If you are trying to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle, snacking can be your worst enemy. Change the way you see snacking by introducing these healthy and nutritious snacks to your diet to keep you full between meals!
Raisins are a nutritional powerhouse. They’re merely dehydrated grapes, which means that they contain the same rich nutrients as fresh grapes such as iron, potassium, and B vitamins.
Walnuts contain a surprising amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. They are rich in antioxidants, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E. Additionally, walnuts can help to keep to regulate your blood sugar and help keep you on your diet by making you feel full with fewer calories than unhealthy snack choices.
Fresh fruits can provide you with carbohydrates to keep you energized as well as nutrients and vitamins to keep your immune system healthy. The best thing about carrying fresh fruit with you is that it some come in its own casing and doesn’t require containers or bags!
There are many health benefits provided by the regular consumption of seaweed. Its dark green color means that it’s rich in minerals such as iron and copper. Seaweed is also an excellent source of iodine which helps to support healthy thyroid function.
Eggs are another powerhouse of food that can be prepared quickly and easily transported as an on-the-go snack. Eggs are full of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. The protein will help to curb your hunger between meals. They’re also low in calories which makes them a perfect snack if you’re trying to lose weight.
Fruit bars can give you a boost to your energy levels and provide you with protein to help you power through your day. Fruit bars typically contain various types of fruits, nuts, and some sort of cohesive substance such as honey or yogurt. You can make your own at home to cut out any hidden preservatives from premade versions.
Hummus is a healthy and filling snack that is usually paired with crackers or pretzels. For a healthier option, pair a helping of hummus with a few celery and carrot sticks.
Mitra Rangarajan is one of the few people in the world who is cross-trained and certified in three interrelated, interconnected and intertwined disciplines which are: Nutrition, Diabetes Management, and Clinical Medicine/GI. Read more of Mitra’s GI Nutrition articles here!