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Are you trying to eat healthier, but you’re struggling to come up with healthy snack ideas? Or maybe you’ve found some healthy snacks that you love, but you can’t afford to eat them as much as you’d like. Well I’m here to tell you there’s a way you can eat healthy snacks that won’t break the bank.
There are so many healthy snacks you can make quickly at home with simple ingredients you likely already have in your cupboard. By making your own snacks at home you can avoid all the preservatives and fillers in store bought snacks, and save money at the same time.
Get Rid Of Processed Snacks
It’s so easy to snack on store bought crackers and chips when there’s an open box in the cupboard, or a bag on the counter. Of course you’ll give in when you’re hungry and there’s nothing healthy for you to snack on.
When you’re tired and the store bought processed food is sitting there luring you in, it’s just too easy to eat it. Set yourself up for success by having healthy snacking options on hand.
If you’re thinking…but I really like my store bought snacks. What’s wrong with buying the pre-made stuff? Processed food is full of refined oils, refined sugars, and refined salt. These things are not nourishing to your body. Read this article to find out more about what’s wrong with processed food.
3 Tips for Healthy Snack Success
1) Plan Ahead
You can prep healthy snacks for your whole week in only 30 – 60 minutes. Think through your week and carve out an hour to make snacks for the week.
I’ve found that if I make snacks before I’m desperate for them, it works out a lot better. I have energy to get them ready, and I’m not in as much of a hurry.
2) Don’t buy snacks
When you’re at the grocery store getting food for the week just don’t buy the snacks. Don’t buy the chips, the crackers, and the candy. Instead, buy the ingredients to make some tasty snacks for your week.
Instead of buying potato chips …… make homemade veggie chips
Instead of buying bagels…… make hummus to dip veggies in
3) Plan It Out
You need to have a plan for when you’re going to make the snacks. So picture this…you just ate lunch on Sunday and are mentally getting ready for your week. With a full belly and a boost of energy, you take 30-60 minutes to make snacks to have on hand for the week.
You can make these 20 minute “cheese” crackers, chop veggies and make hummus, and make some chocolate almond clusters for those chocolate cravings you know will surface. You can make all that and more in just 30-60 minutes.