You want snacks? We’ve got snacks! Check out these 21 clean snacks in under 5 minutes—they’re tasty additions to your go-to munchy menu.
Healthy snacks are a must-do part of any strategy to lose weight or reboot your lifestyle. Eating nutritious foods throughout the day helps maintain energy levels and blood sugar levels. Regular snacking also prevents the raging hunger that can nudge you to overeat at meal time.
The challenge for many busy women is that we often don’t think about snacks until that familiar low grumble strikes—and then we’re forced to scramble for just about anything that’s in reach, regardless of how healthy (or unhealthy) that food might be.
One way to beat the “I’m starving and there’s nothing healthy to eat” conundrum is to plan out your snacks when you plan your meals. Pick a few of the clean snacks below, and then add the ingredients to your shopping list. This ensures that when hunger strikes you have everything you need to make a quick snack that powers you with fiber, protein, and other nutritional goodness.
Season whole wheat pita rounds and slice them for a no-hassle-prep snack the entire family can enjoy.
The no-bake treats take just a few minutes to make – no oven necessary!
Two ingredients + two minutes = snack goodness. Enjoy with your favorite fruit, like a fresh apple.
Whisk four ingredients in just minutes for a deliciously healthy and clean snack. Remember to factor in freezing time, which is about four hours.
6. Plain nonfat Greek yogurt topped with fresh berries
Quick and clean snacks like this one offer low-fat dairy and antioxidant-rich berries.
Freeze the banana and berries beforehand so you can blend this smoothie in no time at all. It also includes green tea and pomegranate juice.
8. Hard-boiled egg
Hard boil an extra egg while you make breakfast so you can grab-n-go a protein-licious snack later in the day.
Clean snacks like this one offer plenty of antioxidants, low-fat dairy, plus protein to fuel the body.
Frozen mangos and strawberries blend in this super-delish smoothie that powers you with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
11. Celery sticks & clean-eating peanut butter
This kids’ classic is a smart way to snack, no matter your age. It delivers the healthy eating combo of fiber and protein.
Healthy snacks just don’t come simpler than this no-fuss recipe–it’s so easy the kids can help make it.
14. Low-fat chocolate milk
You don’t need to be pint-sized to indulge in this snack, which includes protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and more. Try it with Clean Eating Chocolate Syrup.
15. Turkey roll-ups
Snack the right way by rolling up nitrate-free deli turkey with a slice of low-fat cheese.
This five-ingredient smoothie delivers waist-slimming fats along with pectin, a soluble fiber that helps food digest more slowly.
17. 10 walnut halves & 10 red grapes
Walnuts offer heart-loving omega-3 fatty acids while grapes deliver plenty of antioxidants.
This breakfast recipe does double-duty as a healthy snack. It’s versatile too, so feel free to replace the raspberries with apples or strawberries.
Don’t let the “breakfast” in the title fool you! This easy recipe is also one of those clean snacks you can enjoy any time of day.
Snack-size this classic lunch recipe by making yourself a half-sandwich.
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