Snacks are important for weight loss. Snacking on healthy foods between meals can help keep your blood sugar stable and keep you from overeating during meals. You should choose snacks that are high in protein, fiber, and/or healthy fats. That can be hard if you’re busy and running around all day. You might not have time to stop somewhere to buy a healthy snack. Why not pack your own snacks? If you carry healthy snacks with you, you’ll never be caught off-guard and tempted to buy a candy bar for a quick energy boost. Here are 12 healthy snacks that are easy to pack.
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of fiber, vitamin E, and zinc. These chili-lime spiced pumpkin seeds are also full of antioxidants, thanks to the cayenne and chili powder.
Nuts are easy to pack and easy to munch on. Roast some pecans and cashews with spices, maple syrup, and coconut oil for a sweet and spicy snack.
Did you know that bell peppers are just as tasty as candy? They’re sweet, crunchy, and oh so satisfying!
Craving chocolate? These chocolate coconut almond balls will hit the spot. They’re made with dates instead of refined sugar, so they’re also completely guilt-free!
Make your own muffins to avoid the hidden sugar in store-bought ones. These strawberry yogurt muffins are made with whole-wheat flour, Greek yogurt, and natural coconut sugar.
Store-bought granola bars are another secretly sugary food. These peanut butter and honey oat bars are just as easy to grab on your way out the door, but much healthier.