Stay fit with healthy go-to snacks
People are always looking for new tips and tricks to staying in shape. Obviously, exercise is key, but 90% of your good-looking body is made in the kitchen. Yes – IN THE KITCHEN! The good news is that there are SO many options to help you eat healthy. With so many resources at your fingertips on the Internet you can keep your healthy diet and lifestyle both interesting and exciting.
I want to share with you some of my favorite, easy, go-to snacks. They are perfect for a mid-morning or afternoon snack, and can also be a meal if you keep it balanced.
- Hard-boiled eggs: Seriously, I can’t get enough of them. They are packed with nutrients, vitamins (B12, Riboflavin, etc.), protein and good fat! If you’re hesitant to try them, just power through, soon you will find them to be delicious and filling. Follow these instructions for fool-proof hard boiled eggs and add your favorite condiment to your egg. I love adding hummus. My favorite is eggplant hummus from Trader Joe’s. Two tablespoons of the protein-packed topping is only 35 calories! No matter what your favorite hummus flavor is, by adding it to your hard-boiled eggs, you are getting more great protein, creating the ultimate healthy snack!
- Cucumbers: These are a great produce staple packed with vitamins C and K, and are a cost-effective solution to add to your grocery list. They also contain other valuable nutrients and water, not only helping you stay hydrated, but also feeling full! Eating plain cucumbers is sometimes refreshing enough but if you want some great dip, try tahini – a Greek dip with a sesame seed base. You can buy it at the store or use this super easy recipe to make it at home. Sesame seeds have good fats and oil and carry plenty of vitamins, which are healthy, especially for those who are active.
- Tuna salad: Tuna is a great source of lean protein and fills you with the vitamins A and B, as well as other minerals that your body needs. Tuna salad is not only healthy and budget -friendly, but you can make it any way you’d like! Try adding apples, celery and walnuts. The protein-rich tuna is coupled with a crunch that helps make you feel full while satisfying the craving for savory flavors. Did I say tuna salad was versatile?! Serve your favorite kind wrapped in lettuce or stuffed in a pita, and it can be served for lunch or dinner!
What are some of your go-to healthy snacks or meals? Do you have any tips to share with us? We’d love to hear ‘em!