Healthy snacks for afternoon snacking? Why, yes, it is possible! Here are seven of our favorites!
Struggling with afternoon snacking? That’s okay, you’re not alone. Instead of going off track by grabbing a bag of chips of scarfing down a candy bar, opt for one of the healthy and delicious snacks below.
Whether you’re craving something sweet or longing for some savory goodness, these seven snacks have you covered!
7 Healthy Snacks for Afternoon Snackers
1. Best Ever Banana Chips
I really can’t say enough about how much I love these banana chips. Slice a banana around noon, stick it in the oven on 200 degrees Fahrenheit for a few hours and by the time you’re ready for a snack, they’re ready!
2. Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins
Sweet, yet not overly so, these yummy banana and chocolate chip muffins from Caroline’s Cooking are also great for making in large batches and freezing for later.
3. Italian Roasted Chickpeas
Need a crunchy snack to hold you through the afternoon munchy hours? Try these delicious roasted chickpeas from An Italian in My Kitchen. Fair warning though, they don’t last long, because everyone gobbles them up!
4. Tomato Basil Hummus
Veggies by themselves can leave a lot to be desired, but with a spoonful of this deliciousness, they’re a treat to eat! Bonus that hummus is filled with super good nutrients that are excellent for you! More Than Pancakes’ recipe is a definite afternoon snack must-have!
5. Mint Chocolate Almond Energy Bites
With two teen boys in the house, energy bites go fast! These from Natural Chow are delicious enough that we make them in large batches and refrigerate them in a sealed container. Honestly, they still fly off the shelf, but at least they last longer than 10 minutes.
6. Fresh Veggie Quesadilla
When you need something a wee bit more substantial to tide you over to dinner, whip up one of these tasty veggie quesadillas from Flour On My Face. If you’re not into ricotta or mozzarella, try using a bit of cheddar instead.
7. Hidden Veggie Smoothies
And, if you only have a few minutes to whip up a quick snack, go for a veggie-fruit smoothie like these scrumptious ones from Eats Amazing! Not only will you enjoy the pick-me-up, but your kids will drink them up too!
Snack time can be a pitfall for many, so don’t beat yourself up if you make a not-so-healthy choice once in a while. The trick is to just keep trying to do better next time and the recipes above can help you do that! Enjoy!