According to nutritional and dietary sources, healthy snacks are not only good for you, but also provide plenty of energy, lasting satiation, and, most importantly, mouthwatering taste!
1. Nuts – Contrary to what some may believe, nuts are healthy and can be in multiple ways.
Pecans, almonds, walnuts, and other varieties are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and very good for you, just as long as they aren’t heavy on additives such as butter, salt, etc.
These crunchy morsels are an excellent source of protein and, depending on the nut, will offer a boost of vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids (important for a healthy heart!), and other important minerals.
However, be forewarned — it’s easy to overdo it with nuts (which are relatively calorie and fat-dense), since you can munch by the handful.
So instead of just grabbing them straight from the bag, try pre-portioning them out into individual bags and mixing with them with raisins or other dried fruit, then adding flavoring like cinnamon for extra pop!
2. Popcorn – Some of you mentioned that you loved to eat popcorn for a snack.
And I agree that it’s a delicious alternative to your run-of-the-mill potato chips or pretzels. However, there is a way to make popcorn a healthier snack choice.
But not of the grocery store variety or, heaven forbid, the kind sold by the bucket in movie theaters.
Instead, I’m talking about the kind of popcorn you make from scratch.
For example, air-popped popcorn is probably the healthiest type of popcorn you can make.
Healthy Bento Snack Boxes for On-The-Go!
Today I’m sharing BENTO SNACK BOXES for on the go situations this summer! Learn to make vegan cream cheese, dried fruit, homemade seed crackers, energy bites and more!
Courtesy of Mind Over Munch
3. Yogurt – Personally, my yogurt consumption habits oscillate wildly.
There will be periods when I’ll eat an entire 32 oz. container of vanilla yogurt in two days for two weeks straight and then months where I avoid yogurt religiously.
But regardless of your attitude towards this dairy delight, rest assured that yogurt is one of the healthiest and most easily-accessible snacks available.
4. Fruit – Fruit is an excellent snack choice because it’s readily accessible, easy to store, and delicious!
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