In the past few weeks I have been trying my very best to eat healthier. This has meant getting over the misconception that healthy snacks are expensive. Nutritious snacks are fairly cheap if I make them myself and I even save money because I don’t need to eat as much throughout the day. There are definitely more snacks I could include but these are some of my easiest / cheapest to make, and they are all vegetarian!
Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut butter is a good snack to include and can be used in so many ways, my favorite is probably in these energy bites. In mine I only use honey, oats and peanut butter but you can really add anything you want; chocolate chips, flax seeds, maple syrup, and even spices like nutmeg or cinnamon.
This is also a favorite of many people’s because it’s very customizable. You can include any type of dried fruit, nuts and seeds, sweet or even grains. I make mine with dried cranberries, almonds, walnuts and dark chocolate chips.
This is one of the easiest snacks to make and it’s full of protein, 12g for just two eggs. I like mine just slightly cooked so that the yolk isn’t super dry.
Kale chips are the best when I’m looking for something more savory. Kale is incredibly cheap and has more protein and vitamins than most vegetables. I toss mine with salt and olive oil before baking.
Smoothies are also popular because of how customizable they are. I wouldn’t recommend smoothies all the time because even though fruit can be great and nutritional, it is very high in sugars. In mine I usually only use frozen mixed berries, a banana (for texture), and milk or water. You can also include almost anything in your smoothie: honey, yogurt, seeds, kale, juice, coffee, nut butter, spices, supplements, whatever works for you.
I hope this helps for anybody out there who’s like me, with a serious addiction to potato chips. I have been eating these snacks for a few weeks now and I have felt much better in some ways. Let me know if you have any other great snack recipes!