The Best Summer Snacks to Try Now

This summer will look different for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that fun can’t be had! Instead of going out for delicious food, there are lots of recipes that you can make right at home!

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fresh, savory, and sweet recipes that are perfect for hot summer months. These are great whether you are enjoying alone or entertaining a few friends!

Keep reading for my favorites!

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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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Healthy Snacks for Air Travel

I try to stick to a (mostly) healthy diet, but it is very hard to stick to when you are traveling. Sometimes you don’t know when or where your next meal will be, so you eat what you can, when you can! Or you get so hungry by the time you do eat, that you end up making not so great choices.

During travel, just like in my regular life, I try to eat healthy foods frequently throughout the day. This not only keeps my energy up, but helps me stay full on healthy foods instead of grabbing a sugary snack. When you are traveling overseas or on a longer trip, it can be hard to pack food, but I’ve found a few staples that really help!

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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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Easy Pantry Ingredient Energy Balls

With how active I am, I end up really hungry throughout the day and try to honor my hunger with snacks. I try to keep healthy snacks on hand, so I don’t reach for junk food. 

The last few weeks, I’ve felt like I haven’t been eating as good as I can, and I was looking at some energy ball recipes on Pinterest. When I ran to the grocery store, I totally forgot I wanted to make them and didn’t buy any special ingredients. So, I turned to my pantry to see what I could do with what I already had. 

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Healthy Breakfast Muffin Hacks

I am all about convenient healthy options for my on-the-go lifestyle. I try to save cash by packing as many healthy meals and snacks as I can each week, and one of my favorite go-to’s is a health(ier) breakfast muffin. Muffins aren’t the greatest for you, but there are really easy ways to make them better for you. Did you know that a blueberry muffin from Starbucks has 350 calories and 12 grams of fat? Yikes!

As prepared below, my muffin hack has 180 calories, less than 2 grams of fat, and is packed with fruit, walnuts, and over 12g of protein.

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