Some of the best healthy snacks recipes you'll ever find are here on this page.
As you know, it's difficult to find quick and easy snack recipes that are very good for you.
You can feel great about eating the snacks you'll find here.
All of these snacks work very well with the WLC System (the planet's most powerful muscle building and fat loss system) too.
It's highly important that you have healthy snacks recipes planned out so you don't eat anything bad.
Because of the chance to eat something unhealthy, you need to have fall backs ready and on-hand in your refrigerator or pantry.
Some Guidelines for Healthy Snacks Recipes
Here's why the healthy snacks recipes you'll find here are the absolute best:
- Happy people eat real food
- Unhappy and depressed people eat processed food
- A mixture of protein, good carbs, and good fats
- Packed with nutrients
- These snacks will build lean muscle
- These snacks will burn fat
- Leave you full and satisfied until your next meal
In the WLC System, I highly recommend eating plenty of food throughout the day but this must be the best of the best food available.
The snack recipes you'll find below will allow you to continuously FEED your body all of the amazing nutrients it needs to build muscle and burn fat.
You will be full of energy, your body will heal faster, and you will look and feel great.
Healthy Snacks Recipes #1: Mixed Nuts, Seeds, and Berries Cereal
If you want a quick and easy snack that is PACKED FULL of nutrients, this one is for you.
I eat this healthy snack often, and it has given me so many benefits over the years.
The awesome part about this snack is you can add anything you want. It's easy to add powerful herbs and spices too.
Ingredients for Mixed Nuts, Seeds, and Berries Cereal
TIP: Only use raw nuts and seeds. Don't get nuts and seeds that have extra ingredients or salt added. This is NOT good for you. Find them with no extra ingredients. For example, the ingredients list on the almonds you buy should say “almonds” and that's it.
1/8 Cup of Sliced Almonds
1/8 Cup of Halved Walnuts
1/4 Ounce of Sunflower Seeds
1 Tablespoon of Flaxseeds
1 Teaspoon of Chia Seeds
1 Teaspoon of Pumpkin Seeds
10 Whole Raisins
1/8 Cup of Coconut Flakes
1/8 Cup of Cranberries
1 Cup of Raw Milk
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon of Paprika
TIP: We keep bags of nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, raisins, and more in our pantry. This makes it quick and easy to use all of the healthy snacks recipes.
Directions for Mixed Nuts, Seeds, and Berries Cereal
1. Add all ingredients to a bowl of your choice. A regular size bowl will work.
2. Mix well and enjoy.
That's it! This is a very quick and very easy snack to prepare. You can have this any time throughout the day. If you want to have this at work, keep a 1/2 gallon of raw milk in your work refrigerator.
I have this healthy snack often in the morning between breakfast and lunch and sometimes right before bed. This will keep you happy and full until you wake up in the morning.
You can print this healthy snacks recipe at this page: Recipe for Mixed Nuts, Seeds, and Berries Cereal.
Concerns About Nuts and Seeds for High Fat Content
Many people have been tricked into believing fats are bad for you. Fats contained in raw nuts and seeds are very good for you.
Good fats should be included in any healthy snacks recipes because they keep you full and help build muscle!
TIP: I've been eating tons of nuts and seeds for years upon years and I have never gotten fat from nuts and seeds. They have helped me to burn body fat and build slabs of lean muscle.
Don't be scared of nuts or seeds because they have high fat content in the nutrition label. They are very, very good for you and your health.
Healthy Snacks Recipe #2: Healthy Oatmeal With Honey & Peanut Butter
This is another one of my go to snacks. I also usually have a glass of raw milk with this snack to add even more protein.
This healthy snack takes about 15 minutes to make because of the slow cooking oatmeal.
I get the rest of the recipe together in a bowl while I wait for the oats to finish cooking.
As you'll find with all of my healthy snacks recipes is that I give you the opportunity to add tons and tons of good stuff to the food.
If you've read the WLC System or any of the Weight Lifting Complete website, you'll see that I recommend a HUGE variety of foods, herbs, and spices. When you are able to add this HUGE variety to your meals, you reap an even larger number of benefits.
This recipe can be adjusted up and down based on your meal plan and calorie levels for the day.
