At Easy Mealz, we make healthy eating affordable and EASY. Our meal prep delivery service makes it easier to eat a balanced diet even for specific diets but we know that snacking is loved by all, so here are our healthy snack suggestions.
Easy Mealz has a selection of tasty grab and go wraps for you to munch on as your main meal or in between meals. But if you're looking for a lighter snack, here are 10 healthy snacks to satisfy your sweet or salty cravings.
They have a great mix of healthy fats, protein, and fiber which is perfect for losing weight. Whether you're on the keto diet or not, some mixed nuts are still a great snack but eat in moderation as they do have a high-fat content.
To make a sweeter treat try a trail mix with some mixed in fruit or grab some nuts covered in Dark Chocolate. This All About The Crunch trail mix from well.ca is one of our faves!
Kale is one of the greatest superfoods, providing you with fiber and antioxidants which decreases blood pressure and can help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Some lightly salted Kale Chips are a great healthy snack that you can eat every day without feeling guilty. Try these Rhythm Superfoods Organic Kale Chips from Natura Market!
Snacking does not have to be complicated - eating fruit can provide you with a lot of natural sugars and great nutritional value. We have all heard “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” apples, grapes, oranges etc all make for great healthy snacks. If you’re worried about your potassium levels, then work in a few bananas into your weekly diet. Easy Mealz can provide you with your weekly dose of fruit! Order one of our Fresh Fruit Baskets and conveniently have fruit at home for whenever you crave a snack!
Chia Seed Pudding
This Vegan-friendly snack is full of antioxidants to improve heart health. Easy Mealz has a Mango Chia Seed Pudding that is so so delicious, you have to add this to your next #easymealz order!
Beef Jerky or Beef Sticks
This is the perfect snack to get more protein into your diet without adding many carbs or fats. Some store bought jerky can be full of preservatives and sugars but find some natural grass fed jerky and this healthy snack will be perfect to meet your savoury cravings. In addition grass-fed beef is a terrific source of omega-3 fatty acids great for your body and brain.
This Keto classic can also be a perfect snack on any diet. Avocados are proven to lower cholesterol, reduce arthritis and protect skin from sun damage. While high in fat Avocados are great in moderation as the fats from avocado are primarily healthy monounsaturated fats.
There are tons of benefits to eating a cup of edamame beans. Not only is edamame a terrific source of protein with about 17 grams of protein per cup but these beans are also full of the antioxidant kaempferol, which has been proven to assist in weight loss and lower blood pressure.
No need to go to booster juice next time you’re craving a smoothie. There are tons of healthy smoothies you can make from your home. Smoothies can be an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth and with tons of options to choose from you won’t get bored.
My recommendation for a basic smoothie try combining some frozen fruit (I like strawberries and bananas), a tablespoon of peanut butter, a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder, and a cup of water or low-fat milk (almond or skim milk works well). Try your own experiments with ingredients like chia seeds, berries, or honey to change up the flavour.
Low Fat Yogurt
Some low-fat yogurt is a great snack chalk full of calcium to help promote bone and teeth health. If you find traditional yogurt to be bland try mixing in a scoop of Nutella and/or peanut butter to enhance the flavour. Full fat yogurt will help to get your daily dose of healthy fats and has less carb content than the reduced fat yogurts I would recommend for other diets.
Fear not coffee lovers, coffee is actually very healthy and some recommend drinking multiple cups a day. A recent study has shown those who drink 4 cups of coffee have a 64% lower risk of death. This reduction is even greater for those aged 45+ so no matter your age don’t be afraid of a morning cup of joe. Coffee can reduce the risk of liver diseases, cholesterol cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Not to mention caffeine is a natural fat burner which can help in your weight loss goals!