9 Best Healthy and Satisfying Snacks


Today’s post explores tasty yet healthy and satisfying snacks. Nowadays, snack choices can sometimes feel limited. Even so-called “healthy” snacks like granola bars, crackers, and smoothies often contain too much refined sugar. We are often tempted to grab unhealthy carbs to fulfill our cravings, but at the end of the day, they are not only unhealthy but only temporarily satisfy hunger.

There are healthier and tastier snack choices that you can munch on to give you a quick pick-me-up and keep you full until your next meal. Here are a few healthy and satisfying snacks you should give a try.

9  Best Healthy and Satisfying Snacks

1. Cucumber and Plain Yogurt

Spruce up your bowl of plain Greek yogurt with some cucumber spears. Cucumber contains plenty of water and is a healthy and tasty snack that you can snack on without feeling guilty. This snack option contains 25 grams of appetite-pleasing protein and 12 grams of carbs.

2. Cheese and Apple

Apples are packed with antioxidants and nutrients like vitamin C and fiber and should be part of a healthy eating plan. They also promote healthy digestion, weight management, and brain health. They are also believed to act as a barrier against diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Salty and sweet flavors make for a tasty snack. Pair an ounce of mozzarella with a few slices of apple for a filling and nutritious snack option.

3. Peanut Butter with Celery

Many of you might remember this snack from your childhood. Relive those memories with two medium-sized celery stalks and two tablespoons of peanut butter. Celery is an excellent source of low-calorie nutrients and fiber. It also contains antioxidants, potassium, and vitamins. This is a great weight-loss snack because it is mostly water and promotes regular bowel movements.

4. Turkey and Lettuce Rolls

Instead of eating turkey slices on a sandwich, why not mix it up and roll it in fresh lettuce leaves for a crunchy and filling snack? This healthy snack only contains 2.9 grams of carbs and is a good option for getting you through the rest of the day.

5. Avocado and Rye Crisps

Mash a quarter cup of avocado and spread it over two rye crisps for a heart-healthy and fiber-packed afternoon snack. Avocados contain vitamins B6, E, C, and K, as well as pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, potassium, and magnesium. In addition, they also contain beneficial fats, beta carotene, lutein, and omega-3 fatty acids and are a tasty snack that keeps you feeling fuller between meals.

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6. Hardboiled Egg

As you know, eggs are an excellent source of digestible protein and are highly nutritious. The choline content in eggs promotes brain development and good heart health, plus it’s something that most people already have in their food cupboards. Hardboiled eggs are the number one grab-and-go power snack to give you enough energy to tackle the day.

7. Nuts

Mixed nuts remain the perfect snack, and with good reason. An ounce of mixed nuts gives you enough energy for hours and is an excellent protein source. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (good fats) in nuts help to keep your cholesterol levels in check.

8. Berries and Cottage Cheese

Most of us love a piece of delectable cheesecake, but it’s not a healthy snack option. You can recreate this classic dessert in a healthier way by pairing half a cup of frozen or fresh blueberries with a cup of low-fat cottage cheese. This tasty snack provides 17 grams of carbs.

9. Tuna-Stuffed Tomato

Tuna is a good source of protein, minerals, and vitamins like vitamins A and D, B-complex, selenium, phosphorus, and iron. If you’re looking for an alternative to tuna sandwiches or salads, you can give tuna-stuffed tomatoes a go for a hearty snack with only 3.5 grams of carbohydrates.

Final Thoughts

There are plenty of healthy and satisfying snacks that you can include in your eating plan. Eating healthy doesn’t have to feel like a chore. I hope these snack ideas have inspired you to try something new and maybe come up with your own exciting healthy food combinations.

Sending you much light, love, and hearty vibes!



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