Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.
These 9 Healthy Crunchy Snacks are a helpful way to power through the afternoon slump. The recipes are packed with protein and healthy fats and are easy to eat on-the-go!
Welcome to the final post in my series of posts with the folks behind Quitter’s Circle. So far I’ve given you 3 Tips To Help Quit Smoking if you or someone you love is struggling, 2 healthy snack recipes – Spicy Ranch Popcorn & Cranberry Ginger Energy Bites – to help keep your hands busy when you have urges to smoke, and a perfectly portioned dessert recipe – Chocolate Sweet Potato Mug Cake – (and some other ideas) for celebrating small victories!
Today we’re switching back to snacks. I don’t know about you, but I find crunchy snacks to be supremely satisfying. I love that they tend to take longer to eat because you have to do a lot of chewing!
There are tons of great crunchy snack options out there that are both healthy for you and delicious! I rounded up 9 crunchy snacks to share with you today. They’re all great options to have on hand when an urge to smoke strikes, so if you’re trying to quit smoking or if you’re someone just looking for a little burst of energy to power through your afternoon slump, these snacks may be helpful for you!
Personalize them with your favorite seasonings!
Perfectly Roasted Chickpeas via The Lean Green Bean
An alternative to potato chips!
“Cheese” Pizza Kale Chips via The Real Food Dietitians
Swap out your favorite nut if you don’t like cashews.
Apple Cinnamon Roasted Cashews via Diary of an Ex-Sloth
Homemade crackers are so easy & fresher than store-bought!
5 Seed Crackers via The Purple Ladle
A great option if you’re allergic to nuts!
Curry & Sage Roasted Pepitas via The Fit Foodie Mama
Try with your favorite store-bought hummus to save time!
Veggie Rolls with Avocado Hummus via The Glowing Fridge
Not your traditional trail mix!
Plantain Chip Trail Mix via Midlife Croissant
Easy to make and packed with protein!
Crunchy Roasted Edamame via Bam’s Kitchen
Lots of spice may help you eat slower!
Rosemary & Cayenne Toasted Coconut Chip Trail Mix via The WorkTop
As a final note, remember that these ideas are snacks and portion size is important. Using snacks, even healthy ones, to help combat every urge to smoke isn’t a healthy option, so be sure to be mindful of proper portion sizes and have other urge-fighting tools like quick walk breaks, a quick set of squats and push-ups, drinking water, etc. in your arsenal to use as well!