my favorite healthy snacks

by Danica on December 4, 2012

Our Elf for Health Challenge for Wednesday this week is to “pack a healthy snack.”

I’ve said many times before that I’m definitely a “snacker” and eat every 3-4.5 hours (or I really turn into a crab. whoops.)

In honor of the challenge tomorrow, I thought I’d share a few of my absolute favorite healthy snacks.

  • an apple with nuts or some nut butter
  • veggies with hummus (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and/or celery are my favorites)
  • any fruit (apple, banana, orange, grapes {frozen grapes are awesome too}, berries if they’re in season, kiwi, etc.)
  • applesauce with PB2 and cinnamon (if you haven’t tried this yet, do. asap.)
  • low-sugar cereal or homemade granola with almond milk
  • greek yogurt (So Delicious vanilla coconut milk is my favorite) topped with cinnamon and fresh fruit (pom. seeds, berries, etc.)
  • celery with peanut butter (or hummus)
  • snack bars occasionally…my favorites are Larabars, KIND bars, and PureBars (the ingredients are good!)
  • almonds, cashews, or walnuts with raisins or another dried fruit (*no sugar added) –aka homemade trail mix
  • a hard-boiled egg and a slice of 100% whole-wheat bread
  • air-popped popcorn!  (YUM.)  I also really love Angie’s popcorn.
  • edamame with sea salt
  • whole-grain pita chips with hummus
  • (organic) blue-corn tortilla chips with fresh salsa and black beans

What are your favorite snacks?!


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessie December 4, 2012 at 8:35 am

My favorite snacks are:

1. Smoothies, of course
2. Apples & Peanut Butter
3. Yogurt frozen in the freezer mixed with Grapes & cereal or peanut butter
4. Microwaveable pumpkin Cookie
5. Eggs

and the list can go on forever!! =)


2 Danica December 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

I know what you mean…I thought I’d just post about a few snack ideas but before I knew it I’d made a huge list! haha


3 Katie December 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

Love the snacks! Especially the boom chick a pop! I am glad you are enjoying it!

I like apples with pb, luna bars, hummus with egg or veggies, kind bars, and chobani for snacks! So many snacks, those are just to name a few!

Happy Tuesday! <3


4 Danica December 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

I could happily just eat snacks all through the day, every day :)


5 Katie @ Livehalffull December 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Great ideas! Lately I’m on a popcorn kick too. My go-to snack lately is a mini popcorn bag and an orange. Other kicks I’ve gone on in the past couple of months-an apple and a string cheese, hummus and pita chips and Chobani!


6 Danica December 6, 2012 at 8:29 am

hummus and pita chips…I never get sick of that combination! I only buy pita chips once in a while though because it’s so easy for me to just mindlessly each SO many of them at once :)


7 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy December 4, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I need to eat every 3-4 hours too! Some of my favorite snacks are Greek yogurt and a sliced apple with cinnamon.


8 Danica December 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

love adding cinnamon to fruit (but I add it to pretty much anything haha)…especially to a sliced pear. yum!


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