Quick & Healthy Snacks

We typically spend a lot of time and energy planning what we’re going to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – and we often forget to plan for one or two healthy snacks.  Healthy snacks can prevent us from experiencing poor focus or energy lulls throughout the day, and they can also prevent us from giving in to cravings that we may experience in the afternoons or evenings.

Here are some great healthy snacks that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.  These snacks taste great and are easy to make!

1. The Super Smoothie
– 1 cup of frozen fruits (berries are best)
– 1 serving of protein powder (whey / brown rice / pumpkin / hemp protein)
– Add almond milk just above the fruits (can use rice, hemp, cashew, or coconut milk instead)
– Optional: chia seeds, spinach, kale, hemp hearts, flax oil, cacao powder
2. Hearty Guacamole
– Chop 1 red/orange/yellow pepper into small pieces
– Add 1 cup of grape tomatoes (cut into small pieces)
– Add 1 mashed avocado
– Optional: squeeze 1-2 lime wedges into mixture
3. Chia & Berry Bowl
– Half cup of 2% greek yogurt (can use coconut yogurt instead)
– Add half cup blueberries or blackberries
– Add half cup raspberries or strawberries
– Add 10 chopped pecans
– Add 1 teaspoon chia seeds
4. Ants on a log
– Cut stalks of celery into thirds
– Spread almond butter across the celery (can use cashew, sunflower, pumpkin, or sesame seed butter instead)
– Add a few raisins, evenly spaced on top of the almond butter
5. Hummus Toast
– 1 slice of Dimpflmeier bread
– Spread hummus over slice of bread
– Sprinkle diced cilantro over hummus
– Add arugula or spinach leaves over hummus
– Add grape tomatoes (halved)
I hope you really enjoy these delicious recipes that are easy to make and loaded with nutrients to keep you energetic and focused throughout your day!Yours in health,

Dr. Michael Morsillo, H.B.Sc., N.D.
Newmarket Naturopathic Doctor
16655 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON
905-898-1844 ext. 135