Incorporating healthy snacks into your new lifestyle can help you maintain steady energy levels, curb hunger between meals, and provide additional nutrients to support your overall well-being. When choosing snacks, prioritize whole, minimally processed foods. Opt for fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

Prepare Grab-and-Go Options

Having a selection of easy, grab-and-go snacks can be especially helpful on busy days or when you’re away from home. Stock your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer with convenient options like:

  • Fresh fruits: apples, bananas, oranges, and berries
  • Vegetable sticks: carrots, celery, cucumber, and bell peppers
  • Nuts and seeds: almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Beef or turkey jerky (made without added sugar)

Get Creative with Snacks

  • Vegetable Sticks and Guacamole: Fresh vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, and cucumber paired with a homemade guacamole dip can make a satisfying and nutrient-dense snack.
  • Nut Butter: Almond butter, cashew butter, or other nut butters can be eaten with fruit or vegetable slices, or even by the spoonful.
  • Jerky: Look for jerky made from grass-fed beef or free-range turkey. Be sure to choose options with no added sugar or artificial ingredients.
  • Smoothies: Blend fruits like berries, banana, or mango with some unsweetened almond milk, a handful of spinach, and some chia seeds or flax seeds.
  • Energy Balls: These are often made from a mix of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and natural sweeteners like honey or dates.
  • Berries and Coconut Cream: A small bowl of fresh berries topped with whipped coconut cream can be a delicious, sweet snack.
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes: You can roast them in the oven with some olive oil, salt, and pepper for a hearty, filling snack.
  • Muffins: Made with almond or coconut flour, eggs, and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, these can be a delicious and portable snack. You can add fruits, nuts, or seeds for extra flavor and nutrients.
  • Prosciutto-wrapped Melon: This is a classic snack that combines sweet and salty flavors. Just wrap slices of prosciutto around pieces of melon.
  • Baked Kale Chips: Toss kale leaves in olive oil and a bit of salt, then bake until crispy.
  • Grilled Chicken Strips: Leftover grilled chicken can be a good source of lean protein for a quick snack. 
  • Chia Seed Pudding: Mix chia seeds with almond milk and let it sit overnight. In the morning, you’ll have a pudding-like snack that you can top with fresh fruit.
  • Avocado and Turkey Roll-Ups: Slice an avocado and roll it up in a slice of turkey for a quick, high-protein snack.
  • Raw Veggies and Zucchini Hummus: Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas, but you can make anohter version with zucchini or cauliflower.
  • Green Smoothies: Blend some spinach or kale with a banana and a handful of berries for a nutrient-packed snack.
  • Roasted Plantain Chips: Slice a plantain, toss slices with olive oil and salt, and bake until crispy.