One of the most frequent questions I get from clients is: ‘What can I snack on?’
Smart snacking is a great way to keep blood sugar stable and junk food cravings at bay, but what exactly is ‘smart snacking’? Instead of grabbing snacks from vending machines or convenience stores, which will sabotage your ‘clean food, healthy body, energized life’ goals, try making your own.
To side-step the ‘processed snacks’ saboteur, keep these 9 tasty AND healthy snack ideas close at hand:
This fantastic combination of protein, fat and carbohydrates keep your energy up, blood sugar stable and hunger satiated.
Homemade Trail Mix
Throw some unsalted nuts, seeds, and dried fruit together for a fantastic on-the-go snack that you can stash almost anywhere.
Berries and Coconut Shreds
Satisfy your sweet tooth AND your hunger by filling a bowl with a plenty of fresh berries and lightly dusting the top with unsweetened coconut for
Hummus and Veggies
Homemade hummus is always best, helping you stay away from added sugar and preservatives. Pair it with fresh cut celery, broccoli, and tomatoes for a filling, nutritious snack.
Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, which is vital for managing protein metabolism.
Carrots are low-calorie, which is great for those with weight loss goals. Plus, they contain carotene and vitamin A, which promote eye health and strong immune function. Pair them with hummus for a delicious, creamy snack.
Dried plums are a good source of instant energy carbohydrates, they are fat-free, and they’re also a good source of fiber and potassium, which helps lower high blood pressure.
Not just a breakfast drink! Smoothies are an excellent way to get plenty of fruits and vegetables that offer a plethora of fiber, vitamins and minerals while energizing the body, keeping hunger in check and boosting the metabolism.
When you find yourself reaching for a snack, whether in response to physical hunger or emotional need, reach for one of the snacks above and keep your health goals on-track while satisfying your sense. Eat clean and drink up!
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