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7 Healthy Snack Ideas for the Whole Family

7 Healthy Snack Ideas for the Whole Family

7 healthy snack ideas for the whole family

Between staffing shortages at our favorite restaurants and quarantines due to the pandemic, many of us are experiencing “cooking fatigue” which means exactly what it sounds like–we are all tired of cooking! With cooking fatigue, it can be much easier to reach for an unhealthy snack to fill your hunger than to try to come up with something to cook. Today, we’re sharing 7 healthy snack ideas for the whole family!

These 7 healthy snack ideas for the whole family are not only healthy and appealing to all ages, but they’re also so quick and easy to make, most prep takes less than five minutes. The key to choosing healthy snacks that also keep you full between meals is choosing foods that are high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Protein gives you the energy you need to get through your day and fiber helps your digestive system run smoothly. 

7 Healthy Snack Ideas for the Whole Family

Mixed Nuts

Mixed nuts are the perfect on-the-go or at-the-office snack. They require no refrigeration or prep–simply shop for your favorite nuts and stash them in the snack drawer. Healthy nut choices include walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, and pistachios. Keep your serving to one ounce or ¼ cup. 

Greek Yogurt and Mixed Berries

This nutrient-dense snack is perfect for any time of day–it works great as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon treat! Greek yogurt is rich in protein while berries contain tons of antioxidants. If you want to add a bit of sweetness to the mix try adding a teaspoon of honey!

Almonds and Dark Chocolate

There’s a reason why one of Hershey’s best-selling chocolate bars is dark chocolate and almond. The pair are a delicious combination and, in small portions, they’re a great heart-healthy snack. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants while almonds are a good source of healthy fats. A square of dark chocolate and a handful of almonds are all you need to get snacking. 

Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomatoes

This tasty combo isn’t just a popular appetizer–it’s a quick and easy snack anyone can mix up and enjoy in just a few minutes. Simply combine cherry tomatoes with basil, mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, and a dab of olive oil. If your workplace has a staff fridge, this is a great snack to mix up in a Tupperware or to-go container. 

Frozen Fruit Bark

This treat probably requires more prep than any other snack on our list but even this only takes five minutes to throw together before freezing. Pick up your favorite bag of frozen mixed fruit and a tub of your favorite yogurt. Grab a cookie pan with raised edges, spread the fruit and yogurt out in the pan then freeze. Once frozen, break the bark into bite-sized pieces and store leftovers in a freezer bag for later use. 

Apples and Peanut Butter

Not everyone enjoys a plain old apple but add a tablespoon of peanut butter or your favorite nut butter and you’ve got a delicious treat that’s good for you, too. Just be sure to avoid butter with added sugars, salt, and oils. 

Frozen Grapes

Frozen treats are always a favorite but many store-bought treats are high in sugar and calories. Frozen grapes are a healthy, tasty alternative and all you need to do is toss your favorite grape into a freezer bag and give them time to freeze. Another great frozen fruit treat that’s easy to prepare? Frozen banana bites dipped in dark chocolate (and your favorite nuts if you would like!). Cut bananas into bite-sized pieces, dip them in melted dark chocolate, and place them on a cookie sheet to freeze. Yum!

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