My Favorite Go To Snacks

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One of my main struggles when starting on my weight loss/fitness journey was SNACKS. I am a snacker through and through. More on the sweet tooth side of things for sure. 

I knew I was going to need to make changes when it came to when I ate, what I ate, and HOW MUCH I ate. Finding fun, easy snacks that were not only yummy but also GOOD for you was actually, not as hard as I thought it would be. I wanted to share just a few of my favorites!

Parfaits

Full of protein and other essential nutrients, these are my go-to for breakfast and snacks when I have my sweet cravings. There are many things you can do with them! Plus, it’s filling and should hold you over until your next meal or snack.

  • Yogurt
  • Fruits – I love strawberries, blueberries, and Bananas
  • Granola – I use KIND HEALTHY GRAINS granola*. My favorite is the Dark Chocolate. it’s AMAZING with bananas. 
  • Honey

And that’s it! These average to be around 350 calories.

Energy Bites & Breakfast Cookies

I’ve shared this recipe! The cookies, are basically the same thing with fewer ingredients and mushed to perfection. (Look for the cookie recipe soon!)

The bites are full of protein, chocolate, and again packed with nutrients. You can also change these up and use different kinds of nut butter, add-ins like cranberries, raisins, etc. or white chocolate chips.

Find the recipe for the Energy Balls here

Home-made Lunchables

Do you remember eating lunch-ables as a kid? I was beyond excited when my mom would allow me to get these and take them to school. It was like, THE THING. And if done right, they are great for protein, healthy fats, light carbs (or not!) with a sweet treat.

  • Uncured Pepperoni, or another nitrate free meat.
  • sharp cheddar – or cheese of choice!
  • Triscuit or Pita Bread
  • Grapes

Layout together and get snackin! Those snack totals to be around 400 calories, depending on meats used. Pepperoni tends to run high calories and fat, so use nitrate free turkey or ham lunch meat for fewer calories & fat.

On the Go

Having easy, quick snacks when running around on errand day is a MUST! It will keep you from hitting the drive-thru or just NOT eating at all. Of course, planning ahead for these day’s out works best, but for last minute on the go, here’s what I eat:


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6 thoughts on “My Favorite Go To Snacks

  1. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    I’m doing keto, so it’s hard to find snacks that are low carb but high fat. Most of the ones you buy have a lot of protein in them. When I first started the diet, I did a lot of cooking and prep, but have gotten lazy. I don’t even have anything made for lunches this week! I don’t find I snack much. I mainly crave something sweet just before bed and end up with and atkins endulge treat then if I have the calories left. Or Rebel ice cream. That ice cream is so good and I can eat a whole pint for hardly any carbs. It’s a lot of calories though so I really have to save up through the day!

    1. tonyalee

      I am still doing research on keto to see if I want to do it.

      Cooking and prep is KEY! Avocados are good for Keto, I think. I eat a lot of Halo Top and Skinny Cow ice cream, too!

  2. Stephanie

    Snacks are SO hard sometimes. I’m vegetarian and try to keep the majority of my food plant-based, and lately I’ve just been grabbing a piece of fruit when I need a snack because I’ve been feeling that winter slump where I don’t want to be in the kitchen as much (mostly I just want to huddle under a blanket and wait for the weather to turn to 80 and sunny!). Hummus and sliced peppers and zucchini is another favorite of mine.
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    1. tonyalee

      What about hard boiled eggs? That’s a good source of protein, too. I love peppers and hummus! I will sometimes have it with pita, too.

      Also, I found some white bean hummus that is AMAZING. And it has less calories per serving.

  3. Lauren @ Bookmark Lit

    Fruits and veggies are free on WW so I try to space some of them throughout the day at work! I alternate between mandarin oranges, grapefruits, grapes, strawberries, and apples, most of the time, and will have 2 fruits per day in between. I also found some low-cal spinach dips that I like to eat with veggies too.

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