We’ve all been there before, that moment when you have a craving for something tasty and you don’t care if it’ll kill your macros for the whole day. You just want something that’s quick and tastes good! Well guess what, there are a ton of quick, healthy snacks that taste amazing and you can eat them right now because they all pretty much require zero prep time!
People often throw/buy a lot of junk into their trail mix which is what often makes it so unhealthy. You can easily make a healthy one at home by using some cashews, peanuts, almonds, raisins and throwing in some dried fruit like berries to get the taste. Simple, affordable snack that takes no time!
Apples with Peanut Butter
That saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” doesn’t come from nothing! Apples are a great source of nutrients that you’re body is going to love. The bonus is that apples are very low in calories, so they balance well with the peanut butter. Combined, these two make for a killer protein and fiber combo. Go for the natural peanut butter to get even better results!
Carrots Dipped in Hummus
Carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene a key antioxidant to cell damage which is going to help with recovery and promote healthier skin too. Carrots being high in vitamin A will clean your liver by flushing out those toxins. Dip it in some hummus which will give you fiber and help keep your cholesterol in check. Did we mention that hummus has a high amount of protein? So enjoy those proteins too!
Pumpkin seeds are extremely healthy and pack a ton of good nutrients in each one. Just to list a few of the goodies, magnesium, zinc, and omega-3 fats. Pumpkin seeds help improve insulin regulation and help prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress. The best part is you just have to pull them out of the bag!
Peanut Butter on Rice Cakes
The best part about this one is that you can combine other healthy foods with it! Add some almonds, berries, dried berries, etc. and you have a really great snack that’ll get you proteins, a few healthy carbs and depending on your protein a decent amount of good fats.