These Heart-Healthy Snacks are So Much Better for You Than a Granola Bar

No matter how healthy you eat for breakfast and lunch, a growling stomach can make you succumb to a midday snack of packaged chips or a sugary granola bar, throwing off your well-intentioned routine. It's just not always possible to find healthy snack, let alone one that's also beneficial for your heart. However, when you do have the luxury of preparing food ahead of time, there are plenty of easy heart-healthy snacks to add to your repertoire.

The key to creating a heart-healthy snack is putting together something that contains fibre, protein, and healthy fats, says to Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN, and founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition. In order to stay satisfied throughout your daily routine, she advises you whip up a few of her go-to healthy snacks made with ingredients like almond butter, avocado, cacao nibs, and chia seeds. Here are 10 heart-healthy snacks that will help you make it through the day without reaching for prepackaged foods.

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