• Mia Harris

12 Easy and Healthy Snack Ideas

Having a mid morning or mid afternoon snack (or both!) are great ideas to keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day and preventing energy crashes. Choose foods that contain both protein and healthy fats to keep you full and satiated. This will also help you to avoid overeating at your next meal. Here are some of my favorite snacks and treats for combating that sweet tooth!

12 Healthy and Easy Snack Recipes:

  1. Protein Power Shake: 1 scoop plant based protein, 1 cup unsweetened nut milk of choice, cinnamon, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 tsp almond butter and ice. So good a couple hours before dinner to keep craving and appetite in check or even for breakfast or post workout.

  2. Handful (1/4 cup) of raw nuts. My favourite are almonds but you could also do a trail mix. Just make sure you keep the dried fruit to a minimum. My favorite blend is almond, coconut flakes, goji berries, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate.

  3. 1-2 dates filled with almond butter/raw almonds/raw seeds.

  4. Banana Ice Cream: Blend frozen banana with a couple tablespoons of nut milk, cinnamon and organic peanut butter. Top with cacao nibs or mixed nuts.

  5. Cut up Veggies and gluten free rice crackers with hummus. Make your own or try a store bought one made with olive oil instead of canola. Try my recipe for creamy hummus or black bean zucchini dip.

  6. One boiled egg with low sugar fruit such as berries, pears or apple.

  7. Apple or pear slices sprinkled with cinnamon (balances blood sugar) with 1 tbsp almond butter or 1 oz. organic cheese.

  8. Try a batch of my protein brownies or energy balls made with plant based protein powder, nut butter and sweetened with dates or maple syrup.

  9. ½ cup cottage cheese with 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp raw honey and sprinkled with a raw trail mix.

  10. Post dinner for sugar cravings: turmeric mylk latte or my healthy hot chocolate (my absolute favourite!)

  11. 2-3 squares of dark chocolate with a bit of almond or coconut butter.

  12. One piece gluten free or sprouted grain toast with 1/4 to 1/2 an avocado smashed and sprinkled with sea salt, lemon and hemp hearts.

Let me know if you try any of these and make sure to tag @miaharrisnutrition on Instagram!

Yours in Health,

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