We here at WOD Magazine know how busy life a dancer’s life can get so we’ve put together a list of easy to make snacks that are healthy, portable, require no utensils, and don’t need to be heated up or refrigerated. So get cooking and then congratulate yourself on your awesome adulting skills!
Healthy Mocha Brownies
A brownie that’s actually good for you? Yes please! This recipe is loaded with protein (try to guess the secret ingredient) and healthy fats but are still so gooey and chocolatey nobody would ever guess they were healthy. Get the recipe from The Clean Eating Couple.
Fruit and Nut Breakfast Cookies
Yes, you can have cookies for breakfast. This recipe is so versatile, freezer friendly, easy to pack, and come together in about fifteen minutes. It’s a total win-win. Get the recipe from Emma’s Little Kitchen.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Squares
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a childhood favorite. These PB&J bars are so satisfying and packed with protein to keep you full all day, plus they will only take about thirty minutes from start to finish. Recipe from The Blissful Balance.
No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars
We’ve all been guilt of buying a pre-packed protein bar when we get busy. Not only does that get expensive, but they are usually loaded with sugar and other additives. Solution? Make your own! We like this recipe from The Big Man’s World– it’s naturally sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, and oh-so chewy and sweet. Get the recipe here.
Mango Popcorn Balls
Skip the concession stand lines and microwaveable bags- both of which are so so bad for you– and make your own. Popcorn, when made right, is full of fiber and iron, making it a great on-the-go snack. Try these Mango Popcorn Balls from A House in the Hills for a delicious sweet and salty treat.
Ham and Cheddar Lunch Box Muffins
These savory muffins are so easy to make and a perfect lunch on the go. They will last in the fridge for a few days and in the freezer for a few months so feel free to whip up a big batch on a lazy Sunday. Pro-tip: add some diced peppers or sautéed spinach for extra nutrients. Recipe from The Kitchn.
Spicy Jalapeño Almonds
The hardest part about making these 5 minute, 5 ingredient almonds is not gobbling up the entire batch immediately! Throw a bag of these in your bag for a healthy pick-me-up or try tossing them on a salad for a satisfying crunch. Get the recipe from The Almond Eater.
Spicy Turkey Jerky
Never buy processed jerky again. Making your own jerky is actually really simple and can be done right in your oven or dehydrator. This protein packed recipe is perfect for throwing into your purse before class or taking with you on a flight. Recipe from Chowhound.
Pizza!! This recipe is big on flavor but low on fat, meaning you can have your pizza without the guilt. Feel free to change up the filling or use vegan cheese for a delicious plant-based snack. Get the recipe from Eating Well.
Crispy Crunch Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a nutrition powerhouse and an excellent source of protein. To spice things up, try roasting them and throwing them into wraps, salads, or just eat them by themselves! Recipe from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.