On MindBodyGreen: 6 Quick Clean-Eating Snack Ideas to Boost Your Energy

Somewhere along the way, snacking has become the official 4th meal of the day in America: according to the latest government estimates, snacking has grown from about 12% of calories in the 1970’s to nearly 24% today. So I was excited to share some of my favorite healthy and quick clean-eating snack ideas that I am absolutely loving right now with MindBodyGreen. While there's no formal or scientific definition for "clean" in the nutrition or medical communities, the intention here is to celebrate snacks that pack some of nature's most vital nutrients in minimally processed, whole food forms. I hope that these recipes make the fall rush a bit easier, healthier, and more delicious for you and your family.

Head over to MindBodyGreen to see the full list of clean-eating snack ideas (and recipes!) that will boost your energy.

Below are some of the photos I snapped of each snack in its glory on testing day. I have to admit, it was some of the tastiest testing I’ve done in a while!

Sprouted grain toast with fresh hummus + pickles
Sprouted grain toast with fresh hummus + pickles
Hard-boiled eggs with dukkah
Hard-boiled eggs with dukkah
Carrot-top pesto with carrots

Carrot-top pesto with carrots

Pumpkin seeds + chili-spiced popcorn
Pumpkin seeds + chili-spiced popcorn
Wild PB&J with hemp seeds
Wild PB&J with hemp seeds

What snacks are you savoring this fall? I'd love to hear from you!