When hunger strikes at midday, most of us are susceptible to grabbing the closest thing around: the bag of chips at home or pack of biscuits at the office, or we swiftly drive through our favorite fast food for a quick bite. For a more wholesome diet, it’s best to come prepared with healthy snack options. Here are nutritious snacks that you can easily prepare at home or carry along with you on a busy day:

  1. Granola Yogurt Parfait. Drop store-bought granola and your favorite fruits, like mangoes and bananas, into a cup of Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with raw honey if you have a sweet tooth.
  2. Avocado Toast. Roughly mash one avocado leaving some chunks for texture. Spread on whole wheat toast. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and squeeze a bit of lemon unto it if you wish.
  3. Baked Kamote Fries. Slice sweet potato or kamote in a small strips. Drizzle with olive oil and baked in an oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle sea salt before eating.
  4. Carrot and Celery Sticks. Dip carrot and celery sticks into cottage cheese for a simple yet satisfying snack.
  5. Hummus and Tortilla. Spread hummus on whole wheat tortilla and enjoy a protein-rich filling snack. You may purchase hummus at your favorite Greek store or at Healthy Options.
  6. Banana Smoothie. Drop two frozen bananas into your blender. Add 1 cup of almond milk, 1 handful of your favorite greens like spinach or lettuce, and mix away for a cool treat!
  7. Almond butter and Banana Sandwich. Spread almond butter on a slice of whole wheat bread, put sliced bananas, and top with another slice of bread. You may opt for peanut butter as well.