Need a “little something” to help you thru the afternoon and fend off the 4:00pm slump? Do you find yourself in front of the snack drawer or the vending machine when your eyes are starting to droop and need a nap?
Look below for the solution; snack recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers. These healthy “mini meals” are easy to make and give you that extra boost of energy. Plus, they are so good that you won’t even be tempted by the vending machine.
When you are searching for something sweet, try the Banana Oat Smoothie. It has lots of great protein for energy and tons of fiber for heart health. You will love the smooth banana taste and it will keep you satisfied all afternoon.
HAWAIIAN TUNA BURGERS (GLUTEN-FREE+PALEO)
Need help fighting those burger cravings? These Hawaiian tuna burgers are the perfect match! Gluten-free, paleo, and low in fat, these burgers are healthy and full of tropical flavors! Go take a look at the recipe on the “Healthy Helper Blog”! http://healthyhelperblog.com/hawaiian-tuna-burgers-gluten-free-paleo/
This snack is easy to make and packed with protein and fiber to keep you energized! Once you try them, you won’t be able to put them down! www.abeautifulplate.com/salt-and-vinegar-roasted-chickpeas/
Kalia Rose from the “Healthy Helper Blog” also recommends this delicious, lighter, meatless take on classic sloppy joes! The recipe uses cauliflower as the main ingredient as opposed to ground beef, yet they are still tasty and comforting! http://healthyhelperblog.com/cauliflower-sloppy-joes-vegan-paleo-gluten-free/
This spanakopita quesadilla is a delicious spinach quesadilla with a Greek twist! These quesadillas are easy to make and fun to eat! Find the recipe here: http://cooktoria.com/recipe/spanakopita-quesadilla/
Who doesn’t love avocados? This recipe for avocado hummus from the blog “Watch Learn Eat” is packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and a multiple vitamins. This delicious, healthy snack is surely a crowd pleaser! http://watchlearneat.com/avocado-hummus/
Michelle Jones from “Full Plate Living” this yummy fiber packed chunky chickpea spread! This spread is perfect on any sandwich or bread of your choice! Take a peek at the easy to prepare recipe here: https://fullplateliving.org/diet/recipes/chunky-chickpea-spread .
This allergy-friendly snack is easy to prepare and fun to eat! These bites are super healthy and will give you the energy kick you need. You can find the recipe here: http://strengthandsunshine.com/mint-chocolate-sunflower-bites/. Instagram @ sodamndomesti
These flavorful, healthy wraps recommended by Dixya Bhattarai from “Food Pleasure and Health”, are the perfect option for a weeknight lunch or dinner! These wraps are packed with protein and energy! http://www.foodpleasureandhealth.com/ 2016/02/chicken-tikka-wrap.html
Emilie Hebert from “Emilie Eats” suggests this heavenly vegan take on pasta! This bowl of heaven only takes an hour or less to prepare! Go take a look at the recipe! http://www.emilieeats.com/avocado-pesto-pasta-with-roasted-chickpeas-a-free-ebook/
This alternative go to movie snack is the perfect snack to munch on while feeling guilt-free! This healthy alternative is packed with zesty flavor. See the recipe here: http://girlandthekitchen.com/chipotle-lime-oven-roasted-cauliflower-popcorn/
This crunchy snack only contains four ingredients and are easy to make! If you are low on energy and need a little pick me up these are the perfect go to snack. Go take a peek at the recipe from “Whole Food Bellies”! http://www.wholefoodbellies.com/blueberry-crumble-bites/
These mocha hazelnut power balls are an energizing go to snack! This snack is a delicious, healthy combination of nuts, seeds, and coconut! Check out the quick and easy recipe here: http://avirtualvegan.com/mocha-hazelnut-power-balls/ .
This yummy smoothie is packed with strawberries, avocado, banana, and sweetened with dates! This chocolate smoothie with satisfy your sweet tooth and fill you with energy! Check out the recipe here: http://cooktoria.com/recipe/chocolate-smoothie/