Healthy back-to-school snacks

When school is back in session, having healthy, grab-and-go snacks on hand is essential. When you wait too long to eat, or go extended periods between meals, your blood sugar can drop, leading to headaches, anxiety, low mood, agitation and hormonal imbalances. 

If you suffer from low blood sugar, I recommend ensuring that you eat every three hours. This can be challenging when you don’t have healthy snack prepared beforehand, so as part of your weekly meal prep, make sure you take some time to make some convenient options that can be had between meals or when you’re in a pinch. 

Here are some great recipes to get you started:

Healthy lemon coconut energy balls


Full of raw cashews, chia seeds, dates, lemon zest and coconut flakes, these healthy lemon coconut energy balls by As Easy As Apple Pie are a no-bake, easy and satisfying snack to indulge in. 

Healthy pumpkin spice muffins

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These healthy pumpkin spice muffins from Choosing Chia are packed with warming spices, pumpkin puree and healthy alternatives to regular baking ingredients like spelt flour and coconut sugar.

Spicy roasted red pepper hummus


This spicy roasted red pepper hummus by the Lazy Cat Kitchen pairs perfectly with the chopped veggies you prepared at the beginning of the week. Packed with protein from the chickpeas and tahini and spiced up with roasted red pepper, smoked paprika, chili powder and garlic.

Baked zucchini fries


A quick and easy snack to throw in the oven, these baked zucchini fries by Downshiftology provide a lower-glycemic alternative to regular fries. 

Chili lime roasted cashews


Crunchy and savoury, these chili lime roasted cashews by Healthy Little Peach use simple, whole ingredients and help you get your intake of healthy fats.

Riley Webster