Come mid-afternoon (like between 2:30 and 3:30) I always find that I need a little booster to get me through the rest of my day. I’m sharing my favorite healthy go-to snacks!
I’ve been working hard over the years to get healthy. Working out, eating healthier, and trying to say more active. But my days are still just a busy, so adding on more to them doesn’t make that mid-afternoon slump any different – if anything it’s a bit more intense!
I always like to have these options available to me so that I can turn to them in a pinch. Having these readily available means that I am less likely to turn to the junk if these options are available. I find this is what my body really needs – a healthy source.
I have stopped buying the junk, but it’s not like I can’t jump in my car to go grab some fast food or something else. So yes, eliminating the junk from your groceries does help – but it’s not the end of it. You need to be proactive and diligent about having healthy options.
Here are my favorite go-to mid-day healthy snack options.
Banana and Peanut Butter
I like to include peanut butter in my snacks as often as possible. I go for natural peanut butter as I haven’t gotten around to learning how to make my own yet.
To make these it’s pretty simple. Slice them up and top one slice with peanut butter, then place another slice on it to make a mini sandwich.
English Muffin and Honey
Honey is my one sweetener. I love that it comes from natural resources and you can’t really go wrong with it! I love to drizzle some on a toasted English Muffin. It’s great for any time of day, but I save the little treat for mid-afternoons.
Ezekiel Bread and Jam
Ezekiel bread is a new item I’ve added to our pantry (or freezer better said). I wasn’t too sure about it as I’m not one who embraces changes in food well. I like that this bread was an awesome surprise! It’s hearty, packed with protein and great nutrition!
I top mine with some Apricot Jam from Kauffman’s Fruit Farm. This Jam was in one of their monthly boxes and we have LOVED it!
Graham Crackers with Peanut Butter
Like with the banana sandwiches, I go for natural peanut butter on this. It’s super simple to pull together. Just spread some peanut butter on your graham crackers and you’ve got a great healthy treat!
Hard Boiled Eggs (with a dollop of butter)
Hard boiled eggs are one of my favorites!!! I top mine with a little bit of butter for a healthy fat resource. It often helps with boosting my energy mid-day.
The eggs of course – offer a great source of protein which is great for extra energy! You can have the with or without butter too, I just like how it tastes with mine.
To make these just boil your eggs to your preferred done-ness, let cool a bit so you can handle them, peel the shell, and eat!
What are some of your easy go-to healthy snacks?