5 Healthy Snacks to Have at Home
Here at the Hungry & Fit household, we know that what you put in your pantry is what you will put in your stomach. That’s why we typically don’t stock junk in the house. However, we are HUNGRY and Fit, and let me tell you, I get hungry very often. So, instead of yelling hangrily at Hungry, we always have a healthy stock of snacks at home. We go through lots of different snacks, but here are some of our favorites:
1. Cashews. Mmm, salted cashews. We get the big jug of it from Costco and whenever I feel that peckish feeling coming on, I grab a handful of cashews. It’s a good healthy fat and it’s a great in-between snack. From one ounce, you can expect around 150 calories with 12g of fat and 5g of protein.
2. Chocolate Milk. What’s more refreshing than a tall glass of ice cold chocolate milk? Especially after a workout–heck yeah! It’s one of the best post-workout consumables you have, and we enjoy it when our dinner isn’t quite big enough too. This is a more balanced snack with carbs, protein, and fat which help refuel after a good workout. 1 cup is 200 calories, with 8g of fat and protein and 26g of carbs.
3. Citrus Fruits. Another refreshing snack, this time served to you by nature. We like to keep our oranges (types–we eat all kinds of ’em) in the fridge so they’re nice and cold when we take a bite of a slice, it’s fresh. Though this one is just carbs, it’s a great alternative to chips or any other unhealthy snack. One small orange is 45 calories and 11g of carbs.
4. Hard Boiled Eggs. At the beginning of the week, I usually make a big lot of rice and also some hard-boiled eggs. The rice is to pair with any lunch/dinner we may have and the eggs are a fast snack or breakfast. We gently plop the on-shell eggs into a pot and put it on the stove to boil. Once it starts to boil, we turn it to simmer for 15 minutes. One egg is 75 calories with 5g of fat and 6g of protein.
5. Snap Peas. This is a great crunchy, refreshing snack with bright freshness the whole family can enjoy (no, really, Nymeria and Noke will sit beside me until I give them some). If it’s only an hour or less until dinner and I don’t want to spoil my appetite, I will grab a bag of snap peas and munch on them until I feel a little more satisfied. They don’t have much to them, but they hit the spot for me. A cup is 35 calories with 2g of protein, 3g of sugar, and 2g of fiber.
We have a whole list of snacks we enjoy, but right now, these are our go-tos. It’s a nice variety and, so far, they have kept me satisfied and away from other things like ice cream, chips, or cookies. Yay diversion strategy! Anyhow, we hope that this is helpful in some way. Eat these snacks to stay hungry and fit!
Question of the Day: What is your go-to healthy snack you keep in your home?