After hearing the countless trainers, nutritionists, dieticians and even our health and wellness savvy friends say “ you should be eating 5-6 small meals and snacks a day” many of us are left wondering what do these types of snacks entail? Believe it or not, snacks are extremely important, and today I will be offering you Healthy Snack Ideas.
A yummy mid morning snack
–This can include something as simple as an apple with almonds, or to make it a little tastier, and more “treat like” you can thinly slice an apple, lay the slices flat on a plate, sprinkle a light dust of cinnamon, lightly add peanut butter or almond butter, sprinkle with granola- and drizzle some honey on top. Yummmmmm
A simple mid-day snack for the peanut butter lover.
Clean, peel and cut up celery sticks, in the hollow area add some crunchy peanut, almond or soy butter.
A late-night or after dinner evening snack for the sweet tooth
Frozen or fresh blueberries placed in the bottom of a bowl, topped with honey, flax seed and granola, topped off with greek yogurt for the first layer, repeat the bottom layer add a bit more greek yogurt and sprinkle with a vanilla protein powder. This protein packed late night snack is sure to leave you feeling satisfied without leaving you standing in front of the cupboard looking for a late night snack.
Healthy Snack Ideas Will Benefit You!
Healthy Snack Ideas are an extremely part of a healthy lifestyle. Not only do they leave us feeling satisfied and full. They also keep our metabolism elevated and ensure that all of our dietary needs are being met through variety and balance.
If you are looking for some healthy snacks for weight loss to help in your fat loss efforts, you have several nutritional, tasty options to choose from.
Raw vegetables such as carrot sticks and celery are always good choices. Obviously, skip the fattening dips and cream cheeses, and opt for something low calorie such as hummus for dipping, or simply eat them plain. Raw broccoli and cauliflower are also great for dipping in hummus, and you can eat a lot without consuming many calories. Almost any raw vegetable is a good low calorie choice for snacking.
Alternatives To Greasy Salty Chip Snacking…
If you’re craving chips or something of that nature, opt instead for a low fat popcorn variety, which tastes great and also provides fiber and helps you feel full and satisfied. Air popped popcorn is even better because there are no added calories from any flavorings. Whole grain crackers that are baked as opposed to fried are also good choices.
My Favorite Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss…
Low Fat Yogurts
Low fat yogurts also make great snacks and help provide your daily calcium. Fresh fruits are also healthy options for snacking. Grapefruits are also a great choice. Dried fruits are also nice snack options and travel well if you’re on the go.There are also several varieties of nutrition bars available which are great for weight loss and provide excellent nutritional value. Granola bars are also a great choice, however, be sure to compare nutrition information between brands, as some are a lot more fattening than others.
Nuts are a great source of protein and are healthy as well, so consume these in small quantities along with your other snack options. A little peanut butter spread on some celery or perhaps an apple add flavor, fiber, and protein to your snack.
Low Cal Drinks
Flavored seltzer waters are great options for beverages while trying to achieve your weight loss goals. They give you carbonation of regular soda, while keeping things natural and calorie free – perfect healthy snacks for weight loss!