10 Healthy Snacks for Women
So you love snacks. Don’t we all? But a problem about choosing snacks is finding healthy ones that you will still enjoy. More often than not, we settle for snacks that don’t give us nutritional benefits or make us any healthier. Luckily, these ten are both healthy and enjoyable. So give up on the junk food and start munching on these healthy goodies instead. Read this post http://prodietguide.com/best-protein-bars-women/ to find out if protein bars make a good snack. Especially if you’re over 50 years old.
Regular Instant Oatmeal
Not only can it be prepared quickly and conveniently, but instant oatmeal is filled with fiber and proteins, which are a huge check on the healthy department and will keep your hunger in check. Make sure that you choose a regular flavored one to avoid any additional sweeteners that the flavored ones have.
Hungry but it’s not meal time yet? Grab a banana! This fruit will surely abate your hunger and will also provide you with potassium that helps prevents cramps. Did you know that bananas are also good for upping your dopamine levels? Not only will you be healthier with a banana as your snack, you’ll be happier too!
1 Cup Baby Carrots + 2 Tbsp. Hummus
Baby carrots are known for being crunchy so you’ll be occupied with munching on them to think about your hunger. Actually they’ll satisfy your hunger too, and with the hummus’ tangy flavor, any cravings for comfort food will also be addressed.
Melons, apart from being one of the healthiest fruits, are watery fruits. Which means that your hunger will surely be sated with them. But they are also sweet without the additional calories that come with most seet snacks. Plus, you’ll get a healthy dose of beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, fiber, and a lot of B vitamins!
1 Tbsp. Peanuts + 2 Tbsp. Dried Cranberries
Who says you can only enjoy trail mix while on the trail? Trail mix are specially made to provide you with both salty (peanuts) to avoid getting cramped on a hike and sweets (cranberry) to provide you with a much needed energy boost. But you also need these benefits on your daily activities, so go ahead and enjoy your own trail mix for a healthy snack.
1 Cup Strawberries + 3 Tbsp. Cool Whip Free
Who says snacks must be boring? Enjoy this guilt-free strawberries and cream with a minimal amount of calories. Not only is it tasty, juicy, and sweet, but it’s also rich in fiber. So whip up (ha ha, get it) this combo during snack time.
1 Cup Raspberries + 2 Tbsp. Plain Yogurt + 1 Tsp. Honey
Yes, you can enjoy creamy and sweet goodness and still be eating healthy! That’s the benefit of turning to fruits as alternative for snacks. This is one sweet treat, literally and figuratively.
1/2 Cup Frozen Yogurt
Craving some ice cream? Go for an equally refreshing snack with less the calories and go get yourself a fro-yo. See, healthy snacks have you stray away from the usual snacks, but surely provide you with just as yummy alternatives.
5 Dark Chocolate Kisses
There’s even an alternative for your usual chocolate! Dark chocolates are so much healthier than their other counterparts, and they also have antioxidant properties to keep diseases away. And they’re available in kisses form, so you can control the amount of chocolate that you take in.
1 Cup Nonfat Milk + 1 Tbps. Chocolate Syrup
Thirsty? You can make your own chocolate milk with less fats and calories with this mix. Not only will you quell your chocolate cravings, you also get a dose of calcium.