12 Tips to Healthier Snacking 

Written By Rachael Alexander

Ever find yourself a few hours after lunch wishing you had something to snack on? You look over and see a vending machine behind your desk. Perfect, you think. Youve just consumed a small back of chips containing nearly 300 calories, yet you still feel hungry. If this has been you, read on! Here are 6 tips to healthier snacking!

1. Stock up at your whole food store on organic produce! Never leave the grocery store without a plentiful amount of fruits and vegetables. The most important key to healthier snacking is completely eliminating junk food snacking.  Make a list of snacks for the weeks that follow your clean-eating plan and be sure to grab these items during your grocery trip! If you have a readily available selection of fresh produce, you are less likely to indulge in something you know is detrimental to your health and metabolism.

2. Bring your produce home and wash all of it. Preparing your snacks ahead of time will ensure time is not an issue when needing a quick fix food!

Slice your veggies into sticks to eat with a side of hummus or guacamole.  

Pre-bag your grapes, finger fruits, homemade trail-mix, and homemade granola.

3. Whip up some of your favorite healthy snacks in advance! Try these raw vegan chocolate covered banana bites! These are a special treat that will leave you feeling satisfied.

Chop the banana into bite sized chunks and freeze flat on a piece of parchment paper.

Mix together 3 tablespoons of cacao powder and 4 tablespoons of melted unrefined coconut oil. Once that is thoroughly mixed, add 3 tablespoons of agave and stir. Remove the banana chunks from the freezer and dip in the chocolate mixture. Refreeze for 10 minutes and voila!

They are ready to eat. They can be stored in the freezer for a treat later in the week! 

4. Wake up 15 minutes earlier than your usual time to prepare your snacks for the day. Ensuring you have enough time to get your snacks into a lunch box will eliminate the time factor. Time is everything!

5. Feeling a little adventurous? Purchase a dehydrator! You can dehydrate almost anything! Chop up some kale and throw it in the dehydrator for kale chips. Dried strawberries and mango slices are also a delicious treat between meals.  

6. Nuts and seeds such as almonds, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, and cashews are fantastic snacks that can be found at any store! Health food stores sell organic nuts that you can pre-bag and take with you for snacks during the day! Just remember to eat no more than the serving size!

Healthy snacking doesnt have to be difficult or expensive! With a little drive and dedication, healthy snacking will be your norm and you will never look back at vending machine foods. Why have processed and heavily salted foods with unhealthy amounts of calories when you can have delicious and healthy foods at your fingertips!  

Here are 6 additional practical tips to make healthy snacking your new normal: 

  1. Diversify Your Produce Selection: Experiment with a variety of fruits and vegetables to keep your snacks interesting and nutrient-rich. Opt for seasonal produce to support local farmers and ensure freshness. Incorporating a rainbow of colors into your snacks ensures you’re getting a wide range of vitamins and minerals.
  2. Invest in Produce Preservation Tools: Consider investing in tools like vegetable washes and produce storage containers to prolong the freshness of your snacks. Properly storing your produce can extend its shelf life, reducing waste and ensuring you always have healthy options on hand.
  3. Get Creative with Snack Prepping: Experiment with different ways to prepare your fruits and vegetables to keep your snacks exciting. Try roasting vegetables with a sprinkle of your favorite herbs and spices or blending fruits into smoothie packs for quick and convenient snacks on the go. I love roasted sweet potatoes and brussell sprouts sprinkled with cumin, cinnamon, honey, and sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Explore Flavor Combinations: Mix and match different flavors and textures to create satisfying snack combinations. Pair crunchy vegetables with creamy dips, like carrots with almond butter or cucumber slices with tzatziki. Experimenting with different flavor profiles can help curb cravings and keep you satisfied between meals.
  5. Embrace Healthy Indulgences: Treat yourself to guilt-free indulgences by experimenting with healthier alternatives to traditional snacks. Try making your own trail mix with a combination of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, or indulge in a small piece of dark chocolate for a satisfying sweet treat.
  6. Prioritize Portion Control: While nuts and seeds can be nutritious snacks, it’s important to practice portion control to avoid overeating. Pre-portioning your snacks into individual servings can help prevent mindless munching and keep your portions in check throughout the day.

Remember, the key to successful snacking is finding options that are both nutritious and delicious. By incorporating these tips into your routine, you’ll be well on your way to healthier, more satisfying snack choices.

    Eating more plant-based snacks is the best way to make sure that you are nourishing your body without adding additional toxins. There are many easy and delicious ways to include more plant based snacks in your diet, so get creative and try something new today! 

    It’s your turn! What’s your favorite healthy snack? Share in the comments below!

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    Hey there! I'm Rachael Alexander, the founder of Divine Earth School. And I help powerful Gods & Goddesses like you awaken to your true soul self, take back power over your life, stop feeling crappy all the time, and start living your life for you so you can be confident, clear, and certain enough to create your dream life and start finally feeling happy and fulfilled. I'm a Spiritual teacher, Certified Life, Health, & Transformation Coach, and Business Mentor and it's an honor and privilege to guide you back to your most powerful asset that you have - YOU! 


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