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There are times when you need a snack.

Immediately.

Or is that just me?

There are often a few options – plain carrots (sometimes boring) or processed vending machine snacks (sometimes not very healthy, rarely filling). And then there are the snacks that fall somewhere in between. Ideally, they’ll contain a combination of fresh foods, protein, a bit of fat and some fiber so that they stick with you for longer than 5 minutes.

Here are some of the quick snacks I rely on, please add your own to the list, I’m always looking for new snack ideas!

Quick 1 Minute Snack Ideas: 

  • tortilla + pesto + cheese  - microwaved for about 30 seconds
  • apple slices + nut butter
  • hot pita bread + hummus
  • tortilla chips + salsa + refried or black beans
  • toast + nut butter
  • frozen waffle + apple slices + slice of cheese – broiled until cheese melts
  • cottage cheese + fruit chunks
  • smoothie: frozen fruit + spinach + milk + greek yogurt – blend until smooth
  • slice of whole grain toast + smashed avocado
  • handful of almonds + square of dark chocolate
  • sliced cheese + triscuits
  • greek yogurt + granola, cereal or fresh fruit
  • quick deviled egg – halve hard boiled egg, mix yolk with 1-2 tsp mayo + salt + pepper, put mixture in egg whites

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