3 Healthy Easy to Prepare Snacks

1. Mixed Nuts

Nuts are an ideal nutritious snack.

They’ve been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and may help prevent certain cancers, depression and other diseases (12).

Despite being relatively high in fat, they are very filling. Several studies suggest that eating nuts in moderation can help you lose weight (345).

Nuts contain the perfect balance of healthy fatprotein and fiber. They contain about 180 calories in a 1 oz (28 grams) serving, on average.

They also taste great and don’t require refrigeration, so they’re perfect for carrying with you when away from home.

2. Red Bell Pepper with Guacamole

Red bell peppers are extremely healthy.

Although all bell peppers are nutritious, red peppers are highest in antioxidants like beta carotene, capsanthin and quercetin (6).

They’re are also rich in vitamin C. In fact, 1 large red bell pepper contains over 300% of the RDI for vitamin C (7).

Pairing 1 large red bell pepper with 3 oz (85 grams) of guacamole adds healthy fat and fiber while keeping this snack’s calorie count under 200.

3. Greek Yogurt and Mixed Berries

Plain Greek yogurt and berries make a delicious, nutrient-dense snack.

In addition to being a great source of calcium and potassium, Greek yogurt is also high in protein (8).

Berries are one of the best sources of antioxidants around. You’ll get a good variety of antioxidants if you consume a mixture of different-colored berries (9).

Combining 3.5 oz (100 grams) of plain full-fat Greek yogurt with half a cup of mixed berries provides about 10 grams of protein and less than 150 calories.