It’s 4 pm and you’re hungry. It’s close to dinner so you just need a little healthy snack to tide you over for a few hours until dinner. What’s a girl to do?
Lucky for you I’m an experienced late afternoon snacker so if you’ll indulge me, here are my top 5 snack picks.
Boiled Baby Potatoes
Boil a bag of baby potatoes (white, red or the baby gold yukons) in water until just fork tender. Don’t cook them to mush. Drain the water, dry them off, sprinkle with a salt-free spice blend like Mrs. Dash and place them in a large covered bowl in the fridge. Grab 4 or 5 and eat ’em cold or heat them up. They are super tasty dipped in mustard or a Sriracha ketchup.
**These are a race day and Ragnar staple since they are easily digestible carbohydrates.**
Cannellini Bean Hummus with Crudites
Puree 1 can of drained cannellini beans, 1 clove of garlic, 1T lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Add a little water to thin as needed. Cut up carrots, cauliflower florets, celery sticks, radishes and dip away.
Apple and Walnuts
Slice up some apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and grab a handful of walnuts. Easy peasy.
Baked Tortilla Chips with Salsa
Take 2 corn tortillas and cut them into triangles. Season them with chili seasoning and cumin and toss in a bowl. Lay them on a Silpat mat and bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes. You can eat these with salsa or use them to scoop up your Cannellini Bean Hummus or guacamole.
Uncle Sam Original Wheat Berry Flake Cereal and Almond Milk with Berries
1/2 cup cereal, 1/4 cup almond milk and a sprinkling of berries. It’s not only a great afternoon snack but also a fab dessert-replacement.
When eating healthy it’s really important to plan and have things readily available. Here’s a quick primer to help you plan your week.
- The hummus and potatoes can be made on a Sunday afternoon and be enjoyed all week.
- Cut up your crudites, place them in a sealed container with a bit of water in the fridge and they will stay crisp and fresh for a few days.
- The chips, however, should be made and eaten the same day to preserve their crunchy goodness.
I’d love to hear what healthy, quick snacks work for you. Comment or drop me an email.
Now go run!