TIP: If your goal is building muscle, simply adjust the amount of ingredients for your meals and snacks. Add a little more here and there to increase your calorie intake. If your goal is fat loss, I first recommend more cardiovascular exercise. Add a few minutes here and there or add more cardio sessions. I don't like to decrease calories to low levels for fat loss. Instead, make sure you are eating a good amount of healthy foods and “burn” the fat with cardio.
Ingredients for Healthy Oatmeal with Honey and Peanut Butter
TIP: Never eat the ready to go oatmeal packs that are filled with sugars and other bad ingredients. Always do your best to find the least processed foods with no added ingredients that are harmful. If you don't recognize an ingredient or it sounds like some chemical, avoid it at all costs. The “real oats” taste much better too and you get a punch of massive nutrients!
1/2 Cup of Steel Cut Oats (the least processed of all oats)
1 Cup of Water for Cooking
Whole Flax Seeds
Whole Chia Seeds
1 Teaspoon of Local Honey
1 Tablespoon of Natural Peanut Butter
Notice the ingredients list above doesn't mention amounts for the nuts, seeds, and other ingredients. Depending on your needs, simply add the amount you want. Start with low amounts so you can see what it's like.
Don't forget the berries! They pack a HUGE nutritional punch. And if you don't have all of the above ingredients, it's perfectly fine. I've had just the oats, honey, peanut butter, and cinnamon before and it was great.
Directions for Healthy Oatmeal with Peanut Butter
1. Add 1 cup of water to a pot
2. Turn burner to highest heat setting and place pot on burner
3. Wait until water begins to boil and add 1/2 cup of oats
4. Turn heat down to medium to low setting
5. Stir oats and remove pan from heat if necessary until burner cools down
6. Get bowl ready with all of the other ingredients (don't mix yet)
7. Check and stir until water is completely gone and don't let oats begin to stick
8. Remove from heat once finished cooking
9. Add hot oats to bowl with all other ingredients
10. Mix well with spoon and enjoy
This is really a quick and easy hot meal. I love to have a hot meal before bed especially in the colder months. This is one of my favorites before bed.
Concerns About High Carbs and High Fat Content
TIP: The above healthy snack recipe is high in carbohydrates and fats! Most so-called “experts” would tell you that this is NOT good to eat right before bed. BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! Nonsense. I've had it many nights before bed, and I have never gained an ounce of body fat from this meal. This meal right before bed gives my body the fuel it needs while I sleep to repair everything within my body.
I also add a side of healthy cottage cheese to my awesome bowl of oatmeal. You've got to give this healthy snack recipe a try.
Remember, you need fuel for your weight lifting workouts and your cardiovascular exercise workouts if you're going to build muscle and burn fat. Healthy snacks recipes like this will GREATLY help your body.
Here's another secret of mine:
If you eat ONLY the healthiest of foods as shown in the example recipes on this page, you aren't going to gain body fat AT ALL! If you eat fast food, restaurant food, and other processed food that you think is healthy (Processed Tofu Foods), YOU WILL get fat and become unhealthy. But please don't blame it on the real food. It's not that. Trust me.
TIP: Here's a list of ingredients from the so called “health” food tofurky: water, vital wheat gluten, organic tofu (water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride), non-GMO expeller pressed canola oil, vegan natural flavors, yeast extract, potassium chloride, oat fiber, salt, carrageenan, wheat starch, granulated garlic, organic cane sugar, konjac, lycopene (from tomatoes), dextrose, purple carrot juice, vegetable glycerin, maltodextrin, spices, xanthan gum, natural smoke flavor. Contains wheat and soy.
Look at the ingredients list above.
Now here's the ingredients list for a wild turkey: turkey.
So which do you think is better for you? A wild turkey that was designed and created by God that has been eating a natural diet out in the world (greatly affects nutrition in an animal) OR that ridiculous ingredients list for tofurky that is filled with nasty chemicals? Yes, turkey is the true “health food” and not tofurkey.
So why try to imitate turkey? Just have turkey.
Healthy Snacks Recipes #3: Kale Salad Mix with a Side of Cottage Cheese
TIP: Many people see cottage cheese and say, “No Thanks!” You don't have to include the side of cottage cheese. It's there to add protein and help with giving you that “full” feeling.
