4 Essential Healthy Summer Snacks

Planning your snacks in advance is very important! If you don't think about them in advance you may make bad choices that can throw off your body. By trying some of these healthy snacks recommended by Joy McCarthy you may be surprised by how much you enjoy them and how great you feel after eating them. They may become your new favourites!

Long Day Running Around Snack

Banana and Crunchy Almond Butter Tortilla Wrap

Banana and Crunchy Almond Butter Tortilla Wrap

This is a great on-the-go snack you can whip up before running out the door! Great for those days you are running around doing errands, very busy and need something quick to keep energized.

Office Desk Snack

Handful Pumpkin Seeds, Whole Raw Almonds, Cranberries and Raw Cacao Nibs

Handful Pumpkin Seeds, Whole Raw Almonds, Cranberries and Raw Cacao Nibs

Nuts and seeds provide minerals and a great crunch (perfect for snacking), fat and protein for satiation. Raw cacao and cranberries help kill that sweet craving.

Instead of the Afternoon Coffee Snack

Green Smoothie on the Go

Green Smoothie on the Go

Make the night before. Blend spinach, pineapple, mint, apple, 1/2 tsp spirulina, water, ice and pour it into a mason jar. This drink is super energizing for midday especially when you feel the 3 p.m. lull. It's like a multivitamin in a cup.

Pre-Dinner Munchie Snack

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Pre-make on the weekend. These are great for those who crave a salty snack and are fiber-rich to keep your belly satisfied. Perfect for just before dinner when you come home from work and have the munchies.

Pre-Workout Snack

Sliced Apple and Almond Butter

Crispy and cold apple is refreshing and fiber-rich (belly stays fuller longer), and almond butter provides good fat and protein (satiation). Great to fuel you for a workout.

Joy McCarthy with Steven and Chris

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