Satisfy Your Between-Meals Hunger With These 8 Healthy Snacks!

Whether it’s to avoid a late afternoon crash or just to make it through until lunch, everyone needs a little energy boost from time to time. Sure, you could grab something sugary, but the energy won’t last. Opt for a boost that will fuel you without letting you down! When those between-meals hunger pangs strike, there’s no better way to charge up than with a healthy snack! And even better, most of these energizers are portable so you can refuel almost anywhere.

Healthy snacks sometimes take a bit more planning and a bit more prep, and that can be tough in a busy world. But your health is worth it! Try some of these tasty ideas:

1. Popcorn


If it’s not slathered in butter and salt like at the theater, popcorn provides a lightweight and low calorie way to combat your hunger. For a little flavor without adding too many calories, add a touch of olive or coconut oil to air-popped kernels. It’s satisfyingly crunchy, portable, and whole-grain!
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2. Nuts and Seeds

Hearty and high in protein, nuts and seeds pack a lot of nutrients into small packages. Almonds and green pumpkin seeds are among the healthiest. And if you’re looking for healthy fats, nuts and seeds are the snack for you!
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3. Hard-boiled Eggs

Prepare this protein-packed snack in advance by boiling eggs enough for several days all at once. Each egg even comes in its own disposable, biodegradable carrying case.

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4. Berries

High in fiber and flavor, berries can satisfy your sweet tooth while providing energy. For an extra hearty treat, combine the berries with nuts or yogurt.

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5. Grapefruit

High in vitamin-C, this large citrus fruit also helps hydrate your body and works great for tiding your stomach over between meals. It’s not something you can eat a desk (at least not without stickiness), but sitting down to a snack will help you slow down and enjoy your food.

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6. Fruit With Nut Butter

Many people are familiar with peanut butter spread on celery as a quick snack, especially when lined with ant-like raisins. Nut butters also pair well with fruits such as apples, pears and bananas for an easy to assemble energy boost. Try spreading nut butter directly on a banana—delicious!

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7. Yogurt

Easy to transport in serving-size cups, yogurt provides a burst of protein, calcium and sugar. Just be sure to check the label to make sure you get a brand that doesn’t add a ton of extra sugar. For a heartier snack, add some nuts, berries or granola.

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8. Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls come in many forms, often combining a variety of ingredients from this list, such as berries, seeds, nuts and yogurt. Mix and match your favorite flavors for a different bowl of deliciousness every time you need a boost.

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