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We have some good news for anyone out there with a sweet tooth looking for something healthy to snack on.
You don’t have to deny your cravings for sweets to live a healthy lifestyle. Just commit to changing the way you “do” sweet.
Put down the processed candy, the rich bakery cakes, and the packaged cookies, and start getting your fix of healthy sweet snacks from wholesome foods like fruits, nuts, and dark chocolate.
We’ve put together a list of healthy sweet snacks that also happen to pack a nutritional (and energizing) punch. As you enjoy these robust sweets instead of empty sugar bombs, your body will be trained to crave better-for-you treats with substance instead of just sugar.
Healthy Sweet Snacks For 2020
Love With Food Snack Box
Acai Smoothie Dessert Bowls
Onnit Protein Bites
Vanilla Avocado Pudding
Edamame with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
Maple Cinnamon Roasted Squash
Raw Salted Caramel Apple Nachos
Secret-Ingredient Frozen Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Powerfood Protein Shake
1. HighKey Keto Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Perfect for ketogenic dieters or anyone who might be craving a chocolate chip cookie without any of the sugary guilt. Low in net carbs and sugar, these mini cookies are made with natural ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and collagen.
Key nutrients: Hydrolyzed Collagen that is great for skin, muscle, and joint health
Eat instead of: Chocolate chip cookie dough
Time of day: After-lunch dessert
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Key benefit: The snacks that come in each curated box are tested by a tasting committee to ensure these snacks taste great and offer plenty of nutritional value for every type of snack aficionado.
Eat instead of: Vending machine snacks
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3. Blueberry Muffins
These blueberry muffins are a healthier alternative to your favorite breakfast baked good. This recipe from Sweet Peas & Saffron includes healthier ingredients unlike the store-bought variety and does not spare the blueberries!
Key nutrients: A full cup of Greek yogurt not only makes these muffins moist and light, it also offers an excellent source of calcium, potassium, and key vitamins.
Eat instead of: Toaster pastries
Time of day: Early morning
4. Mandarin Oranges + Cottage Cheese
This refreshing sweet snack is creamy, citrusy, and packed full of nutrients — including vitamin C, calcium, and protein. Made from just three ingredients, including delicious Tangerine Dream joint oil, this snack makes a satisfying dessert or a nutritious mid-morning snack. You can even up the sweetness with a drizzle of honey.
Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the oranges, Omega-3’s from fish oil, GLA from borage oil, curcumin from turmeric, and unsaponifiable oils (all the latter four nutrients are contained within the Tangerine Dream joint oil)
Eat instead of: A dreamsicle
Alternative super food suggestion: (Gold Chocolate) – Tastes just like a hot chocolate when mixed with your favorite hot nut milk or oat milk.
Key benefit: Sleep and rest
Time of day: Nighttime or really anytime you’re craving a pumpkin spice latte
5. Acai Smoothie Dessert Bowls
A smoothie bowl is a fit person’s ice-cream sundae. This particular bowl from Say Grace will delight your sweet tooth with acai berry puree, dark chocolate chips, shaved coconut, and MCT Oil derived from pure coconut oil for the final touch to bring these tropical flavors together. Whip up this bowl any time you need a pick-me-up.
Key nutrients: Antioxidants from the acai berries and MCT from coconut oil
Eat instead of: A banana split
Alternative super food suggestion: (Red Juice) – Sweet superfruit punch flavor with a hint of tartness. Acai Berry flavor similar to a berry kool aid
Key benefit: boosted energy
Time of day: afternoon lulls that come after lunch
You’d be hard-pressed to find a snack with as many fruits and plants involved in their making as Onnit Protein Bites. Sixty fruits and plants, which contribute to an insanely robust nutritional profile, pack these bite-sized treats full of flavor. From Chocolate Coconut Cashew and Chocolate Cookie Dough to Chocolate Peanut Butter, your tastebuds will confuse this health snack for a dessert, while your muscles will thank you for giving them a clean fuel to rebuild.
