Whether youâ€™re heading out of town or out for an afternoon of hiking, summer is a season that calls for easy to grab, healthy snacks. When it comes to summertime snacking, you need options that will fuel your body, without weighing you down. Something that gives you the energy to experience all that summer has to offer.
The right snack will carry you through to the next meal with a blend of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and more. Keep reading for healthy snacks to keep you energized so you can soak up summer without missing a beat.
6 Healthy Snacks
Go Nuts! (And Seeds!)
Nuts and seeds are packed with protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids, healthy unsaturated fats, and more. They are one of the easiest on the go snacks, but itâ€™s easy to blow through a portion and overdo it. Our tip? Measure nuts in reusable snack bags or containers so you have ready to grab, controlled portions.
This delicious dip is a blend of cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, spices, and garlic. Hummus is a gluten-free, vegan-friendly snack thatâ€™s high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats and can be easily enjoyed on crackers, pretzels, or veggies. Many supermarkets sell individual hummus cups, making it easier than ever to snack on hummus this summer.
The right protein bar supports your lifestyle without compromise, blending nutrients and ingredients youâ€™d be hard pressed to snack on separately. However, not all bars are created equal, so be sure to read labels. You may want to set personal limits for sugars so you donâ€™t choose a bar that causes a sugar crash.
Summer is the season for fresh, local produce including cherries, berries, peaches, and more. Fruit is one of the most portable healthy snacks available, full of fiber, water, and nutrients that will keep you energized and satisfied.
Looking for a new way to infuse your summer with the goodness of fruits? Try apricot seeds! The richest source of vitamin B17 (which may support healthy blood cells), apricot seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. Try apricot seeds for yourself with B17 Amygdalin supplements from Apricot Power.
No Bake Energy Bites
These easy to grab energy bites are a blend of whole grain oats, healthy fats from flaxseed meal, and a touch of sweet from honey and natural chocolate chips. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and roll into small balls, freezing on parchment paper until set.
Before you head out the door, why not whip up a smoothie thatâ€™s guaranteed to get you through the day? Perfect for meals or snacks, smoothies can be tailored to meet your unique nutritional needs. Need a protein boost? Add whey protein powder. Canâ€™t tolerate dairy? Blend your smoothie with plant-based milk.
What are your favorite, on-the-go healthy snacks for summer? Share them with us in the comments section below.