Have you ever thought that, not just your cell phones are smart, even your snack can also be. Snacking smart will keep your energy levels up, blood sugar stable, and your tummy satisfied. But along with snacks, it is very important to keep in mind that what you are eating is healthy as that will helps in maintaining a healthy weight.
Those 3 PM afternoon slumps or mid-morning lows can trigger blood sugar crashes, as well as some intense carbohydrate cravings. These are the times when you end up munching (actually unhealthy, fried and junk food), and your weight loss plans get trashed.
But in reality healthy snacks are actually very easy and quick to make. These snacks preps are perfect for everyone and specially for those who love to workout, have growing kids and for small family trips as well.
1. Greek Yogurt with Berries
Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, calcium, potassium, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. Probiotic found in Greek yogurt also keeps your gut healthy. And nutrition gets doubled when mixed with berries.
Berries are an excellent source of antioxidants around. Mix colorful berries in plain Greek yogurt and you are good to go with bowl of protein and low calories.
2. Mixed Nuts
This mixed nuts trail is ready made snack to end your food craving, and provides great nutrition. This handful mixed nuts are perfect balance of healthy fat, protein and finer.
And as they don’t need refrigeration, so they are perfect for taking on the go.
3. Cherry Tomatoes with Mozzarella
This heavenly made yummy combination of tomatoes and mozzarella is full of nutrients too. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, potassium, lycopene and antioxidants that may help to reduce heart disease.
Mozzarella is high in protein, calcium and vitamin B12. It may help in raising your HDL ( good cholesterol) and decreases risk of heart disease.
4. Apple Wedges with Peanut Butter
Apples with peanut butter taste superb together. Apples are rich in fiber and contains polyphenol antioxidants which improves your gut health.
5. Skinny chocolate stuffed Raspberries
Having a sweet tooth isn’t a diet killer and these tasty bites are filled with dark chocolates and appetite suppressing raspberries.
Raspberries are very low in calories and high in fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. They protect from many diseases like arthritis, cancer, diabetes and provide its anti-ageing effects.
6. Celery Sticks with Cream Cheese
Celery sticks with cream cheese is an ideal combination of taste and low carbs. Celery is rich in antioxidants which help in reducing inflammation and prevents various cancers.
Five to six celery sticks with 60 gram cream cheese is amazing snack under 200 calories.
7. Dark Chocolate and Almonds
Dark chocolate and almonds are amazing and easy to carry snack. This rich snack is loaded with flavanols and heart healthy fats which help in lowering blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
Both dark chocolate and almonds help in losing weight by reducing appetite and keep you full for longer.
8. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs is another superb combination of taste and nutrition. Eggs are super protein and very low in calories.
This super healthy, high protein and healthy fat snack also help in losing weight
9. Roasted Mushrooms
Mushrooms are basically a fungi, but this non toxic. Mushrooms are generally used to add flavour in dishes but it has amazing health beneficial property.
10. Banana Pudding
Bananas are healthy and delicious. They are packed with vitamins and minerals and provide benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss.
Bananas are good pick up to stay energetic whole day and it is high in several antioxidants which may help in reducing damage from free radicals and prevents many diseases.