You may be tempted to grab a snack when you are in a hurry or sometime in between meals when you get a bit hungry. That can be a quick way to ruin a diet, so we have put together a list of foods that are healthy, have little sugar and serve as great snacks for anytime.
You may need to prepare ahead to ensure that these are available when you are ready for a snack, but your diet and waistline will thank you.
You may have heard of these chips that come from the kale plant. They are packed with minerals and vitamins and they are excellent for your eye health. You’ll find they are a lot healthier than potato chips, and they make a great snack anytime.
Activated nuts means that the nutrient levels in these have been boosted. It makes it easier for your digestive system to process them and glean all the nutrients out of them.
You can snack with some healthy dips as well, and we suggest hummus, guacamole, and tzatziki dips. You can use them with celery or carrots for an appetizer.
Vital Green Smoothie
This is a green smoothie that is made from vital greens, and it tastes great. Your kids should love it, and it helps to fill up hungry tummies between meals.
Apple Slices with Almond Butter
This simple snack is ideal for kids and adults. It’s not only economical, but it is delicious as well, and it’s packed with protein and fibre.
Roasted Fava Beans and Chick Peas
If you want to replace your salty, fatty potato chips and corn chips, then these are the snacks of choice. Before you know it, you’ll have downed a whole bowl of them.
Homemade Popcorn with Coconut Oil
Popcorn is usually super unhealthy, but if you go the homemade route, you can control the calorie counts and the ingredients. Make yours with coconut oil for the healthiest results.
Edamame a Sea Salt
Edamame is what we call immature soy beans that are still in the pod. If you combine that sweet flavour with sea salt, you get a wonderful snack that’s a lot healthier than most popular selections.
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Fruit
If you have never tried steel cut oatmeal before, just know that it’s a lot courser than regular oatmeal and that it gives your digestive system a nice boost. If you grate some apple, grapes or blueberries onto your oatmeal, then you will have a filling snack that’s could even serve as a full meal if you make enough of it.
Baked Veggie Chips
If you haven’t had bakes vegetables as chips then you are in for a treat. Take a mandolin and slice up some root vegetables- beetroot, sweet potato and carrot. Cook them until they are crispy and then add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavour in them.
Chocolate makes for a nice snack every so often, and we suggest keeping some sugar free chocolate around the house as a great alternative to the traditionally sugary snack. A lot of sugar-free chocolate is every bit as delicious as its counterpart, so you can get the same great experience without worrying about adding on the pounds.
Natural Yogurt with Added Fruit
We recommend adding some fruit to plain yogurt for a healthy boost. You could also mix in some cereal with your yogurt for a wonderful combination. The yogurt will be excellent for your digestive health, and the fruit can give you much needed vitamins and antioxidants.
These snacks offer some healthy alternatives to the snacks most of us eat. If you want to shed the pounds but still get your in-between meals food fix, then these are definitely for you.