When you’re on a diet, it can be difficult to find healthy snacks that keep you full and satisfy your cravings. It can be especially hard to stick to your diet during the day at work. In that situation, many people eat whatever junk food is around or what can be found in the vending machine. These 10 healthy snacks can be eaten on almost any diet and are easy to bring along with you wherever you need to go.
Baked Apple Chips
Did someone say chips? Regular potato chips are not only delicious, but they are crunchy, which makes them a desirable snack. On any diet, however, chips are not a healthy snack. Baked apple chips can take the place of regular potato chips and still get you that crunchy and satisfying taste. A bonus is that you can also make them ahead of time, so that they are easy to bring with you to work. Just thinly slice an apple, coat them with cinnamon and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 40 minutes.
Hard Boiled Eggs from Farm-Raised Chickens
Believe it or not, eggs don’t just have to be a breakfast food. They make a great snack at any time of the day as well. Eggs are a great source of protein and will also make you feel fuller longer. You can make a bunch of them ahead of time, so this can also be an easy snack on the go. If you want a little more flavor, sprinkle salt and pepper on them.
Veggies and Guacamole
Guacamole, made from avocados, is a delicious and healthy food. To get the most out of your snack, dip veggie sticks like red peppers or cucumbers to satisfy your hunger and make you feel full. Avocados are packed with healthy fats and fiber. Red peppers are great for getting the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C and other antioxidants. Cut up 1 red pepper and pair with 3 ounces of guacamole for a great snack.
Apple Slices with Almond Butter
Apples and almond butter pair well together. Almond butter has healthy fats and fiber to keep you full. It can not only be a great snack but will help protect you from heart disease and can improve cholesterol levels. Apples are also high in fiber and are a great source of vitamins.
An excellent keto snack for those on the ketogenic diet, kale chips are another healthy crunchy bite that can be made ahead of time. Coat the kale with olive oil and your choice of seasonings. Roast them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until they are as crunchy as you like them. These chips can also be made with spinach.
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are a great snack for many reasons. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, B and D vitamins, as well as iron and magnesium. Just slice the potato, cover a baking sheet with olive oil and bake at 425 degrees until cooked through. You can sprinkle your choice of spices for added flavor.
Yogurt and Berries
Yogurt, especially Greek is filled with protein, calcium, and potassium. It can keep you full. By adding berries, you are not only adding flavor, but also fiber and other antioxidants. Get plain Greek yogurt and add the fruit yourself to make sure there are no added sugars.
Pecans, Almonds, and Other Nuts
Nuts are a very healthy and nutritious snack. Nuts, like pecans, almonds and peanuts are filled with protein and healthy fats. Nuts can also be an easy tuck to take with you on the go. For the healthiest nuts, try to find some without salt or seasonings. You can eat them by themselves or pair with some organic dark chocolate.
Cottage Cheese with Flaxseed
This is a great snack that should be eaten in moderation. It is healthy but does contain more sodium than the other snacks mentioned. It is high in protein and other vitamins and minerals, which are great health benefits for almost any diet. Adding flaxseed is also great for a source of Omega-3’s.
For the days you are craving chocolate, dark chocolate is the one to go with. In moderation, dark chocolate has many great health benefits. You’ll need to be sure you have dark chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa, if not more. It can be paired with nuts like almonds. The dark chocolate can help to reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.
These 10 snacks are great for keeping you full and healthy and can be easily packed to go with you to work or wherever you need to be. Many of them can be eaten on any diet and are even Keto-friendly.