5 Healthy Snacks for a Healthier You
Having a fit and healthy lifestyle takes a lot of work, and exercising is not enough. Your fitness trainer has probably told you this and we hate to say it again, but you also need to stick to a healthy diet if you want to see good results later on. We’re not only talking about the meals you have throughout the day, but the snacks you eat in between meals as well.
So, for this first installment of having a fitter and healthier lifestyle, we’ll be talking about quick healthy snack ideas that you can easily try!
Chicken Avocado Roll Ups
All you need to do is mash small chunks of avocado with lime juice, add the sliced chicken, and combine them altogether with some diced bell pepper, red onion, cheese, chives, and a bit of sour cream. Spread the mixture onto a wheat tortilla, roll it up like a spring roll and you’re done!
Chicken meat contains less saturated fat compared to other red meat, while the avocado is packed with monounsaturated fatty acid which is good for the heart.
Oatmeal with Berries and Almond Milk
Oatmeal is definitely one of your staple foods in the kitchen but eating it as it is a bore. So, one way to make your oatmeal taste better is adding some fresh berries and a splash of almond milk.
Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol; the berries have antioxidants that help keep a sharp memory; while, almond milk has lower calorie which is great most especially for people trying to lose weight.
Cherry Tomatoes with Goat Cheese
Grab a few pieces of large cherry tomatoes and cut them in half. Spread two tablespoons of fresh goat cheese onto the slices and sprinkle your favorite herbs on top.
Same with traditional tomatoes, cherry tomatoes also contain vitamins and minerals essential for good health. Goat cheese has fewer calories compared to cow’s cheese and is rich in vitamin A, Vitamin B, calcium, and iron among others.
Banana Almond Toast
Spread almond butter onto a whole-grain rye bread and put the bananas on top. Quick and easy!
Almond butter is a healthier choice compared to regular peanut butter as it contains more fiber and essential nutrients. The rye bread helps suppress the desire to eat more which is good for weight loss, while bananas are rich in pectin, good for digestion, and potassium and magnesium which help lessen muscle cramps.
If you got a bag of almonds available, get a handful and mix them with a bit of sugar, cinnamon, salt, and water in a skillet over medium heat. Stir until the almonds are completely coated and the sugar crystallizes. Once done, drizzle melted chocolate and let them dry.
Nuts are good sources of protein, fiber, and antioxidants which help prevent weight gain and fight diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, helps lower the risk of heart disease.
We hope you enjoy making these snacks! Happy eating!