There’s nothing worse than being hungry with no healthy snack options available. It’s in these moments you’re more likely to head to the local drive-through and over-indulge on junk food. Instead, turn to some quick and easy options that will get you much-needed energy without all the extra calories and sugar.
How to Make Healthy and Easy Snacks
Making healthy snacks doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. Instead, turn to options with a few simple, healthy ingredients and make them ahead of time so you’re not scrambling at the last minute. Devote some time on the weekend to pre-make a few healthy options so you always have them on hand when hunger strikes.
Instead of spending the whole day making snacks, choose a few options that can be made in five minutes or less. Try making energy bars with dates and nuts in the food processor. Or, pre-mix plain Greek yogurt with a few add-ins for a tasty treat. For other options that can’t be made ahead, at least prep all the ingredients so you can quickly throw them together when needed.
Top 10 Easy Snacks
If you’re in need of some quick and easy snack options, look no further. Here are ten easy snacks you can whip up in five minutes or less.
1. Strawberry, Pineapple & Banana Smoothie
This smoothie is such a quick option, you don’t even need to have the ingredients on hand or the time to chop them up. Just head to your local Edible Arrangements® store and pick it up. It’s packed with fresh, never frozen fruit that’s all-natural and tastes amazing. Plus, with a winning combination of pineapple, strawberry, and pineapple, you can’t go wrong.
2. Apple Dipped Fruit™ Cone Snack Bundle
If you’re craving a sweet treat, but don’t want to go overboard with calories and sugar, turn to these apple bites made of Granny Smith apples dipped in semisweet chocolate. They’re available at your local Edible Arrangements® store individually and as a bundle for a quick and easy pick-me-up.
3. Super Easy Mozzarella Sticks
These mozzarella sticks are a whole lot easier to make than your run-of-the-mill appetizer. Plus, they’re more delicious. Just roll a mozzarella stick in an egg roll wrapper and fry. Serve with marinara sauce for delectable dipping.
4. One Minute Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt
Cookie dough that you can eat without guilt? Sign us up! This tasty yogurt is made with a few simple ingredients: low-fat Greek yogurt, peanut butter, almond extract, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. It comes together quickly and is only 155 calories per serving.
5. Three Ingredient Energy Bars
These energy bars only require three ingredients: dried dates, dried fruit, and unsalted nuts. Your food processor does most of the work for you in turning these ingredients into a big ball of goodness. Then, all you need to do is press it onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and chop.
Avocado toast is so easy to make, yet so satisfying. Plus, you can mix it up with tons of different variations and toppings. This recipe gives four different variations, each one more delicious than the last.
7. Incredible Three Ingredient Nutella Brownies
Did you know you can make brownies that taste like a little slice of Nutella heaven with just three ingredients? This recipe calls for just eggs, flour, and Nutella. They whip up in no time, but take a little bit longer to bake — if you can wait that long.
These banana bites elevate the simple banana to create a tasty snack that’s fun to eat and delicious. Just line a tortilla with peanut butter, place a banana on top, and roll it up. Slice it into bite-size pieces for a snack both adults and kids go crazy over.
If you’re a fan of Sriracha, you’ll love this popcorn. Just pop your popcorn your preferred way, then mix Sriracha with some butter, and drizzle on top. You’ll end up with a slightly spicy popcorn that’s too delicious to resist.
10. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola
These three-ingredient apple sandwiches, made with almond butter and granola, are just what you need for an afternoon pick-me-up. They’re packed with protein and healthy carbs to get your energy soaring. Plus, they’re easy to take on the go.
When you’re in need of a snack but have no time on your hands, turn to one of these goodies. You’ll be surprised with how easy they are and how satisfying they can be compared to an impulse drive-through purchase or candy bar.