There's no shame in taking a snack break, but that doesn't mean you should munch on whatever you can get your hands on. Try one of these healthy snacks to give your body what it needs to keep going strong.
Apples and Peanut Butter: On one hand you have apples: rich in fiber and micronutrients. On the other hand you have peanut butter: full of protein and healthy fats. Put them together and you have a snack that's as delicious as it is healthy.
Edamame: Also known as soybeans, edamame is a delicious savory snack filled with protein, fiber, and nutrients. Try them plain, salted, or paired with a healthy dip for maximum flavor.
Greens Powder Smoothie: Mix your favorite fruit with ice and a generous scoop of greens powder. You'll end up with a nutritious snack that also gives your digestive system an extra boost.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips: Slice sweet potato thinly, coat with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and bake! You'll end up with crispy chips with the same nutritional value as a baked sweet potato.
Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark: Mix your favorite yogurt with bite sized pieces of fruit, spread on a baking tray, and freeze. Break the frozen yogurt up into pieces and enjoy.
Mixed Nuts: The epitome of grab and go simplicity. Mix together nuts like cashews, almonds, pistachios, and walnuts. Portion them out into individual servings and you'll never be far away from a protein-rich snack.
Vegetables and Tzatziki: Tzatziki sauce combines cucumber, yogurt, and fresh herbs like mint and dill into a refreshing dip. Pair it with raw vegetables for a snack that's full of flavor (and nutrition).
Dates: Indulge a sweet craving with these high-fiber fruits. Naturally sweet, dates are packed with fiber and nutrients. Watch your portion size, though: a few go a long way.
Fruit and Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese is full of protein. Combine it with your favorite fruit and you have a sweet, refreshing treat. Sprinkle on cinnamon for a little extra flavor.
Black Bean Quesadilla: Sandwich black beans and cheese between two tortillas for this Mexican inspired treat. The black beans will give you protein and fiber, perfect for fighting a midday slump.
Crackers and Cheese: Cheese is a great source of protein. Pair it with crackers for a crunchy boost. Get creative with different cheese or cracker varieties to keep snack time feeling fresh.
Dark Chocolate and Almonds: Chocolate? Yes. Pair magnesium-rich dark chocolate with heart-healthy almonds for a well rounded, sweet, and satisfying snack.