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5 Energizing Snack Recipes to Make Ahead and Eat All Week

by Elizabeth Brownfield
September 7, 2022
Courtesy of The Minimalist Baker

The word “snack” often conjures up images of indulgent treats and empty calories eaten for pure pleasure. But not only can mindful snacking be part of a healthy diet, but eating a nutritious mini-meal can help you sustain your energy levels throughout the day. Especially if you have a long lag between breakfast and lunch, or lunch and dinner. If you have a little time to meal prep, these make-ahead snack recipes are for you.

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1. 3-Ingredient Tropical Trail Mix

scoop of three ingredient trail mix snack recipe

Courtesy of The Minimalist Baker

Whether you’re hiking a forest trail or navigating the urban jungle (or jungle gym), keep a stash of this 3-ingredient trail mix on hand to maintain balanced energy levels throughout the day. The recipe calls for a trio of tropical ingredients: dried mango, coconut flakes, and cashews. Feel free to substitute any nuts you have on hand.

Try the recipe from The Minimalist Baker.

2. Cucumber Sandwiches

sliced cucumber sandwiches on a plate

Courtesy of Feel Good Foodie

Cucumber sandwiches are a staple of high tea. Perhaps it’s because they’re rich in Vitamin B5, which is known to help boost energy levels. We suggest you make this classic late-afternoon snack with whole wheat bread and a bit of Greek yogurt to double down on the energizing effects.

Try the recipe from Feel Good Foodie.

3. Almond Joy Energy Bites

almond joy energy bites with coconut topping

Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven

This healthy take on Almond Joy candy bars is just the thing when you’re craving something chocolatey. It just takes 15 minutes to whip up 40 sticky-sweet energy balls that will keep for a couple of weeks.

Try the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

4. Roasted Edamame with Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper

roasted edamame snack recipe in a bowl

Courtesy of The Kitchn

If you’ve got a bag of edamame in your freezer and staples like olive oil, salt, and pepper in your pantry, you’ve got everything you need to bake up a batch of this addictive, high-protein snack that’s so much better than store-bought.

Try the recipe from The Kitchn.

5. Turkey & Veg Roll-Ups

turkey veggie snack wraps with microgreens

Courtesy of KetoDiet

You don’t have to follow the keto diet to love these low-carb turkey roll-ups. Just dab a tablespoon of tangy French onion spread on a slice of deli turkey, top it with a crunchy mix of cucumbers, bell peppers, and greens (or whatever other veggies you’ve got in the fridge), and roll for a super fresh and energizing snack.

Try the recipe from KetoDiet.

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