Protein-Balls-DIY

HEALTHY BITES!

Snacking is something that most people consider an unhealthy habit. Instead of chips and other processed snacks, choose some of these more healthy and delicious options, and keep hunger at bay:

 

Peanut Butter Banana “sushi”– Spread peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla. Sprinkle with unsweetened coconut and cinnamon. Roll the banana up in the tortilla and slice.

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites- In a bowl combine dry oats, honey, almond butter, mini chocolate chips with a hint of salt and vanilla. Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes. Scoop in hand and roll into a ball. (many variations, but all include a nut butter and oats)

Oven Roasted Chili-Lime Chickpeas- Dry chickpeas with a paper towel as best as you can then mix in a bowl with chili powder, olive oil, lime zest and salt. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 400 degrees.   

 

Pack these in plastic baggies/containers so you can grab and go if you in a hurry. You have a mid-morning meeting and dont have time for a smoothie? By leaving some of these bites at work you can satisfy that craving for a “snack food,” that will hold you over until lunch.

 

Other easy healthy snacks that you may not have thought of:

Air popped popcorn

Olives

Edamame (roasted or frozen)

Pistachios

Mozzarella sticks

Apple slices with peanut butter, slivered almonds and cinnamon

Freeze-dried fruits and veggies

 

Just as some people take a day to meal prep for the week, try to carve some time out to make these healthy snacks ahead of time and store them for the week. Small bites can help curb your appetite and make it easier to transition into smaller portioned meals. These snacks are full of protein to help give you energy throughout the day!