Key nutrients: Protein, fiber, antioxidants, and alkaloids from a wide range of herbs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and mushrooms
Eat instead of: Fudge squares
7. Almond Date Truffles
Via Sprouted Kitchen: Almond Truffle Dates
Yes, you can be healthy and still eat truffles. Featuring almond butter, vanilla, and Medjool dates, this recipe from Sprouted Kitchen makes it easy to balance sweet snacking and your health. Since these truffles are healthy, you really can’t eat “too many.”
Key nutrients: Protein from the almond butter
Eat instead of: Processed chocolate truffles
Alternative suggestion: That’s it. Organic Dark Chocolate Date Truffles Fruit Bites
8. Raw Sandwich Cookies
Via Chalkboard: Pamela Salzman’s Raw Sandwich Cookies
Transform dates and nuts into some raw, real-food cookies you could guiltlessly eat for breakfast. These incredible cookies have a creamy layer of almond-milk cream cheese and maple syrup that sends your inner sugar-monster on a pleasure trip. Get the recipe from the Chalkboard.
Key nutrients: Magnesium from the almonds
Eat instead of: Processed chocolate sandwich cookies
9. 3-Ingredient Maple Almond Fudge
The foodie behind the Big Man’s World makes fast and easy fudge from three simple ingredients: almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup. When you have a healthy sweet treat this easy to make up your sleeve, you have no excuse for eating fudge filled with refined sugar. You might even want to keep your fridge stocked with this fudge in case of emergency.
Key nutrients: Protein from the almonds
Eat instead of: Regular fudge
For the gym lovers out there, the Powerfood Protein Shake is a mouthwatering pre or post-workout treat. Blend bananas, Fatbutter, cinnamon, dates, clove, Powerfood Active, and honey together and find yourself in that sweet spot between tasty perfection and ultra-nutrition.
Key nutrients: Potassium from bananas, keto-friendly fats from Fatbutter, Omega-3s and Omega-6s from hemp, cocoa, and maca
Eat instead of: A milkshake
11. barkTHINS Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed
BarkTHINS turns rich chocolate into an anytime, good-for-you snack. The Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed flavor wraps protein-rich pumpkin seeds in a layer of dark chocolate made from the best fair-trade ingredients available. One serving has 230 calories and 7 grams of protein.
Key nutrients: Protein from the pumpkin seeds
Eat instead of: Peanut brittle
12. Paleo Baklava Bars
Via Cotter Crunch: Easy 3 Step Paleo Baklava Bars
Baklava gets a healthy foodie makeover in these simple bars from Cotter Crunch. Featuring nuts and almond meal instead of the usual buttery phyllo dough, these baklava bars are downright tasty and wholesome.
Key nutrients: Iron from the walnuts
Eat instead of: Restaurant baklava
13. Homemade Chocolate
Via Our Four Forks: Homemade Chocolate
Grab cupcake liners, a cupcake tin, and a few simple ingredients, and you can make your own chocolate. It’s actually as easy as mixing, pouring, and freezing. Get started with instructions from Our Four Forks. Once you master the basic recipe, you can get creative by adding in your own fillings, including cashews, berries, toasted sesame seeds, dried edamame, bananas…and anything else you can think of.
Key nutrients: Iron from the cocoa powder
Eat instead of: A packaged chocolate bar
14. Healthier Turtles
Pitted dates, dark chocolate, and pecan halves deliver all the flavor of your favorite cluster candies without all the fake stuff. Who says you can’t have it all? Make your own healthy candy with help from Nutrition in the Kitchen. This recipe is super simple, and you can pick up all the ingredients you need in any store that sells tempting candy.
Key nutrients: Fiber from the dates
Eat instead of: You guessed it; packaged turtles
15. Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberry Compote
Via Nom Nom Paleo: Panna Cotta with Strawberry Balsamic Compote
Rich, non-dairy panna cotta (Italian for cooked cream) and balsamic strawberry compote meld to form one healthy sweet snack from Nom Nom Paleo. This better-for-you panna cotta tastes like it came straight off the menu of your favorite Italian restaurant.
Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the strawberries
Eat instead of: Full-fat panna cotta
16. Pears + Honey + Greek Yogurt
Capture all the sweet indulgence of poached pears and cream sauce by eating fresh pears with honey and Greek yogurt. The Greek yogurt in this lightened-up swap adds a healthy dose of protein, and the substitution of fresh pears for poached pears gives you all the fruit’s raw nutrients.
