Snacking has a way of creeping up on you. It creeps up on you at home, at work, while you’re out and about and maybe a little more now with summer cornering in on us and the world slowly opening back up. And because of that, I want to help prepare you with quick and easy healthy snacks. Oh yeah, and I made sure they are all under 100 calories! (ok maybe around five calories above, but we don’t like to get too technical around here).
But before I dive in and start listing all the super quick and easy healthy snacks, I just have a little update. The past three months I’ve been working from home, and of course, my gym is closed, so I’ve been working out from home while trying to lose weight. And as of this morning, I’m down 13.2 pounds since April 6, I’M ON A ROLL!!!
Now, the first eight weeks, I had no snacking tendencies (thank god!), but ever since my diet break ended this past Sunday and I’m eating at a deficit again, I’ve been struggling a bit.
It’s only been two days, and I’m wondering how the heck will I make it through the next seven weeks without snacking on every random thing I find in the pantry. So I sat there and thought to myself, WHY is this happening, I thought and thought and thought then realized it was because the first go around I was intermittent fasting. So for the next seven weeks, I’ll be intermittent fasting and switching up my morning routine.
Now that that’s done let’s get to the good stuff and show you some of my favorite healthy snacks. Also, I like to keep things super simple so you won’t find any no-bake energy balls in this post. Literally, grab and go.
I also wrote down how much of each healthy snack adds up close to 100 calories.
P.S I’m Latina, and love spicing up my snacks. If I were you, I would give it a try.
Watermelons aren’t always in season, but my dad has been buying watermelon almost every week right now, and I can’t get enough of it. It’s refreshing and filling. My favorite way to eat it is my squeezing lime juice over it and sprinkling a little bit of Tajin. P.S Watermelon is packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C to maintain healthy skin as you age.
Cucumbers are super low calories, 95% water, which means they are hydrating, promote hair growth, and are budget-friendly (that’s a win for me). Add cucumbers to your list, and of course, you can add a little lime juice and sea salt to give it some flavor or Tajin.
5.5 ounces (one mango usually weighs around 3.5, the most 4 ounces)
Mangos have got to be by far my favorite. Here’s a little Latin inspiration of sprinkling a little chile piquin or Tajin. And did you know mangoes help unclog your pores and add freshness to your face? I’ll definitely take some of that.
Pineapple is packed with Vitamin C, supports healthy digestion, and supports your immune system. Too many good reasons for you not to add this refreshing snack to your list.
Grapes and fruit, in general, will get the boot for having way too many carbs, but let me remind you carbs are not the enemy. I love freezing my grapes whole or splitting them in half when I really feel like it. Oh, and they’re also the perfect snack for increasing energy levels, you know for that mid-day pick me up.
All apples are delicious, and if you haven’t visited an apple farm and gone apple picking, you should check it out. Opal apples are my favorite, and they’re good for your teeth and gum.
Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries
11 ounces, 7 ounces, 8 ounces, 6 ounces
Such a big bang for your calories, I mean it. These are my favorite. I recommend buying them frozen and adding them to your warm oatmeal in the morning. It’s such a perfect thick, and creamy combo.
These little bad boys are perfect for road trips.
I know it doesn’t sound fascinating, so if you’re not a fan of eating celery alone, they’re perfect for cutting up into little pieces and sprinkling into fruit salads or pairing with hummus and or any nut butter.
These have got to be the easiest snack to slice up and take in a Ziploc bag. I usually grab these when they on sale at Aldi. And they’re good for your eyes, bones, skin, and blood.
I’ll admit I never liked raw broccoli, but now I am in love with eating raw broccoli and dipping it into a delicious spicy hummus. Ok, maybe I don’t love it as much as I do when I throw it in the air fryer with a DASH of sea salt, MY GOSH the taste is amazing! Broccoli is also packed with calcium, and it’s the perfect healthy heart snack.
Sheesh, these already come in a small bag for you, how easy. But if you have a tiny bit of extra time, I recommend buying the regular carrots, grabbing a kitchen peeler, and slicing the carrot into as many thin slices as you can. And you know it, place them in a bowl, squeeze lime juice and add a dash of Tajin.
BOOM CHIKA POP, Aldi’s popcorn, homemade popcorn, doesn’t matter, popcorn is super low calorie and yummy. Oh, and if you love butter-flavored popcorn, try this butter and give it a spray. My personal favorite is sea salt popcorn or I also love to add Salsa Valentina on top of regular popcorn.
I love pairing a good spicy hummus with celery and broccoli. Hummus is a perfect source of plant protein and the carbs give you a good source of energy. And if you want to switch things up a bit you can also find a variety of flavors, all the way from garlic, beet, brownie batter, or even chocolate hummus.
17 almonds don’t sound like much because it really isn’t, but I like to mix them with other snacks like my popcorn. Plus, fats are higher in calories because they take longer to digest, which means they keep you feeling fuller longer.
Just like the Almonds, I like to mix them with other snacks. And a little off-topic, but if you haven’t tried cashew milk ice cream, you’re missing out. Ice cream made from cashew milk out of all the dairy-free ice creams is the creamiest. Cashews are also perfect for your hair health.
Dates are actually pretty high calorie, but they’re perfect for those times when you crave something sweet. Break them up in pieces and toss over popcorn or drop one in a smoothie to bump up the sweetness. P.S dates are perfect for hangovers, boost brain health, are a good source of fiber, and relieve constipation.
quick healthy snack Combos
If you want to get creative, mix a couple of the snacks I mentioned together or even better try slicing your fruit up into smaller pieces, and make some kind of fruit salad.
I don’t know if this is just me, but for example, I love cutting my apples into small thin pieces, I always feel like I’m eating so much more than chomping away at my apple and eating it in five bites, haha.
It’s so easy to pick up and snack on anything you find in the kitchen, at the office, or at a random gas station stop. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with snacking, but when a snack adds up to 500 calories sheesh, that could’ve been an entire meal.
So, I hope this list of quick and easy healthy snacks helps you out when you’re craving to snack on something, especially when boredom strikes and you feel like picking on something.