Pre-Holiday Healthy Snacks

It’s officially November, which means the holidays are coming! We’re so excited for all the delicious food to come, but this is a good time to stay on track with health, too. That way, we can definitely indulge around the holidays, knowing we put good food into our bodies leading up to grandma’s famous pumpkin pie! Whether you prefer salty or sweet snacks, we’ve got you covered. Try some of these holiday-inspired healthy recipes.

1. Cranberry Apple Smoothie

There is no better fruit combination than the tartness of cranberries and the sweetness of apples. Blend them together with some spinach (you won’t even taste it), add some ice and you have a delicious smoothie you can drink any time of day. 

Find the recipe here

2. Sweet Potato Fries

Sometimes, you just want fries! They’re crispy on the outside, soft in the inside and if you’re craving them, it’s hard to stay away. Simply substitute regular potatoes for healthier sweet potatoes, which are popular this time of year—plus, they taste amazing.

The recipe can be found here

3. Cinnamon Apple Chips

Caramel apples, apple cider, apple muffins; there is so much apple in fall, and we love it! But if you’re trying to stay healthier, bake apples into sweet and delicious chips. Dust them with cinnamon and you’ve got a crunchy (and tasty) pre-holiday snack.

Find the chip recipe here

4. Turkey Cranberry Rollups

If you want something to sustain you through a long day of class or holiday shopping, look no further than turkey cranberry rollups. Turkey is protein, and it tastes delicious with the sweeter cranberries. If you want, you can dress them up with some mayo and lettuce.

Here is the recipe. 

5. Popcorn with Dark Chocolate

Popcorn is the perfect healthy snack for anytime of year, but adding something sweet to it makes it that much yummier. It’s almost the holidays, which means a lot of chocolate will be consumed! If you want to stay on track, choose dark chocolate candies to add to your mix.

This is just a sample recipe, but you can get creative with this and use butter substitutes if you prefer. 

Happy (and healthy) snacking, collegiettes!