7 Quick & Easy Healthier Snack Options You’ll Love
Looking to eat healthier? We applaud you! If you are on a journey towards better health, incorporating healthier snacks into your meal plan may sound challenging. While you want to feel better, you also want to enjoy what you’re eating. That’s why it is essential to find great tasting, healthier snacks.
When people embark on a health journey, they often think that they have to give up all their favorite foods they enjoy. Munk Pack is here to tell you that that could not be further from the truth. Healthier snack options are so easy to come by…if you know where to look for them! Use these tips to get started on your journey towards healthier snacking.
- Go Nuts for Nuts!
Do you go nuts for nuts? Us too! There’s nothing easier than grabbing a handful of nuts for a healthy snack. 1 serving of almonds (about 23 almonds or 1 ounce) packs the perfect amount of protein, fiber, calcium, and vitamin E to make it a healthy snack. 7 walnuts provide heart-healthy fats and a strong dose of antioxidants. Looking for more bang for your buck? Try pistachios. A serving of 49 pistachios has just the right amount of fiber, minerals, and unsaturated fat you need to keep your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels in check.
- Sweet & Salty Nut & Seed Bars
If you love nuts and chocolate, you’re probably looking for a yummy way to satisfy your sweet and crunchy cravings (but without the excess sugar). Instead of gravitating towards traditional candy bars that may be packed with processed sugar, why not try our macadamia white chocolate keto nut and seed bars. Each bar contains just 3 grams of net carbohydrates and has less than 1 gram of sugar. The macadamia nuts are filled with fiber to help regulate blood sugar levels. Plus, macadamia nuts are low in carbs and are a great source of fats.
- Homemade Guacamole
This may not sound quick, but trust us when we say that making your own guac is a 5-minute and under process. All you need is ½ an avocado, some lime juice, tomatoes, and optional celery and onions. A quick chop chop and you have the perfect low-sugar, satisfying snack to pair with celery, keto-crackers, or to eat on its own!
- Keto Granola Bars
Speaking of keto, we know that it’s not just a diet; it’s a way of life. People who are keto need to keep their carbohydrate intake low, which means little to no sugar. Still, keto-followers shouldn’t have to sacrifice flavor for their health! If you follow the keto diet and are looking for a healthier snack than the sugar laden desserts you used to dig into, we suggest exploring a nutrient-dense option like almond butter cocoa chip keto granola bars. Chewy and delicious with no artificial sweeteners, our keto-friendly bars are the better-for-you snack you’ve been looking for.
These nutritious soybean pods are not just for your favorite Japanese restaurant. Edamame makes a great quick and easy yet healthy snack! You can buy them fresh or frozen. All you need to do is boil or steam them for 3-5 minutes (or until soft) and voila! Your healthy snack is ready!
- Nutritious Protein Cookies
Cookies get a bad rap for their sugar content, but what if you found a more nutritiously balanced cookie alternative? You’d never know it given their rich taste, but these double dark chocolate protein cookies are a healthier snack alternative to your basic chocolate-chip cookie. With less sugar, a peanut butter base for protein, and a whopping 9 essential amino acids, these nutritious snacks will keep you feeling strong before, during, and after your gym session.
- Plant-Based Smoothie
All you need to make this healthy twist on a milkshake is a blender or a mixer. Find your favorite plant-based milk (almond milk, cashew milk, and oat milk work great), toss in some fruit (berries and bananas are at the top of our list), throw in some greens like spinach or kale, and blend it up! Pour the mix into an on-the-go shaker or mug and take it with you as you go about your day.
Need more nutritious snack options? Check out what we have in store at MunkPack.com. Happy snacking!