3 Quick & Healthy Snack-Hacks

We’ve all been there...Running out the door with no time to spare (or better yet, about 10 minutes late) and we realize too late that we have packed nothing to eat. With nothing prepared, we often resort to poor choices. Snacks should only be a stepping stone between meals, helping you get over the hunger hurdle while smoothing out your blood sugar levels. Keep what you eat under 200 calories and avoid adding more sugar into your system.

Try these 3 easy on-the-go snack options for a busy life.

Avocado with lime, salt, & red pepper flakes

If you don’t have 2 minutes to spare, try this 1-minute option instead. Take a ripe avocado, cut it in half, then sprinkle with some lime juice and a pinch of salt. If you like heat, add some red pepper flakes and — boom! — hunger crisis averted. I personally prefer to add a pinch of garlic salt instead of the red pepper, but both work great.

Banana with nut butter

So simple – you grab a banana and your favorite nut butter (my personal fav is salted almond).  Simply grab the banana, smear it with the nut butter and bon appetit!

Mixed Nuts

It’s that simple. I keep a handful of almonds or pistachios in a ziplock bag and keep them in my purse or car.

Another way we can set ourselves up for success to prepare food (including snacks) the night before. Have everything ready to go so that all you need to do is grab it and go!

Natalie Oboodiyat