Key nutrients: Fiber from the pears
Eat instead of: Poached pears
17. SMASHMALLOW Cinnamon Churro
These premium marshmallows were made for snacking. Eat them right out of the bag without even a hint of guilt. Smashmallow uses only the best ingredients, including organic sugar, tapioca syrup, and fruit and vegetable juices. One serving of the Cinnamon Churro flavor has only 80 calories.
Key nutrients: A touch of calcium
Eat instead of: Real churros
18. Spirulina Chia Pudding and Cashew Yogurt Parfait
Via Leah’s Plate Spirulina Chia Pudding & Cashew Yogurt Parfait
This power parfait from Leah’s Plate includes spirulina, chia seeds, buckwheat granola, and so many other things that you’ll never find in an average sweet treat. Easy to toss together in seconds, this parfait should definitely make your list of go-to sweet snacks.
Key nutrients: Iron from the spirulina
Eat instead of: Sugar-packed yogurt
19. Flat Tummy Superfood Burcha
A classic raw food recipe, a burcha is kind of like a superfood parfait. This particular recipe from Feel the Lean will fuel you like no sugary dessert ever could. This burcha is a healthy sweet snack, but it’s also a nutrient-dense meal in itself.
Key nutrients: Fiber from the buckwheat
Eat instead of: Sugary cereal
20. Coconut Yogurt + Mango Chunks
The combination of rich mango and smooth coconut-based yogurt tastes so creamy and indulgent, you might have a hard time believing it’s vegan and healthy. Keep frozen mango chunks on hand to avoid cubing a mango every time you make this snack. If you want to change things up, dress your yogurt with shredded coconut, banana slices, and macadamia nuts.
Key nutrients: Vitamin A from the mango
Eat instead of: Cheesecake
21. Peach “Sundaes”
Fill a bowl with 1/2 of a fresh peach or a few canned or frozen peach slices. Top the peaches with 1 tablespoon of plain goat cheese, and then drizzle on a teaspoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Dust everything with cinnamon and snack away. If you’re feeding guests, put everything into wine glasses and garnish with whole vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks.
Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the peaches
Eat instead of: An ice cream sundae
22. Raw Raspberry Reishi Slice
The reishi mushroom is known for its medicinal qualities; it might help regulate circulation and boost the immune system. This recipe from Peace, Love & Vegetables whips powdered reishi, raspberries, coconut cream, and more into a raw, vegan, layered “ice cream” slice that makes the perfect healthy sweet snack.
Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the raspberries
Eat instead of: Raspberry gelato
23. Banana Mug Cake
Via The Roasted Root: Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake
The Roasted Root has a fast and easy banana mug cake recipe featuring one entire ripe banana, one egg, and pure maple syrup. Stir all the ingredients up and pop them in the microwave. In less than 5 minutes, you’ll have a cake that’s warm, rich, good for you, and absolutely delicious. This snack is perfect if you have too many ripe bananas and a sweet tooth.
Key nutrients: Vitamin B6 from the banana
Eat instead of: Pound cake
24. No-Bake Carrot Cake Bars
Why slave away baking carrot cake when you can make a no-bake, healthier version in a flash. These amazing bars from Happy Healthy Mama get cakey texture from carrots, walnuts, dates, raisins, and pineapple pieces. With all the healthy stuff inside these bars, you can guiltlessly enjoy the best part of carrot cake: cream cheese frosting.
Key nutrients: Vitamin A from the carrots
Eat instead of: Carrot cupcakes
25. Enstrom Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee
If you’re going to eat candy, then make it the best-quality candy you can get your hands on, like the candy made by Enstrom. This Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee is worth at least one hundred of the candies you might be able to find anywhere else. It features healthy almonds, rich buttery toffee, and antioxidant-packed dark chocolate.
Key nutrients: Iron from the dark chocolate and almonds
Eat instead of: Low-quality candy
26. Vanilla Avocado Pudding
The Iron You makes a creamy, dreamy avocado pudding using a ripe avocado, chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla and acai Powerfood Vitality, honey, and vanilla extract. Just blend all the ingredients to whip up a pudding that’s as easy to make as the instant stuff. This version doesn’t have any ingredients engineered in a lab.
