Healthier Snacking for Success

Publish Date August 14, 2023 3 Minute Read
Author Campbell’s

Healthy Snacks to Help Set You Up for Success

Let’s face it, snacks are one of life’s great pleasures. And there’s nothing quite like sampling an array of delicious bite-size treats between meals. However, if you’re on a wellness journey, you may find that when it comes to delivering craveable flavor and wholesome nutrition, some snacks just aren’t stacking up. Whether you’re just getting started or simply looking for inspiration, these unique snack ideas are sure to help keep your wellness journey exciting and flavorful.

Nuts About Wellness

Peanuts, cashews, pistachios and almonds are just a few of the delicious whole foods that can make for healthier snacking. They’re dense in good fats and nutrients like vitamin E, magnesium and selenium. Try sprinkling them over salads for a crunch, or mix with dried fruit and dark chocolate for an indulgent energy boost. You can also try a few nuts with a piece of fruit or cheese for a midday charcuterie moment.

Fruits and Veggies

Of course, if you’re looking for nutritional value, fresh produce is a classic option. When it comes to snacking on fruits and veggies, some strategy helps. Fruits like oranges and bananas have built-in packaging that makes them easy to take on-the-go. For other options like celery or berries, consider cleaning and chopping produce during your weekly meal prep for easy weekday snacking.

Dip into Health

Dips are a great way to mix in nutrition while maximizing flavor. Better-for-you prepared dips like hummus, guacamole and salsa are great to have on hand to add a bit more excitement to your snacking, but with a food processor and some imagination, you can make custom dips using in-season produce, fresh herbs and a creamy base like Greek yogurt.

Healthy Swaps

Along your wellness journey, it’s important to get comfortable with your new, nutritious normal. Sometimes that means altering your favorite snacks by swapping out a few ingredients, while other times, you’ll need to get creative and recreate yummy staples using fresh, clean ingredients. Have fun experimenting with recipes until you find your favorite swaps and substitutes.

Portioned for Success

Sometimes it’s less about what you eat and more about how much you’re eating. If portion control is part of your health journey, finding snacks that are pre-portioned in snackable sizes could help. If your favorites aren't available in sizes portioned right for you, consider using reusable containers or bags to separate out servings. Weigh out your options with a kitchen scale to pick the most satisfying snack.

Gut-friendly Finds

If you’re prioritizing gut health on your wellness journey, it’s important to understand how different foods can impact your results. Probiotics and prebiotics work together to help optimize our stomachs for digestion, and they can easily be incorporated into your snack menu with items like yogurt, kefir and kombucha.

Drinkable and Delicious

Sometimes, the best snacks are sippable. Smoothies, protein shakes and drinkable yogurts are portable and delicious, and you can even sneak in extra nutrients. If you haven’t found one you love, try making your own. Use a blender or juicer to take your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables to the next level.

Frozen Fun

You can make your sweet treats a little more interesting by playing with temperature and texture to achieve variety. If you enjoy fresh fruit juice, try freezing it for delicious popsicles, or blend with frozen Greek yogurt and honey for a healthy alternative to frozen desserts. Sugar-free ice pops, frozen fruit or frozen yogurt bites are great options when you’re craving something chilly and exciting.

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Disclaimer: This information is educational only and is not meant to provide healthcare recommendations. Please see a healthcare provider.