The first time I tried a kale salad mix with leafy kale, green cabbage, chicory, broccoli, and brussels sprouts I fell in love.
This was almost just like the first time I saw my wife. Now there's no way I would trade my wife for a kale salad, though. She is much more amazing than that.
Wow, I absolutely love a kale salad mix. And the nutrition you get is amazing.
You can even buy bags that already have the mixture ready for you.
WARNING: Watch out for some of the dressing that comes with these mixes. Most are not healthy for you. Check the ingredients list for the dressing. Make your own oil and vinegar dressing from the best ingredients. Or have it without dressing.
Ingredients List for Kale Salad Mix with a Side of Cottage Cheese
You can purchase all of your own ingredients and chop up everything except the cottage cheese, the pumpkin seeds, and the dried cranberries. The pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries are a must too. They add the perfect mixture of flavor!
TIP: I like making this mixture on my own because I like to add more kale than what comes in most bag mixtures. Some bags skimp on the kale as I have tried many from different states when I travel for work. If you are away from home, this is a great snack option. Just make a quick trip to the grocery.
Directions for Kale Salad Mix with a Side of Cottage Cheese
You can always take the easy way out and buy a bag with the mixture.
1. Take kale, green cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and chicory and chop up
2. Place all chopped ingredients into a container
NOTE: We use a large tupperware container and make plenty that lasts throughout each week. Place in refrigerator.
3. Add pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries to the container
4. Add dressing to mixture, stir, and place lid on container
5. Shake up container to spread the dressing well
Directions to make your own oil and vinegar based dressing to add to your healthy snacks recipes:
- Get your own salad dressing container that you will use often now (so it's worth a few bucks)
- Fill 1/3 of the dressing container with balsamic vinegar
- Fill 1/3 of the dressing container with apple cider vinegar
- Fill 1/6 of the dressing container with extra virgin olive oil
- Fill 1/6 of the container with Udo's Choice Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) Oil Blend
- Add tiny bits of black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
- Add 1 teaspoon of real maple syrup
- Shake it all up very well
Now add this to your kale salad mix! This adds a huge punch of even more nutrition to your healthy snack. You can use this dressing recipe for all your salads. It's way better than anything you'll find in ANY store.
Now that you have your kale salad mix with homemade dressing ready, get a bowl and put about a half cup of cottage cheese in it.
Now, you have one of THE healthiest snacks you will ever find in existence.
Just make sure your cottage cheese is healthy.
Check the ingredients and make sure it's from a good source.
TIP: Never go for any “low fat” foods. Low fat cottage cheese is something you don't want. The key is to find foods in their most natural state. If fat has been removed by man, it's not a good option. The best cottage cheese is home made from raw milk and kefir from grass-fed cows.
Another tip for cottage cheese is to add some cinnamon, berries, apples, or even almond slices and mix it up. Remember, the more nutrition you can add to your snacks the healthier they will be.
Healthy Snacks Recipes #4: No-Bake Power Bars
This is another go to snack that my wife makes for our entire family.
When I have to travel for work, she packs them neatly in my luggage in a hard container so I have plenty of healthy snacks when I am away from home. I told you she's awesome! We also take them on vacations with us.
The great thing about this recipe is the flexibility and options you have, You can make hundreds of different bars with all of these options. And they aren't difficult at all.
I'll tell you the ingredients that we like to use for this awesome recipe.
Ingredients for No Bake Power Bars that We Like to Use
So we make our own version using the sheet above and it works very well. We change it around sometimes too. Here's the ingredients list for our favorite version:
TIP: We usually double this amount to give us 16 bars. We have 3 kids so this lasts longer!
1 Cup of Oats
Combine all of these ingredients to make 1 cup:
Freeze Dried Blueberries
Dark Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup of Honey
1/4 Cup of Natural Peanut Butter
Sprinkles of Cinnamon
I hope you're starting to see what truly healthy snacks recipes look like. Notice all of the natural and healthy ingredients that are being used. You won't find any bad ingredients.
If you tried to find bars like this in a store, they would be filled with chemicals and ingredients that make higher profits. You won't find bars like this in ANY store.
