10 Healthy Snack Ideas to Own The Day

Breakfast With a Side of Delicious & Healthy

Getting the day started off right is a ritual for both students going to class and fror those hitting the 9-to-5. Food plays a big role in waking your body up and breaking that fast from the sleeping hours means you have a lot of room to include various healthy snacks for your breakfast. Combine your things into one meal or simply use these ideas as a complement to your breakfast entree favorites. Variety is also a big trick in giving yourself the ingredients you need to succeed in the day’s upcoming events, so our recommendation is: diversify your options. Make sure you have the pantry essentials for an array of healthy and delicious breakfast options. This way, you incorporate flexibility in how much you eat, give yourself variety of flavor, and have an array of nutritious snack options.

In some cultures, breakfast is a special ritual that includes a spread of breakfast goodness. From actual spreadables themselves to some of the main courses you can select to keep it worldly, healthy, and most of all: tasty.

Check out our list of international brunch ideas here

Get it going right with a simple grocery list of pantry and refrigerator items that allow you to mix and match during the early hours of the day. Put them together in your grocery list with Out of Milk and manage your inventory with the Pantry Manager in the mobile and desktop application.

List of Snack Ideas for Breakfast

Yogurt, Oats & Chopped Fruit

Give your cereal a bit of a healthy remix by incorporating some yogurt. Add some of your favorite sliced fruits like bananas, peaches, or apples with granola and you have a delicious and wholesome trifecta!

Toast with Peanut Butter Spread

It's an unmistakeable classic -- peanut butter is a great option to get some nice ingredients in you to start the day off nicely. Pure peanut butter is always a great option!

Sliced Apples with Peanut Butter

Borrow a little bit from the previous two: sliced apples and peanute butter. Practically an American standard for snacking. Pro-Tip: substitute celery for the afternoon.

Single Slice of Bread with Toppings

This is minimalism… this is European-style! Customize slice with toppings of choice: spreadables, meats & cheeses. Enjoy some flavor from different cultures to enjoy your morning. Bonus points if you include an espresso!

Fruit Salad

Even simple acts like slicing fruit helps us wake up. Take your favorite fruits and slice them up into a beautiful salad

Waking up from the dream world is a lot on our body, so keep things easy and get yourself back online with a series of simple sides for your breakfast. Combine them together and you have a full breakfast spread of goodness. Extra points if you share the food and the experience. Breakfast is a ritual and should be maximized for deliousness and enjoying its simplicity. So, keep it chilled and get your day going without overloading your body. Ease into the swing of the day with efficiency, so make sure to note what you should add to your grocery list for your next trip to the store. 

Afternoon Snacks Ideas for Work or In-Between Classes

Keeping the engine running during the thick of the day’s events is an art form of sorts. Introduce some simple snack ideas for your afternoon. Whether you’re busy taking study breaks in between class, keep your snack inventory on-point with some simple items. It’s easier than you think to keep things healthy, cheap, and simple, but still get a healthy dose of [brain food] for the afternoon grind. Organizing your pantry and your grocery list can sometimes be a bit of a hassle when your mind is elsewhere, which is why we created a simple set of healthy snack ideas for your afternoon snack between classes or during work.

Check out our Healthy Snack Ideas & Grocery List for College Students (hint: it doesn’t just apply to students!)]

The afternoon grind is critical. Sometimes we’re already fixing for that second cup of coffee, which will end up making us more tired by the end of the day. Forget all of that and feed yourself some delicious afternoon snacks. Make the snacking ritual simple with a few different mix-and-match options or go all out for an afternoon snack bonanza.

Simple Afternoon Snack Ideas

If you’re spending your afternoon working at your desk or hustling between classes and study time, taking a little time for a snack can help you make the most of the day. Here’s a lit of simple, on-the-go snack ideas for your afternoon.

Mixed Nuts

The obvious choice. Take the DIY approach with with your favorite dried fruit and favorite nuts from peanuts to walnuts to cashews… This one’s a classic!

Peanut Butter & Whole Wheat Crackers

Scoop some peanut butter into a sandwich baggie to take with you. You can cut on corner of the baggie and voila – peanut butter pastries! Hacks for your afternoon snacks.

Bag of Popcorn

Simple and cheap and it gives you those carbs that we crave in the afternoon, but no too many! The beauty is that you can mix and match your favorite styles of popcorn – kettle, cheese powder, caramel, or regular buttered popcorn!

Cup of Yogurt & Granola

Bag of granola and a cup or two of your favorite yogurt. Bonus points for some normal greek yogurt or soy yogurt for going the extra mile on the health maneuver!

Cheese & Crackers

Can't beat some cheese slices of some good old cheddar and crackers to get some of that needed savory flavors. Not the most healthy or convenient, but if you pull it off, it's sure a spirit lifter! Hilarity points if you include a can of cheese wiz

Don't sleep on your mid afternoon snacks... why do you think they regularly give us snack time in pre-school? We're all just grown-up kids who secretly enjoy a nice and simple snack time to give our brain the break it wants and needs and while also feeding our body and mind. Not need to get overwhelmed and fancy -- keep it simple, easy on the wallet, and convenient. 

Snacks for the Morning & Afternoon

Use the grocery list template for all of the above-mentioned simple snack ideas for the first half of your day. Make your grocery shopping easy with the Out of Milk shopping list app on Android, iOS, and Web

  • Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Dried Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Peanuts
  • Walnuts
  • Cashews
  • Trail Mix
  • Dried Fruit
  • Sliced Meat
  • Sliced Cheese
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Bananas
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Granola
  • Oats
  • Yogurt