3 Ingredient Healthy Snacks that are delicious, easy, ready in under 5 minutes, and guaranteed to satisfy your cravings!
I have always loved snacks, but now that I am pregnant and in my third trimester, they are essential to get through the day! Any other pregnant Mamas out there agree? Maybe it’s the fact that my job has a lot to do with food – whether I’m brainstorming my next recipe video, sharing healthy eats to my Instagram page, or signing copies of The HealthNut Cookbook for the HealthNut Shop – food is always on my mind!
Lately, I’ve had an action-packed schedule over here at the HealthNut Headquarters. I’ve been filming new videos constantly (sometimes more than once a day!), getting our home ready for Baby Acorn to arrive, all while growing a baby inside of me! Needless to say, snacks are a must-have to keep my energy up throughout the day. I’ve also found that eating smaller portions throughout the day (rather than large meals) has been a great way to manage bloating and indigestion throughout my pregnancy. Snacking regularly in between meals helps me to stay energized, satisfied and satiated all day long.
Today I am sharing 5 of my favourite 3 ingredient snacks that I have been enjoying lately. Some are sweet, and some are salty, so there is something for everyone (and every craving) out there! Most of these snacks only take a few minutes to make and are great options to have on hand for school and work!
Chia seed pudding is the snack of every HealthNut’s dreams! Not only are they great for a healthy snack when those sweet cravings hit in the afternoon – but they also serve as a healthy protein-packed breakfast or even dessert. Chia seeds are a superfood to always keep in your pantry. They are packed with fibre and protein, as well as calcium, magnesium and iron. They are also loaded with antioxidants and healthy omega-3 fatty acids! You can’t go wrong with adding these delicious little seeds to any snack.
For this snack recipe I’ve kept it super simple, but if you want to get a little bit fancier, then check out my Chia Pudding Parfait 3 Ways for more fun recipe options and flavours!
All you will need is maple syrup for some sweetness and caramel flavour, one can of full-fat coconut milk, and chia seeds. The toppings are optional but delicious! I recommend fresh berries, cinnamon, or nuts and seeds.
This simple, savoury and refreshing snack has been a go-to for me this summer! It’s light and fresh, but also satisfying and delicious. These cucumber bagel bites could be a fun appetizer for a party, but they’re also a great snack to have on hand whenever you’re feeling a little bit peckish in-between meals. The seasoning brings these bites a new level by making them taste like a beloved everything bagel with just a quick sprinkle! I’m using a pre-made blend, but it’s just as easy to make by yourself with just a few simple ingredients that I’ve listed below!
There you have it – everything but the bagel bites that are easy, healthy and delicious!
This sweet snack is something that I’ve been eating and loving throughout my pregnancy! You can use peanut butter, almond butter or your favourite nut butter. My favourite crackers to enjoy this snack with are super seeded oat crackers – they are gluten-free and also contain a little bit of fibre and protein! These ones almost taste like a cookie – so they are perfect for this peanut butter and honey snack.
Fun fact: I used to be a cereal monster! I loved it throughout my childhood and during college when I lived on my own (before my HealthNut days)! These days when I make cereal I love to have it as an afternoon snack – and health-ifiy it by choosing low sugar options. This cereal contains millet, barley, spelt and quinoa. It has a good crunch and is low in sugar! You will also need some milk – dairy, oat, almond or cashew milk, your choice. As well as some organic raisins, and cinnamon for topping.
If you love sushi as much as I do, this snack recipe is for you! These Simple Avocado Sushi Hand Wraps are a fun and healthy take on their traditional counterpart. After one too many take-out orders from our local sushi restaurant, I figured it was time to make a simplified version of my favourite items on the menu right here in the HealthNut Kitchen! These wraps are great because they’re simple enough to whip up to have as a quick afternoon snack, but will still satisfy all of your sushi cravings! I recommend topping them with some sesame seeds and tamari for extra flavour, but this step is totally optional depending on your preference.
There you have it, avocado sushi handrolls in minutes! If you don’t end up using the whole avocado, I highly recommend storing the other half in one of these cute avocado huggers to keep it nice and fresh.
If you make any of these 3 Ingredient Healthy Snacks, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition and #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations. Let me know in the comments below your favourite go-to easy and healthy snacks!
Check out these Easy 3 Ingredient Healthy Snacks for 6 more sweet and savoury snacks that I know you will love!