September 8 2015

10 Healthy Snacks You Can Make With Only A Microwave Or Keep In Your Fridge by Catherine Carter

For me, I am consistently running around whether it’s my Monday morning chemistry class, or heading over to a friend’s place before a night out. I’ve realized in order to feel the most confident about myself I need to fuel my body with nutrient dense foods to hold me over between meals and to keep myself from enjoying the whole chip basket at my favorite Mexican restaurant. The list below is filled with easy snacks that are perfect for on the go and require little to no prep!

granola-and-greek-yogurt1. Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt topped with your favorite whole grain cereal

Besides containing essential nutrients such as protein, zinc, calcium, and vitamins B6 greek yogurt is a perfect after workout snack(it’s filled with amino acids) that will help rejuvenate muscle tissue, and will hold you over to your next meal! I pair mine with a table spoon of Kashi’s Go Lean Crisp Toasted Berry Crumble Cereal for a little extra sweetness!

2. Steamed Cauliflower

This has to be one of my all time favorite snacks! Most vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans are available frozen! These vegetables can be steamed in the microwave in 5 minutes or less! I always sprinkle mine with tons of seasonings and throw it in a Tupperware container for on the go

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 Quest Bars

I always try to keep one of these in my bag you never know when hunger will strike!  These bars are high in fiber and protein with allow amount of calories! They keep me filled and my energy up!

4. Hard Boiled Egg

Packed with protein and vitamin D this super low calorie snack are even available in some grocery stores in packages of two so there easy to grab when running out the door!

5. Avocado

Delicious and packed with healthy fats! I enjoy mine sprinkled with sea salt and pepper. They are the perfect mid-day and have so many benefits linked to overall wellness

6. Carrots and Hummus

This simple snack provides packed essential nutrients along with protein! Bonus carrots are filled with antioxidants giving your skin that perfect glow!

white-bowl-of-mixed-nuts7. Nuts

Even though they may be small don’t underestimate all the heart healthy benefits these guys contain!

8. Banana with Peanut Butter

The carbs will give you an energy burst while the protein packed in the peanut butter will keep you going!

9. Oatmeal

Oats are great for anytime during the day and are filled with fiber so they’ll keep your blood sugar from crashing!

10. Sliced Turkey

I roll up sliced turkey with hummus and vegetables with no bun for a low calorie tasty snack!

Catherine Carter is a student at University of Miami.  

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