17 Healthy Meal Prep Snacks to Stave Off Hunger Attacks

17 Healthy Meal Prep Snacks to Stave Off Hunger Attacks

Have you ever opened the fridge and lamented, “There’s nothing to eat!” and then found yourself elbow deep in a bag of processed junk food? It’s so easy to succumb to poor eating choices when you don’t have healthy, high quality foods on hand. That’s why healthy meal prep snacks are so important.

Not only can meal prep help you determine what and how much you’re eating throughout the day, it can also make it easier for you to have a plethora of nutritious snack choices available whenever the hunger monster strikes.

 

What Is Meal Prep?

Meal prep includes the planning and preparing (i.e. cleaning, cooking, packaging) of your food several days to a week in advance. By planning out your grocery list and stocking your kitchen with healthy, ready-to-eat food choices, you can avoid the temptation to swing by the drive-thru or dive into that half-full box of cookies.

Other benefits of meal prep include:

  • Smarter food portioning
  • Saving money (less wasted food)
  • Saving time (making more than one meal per cooking session)

You can also use meal prep to create healthy lunches for work and Instagram worthy snack boxes that taste great and fill you up. And you don’t even have to be a good cook to meal prep! There are plenty of healthy and delicious no-cook snacks you can add to your meal prep repertoire as well.

 

17 Healthy Meal Prep Snacks

If you’re feeling peckish between meals, do yourself the favor by prepping easy to grab, good for you snacks as part of your weekly meal prep routine.

The recipes below span a variety of eating styles, so no matter what fuels you, these meal prep snacks can help you munch better.

 

Low-Calorie Snacks

1. Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels from Dinner then Dessert (72 calories per 2 pretzels)

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - chocolate covered pretzels

 

2. Healthy Dill Popcorn from The Conscious Dietitian (100 calories per serving)

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - dill popcorn

 

3. No-Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites from Cookin’ Canuck (104 calories per bite)

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - carrot cake bites

 

4. Jicama Lime Sticks and Hard Boiled Eggs from Openfit (138 calories)

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - jicama sticks and eggs

Low-Carb Snacks

5. Easy Keto Everything Bagels from Sweet C’s (5g carbs per bagel)

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - keto everything bagels

 

6. Peanut Butter Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs​ from Let’s Eat Cake (2g carbs per bite)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs

 

7. Healthy Oven Baked Zucchini Chips by Wholesome Yum (2g carbs per 12 chips)

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - zucchini chips

 

Vegan Meal Prep Snacks

8. Apple and Nut Butter, and Popcorn by Openfit

Apple and Nut Butter, and Popcorn

 

9. Homemade Vegan Crackers and Guacamole by Livin’ La Vegan Life

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - vegan chips and guacamole

 

10. Carrots and Hummus with Apples from Openfit

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - carrots hummus apples

 

Sweet Meal Prep Snacks

11. Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut from Openfit

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - tropical fruit salad

 

12. Quinoa Peanut Butter Cup Protein Balls from Lively Table

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - peanut butter quinoa protein balls

 

13. Strawberry Parfait with Balsamic Vinegar by Openfit

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - strawberry balsamic parfait

 

Savory Meal Prep Snacks

14. Southwest Spiced Crunchy Chickpeas by Salt and Lavender

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - roasted chickpeas

 

15. Avocado Hummus Snack Jars by Girl on the Bloor

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - avocado hummus

 

16. Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips with Parmesan Cheese from Fit Foodie Finds

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - kale chips

 

17. Crispy Quinoa Cakes by Oh She Glows

Healthy Meal Prep Snacks - quinoa cakes

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Gia Mora is an actor, singer, and writer based in LA. Her work spans an eclectic array of topics from science to feminism… and is often set to a killer dance beat. She’s written for Sheer Miracle, Voyage Vixens, and Ms. in the Biz, and has composed music for Minnesota Public Radio. She also co-wrote the comedy MOMs with the Scirens, which was a finalist in the 2018 NY Television Festival Scripts Contest. A vegan yogi with a passion for all things feline, Gia loves eco-chic living, fine art, and Italian cooking. Follow her on Instagram.

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