Key nutrients: Potassium from the avocado, Omega-3s and Omega-6s from chia, flax, and hemp seeds contained in Powerfood Vitality
Eat instead of: Regular pudding
27. Edamame with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
Grab some steam-in-bag edamame, natural peanut butter, and quality dark chocolate, and you have everything you need to make an adventurous sweet snack. Once your edamame is ready, just stir together your peanut butter and dark chocolate and microwave until smooth. (Add a bit of milk and honey if you want to sweeten the mix up. Add a bit of tumeric and cayenne if you want to spice it up.) Dip the edamame in the sauce and enjoy.
Key nutrients: Protein from the edamame
Eat instead of: Chocolate-covered cherries
28. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Squash
Sweet squash features in some of our favorite fall side dishes; we see no reason it can’t make the leap into our healthy sweet snacking lives. Follow Naturally Ella’s lead and add maple syrup, cinnamon, and butter to healthy squash to make a snack that’s better than candy.
Key nutrients: Fiber from the squash, vitamins E and K from the sesame oil and Omega-3s and Omega-6s from the other oils
Eat instead of: Cake
29. Raw Salted Caramel Apple Nachos
Via Nutrition Stripped: Raw Caramel Apple Nachos
Nutrition Stripped slices apples into rounds and whips up some raw caramel sauce to make a healthy sweet snack. Make it and eat it with zero guilt. Experiment with all the different apple varieties out there until you find your favorite caramel-and-apple pairing and sprinkle on a little Pink Himalayan Salt to top off this sweet and savory snack.
Key nutrients: Fiber from the apples
Eat instead of: Caramel apples
30. Secret-Ingredient Frozen Hot Chocolate
Via My New Roots: Secret Ingredient Frozen Hot Chocolate
Turn your favorite comforting beverage into a healthy frozen sweet snack. Brace yourself; this recipe from My New Roots uses cauliflower and Cinnamon Swirl Emulsified MCT Oil to achieve an amazingly creamy texture. You’ve gotta try it to believe it.
Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the cauliflower, pure coconut-sourced MCT oil
Eat instead of: Hot chocolate from a packet
31. No-Bake Pina Colada Fingers
Pack all the flavors of a pina colada into a sweet snack stick you don’t even have to bake. Coconut and dried pineapple feature in these quick-prep treats from Hemsley Hemsley.
Key nutrients: Vitamin B6 from the pineapple
Eat instead of: Coconut cream pie
32. Sweet Pea and Ricotta Cupcakes
We all know peas and ricotta make a crazy-good combination when served over pasta. Are you ready to try putting peas and ricotta into your cupcakes? This recipe from the Cupcake Project makes a delightfully green cupcake filled with the nutrients of peas.
Key nutrients: Vitamin K from the peas
Eat instead of: Vanilla cupcakes
33. Easy Chocolate Mousse
The Crunchy Radish’s avocado-based mousse is like sweet guacamole, and it’s just as fast and easy to make. Just blend some avocados with a few sweet ingredients, top it with crunchies, and snack.
Key nutrients: Fiber from the avocado
Eat instead of: Chocolate pudding
34. Quinoa Porridge
Classic porridge makes an amazing snack when you want something sweet that also has substance. This recipe from Be Smart, Eat Smart calls for quinoa, raspberries, and maca powder.
Key nutrients: Protein from the quinoa
Eat instead of: Sugary instant oatmeal
Via Kale Me Maybe: Layered Mocha and Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
Chia pudding is something every healthy snacker with a sweet tooth should know about. It’s as easy to make as stirring chia seeds and chocolate-flavored whey protein into some flavorful liquid and letting everything sit until the seeds plump up. When everything’s ready, you have a concoction with the creamy texture of your favorite pudding or yogurt. This layered recipe from Kale Me Maybe will spice up your chia pudding game.
