Make these simple and healthy snacks to last you for the week in an hour or less!
Bonus: You’ll probably spend less than $20 on ingredients!
Hi, friends! As I’ve mentioned on the blog before, I like to think of Monday as the start of the week, which means I usually use Sunday to prepare for success. My preparation includes rough meal-planning (this can be hard with a fiancé who travels for work often), grocery shopping for said meal ingredients + the usual snack suspects, downloading some new tunes for classes and creating new class routines, too. When I take the time to prep, my week is much healthier!
Six Easy Snack Ideas
- Roasted roots. Holy yum! I’ll never forget the first time I had roasted roots at my friend, Sena’s, house. Sure, I had roasted sweet potatoes before, but she took it to a new level! I love roasting sweet potatoes, white potatoes, beets and carrots. Slice the roots, add a little EVOO or coconut oil, season well with garlic powder, dried herbs and salt and roast at 375 for 30-40, or until the roots are cooked to your liking. Cooking time will vary based on how big/small you slice. I recommend starting this first and then tackling the other snacks!
- Boiled eggs. So easy. I boil my eggs for 14 minutes because I cannot stand a soft boiled egg – but make them to your liking! I’d start this after the roasted roots are in the oven.
- Hummus! This recipe is basic, and lends itself to putting my own spin on it. Sometimes I’ll up the garlic, other times I’ll add roasted red peppers and believe it or not, jalapeño and cilantro taste delish, too! On Sundays when we’re running a lot of errands and I don’t have a ton of time (or energy) to make the hummus, I’ll pick up a package of organic hummus at our local grocery store. (Side note: Did you know that Kroger chains have a new brand, Simple Truth Organic? I love the products and recently tried the hummus. I like it for a quick option!)
- Nuts. I take nuts everywhere. Right now in my purse I have a baggie of cashews (my fav) and a package of almonds. The calories in nuts can add up fast, so I like to measure serving sizes and put a single serving in a snack-sized baggie.
- Açai smoothies. Just like the hummus, these smoothies are easy to change up. I buy the Sambazon packs in the freezer section at my local Costco (similar to this). In a blender I add one açai pack, a banana, a spoonful of nut butter and about 1 cup of whatever milk I have on hand. These can become can become calorie dense, too, so I recommend using this idea for a breakfast or splitting it into two servings and using one as a snack. Just pour it in a cup that will keep cold and drink it mid-morning or mid-afternoon! Have the other one tomorrow.
- and if you’re at home snacking … Avocado toast! I saved my favorite for last. 😉 Toast 1 piece of your favorite bread, smash 1/4 -1/2 an avocado on the bread and sprinkle with salt and pepper. You may even like a dab of hot sauce on top! I love making this for breakfast and adding a fried egg on top, too!
What are you favorite go-to snacks?
I find when I have these healthy options in the fridge and pantry, I’ll go for them first! When I don’t have anything prepared and the snack monster hits, I usually hit the bag of organic white cheddar popcorn and stuff my face. Totally better to be prepared! 😉