10 Healthy Snacks to Curb Any Craving

Snacking is often seen as the enemy of a healthy diet, but it doesn’t have to be. The key is to choose snacks that are both nutritious and satisfying.

10 healthy snacks that can curb any craving, whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, salty, crunchy, or creamy

1 – Greek Yogurt with Honey and Nuts

Greek yogurt is a protein powerhouse that can keep you feeling full for longer. Drizzle a teaspoon of honey and sprinkle a handful of nuts on top for a snack that’s both creamy and crunchy, offering a perfect balance of protein, healthy fats, and natural sugars.

2 – Apple Slices with Almond Butter

This classic combination is both sweet and satisfying. Apples provide fiber and vitamins, while almond butter adds healthy fats and protein. It’s a great way to satisfy a sweet craving while keeping it nutritious.

3 – Hummus and Veggie Sticks

Hummus, made from chickpeas, is rich in protein and fiber. Pair it with a variety of colorful veggie sticks like carrots, celery, and bell peppers for a crunchy, savory snack that’s both filling and healthy.

4 – Mixed Nuts

A small handful of mixed nuts can provide a quick, nutrient-dense snack. Nuts are packed with healthy fats, protein, and fiber, which can help curb hunger and keep you satisfied. Opt for raw or lightly salted versions to keep them as healthy as possible.

5 – Berries and Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is low in calories but high in protein. Pair it with a cup of antioxidant-rich berries for a snack that’s sweet, creamy, and full of nutrients.

6 – Avocado Toast

A slice of whole-grain toast topped with mashed avocado is not only delicious but also rich in healthy fats and fiber. For added flavor and nutrients, sprinkle some chia seeds or a pinch of sea salt.

7 – Dark Chocolate and Almonds

If you have a sweet tooth, a small piece of dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher) paired with a few almonds can be a satisfying and healthy option. Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants, while almonds provide a dose of healthy fats and protein.

8 – Popcorn

Air-popped popcorn is a whole grain and can be a great low-calorie snack. For a healthier version, skip the butter and instead sprinkle with nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor, sea salt for salty, or a bit of cinnamon for sweetness.

9 – Edamame

Steamed edamame is a simple, protein-packed snack. It’s rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a perfect option to curb your hunger between meals.

10 – Smoothies

A smoothie made with fresh fruits, a handful of spinach, Greek yogurt, and a splash of almond milk can be a refreshing and nutritious snack. It’s a great way to get a variety of nutrients in a convenient, drinkable form.

Incorporating these healthy snacks into your diet can help you stay on track with your nutritional goals while satisfying your cravings. Remember, the key is balance and choosing options that are not heavily processed and as close to their natural form as possible. 

Yours in health & fitness,
Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan, holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for more than 33 years. She has received numerous industry awards including 2010 CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year, 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 1998 CanFitPro Fitness Presenter of the Year and 2005/2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year - Runner up. She is a fitness trainer, fitness columnist for various magazines and newspapers, author of five books and manuals including "Go For Fit - the Winning Way to Fat Loss" and "Fit over Forty" and the featured presenter in various fitness DVDs. She has presented hundreds of workshops to thousands of fitness leaders throughout Canada, Australia, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, South America, Asia and the U.S. She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training in downtown Vancouver, the founder of WHY Racing Events & WHY Community, participates in various community fundraisers and can be found running, biking, or hiking around the community. Find more information at nwpersonaltraining.com.

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