Nut Butter and Apple Slices
Pair apple slices with the protein-packed nut butter of your choice (avoid those with added sugars or sweeteners, even in the form of honey) for a quick pick-me-up with long-lasting effects. Squeeze fresh lemon on apples to prevent browning and boost vitamin C.
Make it simple: Purchase pre-packaged portions of nut butter like Justin’s Classic Almond Butter and speed up prep with an apple slicer and corer.
Eggs and Crackers
Hard-boiled eggs are not only quick and convenient, but they are also high in protein, relatively low in calories, and have a complete range of amino acids. Plus, they’re packed with B vitamins, zinc, calcium, and vitamin D. Multigrain crackers have a whole-grain base that can easily boost fiber, and any added seeds or nuts will increase heart-healthy fats.
Make it simple: An egg cooker allows you to make multiple hard-boiled eggs at a time with the touch of a button. Once cooled to room temperature, store the eggs in the fridge for up to a week.
Veggies and Hummus
Pair anti-inflammatory veggies like carrots, cucumber, celery, or bell peppers with hummus to support heart health.
Make it simple: Two-compartment snack containers make meal-prep a breeze.
Edamame is a complete protein and provides all the essential acids the body needs that it can’t produce on its own. High in protein and fiber, edamame is also a great way to maintain a healthy weight by allowing your body to feel full longer and metabolize nutrients more slowly and effectively.
Make it simple: Opt for pre-shelled edamame that can be steamed right in the bag for heat-and-eat ease.
This super shake is as filling as a meal, so divide it in half for a light snack.
Make it simple: Prepare pre-portioned baggies with fruits and veggies and store them in the freezer for easy access. For less cleaning and fewer steps, use a blender that allows you to make the smoothie directly in a cup you can take with you.
Warner shares one of her favorite smoothie recipes
8-12 oz. milk (whatever type you prefer)
1 scoop protein powder
1-2 cups fresh spinach or kale
1-2 handfuls frozen fruit (like berries or sliced banana)
1 tbsp. nut butter or chia seeds
Combine ingredients in blender and enjoy!