Most of us really like to snack. In fact, it’s this snacking that often gets us into trouble. Even when we’re not hungry, the lack of something to do or boredom keep us reaching for the snacks. The key is not to stop snacking completely, especially considering that eating between meals can actually be beneficial. The key instead is to go about snacks in the right manner. If you need some delicious, fun, easy, and healthy snack ideas, check out these three incredible options.
Apples and Peanut Butter
This is a delicious combo that many enjoy, from the very young to the very old. Slice up an apple, scoop out a tablespoon of peanut butter, and you have a snack with protein, fiber, healthy fats, and tons of healthy nutrients. It’s filling, especially because of the peanut butter, and it can help you stay hydrated because of the water content of apples. When you need an affordable, delicious, and healthy snack, this is a great one to add to the mix.
Honey, Peanut Butter, and Oatmeal
This might sound like an odd combination, but it’s both healthy and tasty, and it works as a dipping sauce. Choose a corresponding fruit, such as apples or even bananas, and dip slices into the concoction. You’ll get the nutritious effects from your fruit of choice, and then also the benefits from your savory fruit dip. The oats bring fiber and keep you full; the peanut butter brings protein and healthy fats; and the honey is a natural sweetener which can give you a blast of energy and even help fight allergies. This one is fun, yummy, and a healthy option for a sweet snack.
Cool Whip and Frozen Fruit
This combo makes for an excellent dessert. While fresh is best, frozen is another great way to enjoy fruit. Take your pick. You can find frozen melons, berries, or a great combination pack. Thaw out your fruit, add a dab of Cool Whip (you can even find low fat options!), and enjoy a tasty and low calorie dessert. You’ll get tons of vitamins and minerals from the fruit, a little bit of natural sugar, and the Cool Whip adds the perfect topping. Throw this together and enjoy your dessert completely guilt-free.
While it may seem like snacking in a healthy way means boring and tasteless foods, that’s just not the case. With some preparation, some great recipes, and a little knowledge, you can have some delicious snacks with healthy benefits to boot. Try any or all of these in your home and make some instant favorites.
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