Healthy snacking is something that is really quite simple, but with the rise of easy-access, super-processed snacks, it’s something that seems to have become more difficult or at very least, less obvious.
Recently, I found that Nuts.com is currently having a campaign for healthy, high-protein snacks for optimal post-workout recovery. As someone who has been getting much more involved in daily excursions in kayaking and biking and the like, I’ve really been on top of packing healthy high-protein, high-energy (aka, fats) snacks to keep me fueled throughout the day.
Sometimes I go ahead and prepare snacks and goodies beforehand but more often than not, I wait until last minute and grab something as I’m running out the door. Recent popular go-to’s have been bananas, dates & peanut butter, granola or just plain nuts in general.
For me, ideal snacks involve no mess, no refrigeration (at least during the course of 4-6 hours- sorry smoothies!), no utensils and are chock-full of good-for-you ingredients! While there’s a lot of different ways you can go with this, I’ve compiled a list of sweet and savory snacks to enjoy before, during or after your active days or workouts!
With only 3 ingredients and a few seasonings, this recipe from Christine at Apple of my Eye is easy to grab and sure to please.
A simple recipe of my own that really works well during the summer when zucchini is in abundance!
Along the sweeter lines, these fruit and nut energy balls are full of fats and fiber.
This recipe from Rachel at Avocado A Day Nutrition make sweet granola a thing of the past!
A recent creation of mine, these babies have it all: protein, carbs and fats!
Healthy granola bars from the store? Puh-leaze! You’ll be much more satisfied with these bars from Alice at Mitzy at Home.
And rounding up the lot is a delicious nutty snack from Chelsea at A Duck’s Oven that will make you wonder why you ever bought those pre-packaged ones!
What have you been doing to be active this summer and what do you grab when you’re on the go?