homemade Sweet Potato Chips | By Stephanie Lynn
- Veggie Turkey Rollup | Joyful Healthy Eats
- Cauliflower Buffalo Bites | Good Dinner Mom
- Crunchy Apple Peanut Butter Wrap | Finding Zest
- Zucchini Pizza Bites | Damn Delicious
As busy moms, sometimes getting dinner on the table is tough, much less preparing homemade snacks! Here are a few options you can purchase and have on hand when you get a snack attack.
Prepared healthy snacks you can buy:
- Kashi Chewy Granola Bar-Honey Almond Flax
- Terra Mediterranean Herbs and a Hint of Lemon
- TERRA Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato, Sea Salt Chips
- KIND Bars
- Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar
- CLIF KID ZBAR – Organic Energy Bar – Chocolate Brownie
- Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips
- Snyder’s of Hanover Unsalted Mini Pretzels
- Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts
- Ultimate Healthy Bar & Snacks Gift Variety Pack Bulk Sampler