The Perfect Healthy Snack Combos

If you’re anything like me, you get that random craving everyday around the same time (early afternoon or late night)! And as I’m sure you know that by eating just a little of what your craving can add just a little extra flab over time! It’s been my mission to put a stop to that “just one more” little bite mentality by supplying you with plenty of healthy alternatives to snacking. Check out the perfect healthy snack combos:

Hummus with Carrots and Celery

This is a quick and easy healthy snack! Put 4 tbsp. of hummus in a bowl, then enjoy by dipping some carrots and celery! I’d stick to 8-10 baby carrots and 8-10 pieces of celery.

Greek Yogurt with Nuts and Berries

Grab a fat free plain Greek yogurt and add your choice of nut and berries. Have a sweet tooth? Add a tbsp. of blue agave.

Turkey Sand which with Avocado

We like to use 100% whole wheat bread from Nature’s Own or 60 Dave Killer’s, then spread 1/4 of an haas avocado on it and add 4 ounces of turkey.

Handful of almonds and string cheese

This is a great healthy snack combo because it’s power-packed with some protein and healthy fats! You’re hunger will easily be satisfied!

A piece of fruit with a handful of nuts

We absolutely love this healthy snack combo about 2 hours before heading to have an intense workout or long run. The fruit is a great source of natural carbs/sugar and the nuts provide you that long lasting satiety.

Lara Bars

The Larabar is an awesome little bar full of good carbs, fats, and some protein. Perfect for an on-the-go snack.

Cottage cheese topped with berries and cinnamon

Tired of Greek yogurt? Try some fat free cottage cheese topped with your favorite berries and a tsp of cinnamon.

Quest Bars

My all-time favorite bar! If you’re in a rush and need a quick, filling snack, try eating one quest bar. These are a perfect healthy snack because they’re loaded with protein and fiber.

Nut butter on a celery stick

Try packing a few celery sticks with a serving of any nut butter (like almond, cashew, walnut) topped with a few whole almonds or raisins. If you’re not a fan of celery, try scooping out the middle of an apple and filling it with your nut butter of choice.
Serving: 2 tbsp natural nut butter with 1 cup apple or celery slices

Low sodium jerky

Look for low-sodium, natural, or lightly-flavored options. Here are some of our favorite healthy brands! This chewy snack is also keeps fresh for months when packed properly.
Serving: One Pack

Pumpkin seeds

These little things are the perfect combination of healthy fats and a little protein. A great on-the-go kind of healthy snack!
2/3 cup pumpkin seeds, rinsed and coated with 1 tsp curry powder and a pinch of salt, roasted at 300 degrees for 20 minutes: 8 grams protein

Edamame sprinkled with sea salt

The only thing more fun than how much protein you can get from a serving of edamame is getting to eat these little beans out of their bright green pods. Buy them fresh and steam, or use the pre-cooked frozen variety and briefly microwave to defrost before chowing down.
1 cup edamame pods sprinkled with sea salt: 15 grams protein

Greek yogurt with granola

Greek yogurt is a great way to get in that much needed protein without adding unnecessary fats that regular yogurt has., the Greek stuff provides plenty of calcium and probiotics to fight inflammation.
1 single-serving container yogurt with 2 tbsp granola: 16 grams protein

Mini PB&J

Downsize this lunch box favorite to make it perfect for snack time—just make sure you use all-natural peanut (or almond!) butter and a fruit-juice sweetened jelly to avoid trans fats and extra sugars.
1 slice whole-wheat bread with 1 tbsp natural peanut butter and 1 tsp all-fruit jelly: 9 grams protein

Grape and cheese sticks

Cut a half-inch thick slice of cheddar cheese into squares (you should end up with about 6 small pieces), and alternate the cubes with grapes onto toothpicks. The sweet and savory contrast of the cheese and fruit is super sophisticated (and delicious), and a little bit goes a long way to fit your protein needs.
1 ounce cheddar cheese with 6 grapes: 7.1 grams protein

Popcorn

When it’s not doused in butter and artificial flavorings, popcorn can be a super healthy snack, thanks to being a fiber-rich, satiating whole grain. Ratchet up its protein content by dusting the kernels with nutritional yeast, the vegan, B vitamin-packed answer to parmesan cheese.
3 cups air-popped popcorn coated with 2 tbsp nutritional yeast and a sprinkle of salt: 8.9 grams protein