Healthy Snack Ideas

Whether you’re trying to avoid eating an entire bag of chips (again) or just looking to balance out the pack of Twizzlers with some other options, this one is for you.⁣

In my opinion, the key to a balanced lifestyle or reaching specific fitness goals is being prepared and having healthy snack options on hand. Especially now that we’re all at home 24/7. And to be clear. I don’t believe in deprivation. If you want an oreo, have an oreo. And if you want an apple with peanut butter and chocolate chips, grab the apple with peanut butter and chocolate chips.⁣

At the end of the day, I want to equip you with some of my favorite tools + resources – NOT preach that you should be working out ten hours every day and not eating anything good. Ya feel me?

So without further ado…

Grab-n-go snacks
  • SmartSweets: this is the perfect thing to satisfy that candy/gummy candy craving! Packed with tons of fiber, these are my go-to for our weekly movie nights. I love the Peach Rings and the Sweet Fish!
  • 100 Calorie Popcorn: I am obsessed with popcorn. It makes my tummy hurt every time (I clearly have a corn sensitivity lol) but it’s such a great fiber-rich snack that is full of volume without the heavy calories. I like the Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! Butter packs. I always have one on movie night and then if I’m craving something salty throughout the week, this is my go-to.
  • Mini Babybel Cheese, Light: Man do I love cheese. These little wedges are perfect when you want a little munchie. Great source of protein and good fats – serve with your glass of wine or some grapes!
Banana Split Protein Shake
  • 1 scoop strawberry protein powder (I use 1st Phorm)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbso cocoa powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • ice and water as needed

Blend together until smooth. Top with a little whipped cream and thank me later.

Strawberry “Milkshake”
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use 1st Phorm)
  • 1/2 scoop strawberry protein powder (or use 1/2 scoop vanilla if you don’t have strawberry for 1 full scoop) (I use 1st Phorm)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup frozen strawberries

Blend together until smooth. Top with a little whipped cream and sprinkles.

Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

Blend together until smooth. Garnish with a few extra chocolate chips or fresh mint if you have it.

Basically dessert
Protein cookie dough

I have only made this with the 1st Phorm Vegan Power Pro vanilla protein powder. Recipe below:

If you are planning to use a different protein powder, which is totally fine, follow this recipe:

  • Add your 1 scoop of protein powder to the bowl first
  • Add in 1 tbsp chocolate chips and 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon and salt
  • Add 1 tbsp of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency
Nice Cream
  • 4 frozen banans (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • optional: cocoa powder, 1 tbsp nut butter of choice, chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes

Pulse frozen bananas into a food processor. Add almond milk as needed to help with text/smoother consistency. That’s it. Ice cream – but with bananas.

Seriously, this is the exact consistency of ice cream!! You’re going to love it. I usually split this into 3-4 containers depending how “greedy” I’m feeling 🙂

If you want to get wild, you can add in cocoa powder or peanut butter (or both) or other add-ins to make your favorite “ice cream”.


Okay. These are bomb. Top Wasa (or high fiber crackers of your choice) with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Heat in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds or until chips melt.

Apples, PB and Chocolate Chips

Exactly what it sounds like ha. Slice up an apple and serve with 1 tbsp each of peanut butter/almond butter and chocolate chips. (I like Lily’s chocolate chips)

Salty Snacks
Spicy, Cheesy Popcorn
  • 2-3 cups of popcorn (plain/air-popped, Angie’s/bagged popcorn or a low calories microwave popcorn)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt

Toss cooked or bagged popcorn with parmesan cheese, paprika and a pinch of salt. Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken

Grab 2-3 Caulipower spicy chicken tenders and get ready to hit your wings craving! Serve with 2 tbsp light ranch and celery/carrot sticks and you can’t tell me it’s not as good as bar food.


More fiber crackers – NOOOOO problems. These are super easy to make and if you top with protein or veggies, this can also be a great dinner/lunch option. Top 2 Wasa crackers with 1 tbsp each of pizza sauce and 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 5 minutes or until cheese melts (don’t let the crackers burn).

*All recipes above make 1 serving