We’ve all been there when it’s 3 p.m. and the munchies kick in, and we’re tempted to grab the most convenient thing in our pantry, which is often a cookie or a bag of chips.
While it’s okay to splurge every once in a while, there are healthy snacks that could be made right at home that is more wholesome and will help to keep you energized throughout the day.
I’ve rounded up more than 5 healthy snacks for you to enjoy, these snack ideas that are not only healthy, but which can be meal prepped and then stored in your pantry, fridge, or freezer.
It’s a smarter approach to snacking with a little planning ahead, and there’s something salty and sweet for every craving that you have. So let’s dive in.
Banana Bread Energy Balls
You will love my banana bread recipe and these taste like little bites of banana bread, but they’re no-bake and super easy to make. Just add two cups of old-fashioned oats to a food processor along with half a cup of mashed banana.
You should be able to get one medium to a large-sized banana. But if your bananas are smaller, you might need two. Add that to your food processor along with half a cup of raw almonds, half a cup of pecans, one-third cup of maple syrup, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon vanilla extract, and a quarter teaspoon of salt.
Then add the lid and blend for about 20 to 30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed throughout. Once your texture is mostly fine with a few chunks of nuts, use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out a portion and roll it between your hands.
It will be a bit soft and sticky when you first take it out, but these will continue to dry as the oats absorb more of the moisture. And after you roll them, place them on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Refrigerate these for about 30 minutes just so they can firm up, then enjoy them as a healthy bite throughout the week.