Did you know there are really healthy snacks out there that you can eat on-the-go and guilt-free!
But first, why am I telling you about nourishing snacks when "you don't have time to eat."
Your life can get so crazy and busy and on-the-go, that you just don't have time to make healthy, nourishing snacks or you may even miss a meal. But that doesn't mean you have to get off-track with your health or weight loss goals by settling for something like a Twinkie.
Why is it important for you to have a healthy snack?
Healthy snacks between meals:
● Keep your mood steady and your focus sharp
● Stabilize your blood sugar levels
● Sustain your energy between meals
Here are some suggestions for healthy, nourishing between meal snacks:
Nuts—an great source of high protein: raw or dry roasted are the best. Avoid the ones with vegetable oil and salt. They can get rancid if they sit too long.
Fruit—packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants: Try to get organic fruit like bananas packed with potassium and oranges loaded with Vitamin C
Yogurt—it's high in protein and good source of healthy fats: Get full-fat, organic yogurt and don't get the ones with artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors. Avoid corn syrup.
Hard boiled eggs—these will keep your blood sugar level because they are a high source of protein. Boil some ahead of time so you have them on hand to throw in your bag.
Peanut butter sandwich—look for organic peanut butter and avoid added sugar. Also use a whole grain bread that is high in fiber.
Energy bars—these are a healthier choice than a chocolate bar; however, read your labels and avoid soy protein isolate. Find brands that have over 10 grams of whey protein, hemp protein or pea protein.
Dark chocolate—because of the natural caffeine it can give you that energy boost: Get brands that list cacao as the first ingredient not sugar.
Trail Mix—packed with a combo of proteins and sugars to increase your energy: Get a mix that doesn’t contain vegetable oil or salt. You can make your own with a variety of nuts, seeds, raisins and cranberries at the health store to mix yourself.
Raw vegetables—slice up raw veggies. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals: Choose organic vegetables where possible. Cut them the morning of to maintain their maximum nutrients instead of buying pre-cut slices in a bag.
Seeds—pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are high in vegetable protein: Look for raw seeds wherever possible.
These snacks should keep you feeling energized between meals and keep you on track with your health and weight loss goals.
What do you do now?
To make sure you’re eating healthy all the time, click here now to schedule a private conversation with me. I can help you determine the best foods for your body, so you can feel great, look great, and stay energized now!
To your health!