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healthy snacks

Sometimes when you’re on a budget it’s tempting to grab a cheap bag of chips or snack cakes at the grocery store, but you can still eat healthy snacks while on a budget! There’s no need to give up eating healthy snacks because of budgets or convenience. Most of these healthy snacks are less than $1 per serving and require very little preparing. So put down the junk food and grab a healthy snack from my list!

Dairy

  • Yogurt
  • Cheese stick or slice of cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Frozen Yogurt with fruit
  • Boiled egg
  • Sherbert
  • Yogurt Berry Parfait
  • Egg whites on toast

Produce

  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Fruit with this 3 ingredient fruit dip
  • Baby carrots and light ranch dressing
  • Broccoli and light ranch dressing
  • Cucumber
  • Raisins
  • Celery and peanut butter
  • Red or green bell pepper and homemade hummus
  • Simple homemade guacamole dip and veggies
  • Olives — green or black
  • Ants on a log
  • Fruit cup
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruit
  • Carrot and raisin salad
  • Pineapple
  • Baked potato
  • Apple sandwiches with granola and peanut butter
  • Pickles
  • Avocado toast
  • Roasted veggies with sea salt and olive oil
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Baked apple with oats and sprinkled cinnamon

Grains/Nuts

  • Pretzels
  • Popcorn
  • Peanut butter nuggets
  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Edamame
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Homemade granola (rolled oats, vanilla extract, sugar, honey, cinnamon)
  • Bagel and cream cheese
  • Cheddar rice cakes
  • Graham crackers and honey (or peanut butter and slices of banana)
  • Salsa and tortilla chips (not nutritious, but are low in fat and calories compared to some chips and dip)
  • Cinnamon chips and fruit salsa
  • English muffin with fruit jam or butter
  • homemade granola bars
  • Bagel With ricotta and strawberries
  • Homemade pancakes or waffles
  • Banana/blueberry muffins (homemade, not store bought)
  • French toast with light syrup
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter oat bites
  • Oatmeal with fruit
  • Toast with fruit cream cheese
  • Pita chips

Beverages 

  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Vegetable juice
  • Chai tea with milk
  • Almond or soy milk (you can buy either of these at ALDI for around the same price as regular milk)
  • Apple juice – 100% juice
  • Green Smoothie

Sandwiches and Crackers

  • Chicken salad and crackers
  • Tuna salad and crackers
  • Crackers with chocolate-hazelnut spread and banana
  • English tea sandwiches (cucumber and cream cheese spread on french toast)
  • Half of a pb&j or banana&honey sandwich or banana and peanut butter sandwich
  • Mini ham or turkey lettuce wrap
  • Crackers with peanut butter or cheese
  • Crackers and hazelnut spread
  • Tuna lettuce wrap
  • Egg salad lettuce wrap

 

Let me know if you think of any other healthy & cheap snack and I’ll add it to the list!

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