5 Simple & Healthy Snack Ideas

So you're hungry & want a snack, but you don't want to pig out on something nasty. Good for you! :] Plus, summer is coming & you want to look your best in that swimsuit. I can help you with that. Who doesn't enjoy a good noshing, especially if it's appetizing &  hearty? Try these 5 easy & healthy snack ideas.

1. Frozen grapesThis saintly snack is seriously scrumptious. I especially recommend using seedless green grapes. The inside tastes just like your average ice pop. It's cool, tasty, & satisfies your sweet tooth. Nothing feels better than polishing off a bunch of frozen grapes with friends and not regretting it one bit. At least it's fruit & not an entire bag of potato chips! Plus, grapes are a good source of vitamin C and K. Once you start, you can't stop.

2. Veggies in dressing - Take broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and marinate it in dressing. Italian or balsamic dressing is quite amazing. Let the veggies sit for a few hours or overnight then pig out. It tastes incredible, almost like you're cheating & not even eating vegetables. This healthy vegan snack idea is not just for vegheads; we all should eat our veggies! 



3. Homemade popcorn - You can buy an enormous bag of popcorn kernels from pretty much any grocery store. It's cheaper & better for you than the microwaveable stuff. Air popped popcorn has fiber and protein. You just need a pot, add some oil & wait until it's hot before you add the kernels. Put a lid on it and wait for those babies to POP!! You can add salt and pepper, vegan butter, or my personal favorite, chocolate chips. The chocolate melts all over the popcorn and once it cools down it becomes chocolate covered popcorn. Yum!

4. Applesauce - This tasteful tidbit is not just for kids anymore. Purchase unsweetened applesauce for a healthy vegan snack. The added sugar is unnecessary since there's already a ton of natural sugar in apples. I've seen four-packs of applesauce at the dollar store so this is not an expensive item. Applesauce is fat-free and cholesterol-free. Include cinnamon or nutmeg to taste.

5. Fruit salad - Look around the kitchen. Grab any & every fruit you have. Chop them up, add a bit of cinnamon & you're good to go. Use the fruit that you haven't eaten yet or that's just chilling around your kitchen. A fruit salad is the perfect way to get rid of that stray apple, spotted banana & old tangerine. If you have any, spruce your fruity salad up with some raisins or nuts. It's easy, breezy, fruity, natural, healthy, delicious. There is no wrong way to make this, so go crazy.

For those of us struggling to make healthy nutrition choices, I hope these easy healthy vegan snack ideas can help you out. Sure, potato chips would hit the spot, but think of all the nutrients, vitamins, & minerals within fruits & veggies. Stay healthy! Stay happy! :]

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17 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I love frozen grapes - so delicious. Frozen banana is pretty good too!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  2. I freeze strawberries ! They're delicious !

    ellabellascrapbook.blogspot.com

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    1. Always a good choice! Frozen mango & pineapple too!! :]

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  3. Frozen Grapes are the best!....especially with whipped cream...lol! My dad would take apples and put cinnamon on them and put them in a dryer and make the best tasting apple crisps.

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! :)
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    1. Eeek! Thank you! :]
      Oh my, I haven't tried grapes with whipped cream, but I'm imagining it. MmmMmm. :D

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  4. Thank you so much for this! I've been struggling so bad with my diet lately, the veggie and dressing snack is an awesome idea :) I've been obsessed with eating fruit as well, never thought about adding cinnamon.

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    1. I put cinnamon on everything. It's actually really good for you! :D Marinated veggies are delicious!! Highly recommend.

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  5. I love Broccolli so much, so I am definitely going to try that Balsamic Veggi idea.
    Thanks for the tip.
    x Tink x
    allabouttink.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, marinated veggies are sooo0o delicious. :]

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  6. I love this!! I haven't made my own popcorn but I am now inspired too :)

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    1. I hadn't either, but my friend showed me. Now I don't use microwave popcorn anymore. :D

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  7. Healthy snacks are the best! I always have an apple or a banana with peanut butter or homemade banana ice cream without any additions, just frozen bananas ;)
    xx

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  8. I am such a snacker!!! I eat constantly throughout the day, and I am always looking for healthy yummy snack options! Love the post! Thanks for sharing!
    Xo,
    Brittney Marie
    http://www.prettylittlepursuits.com

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  9. I'm also a fan of almonds! Those veggies look damn tasty right now though (I'm starving!)
    www.dancingthroughsunday.typepad.com

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  10. Thanks for the food tips, very useful Carmen :) Glad I clicked on your comment on ATLANTIC PACIFIC's blog and got led back here to yours. Your blog's pics and layouts are great too, keep it up! Just followed on GFC and bloglovin' <3 Also, I just uploaded one of my favourite summer layered looks featuring a navy/black theme with a TOGA PULLA MESH BOMBER, ALEXANADERWANG backpack, and practical-chic BIRKENSTOCKS, hope you get inspired and wonderfully #PROVOKED! #NAVYISTHENEWBLACK

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2014/06/navy-is-new-black.html

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  11. I'm a SERIOUS snacker. I've never thought about throwing cinnamon on random fruit but I'm willing to give it a shot! :)

    Dakota
    www.stateandoccupation.com

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