Fight fatigue and keep that afternoon slump at bay with these brilliant energy boosting snacks!
Processed foods can certainly provide a quick boost, but the result is fleeting and will undoubtedly lead to a down period. However, these low calorie snacks are all easy to make and are designed to give you that kick of energy to endure between meals or before an exercise session!
They will all appeal to your appetite and naturally improve your mood, so check them out and see which ones take your fancy…
Crispy Oven Roasted Chickpeas – Healthy, crispy, crunchy and so easy to make, these tasty chickpeas will be your new favorite snack!
Sweet & Salty Banana Chips – Not only are these banana chips super simple to make but they come out satisfyingly crispy, and there’s no fryer in sight! After just 20 minutes in the oven, they’ll be ready for you to nibble on!
Mango Honey Fruit Leather – Here we have a unique and fun way to get the kids excited about eating fresh fruit with these mango and honey leathers.
Healthy Homemade Yogurt – As well as saving you money this recipe tastes much better than store bought alternatives. You can ensure that the flavors you use are all pure and natural, and adapt it to your own taste by adding honey, oats or fruits.
Trail Mix Energy Bites – These energy bites are a great way to use up any ingredients you might have around…nuts, seeds, fruits and chocolates, this is your recipe to play around with!
Oven Baked Apricots – These may take a while to bake in the oven, but the end result will definitely be worth it!
Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates – Dates are rich in carbohydrates and provide your body with a healthy source of energy! And did we also mention that they are unbelievably tasty!
Mini Fruit Pizzas – This one is for the kiddo’s! They’ll love coming home after school to this healthy snack, why not get them involved with making them too?
Rye & Sesame Crackers – You can nibble away on these yummy, low fat crackers all day without feeling guilty!
No Bake Apple Pie Energy Snacks – With a delicious apple pie flavor in each bite, these snacks contain energy-boosting ingredients for when you need a kick!
Super Energy Smoothie – Loaded with healthy fruits and veggies, you can start your day off right with this energy boosting smoothie!
Spicy Sunflower Seeds – Looking for a quick and convenient source of energy? Give these spicy sunflower seeds a try, they’re full of vitamins and healthy calories.
Homemade Beef Jerky – This tasty snack contains concentrated energy, more protein and less calories! It’s easy to make… the hardest part of the whole process will be waiting for the meat to dry before you can tuck in!
Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Energy Bites – Dark chocolate is packed full of anti-oxidants and, combined with the fruit and nut trail mix, these little bites are one of the healthiest snacks around!
Sesame Kale Chips – Olive oil, sea salt and sesame seeds are all you need to transform fresh kale leaves into a delicious, healthy baked snack.
Homemade Strawberry Muesli – Take your muesli to a delicious new level with this fruity addition! The long lasting mix will give you enough of an energy boost in the morning to last til lunch!
Ultra Smooth Homemade Hummus – Grab a plateful of veggies and get dipping! This delicious hummus is great alongside crisp red peppers, sweet sticks of carrot or warm chunks of pitta bread.
Sweet & Salty Coconut Chips – These fantastic coconut chips satisfy the need for sweet and salty at the same time! They’re simple to make and the healthy fats will fill you up with nourishing energy.
Plantain & Garbanzo Bean Protein Balls – These crispy protein bites are great for boosting energy…take them with you to enjoy on the go!
Fruit Kabobs – It’s a fruit salad on a stick! These kabobs are a fun and exciting way to serve fruit to fussy kids and adults alike!
Chocolate Granola Bars – Everything you need for this recipe will probably already be sitting in your cupboard, so why not give them a try? They’re so easy to make and there’s no baking required…it would be rude not to!
Homemade Trail Mix – Working out, lifting, running…they all use up vital energy but if you have some of this homemade trail mix close to hand, you will get the boost you need!
Homemade Apple Chips – These chips are perfect for an afternoon snack, you could enjoy them over cereal for breakfast, pop them in your bag to snack on at work, or hide them in the kids lunchboxes for a healthy dessert.
Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites – We love a versatile recipe and this one certainly fits the bill…you could enjoy these pumpkin bites for breakfast or for a sweet treat.