9 Healthy, Convenient Snacks

Posted on August 17, 2013

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Everyone in my family knows that I despise the kitchen. But that didn’t stop every single member of my family from getting me something cooking related one Christmas after I moved into my own apartment for the first time. Dead serious. I got boxes of muffin mix, a bread pan, pizza cutter, cookbooks, a set of pots and pans and more. It was the worst Christmas ever.

This makes snack foods a critical part of my diet, since I’m such a convenience eater.  Here’s a list of the only snack foods I keep in my house to prevent myself from eating unhealthy. If I am in the mood for a treat, I usually force myself to at least have to walk to the store to get it.

  1. Carrots/Broccoli and Ranch Greek Yogurt – stir this recipe for healthy ranch seasoning into a large container of greek yogurt.
  2. Carrots/Broccoli and Humus – there’s a variety of humus flavors you can get so it’s easy to make it feel like you’re adding variety to your snack list. I usually get carrots or broccoli just because they’re the only vegetables I really like (I’m a picky eater) that are available year round.
  3. Grapes and Ghouda - organic cheese is worth the money. I buy a big block of ghouda for $10 and it lasts two of us about a month.
  4. Apples and Organic Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
  5. String Cheese - great breakfast-on-the-go food to accompany the hard-boiled egg.
  6. Almonds - it’s easy to eat a lot of these so try to limit it to one handfull max per day.
  7. Granola and Yogurt - you can even mix in some fruit if you’re not as picky as I am.
  8. Hard-boiled Egg - whenever my carton of eggs are about to expire, I boil the rest and just keep them in my fridge for easy grab and go snacks. It’s even easier if you peel them beforehand too.

What other healthy, convenient snacks do you eat?

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