Key nutrients: Iron from the chia seeds, amino acids and essential fatty acids from maca
Eat instead of: Chocolate pudding
36. Blueberry Mint Salad
Grab blueberries, mint, and greek yogurt, and you’ve got a fast, simple, and sweet snack that has zero guilt and lots of good-for-nutrients. Unlike many other sweet snacks, this one will actually fill you up. Get the recipe from Salad Menu.
Key nutrients: Vitamin C in the blueberries
Eat instead of: Blueberry crumble
37. Oatmeal Berry Bite Pistachio Cookies
SunRype’s healthy, whole wheat, fruit and nut cookies will have you begging for seconds! This healthy cookie recipe is made with SunRype’s FruitSource Bites and is a great snack for on the go. Be sure to get their cookie recipe and reward your tastes buds with this delicious treat!
Key nutrients: Fiber from Chia Seeds & FruitSource Bites
Eat instead of: Chocolate chip cookies
Are you craving a brownie? Mint chocolate chip ice cream? Vanilla with almonds in it? Or perhaps, something with a chocolate / peanut butter twist? Well, oh, oh, Oatmega is here for the win! With 14 grams of protein, these all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free bars are a snack that makes you feel just as good about eating them as they taste. Oatmega Protein Bars come in brownie, mint chocolate chip, vanilla almond, and chocolate peanut butter flavors, all of which contain 300mg of Omega-3s per serving for brain-boosting benefits.
Key nutrients: Fish oil contains the omega-3s, DHA and EPA
Eat instead of: Chocolate chip snack bar
What’s your favorite healthy sweet snack? Let us know in the comment section below!
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Last Updated on April 28, 2020
Adulting requires serious energy.
That laundry is not going to do itself, and you cannot miss another work happy hour.
If you’re feeling less than gung-ho about your jam-packed adult days, then the only solution is to tap into your hidden energy reserves with some revitalizing snacks for adults, snacks made from delicious and nutritious whole foods. After all, it is the adult thing to do.
We’ve pulled together a list of healthy snacks for adults made from some of nature’s best energizing ingredients.
These treats provide clean fuel for your day and leave you with plenty of energy for fun.
Grab any of these good-for-you bites next time the stress of adult life has you craving unhealthy salt, sugar, and fat.
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Secret weapon: Manganese
Blueberries are high in manganese, a mineral that activates enzymes your body needs to metabolise and use carbohydrates and amino acids. One cup of blueberries has 0.5 grams of manganese. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s 25% of your recommended daily value. Blueberries also have a ton of other fortifying nutrients, including folate and vitamins C, A, and K.
1. Love With Food Healthy Snack Subscription Boxes
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2. Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
Blend 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup spinach, and about a cup of your favorite milk to make an energizing green smoothie. Add a few cubes of tofu to boost the creamy factor.
3. Fresh Blueberry Salsa
We call this salsa, but you could really call it a fruit salad and eat it with a spoon. To make this fresh salsa, just chop up some blueberries, cilantro, and a small jalapeno. Then toss the entire mixture in some lime juice.
Add green onions to make this recipe a little more savory; add strawberries and a drizzle of honey to make this recipe a little bit sweet.
4. Frozen-Yogurt Blueberries
Doused in greek yogurt and frozen, blueberries turn into nutritious snack bites that will also satisfy your cravings for sweets. Get the recipe and instructions from Peanut Butter & Peppers.
Secret weapon: Fiber
Fiber keeps us full and satisfied. It delivers the kind of “delayed-release” energy our bodies need to stay invigorated throughout the day. The structure of fiber-rich foods slows your body’s absorption of fat and carbohydrates, contributing to long-term feelings of satiety and energy.
Beans are the perfect way to get more fiber in your diet. According to the USDA, 1/2 cup of raw pinto beans has 15 grams of fiber, which is 60% of your recommended daily value.
5. Black Bean Smoothie
Don’t write off a black bean smoothie until you’ve tried it. This recipe from the Conscientious Eater mixes black beans with bananas and cocoa powder, producing a smooth concoction that will give your adult body lots of fiber and energy.
6. Harvest Snaps Black Bean Crisps Mango Chile Lime
Responsible snacking is the adult thing to do. A serving of these Mango Chile Lime Black Bean Crisps has 17% of your recommended daily value of fiber.
