Pick your snack craving and pick one of our favorite options detailed below:
1. Roasted Chickpeas
These are the ultimate crunchy snack! You can buy these pre-roasted in the stores in a variety of flavors OR roast your own. Pre-heat oven to 450, Season canned chickpeas with salt, pepper, and desired spices to taste. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden! Play around with different flavors like cinnamon, garlic parmesan, spicy chili
2. Dry roasted edamame
A savory and crunchy snack sure to satisfy. Edamame is PACKED with protein and fiber, meaning a handful will keep you going through the mid-afternoon.
3. celery with peanut butter
A childhood classic. Healthy fat and protein in peanut butter will tide you over until your next meal.
4. Homemade chips with hummus or guac
Chips are such a satisfying snack, but they are fried and devoid of any nutritional value! Try making your own tortilla "chips" by cutting up a tortilla into triangles and baking them in an oven/toaster oven at 400 degrees until they crisp up. Serve with guac, hummus, and/or salsa!
5. Sweet Potato Chips
Slice sweet potatoes into very thin "chips", season to your liking and toss in a little olive oil. Bake at 450 until the chips become crispy.
1. Protein bar
Protein bars are a perfect convenient option for on-the-go snacks. Just make sure to pick one with NO artificial sweeteners, and about 15-20 grams of protein, ideally.
2. banana with almond butter
Does this combination ever get old? Not a fan of almond butter? Swap it out for peanut butter or cashew butter. Try sprinkling a little cinnamon too!
3. Yogurt with berries or low sugar granola
If you're craving something cool and refreshing, kiiind of like ice cream (kind of), reach for some yogurt. Protein, probiotics, and versatile for you to top with whatever fruit/nuts/granola you like!
4. Fresh fruit dipped in greek yogurt
A more fun spin on the yogurt idea. Make your own dip out of vanilla or plain yogurt and use your fruit as a dipping vehicle! If you add some NM Vanilla Protein into the yogurt, it makes a thicker dip for the fruit.
5. Chocolate hummus!
Say WHAT?! You heard that right. A sweet version of your favorite dip. You can find this in stores or make your own at home. BEWARE! It's addicting!
-1 15-ounce can chickpeas or white beans, rinsed and drained
-1/4 cup natural unsalted almond butter or sunflower butter (the runnier the better)
-1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-3 Tbsp maple syrup or stevia to taste
-1/2 tsp sea salt
-1/4 cup water
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend it up! Add more water if you want a thinner consistency. Amazing served with strawberries or banana slices!
Packed with protein, and you can season the pods however you want to make them more flavorful to eat.
2. uncured natural jerky
Look for a jerky with no added nitrates and minimal added sugar for a low carb, high protein snack.
Delicious and fun to eat! If you get pistachios with the shells still on, they take longer to eat meaning you have more time to register that you are satisfied before you over eat.
4. Mozzarella & tomato
Classic combination: snack style! Put the mozzarella, tomato and basil leaves on skewers to make it more fun.