Let’s be real—at one point or another, we’ve all eaten our weight in quarantine snacks, occasionally feeling like the pantry is our only escape from reality. If you’re like me, what follows the ever-valid Netflix and chilling with yourself snack binge is, well, guilt. But snacking, whether for hunger or boredom, doesn’t have to result in punishment! I was able to find a ton of delicious and super healthy snacks and recipes (with a few key ingredients) that are perfect for watching Tiger King for the third time, FaceTiming your friends, and making Zoom lectures a lot more bearable.


Healthy Mug CakeThis only makes one serving, so it’s *just for you.*

Prep time: 5 minutes

- 1 banana

- 1 egg

- 3 tbsp of almond flour

- 1 tbsp of oil

- 1 tbsp of almond milk

Opt. chocolate chips (Recommendation: I’m a huge fan of Lily’s Chocolate Chips, but any will do!)

Mix and combine ingredients in a mug, and microwave for 2-3 minutes!

Almond Flour Cookies

*Makes approximately 10-15 cookies, so you can share with your quarantine buddies!*

- 1 cup of almond flour

- 2-4 tbsp of blueberries and/or sugar-free chocolate chips

- 2 tbsp powdered sugar or stevia

- 1/8 tsp baking soda

- 2 tbsp coconut oil

- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

- 2-3 tsp almond milk (or any milk of choice)

- ¼ tsp salt

- 1 large egg

- ¼ cup of almond butter

Optional: sprinkle sea salt on top

These are so yummy and taste just like regular cookies. Bonus: they're vegan!

My Favorite Ways To Prepare Riced Cauliflower

*riced cauliflower is a great alternative to rice or pasta, and takes the flavor of whatever you prepare it with, so don't be afraid to mix it up!*

- Butter and salt

- Red Sauce and parm

- Siracha and chili lime seasoning

- Soy sauce and an egg, to make “fried rice”

Spray olive oil spray on a pan, cook for 10-15 minutes, and prep however you choose!

Frozen Blueberry Bowl

*makes one serving*

- 1-2 cups frozen blueberries

- 2 tbsp of cacao nibs

- 2 tbsp of shaved coconut

- 1 tbsp of almond butter or peanut butter

- 1/3 cup of granola (I’m obsessed with Purely Elizabeth)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and drizzle honey or agave on top! This makes a great breakfast or afternoon snack and is a perfect alternative to the acai bowls that we're all missing.

Other Basic Ideas That You Might Have At home

Hummus can be used on literally anything, from cucumber to GG Crackers to tortilla chips to celery

- Quest Protein Bars

- Harvest Snap Pea Crisps (these are incredible)

- Dried Fruit or nuts

Hearing the phrase "healthy snack" doesn't always have to mean munching on "cardboard-like" snacks, or a singular piece of lettuce. Rice cakes and carrots can get real boring real fast, but these flavorful recipes will ensure that you don't give up and turn to the processed, junky stuff. There are so many fun and healthy ways to nosh during *the q.*