Conclusion: Eating these crisps is definitely a smart and delicious decision.
7. Mango White Bean Smoothie
Here’s another bean smoothie you have to try to believe its goodness. Fiber-packed white beans make this mango smoothie from Some the Wiser extra filling and extra creamy.
8. Black Bean Chocolate Pudding
Meghan Telpner uses unsweetened chocolate, black beans, chia seeds, and pureed sweet potato to make a surprising pudding with lots of fiber.
9. Chickpea Black Bean Snack Mix
Step aside, salty processed snack mixes. From Dizzy, Busy, and Hungry, this bean-based snack mix has all the nutrients and fiber you need for a day full of first-class adulting.
10. Black Bean Protein Balls
Choose no-fail protein balls when you need a fast and functional snack. This recipe from Physical Nutrition mixes black beans and rolled oats, creating a satisfying protein ball to get you through your day.
Secret weapons: Vitamin C, Folate, and Phenolic compounds
Smile, you’re eating strawberries! If you’ve ever wondered why eating strawberries makes you feel so good, then you might be excited to hear that there’s scientific evidence to explain where all those happy feelies come from.
According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the strawberry’s combination of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and compounds creates an above-average heathful package.
Good and good for you, strawberries make the perfect base for a variety of healthy grown-up snacks.
11. Strawberries + Balsamic Drizzle
Nothing is more adult than unique flavor combinations, and the combination of strawberries and balsamic is absolutely classic. Just slice up some strawberries and drizzle them with high-quality balsamic vinegar for a sweet and savory snack that satisfies.
12. Jalapeno-Strawberry Skewers
Skewered jalapeno rounds and strawberries make a surprising and invigorating snack you can toss together in seconds. Tip: Wear gloves when you slice the jalapenos.
13. Strawberry Breakfast Bites
Strawberries, oats, and coconut flour come together in a food processor to make tasty breakfast bites that evoke childhood memories of fruity cereal. Get the recipe from My Kids Lick the Bowl.
14. Organic Living Superfoods Dried Strawberries
These dried strawberries put whole nutrient-dense strawberries into a handy package you can keep at your desk for weeks and weeks.
15. Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
Follow the lead of Oatmeal with a Fork and use sweet strawberries and creamy avocado to create an unforgettable smoothie that will help you smile while powering through a day filled with adult chores and responsibilities.
Secret weapons: Phytochemicals and vitamins
Studies suggest mangos have “multifaceted health benefits.”
Mangos positively impact our bodies’ chemical processes, fighting inflammation and protecting us from free radicals. Mangos also provide a burst of healthy carbohydrate-driven energy that’s way more beneficial than what you could get from a candy bar.
16. Quick Mango Oatmeal
Do what Marla Meridith does and put mango into your oatmeal to get a double-dose of nutrients and plenty of energy.
17. Organic Living Superfoods Dried Mango Slices
Keep these dried mango slices on hand for any situation where you need an energizing boost. Dried mangos ensure you always have access to your favorite tropical fruit, even when it’s out of season.
18. Coconut Mango Parfait
You might be too busy adulting to take a real vacation, but you’ll always have time for a coconut and mango parfait. This parfait from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen fortifies your body and transports you to a tropical paradise.
19. Mango Hemp Protein Breakfast Bars
Mango isn’t something you often see in a protein bar, and the result is a delightful way to get your daily dose of beneficial mango. Find out how Will Frolic for Food makes these adult-worthy snacks.
20. Banana Mango Smoothie Bowls
Few things are healthier or easier to make than smoothie bowls. This With Food & Love bowl will start and end your day off right with its powerhouse combination of bananas, mango, baby kale, and hemp seeds.
Secret weapon: Phytochemicals and bioactives
We all know spinach is good for us, but just how good is it? Really good. According to a study published in Food & Function, all the good stuff in spinach surpasses our basic nutritional needs. As it turns out, spinach might just tune metabolism, increase feelings of satiety, and help our systems reduce cell damage,
Here are some snackable, beyond-salad ways to get more spinach.