TIP: Change up the ingredients each time you make these so you get different benefits from different foods.
Directions for No Bake Power Bars
Directions for making these power bars:
1. Take 1 Cup of Oats and blend up in Ninja Blender or other blender
2. Add 1 Cup of Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Freeze Dried Blueberries to Blender
3. Add a Handful of Dark Chocolate Chips to Blender
4. Add a few sprinkles of Cinnamon to Blender
5. Melt 1/4 Cup of Peanut Butter in Microwave (to help mixture) and Add to Blender
6. Add 1/4 Cup of Honey to Blender
7. Mix it all up in Ninja Blender on Dough Setting
8. Put in an 8×8 Dish with Wax Paper (spread out evenly) and then Freeze for an hour
9. Cut into bars (makes about 8 bars) after freezing and place in refrigerator to keep
NOTE: These last at least a week in the refrigerator so you don't have to worry about them going bad. Snack on them all week long when you need something between meals. I always have a bar with a full cup of nice cold raw milk.
TIP: These no bake power bars are the perfect healthy snack to take on the go with you. In the past, I would have stopped at a fast food restaurant when I was hungry and out and away from home. Very bad choice! Now, I make sure I take a couple of these bars with me. This keeps me on track for building muscle and for burning fat.
If your goal is to build muscle, you might even have one of these bars during your workouts. This will easily add a few hundred calories around your weight lifting workouts which will help with recovery and building muscle.
Here's What Not to Eat for Healthy Snacks Recipes
I wanted to add this bonus section to further help you and convince you to use the healthy snacks recipes that I've listed above.
Just those 4 simple recipes will help turn your body into a muscle building and fat burning machine. No more bad choices.
A List of Ingredients in Unhealthy Snacks Recipes
- Foods made with corn products and refined flour
- Foods and drinks that contain high fructose corn syrup
- Vegetable oils, trans fats, margarines, shortenings
- Sweeteners like splenda, nutrasweet, saccharin, stevia
- Commercial dairy products from huge farms
- Commercial fish products from huge farms
- Soy products like soy milk and tofu
- Sports and energy drinks
- Protein bars and energy bars
- Diet snacks, low fat snacks, weight loss meals, diet desserts
- Other unhealthy processed foods
- Foods with nasty chemical preservatives (chlorides)
And yes, the list above includes a HUGE amount of foods that you've probably been eating. If you need ideas of what healthy snacks recipes look like, you have them on this page!
A List of Ingredients in Healthy Snacks Recipes
- Grass Fed Beef and Bison
- Wild Caught Fish
- Free-Range Chicken
- Whole Eggs from Free-Range Chickens
- Raw Milk and Cheese
- Butter from Grass Fed Cows
- Coconut Oils
- Nuts and Seeds of All Types (no added fats or ingredients)
- Berries from Organic Sources
- Leafy Green Vegetables from Organic Sources
- Natural Sweeteners Honey and Real Maple Syrup
- Real Food Energy Bars (like the recipe on this page)
- Dark Chocolate
- Real Teas from Good Sources
- Organic Fruits
- Lemon and Lime
- Fresh Starchy Organic Vegetables
I hope you are seeing the difference in the truly healthy way of eating.
Here's another example: Is Yogurt a Healthy Snack? Take a look at this ingredients label.
The yogurt that you buy at a store is not healthy at all. Look at the ingredients above.
Some people might say well the really bad ingredients are just a small portion of 1% or less. Well, they are still there and your body has to work to get rid of those nasty things. They are there to make money and to keep the food longer so it doesn't spoil. I am sure there are probably other reasons too.
If you must buy yogurt at a grocery store, don't get all of the added sugar and look for full fat versions with as few ingredients as possible. If you have the time, start making yogurt at home as it's not difficult. Kefir is even better!
Conclusion for Healthy Snacks Recipes
I hope you have enjoyed this page on healthy snacks recipes and are able to start using the recipes in conjunction with the WLC System.
Snacking is something that hurts people who are trying to lose weight, lose fat, and/or build muscle. Some snacks are very unhealthy and will sabotage all of your results due to the harmful ingredients.
The recipes you find on this page will take you towards your goals of an amazing body. If you have any questions, please let me know.