With the cost of just about everything on the rise (other than Impact Health Sharing), why not look at some snacks that won’t break the bank.
Grabbing a handful of potato chips may not seem like a big deal, but if you do this every day, your waistline will start to tell you something different.
So what can you and the kids' munch on that won’t hurt your wallet or waistline?
Cheap Healthy Snacks
Making your popcorn is much cheaper and better for you than using microwave popcorn, and it’s so easy too! You don’t need a popcorn popper. A simple kettle will work just fine. If you want a kettle just for popcorn, this is an affordable option.
2. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Enjoy them plain or turn them into Deviled Eggs for an extra special treat. For most healthy adults, it's safe to eat 1–2 eggs a day. 1 large egg is just 77 calories with 6 grams of protein.
3. Apples and Peanut Butter
You can keep it simple and dip apple slices in peanut butter, or you can make apple stacks. Check out some suggestions that your kids will go crazy for.
Pair with tortilla chips or veggies for a tasty, nutritious snack!
5. Frozen Grapes
Freezing grapes takes them from ordinary to exciting and extra delicious!
6. Healthy Yogurt Popsicles
A fun variation from traditional fruit popsicles, these creamy popsicles are full of probiotic goodness and a bit of fruit. Make it simple and mix a banana, yogurt, and peanut butter. Make it more exciting with a fun-shaped silicone tray.
7. Baby Carrots
Since carrots are filled with water and fiber, they are one of the most satisfying veggies. Carrots also carry a hefty serving of vitamin A and beta-carotene, making them ideal for warding off metabolism-slowing inflammation. Dip in ranch, peanut butter, or veggie dip for extra flavor.
8. Pumpkin Seeds
When you grab a handful of chips, skip over to grab a handful of pumpkin seeds instead. They are a great source of minerals and lower in fat than almonds. One ounce of pumpkin seeds contains more than eight grams of protein and is high in iron, potassium, and zinc, a mineral that provides a natural jolt.
9. Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is great as a snack or even breakfast. It may taste like a dessert, but it’s filled with fiber, healthy fats, and protein. Grab milk of your choice, chia seeds mix, and store in the refrigerator. Add any toppings you’d like. Honey, maple syrup, peanut butter, fresh fruit, nuts, or granola. Check out some combinations here.
10. Homemade Granola Bars
There are a variety of recipes available depending on your preferences. This bar recipe is vegan and gluten-free and is perfect when you get the munchies.
Finding the right healthy snack depends on your preference and maybe even your mood. Consider options that are less than 200 calories and have little to no sugar to avoid a sugar crash.
Impact Health Sharing promotes a healthy lifestyle not just because it results in a longer and more fulfilled life but also reduces the likelihood of medical bills.
If you long to be a part of a community that cares for one another, we encourage you to check out what our medical director had to say when asked about healthcare sharing.