Your New Year’s resolution may have been to get in shape or eat more healthily but that’s not always so easy. Here are some quick and easy snacks you can make ahead to snack on later when you get a craving.
Baked Apple Chips
All you’ll need for this one is some apples and brown sugar. Simply cut the apples up in whatever shape you’d like and sprinkle some brown sugar on top. Preheat oven at 200 degrees then bake chips for 1 hour. After an hour, flip the chips over and bake for another hour or until moisture has completely left.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
Slice up the bananas into equally sized little pieces. Melt some dark chocolate (healthier than milk chocolate) and lay out some wax paper. Spread the peanut butter between two banana pieces, like a sandwich. Once the chocolate is adequately melted, dip half of the banana sandwich into the chocolate and set on the wax paper to harden. As soon as you’ve filled an entire wax sheet, put it in the freezer so that it hardens more quickly.
Greek Yogurt Covered Blueberries
Greek yogurt is a better choice than your average yogurt because it has quite a bit of protein in it as well as calcium. Put some wax paper on a cookie sheet and make enough room in your freezer to put it. Place a blueberry on a toothpick or a skewer and dip it into the yogurt. Make sure to get the entire blueberry covered then take it off and place on the wax paper. Once the sheet is full, pop it in the freezer for 30 mins and voila! Of course you’ll need to keep the blueberries in the freezer when you’re not eating them so they don’t melt.
Parmesan Garlic Zucchini Chips
These are similar to the apple chips above. Slice up the zucchini to form chips and lay out on a cookie sheet. Spray the chips with some olive oil then sprinkle some parmesan and garlic powder on top of the chips. Bake them at 250 degrees until chips are crisp and browning.
Celery sticks and peanut butter
Hummus and carrot sticks
Hard boiled eggs
What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?