There are times when you need a snack.


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

13 Comments (Reply )

  1. misschels
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    toast with apple butter and a smear of goat cheese is my fave!


  2. Faith @ for the health of it
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    Ugh that FEED ME NOWWWW feeling is the worst. I like primal jerky strips for that – tasty, a great boost of protein and all you have to do is rip open the wrapper and eat!


    • Emily
      Feb 09, 2012 @ 8:49 am

      Ok, those things have always kind of freaked me out, but I’ll try them!


  3. Ty
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    I love dipping apple sliced in full fat Greek yogurt. So filling and satisfying from the fat, protein and fiber!


  4. Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    Awesome snack ideas-thank you! My favorite right now is an organic apple with almond butter-YUM.


  5. Christy
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Thanks for your suggestion on adding spinach to my smoothies – don’t taste it but I know it’s there, love it! :)


    • Emily
      Feb 09, 2012 @ 10:21 am

      Yay! Glad you like it! :)


  6. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    love all of these ideas! I recently started on the tortilla & cheese in microwave thing and am loving it!


  7. amy
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    Love these! I am always looking for new, non-boring snack ideas. Can you make a post on healthy breakfasts? I REALLY struggle with figuring out what to eat for breakfast aside from oatmeal or eggs with fruit…


    • Emily
      Feb 10, 2012 @ 12:18 am

      Yes I will do a post on that Amy!


  8. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    I love the idea of a tortilla with pesto and cheese! And tortilla chips, salsa and beans is often one of my go-to’s as well! Silly question, but have you ever done a post on how to cook a hard-boiled egg? I know it’s not rocket science, but I also know that it is somewhat temperamental. Any tips? (Or if you haven’t done a post, I would love to see one about that with a healthier, yet flavorful egg salad sandwich recipe!)


  9. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    Great snack ideas! I will admit that I tend to get into snack ruts (I’m too lazy to come up with a new idea for something every day!). One that I’m on now is a few Wasa crispbread crackers spread with a little cream cheese and jelly.


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