16 Healthy Snacks to Always Have on Hand

If you have followed this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love preparing things ahead of time. Another thing you may have learned is that I’m almost always snacking. I’m really active, and try to keep eating throughout the day. I believe this keeps me from overeating at meals or bingeing on unhealthy snacks when I’m starving.

I always have a variety of go-to snacks on hand both at home and throughout the day. I don’t count calories or try to spend too much time thinking about food, so I go for what I am hungry for at any given time. If I just completed a big workout, I’ll combine a few things for extra calories and protein.

Some of these ideas take a little prep—like boiled eggs and the Kodiak protein muffins. But a lot of them can be purchased and are ready to go! Some weeks I even clean and portion out things like berries and veggies, but some weeks I just grab them as I need them. Being okay with being flexible and not perfect in your diet is important!

Keep reading for the healthy snacks I almost always have stocked at home:

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Super Bowl Party Snack Ideas

Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year because it combines my favorite things: football and food. Each year, I host a party filled with football-inspired snacks and decorations. I thought I would share a few of my favorites from over the years to inspire you to have your best Super Bowl Sunday ever!

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How To Meal Prep with Hello Fresh

A few weeks ago, I shared my review of hello fresh meal service. The service fit pretty well with my lifestyle and (lack of) cooking abilities, and I have continued the subscription. Right now, I have been doing every-other week deliveries of 2 meals. Because the servings are so large, I end up with 4 dinners from each meal, so it usually lasts me about 2 weeks of work night meals.

If I don’t love what the options are for a week, I just skip that week and wait until the next. It’s really nice to be able to skip whenever you want without being charged! I have also found that the ingredients last until the next week in the fridge, so if I don’t use a meal one week, its fine the next!

I’ve also begun “prepping” the meals on Sunday nights, so that they are ready to go for dinners during the week. Between work and marathon training, I like to make dinners as quick as possible to prepare since I don’t have an hour to cook every night. I’ve been preparing the hello fresh meals ahead of time, and found a few tips and tricks to keep them fresh for the week ahead!

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Football Themed Party Inspo

Football season is one of my favorite times of the year.  I usually host a superbowl party each year, and I’ve collected a lot of football decor and serving pieces over the years, but each year I like to make unique treats and snacks. A lot of these would be perfect for any type of sports-themed party or kid’s birthday party!

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Hello Fresh Meal Service Review

I’ve been curious about trying Hello Fresh for a while now. I’ve told y’all before that I am a terrible cook, and usually end up eating the same bland things for lunches and dinner. I also like the idea of having the right amount of ingredients for a meal, without having a ton of waste to throw away. Right now, I find it hard to use up perishable ingredients when I’m just cooking for myself.

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Peanut Butter Oat Protein Balls

As you probably know, I’m big on having healthy snacks around at all times. Having snacks on hand throughout the day keeps me full in between meals, and it keeps me from being starving by the time I do get to eat a meal, which helps me be more mindful of what I make and eat.

One of my favorite go-to snacks are protein balls. They are a good homemade alternative to granola bars and can save you money too! I’ve experimented with a few different combinations, since I usually just use what is in my pantry, but this one has been my favorite combination so far!

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