I mentioned in a previous post how I am trying to get back in the swing of things and focus on my exercise and healthier eating again. If you’re struggling to get motivated to do the same, then I suggest you click on that article above and read it. See what simple trick I used to help me get started and see if it may do the same for you. I always feel so much better when I am exercising and eating healthy snacks and I know that you will too.
But moving my body more and exercising is only part of my battle to live a healthy lifestyle. My biggest stumbling block is probably my lack of discipline when it comes to healthy eating. In particular, finding healthy snacks that I can quickly and easily find or make on my own without feeling like I’m on a diet.
I’m not into diets. Diets don’t work for the long-term. What I am looking for are healthy options (that any non-cooking, not comfortable in the kitchen DUDE like me can make) that are quick and easy.
Here are 11 healthy snacks that I have found that I actually enjoy and could easily make. I bet you could too!
11 Healthy Snacks that are Easy to make
Before I share the 11 ideas, I want to make one point about focusing on your health. That is this:
Eating is important. (I know, ground-breaking stuff right here!)
No, really it is. But what I mean is that many people who are trying to get healthy, lose weight, etc are under the impression that they need to STOP eating in order to get healthy. But this thinking is faulty.
The truth of the matter is that we (most likely) need to eat MORE and eat MORE OFTEN. (How’s that for good new, fellas!?) But it’s the ‘what’ that is so important.
Obviously, we don’t need to eat more of the same garbage that we’re used to. We need healthy snacks and easy options and we need to learn to eat them in between meals in order to keep our blood-sugar levels in check, keep our metabolism amped up, and our cravings down. That’s the key.
So with that in mind, here are 11 healthy snacks that I think you’ll like and are super easy to make.
1. Hard Boiled Egg with Avacado
It’s exactly what it sounds like. Nothing fancy there. Just be sure to buy organic and free-range eggs if possible.
2. Turkey Roll-Up
Take nitrate-free turkey slices and cut up your favorite veggies into thin slices or sticks (I like red and orange peppers and cucumbers) and then roll them all up together. Add a healthy pesto if you want more flavor.
3. Apple Stacks
Cut up apples into flat, horizontal slices and add natural peanut butter and raisins. Stack them up (like a sandwich) and enjoy!
4. Eggs with Turkey or Ham
This is probably my go-to snack that is both easy and tastes amazing. You can’t really mess this up!
5. Ezekiel bread toasted
I love Ezekiel bread as a healthier bread option (here’s an opinion on why). I toast mine and add natural peanut butter and raw, local honey. It’s one of my favorites healthy snacks and is so easy!
6. Ants on a Log
Fellas, this is not literal. (you’re welcome!) Take celery and cut it into pieces, add natural peanut butter and put raisins on top. I’m addicted to this snack. So good (and you barely notice the ant flavor!).
7. Homemade energy bars
I can’t lie. This isn’t one that I make but I hear it is doable. My wife makes these homemade bars in the crock pot with organic oats, dried blueberries, and mini-chocolate chips. They are amazing! Here is a site to check out 4 different energy bars in a crock pot that you can make.
8. Cottage cheese and fruit
Not much explaining needed here. I like to add dried blueberries and flax seed as well.
9. Frozen banana and peanut butter
This may be the most unique option on this list but it’s worth a try. Simply cut a banana length-wise and spread on natural peanut butter (I add a few mini-chocolate chips) and put back together. Cover in plastic wrap and then freeze for 4 hours and enjoy! (free tip: don’t forget them in the freezer like I do sometimes! not good!)
10. Venison jerky or sticks
As a hunter in the Midwest, this option is easier for me than for others. If venison is not an option for you, substitute it for another grass-fed or wild-caught meat options and try to find one with NO nitrates and as little salt or sugar as possible. (read the labels. you’ll be surprised)
11. Oatmeal with berries
12. Drink More WATER!!
Want to get healthier? You cannot do it without water! Try to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of a water per day. Drink water with your healthy snacks and you’ll see a difference in how you feel right away!
What are your favorite healthy and easy snacks?
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