Maintaining a healthy diet with a busy schedule can feel bothersome and difficult. The trick is to never get too hungry by having portable and simple snacks with you wherever you are. This is a great way to save money and satisfy your cravings throughout your busy week.
Keep in mind that you’ll probably want foods rich in energy so that you won’t end up crashing from a sugar high soon after eating. Here, some of our favorite healthy recipes to help you get started:
Overnight oats may be one of the easiest and tastiest things to make for breakfast – and they’re also a great snack any time of day. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also extremely filling too.
Snack bars are definitely a go-to when trying to get a quick bite whenever and wherever you can, but many popular store-bought bars are loaded with added sugars. Our oat bars use simple ingredients to keep things low-sugar and healthy.
If you’re in the mood for a savory snack, these homemade chips will scratch that itch. Many chips at your local grocery are overloaded with salt and preservatives, but these guys use simple ingredients that taste just as good, if not better, plus cancer-fighting kale is the star ingredient in the recipe.
Chia seeds are a superfood that adds fiber, protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Here’s a chocolate chia pudding you can put together and refrigerate overnight so you’re set in the morning for breakfast or a snack during the day. If you want something even simpler, you can put 3 tablespoons of chia seeds mixed in with your favorite nut milk and refrigerate overnight as well.
Smoothies filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals give your body the energy it needs. The trick is to pick a recipe the night before and prepare. Cut your fruits and vegetables up and freeze them overnight in a plastic bag. Creating these freezable smoothie packs makes your morning a whole lot quicker. Some ingredients to add to the frozen fruit: honey, cinnamon, almond butter.
And last but not least, the simplest snack yet: Cucumbers! This vegetable has a high water content, making them a natural diuretic. Cucumbers contain nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, manganese, and vitamins K, C, and B1. Slice up a cucumber and sprinkle with some or all of these ingredients: sea salt, pepper, chili flakes, and extra virgin olive oil.
Want More Healthy Snacks?
We’ve rounded up our best cancer-busting bites and treats for grazing all day.