Adulting is hard.
Healthy snacking is hard, too.
Of course, the best healthy snacks for adults are going to be in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables. Carrot sticks, celery sticks, grapes, bananas….these are all the most obviously healthy snacks for adults.
But fruits and vegetables go bad, so it can be hard to have them around all the time.
Keeping a banana in your purse might get a little smelly and uncomfortable after a few days.
It can also get kind of boring eating plain fruits and veggies all the time.
So I’ve scoured the Net, and taken some advice from my healthy friends’ kitchens, to find you the healthiest prepackaged snacks that everyone should have on hand, as well as a list of easy recipes for healthy snacking taylored towards adult tastes.
What is Healthy?
In terms of snacking, healthy can be different for everyone. If you’re on a diet, you are probably looking for something specific that is tailored to your diet.
In this case, we’ve narrowed down our basis for “healthy snacks” to having these qualities:
1. No refined or unnatural sugars
2. All-natural, no chemical preservatives.
3. No or limited bad fats (some fats are good for you, such as those from avocados and raw nuts)
I did not pay attention to calories, as low-calorie options are not necessarily going to be healthy for everyone.
Healthy Snack Recipes
BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER “WINGS” – courtesy of Eating Bird Food
THE BEST HOMEMADE HUMMUS EVER – courtesy of Greatest.com
BAKED SWEET POTATO CHIPS – courtesy of A Spicy Perspective
BAKED KALE CHIPS – courtesy of Smitten Kitchen
What Are Your Healthy Snack Choices?
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