Who else wants to eat healthier snacks?
Some people are snackers, others are not. I am most definitely a snacker and will have a few snacks per day, being guided by my appetite. If you're a regular snacker, it's important to choose your snacks wisely. Healthy snack can provide our bodies with extra nutrients between meals, and help our energy remain stable through the afternoon.
With the array of 'healthy' snack foods that fill up isle 10, it can be extremely difficult to know what to choose. While protein bars, bliss balls, kale chips and others in this isle may provide some nutrients, most of them are also heavily processed, provide a lot of calories and fat, and more expensive than many other choices. The best option is to go back to basics, save the more processed options for a special occasion, and as my year 7 dance teacher used to say to us about our performance makeup, follow the KISS principle and keep it simple. Below are some easy healthy snacking options, to steer you clear of the chocolate box* come 3:30itis.
- A piece of fruit or 2
- Greek yoghurt, I like chobani but there are lots of other good brands too
- Carrot sticks and hummus
- Cut up veggies and herbed ricotta
- Fruit and veggie snack plate
- A small handful of nuts
- A small coffee
- whole wheat biscuits, such as vita wheats with sliced cheese
- Pickles and cheese
- A piece of peanut butter toast
- A couple of ryvita crackers with avocado and cucumber
- Or simply a boiled egg
One of the easiest things we could all do to be a little healthier is to eat more fruit and veggies, and incorporating them into your snacks is a great starting point for eating better and having more energy. Below are a few of my go-to snacks. What are your favourite healthy snack options?
*A freddo frog is great every now and again, just not every day.
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