Health Coach Laura
Meal Prep Your Healthy Snacks
Eating healthy snacks keeps you balanced between meals and sustains your energy throughout the day. By taking the time to meal prep your snacks in advance, you can set yourself up for success by having healthy, balanced snacks ready to go whenever you get the munchies.
Before your workweek gets busy and things get hectic, make these balanced snacks that you can meal prep ahead. They’re easy to tote to work or simply have on hand when you need something to eat.
Coconut Energy Balls
Need something to pick you up in the afternoon? Satisfy that hunger with nutrition in bite-sized form. You can make them with pitted dates, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and coconut flour. Top them with shredded coconut, and you’re all set!
This creamy, dreamy dip is made from roasted eggplant. It has a wonderful smoky flavor accented with tahini and mint. You’ll love it with raw vegetables or crackers. It smears beautifully too, so it can pull double-duty for lunch when your sandwiches or wraps need a little something extra.
Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip
Greek yogurt makes an excellent base for a fruit dip. It’s healthy and delicious on its own, but if you add cacao powder, you can give it a chocolaty twist. Greek yogurt makes for an excellent blank slate in this way, so feel free to squeeze in some key lime for a key lime pie flavor or even almond butter for something nuttier. Then dunk in your favorite fruits to enjoy, or simply grab your spoon. For a vegan alternative, choose dairy-free yogurt.
Air Fryer Chickpeas
If something salty and crunchy is what you crave, turn to your air fryer to make air-fried chickpeas. They take only 15 minutes in the air fryer and come out with a satisfying crunch. You can season them any way you like, too. Make a large portion of them to experiment with flavors, and you won’t miss those store-bought chips.
Another one that comes out best in the air fryer is kale. Using your air fryer, kale chips crisp up in just 7 to 10 minutes. You can alternate between those chickpeas and kale to have satisfying, balanced snacks that are meal prep perfect.
Hummus is always a healthy snack go-to, and it’s easy to make yourself. To keep things interesting, you can play with flavors. Try making it with sweet potatoes, then add chipotle and lime to give it a smoky taste that will have you scraping the bowl clean.
Instant Pot Egg Bites
Eggs are a protein-rich food that will give you a quick boost mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Making them in the Instant Pot gives them a creamy and soft texture. You can add your favorite veggies to them and make them different every time. They’re the ideal low-carb bite-sized snack. Make a ton of them ahead of time and put them in the freezer so you can grab them and go.
With just a little planning on your downtime, you’ll have these balanced snacks ready to enjoy anytime you need them.
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