Healthy and Quick Snack Ideas

At the Postpartum Seminar on Saturday, we chatted about having healthy snacks on hand for days when our babies need extra cuddles, our toddlers need extra attention, or life is just a little too busy. By having quick and healthy (and one-handed) snacks ready and available, it helps to curb the temptation for high sugar and/or low nutrient-dense foods. 

Here are a few of my favourite snacks to make in batches and have on hand ...

Chocolate Coffee "Larabars"
Coconut & Honey No Bake Energy Bites
I have not tried this recipe, but I was asked for some examples of nut-free "ball" recipes.. This one looks delicious!!

Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites

Another nutritious snack:

Healthy Chocolate Chia Pudding

Smoothies are also a great way to get in a few servings of fruit and veggies, and protein is easy to add in! We always have a variety of frozen fruit in our freezer so it makes smoothie prep quick! A Magic Bullet, or other one-cup blenders are also great to decrease clean up time.

My favourite morning smoothie:
1 banana
1 cup of frozen fruit (cherries, peaches, mixed berry blend, etc.)
fill blender cup with equal parts coconut water and almond milk
1 scoop of raw rice protein powder

Blend until smooth!