5 Energizing Snack Recipes to Make Ahead and Eat All Week

Elizabeth Brownfield
August 18, 2021
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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, 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.

1. 3-Ingredient Tropical Trail Mix from 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.

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2. Cucumber Sandwiches from 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.

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3. Almond Joy Energy Bites from 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 weeks.

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4. Roasted Edamame with Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper from 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.

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5. Turkey & Veg Roll-Ups from 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.

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