21. Green Monster Overnight Oats
Who knew it could be so delicious and easy to eat spinach for breakfast? Oh She Glows lets a creamy spinach smoothie and some oatmeal sit overnight. The result? A superfood breakfast you’ll crave every day.
22. Green Smoothie Bowls
This green smoothie bowl lets you hit your daily spinach quota while taking a little break from salads. The Kitchen Confidante makes it using fresh spinach, kefir, pineapple, and more.
23. Spinach Avocado Soup
This raw spinach and avocado soup from the Rawtarian is just as easy to make as any smoothie, and you can eat it for a quick afternoon snack or even a light dinner.
24. Vegan Rob’s Organic Spinach Strips
These crispy strips provide the perfect snackable way to get some spinach into your diet. The non-GMO strips provide a satisfying crunch along with fiber, iron, and protein.
Secret weapon: Lycopene
Adult eating involves snacking with benefits, and the lycopene in tomatoes has been shown to provide plenty of benefits. Lycopene could reduce the risk of serious ailments, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
25. Tomato and Avocado Stacks
Top slices of lightly salted tomato with slices of fresh avocado to make a healthier twist on a caprese salad that delivers good fats and plenty of lycopene.
26. Tomato, Basil, and Tofu Kebabs
Skewer up a cherry tomato, a cube of tofu, and a leaf of basil to make a flavorful, energizing antipasto treat without fatty cheese.
27. Savory Tomato Yogurt Parfait
Savory parfaits will change your adult snacking life. They’re packed with vegetables, and they’re fast and easy to make. We can’t think of a better way to satisfy your savory snack tooth. This Robust Recipes parfait incorporates lycopene-rich tomatoes, protein-packed greek yogurt, and good-for-you quinoa.
Secret weapon: Avenanthramides
Studies suggest that fiber isn’t the only good-for-you aspect of wholesome oats. Oats contain avenanthramides, a kind of polyphenol with antioxidant properties. The avenanthramides in oats could combat inflammation and itchiness while warding off heart disease and colon cancer.
28. Savory Kale Oatmeal
Change up your morning snacking routine with this savory oatmeal from Naturally Ella. Veggie broth, oats, and kale make a mid-morning snack that will keep you satisfied until lunch time.
29. Health Warrior Banana Nut Chia Bar
This super bar is packed with chia seeds, rolled oats, and creamy cashew butter. It has protein and fiber to power your day, and it’s the perfect way to get some more oats into your life.
30. Oatmeal Smoothie
Oatmeal smoothies are the perfect way to get a fix of avenanthramides. This banana, orange, and oat smoothie from Beauty Bites is as refreshing as it is filling. Try this recipe, and you might be tempted to add oats to all your favorite smoothies.
31. Purely Elizabeth Apple Current Ancient Grain Muesli
Packed with organic gluten-free oats, currants, dried apples, and millet puffs, this amazing muesli from Purely Elizabeth will keep you satisfied and fill you up with healthy fiber and avenanthramides.
This non-GMO, vegan snack will keep you going for hours, and it has no added sugar, so all the invigoration you feel comes from pure simplicity and not a sugary jolt that would leave you crashing.
Secret weapon: Vitamin C
We’ve been getting vitamin C in our vitamin capsules since we were kids, but what does vitamin C do besides fight off colds?
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vitamin C might help fight fatigue. In fact, the researchers observed that subjects who didn’t consume much vitamin C showed almost twice the amount of fatigue symptoms than subjects who got lots of vitamin C.
32. Broiled Grapefruit
Broil grapefruit halves for about three minutes to bring out citrusy flavors you never knew existed. A grapefruit half has more than half of your recommended daily value of vitamin C, making it a wise choice for snack time.
33. Cinnamon Orange Slices
Sprinkle orange slices with cinnamon and drizzle them with honey to elevate a simple fruit to new levels of adult snacking. Getting your vitamin C just got way more exciting.
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Let’s face it, life is busy, especially at the office. When we’re working as hard as we can to stay on top of every project, deadline, and the million other things that demand our attention, sometimes the thing we neglect most is proper nutrition. The irony: by neglecting to eat a balanced diet, we’re actually denying our brain the nutrients it needs to work properly in the first place.
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