It is easy to grab a bag full of chips or chocolates and then go hungry. It is crucial to prepare snacks for when you are hungry. You can avoid snack cravings by having healthy snacks ready to go.
These healthy snacks only require 5 ingredients or less. These healthy snacks are delicious and nutritious. You can even make them ahead of time for the whole week.
Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana Bites
These little bites are great for satisfying your mid-afternoon sweet cravings. You can keep a few in the freezer to enjoy them whenever you feel like a bit of chocolate.
Servings: 30 bites
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Slice bananas into coins about 1/2 inch thick.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper to make a mini banana sandwich. Spread 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter onto a banana slice. Top it with another banana slice. This should yield about 30 bites. Put in the freezer for one hour.
Take the chocolate out of the freezer and melt it. Add coconut oil and chocolate chips to a bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. To ensure that it doesn’t burn, check every 30 seconds.
Frozen bananas should be taken out of the freezer. Dip each banana sandwich in the melted chocolate until only half is covered. You can also coat the entire bite with chocolate chips, but more chocolate chips will require. You can repeat this with all the bites.
Before serving, place the banana bites with chocolate coating in the freezer for 15 minutes. Enjoy right away!
Nutrition: Calories: 99kcal
Apple Pie Energy Bits
These balls taste just like apple pie, and they are great for snacking or pre-workout. These balls are high in fiber and protein to help you feel full until your next meal.
- 1 1/2 cups chopped dried apples
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/2 tbsp honey (optional).
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup toasted pecans
Blend the honey, dates, and dried apples in a blender or food processor until broken down into small pieces. The mixture will become a batter-like consistency.
Blend in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and toasted pecans.
Mix the mixture until it is well combined. Once it has cooled, take a tablespoonful and form it into balls. Depending on how sticky they are, you can dampen your hands to make it easier to roll the balls.
The balls can be kept in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month.
Nutrition: Calories: 38kcal
Banana, Strawberry, and Peanut Butter Quesadilla
A warm, satisfying and delicious snack made with peanut butter and banana.
Servings: 2 to 4
- Butter or cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons of natural creamy peanut butter
- 2 whole-grain tortillas
- 1 large ripe banana, sliced
- 4-5 strawberries, sliced
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, if desired
Place a skillet on medium heat. Once it is heated, spray the foil with oil.
Place one tablespoon of peanut butter on each tortilla.
Place the strawberry and banana slices on one tortilla. Sprinkle with some cinnamon, and then top it with the other tortilla peanut butter-side down. To help them stick together, press gently.
After the skillet has been heated, add the quesadilla
Nutrition: Serving: 1/2 quesadilla | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g
This granola parfait is refreshing and light. It will keep you full until your next meal. This snack is well-balanced and contains protein, complex carbs, and fiber.
- 1 cup Greek yogurt, fat-free
- 1/2 cup mixed berries
- 2 Tbsp Granola
- 1 tbsp honey (or sweetener) of your choice (agave syrup, maple syrup, etc.
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Put the yogurt in a bowl
Serve with granola, mixed berries, or chia seeds. You can add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and other crunches such coconut, nuts, or seed, as well as honey, maple syrup, or agave.
Continue repeating steps 1 and 2 until you have made a few layers with all of your ingredients.
Nutrition: Serving: 1 | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
- the flesh of 2 ripe avocados (240g)
- 1/4 cup regular cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup Dutch cocoa
- 3-4 tbsp of your choice milk
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Optional: 1/4 cup maple syrup or any sweetener you prefer.
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. You can add milk if you don’t use liquid sweetener.
Serve immediately or refrigerate
Nutrition: Serving: 1| Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.1g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 13.1g
Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Popsicles
- 1 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 cup berries
- 1 cup granola
- 2 tbsp honey (optional)
Combine the yogurt with 1 tbsp honey. If your yogurt is too thick, add some milk or water to make it pourable.
Divide the yogurt mixture among the popsicle molds.
Place the berries in a single layer on the molds. Combine the honey and granola, then top each mold with the mixture.
Each mold should be filled with a wooden ice cream stick. Freeze the molds for at least 4 hours or overnight before you serve.
Nutrition: Serving: 1 | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g
These banana waffles have a warm and comforting, rich banana bread flavor. This healthy snack recipe will make good use of any ripe bananas you may have.
- 1 cup rolled oatmeal
- 2 medium bananas chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Optional: Fresh fruit of your choosing
- Honey/maple syrup (optional).
- Peanut butter/almond butter (optional).
Blend the bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a blender. Blend until smooth, removing any lumps.
Place a few tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and heat the waffle iron.
Cook the waffles for about 2 minutes or until they are done. A clean fork should be inserted.
Once the waffles are cooked, take them out and continue with step 3.
Serve it with the toppings of your choosing. Enjoy!
Nutrition: Serving: 1 | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g
Mixed Berry Smoothie
Smoothies are great for everyone because they make it easy to get your daily intake of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. This smoothie is also super refreshing!
- 1/2 cup raspberries and blackberries
- 5 medium strawberries
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 6 oz nonfat Greek yogurt
Optional: 2 tbsp honey, agave nectar
Blend all ingredients in a blender.
Blend for about 1-2 minutes, or until smooth. Blend for 1-2 minutes if you use frozen fruit. If necessary, add more milk to achieve the desired consistency.
Nutrition: Serving: 1 | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.7g | Protein: 9.4g | Fat: 0.3g
These snacks are easy to make and packed with antioxidants.
- 1 bunch kale, stems removed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Seasonings of your choice (optional).
Wash and dry the kale. You can cut or tear the leaves by hand into pieces of 2 inches.
Mix the kale with salt, olive oil, and seasonings in a large bowl.
In the air fryer, place kale on a single layer. You can also make batches if your air fryer’s capacity is limited.
To evenly cook the potatoes, air fry them for about 4-5 minutes. When they are crispy, take them out.
Add the chips to a bowl. Season the fish with salt and pepper if needed. Serve at room temperature or warm.
Nutrition: Serving: 1 | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.4g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 3.5g