You eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinners, but finding a healthy snack may prove more difficult than you thought. Here is a list of some options:
1. Fresh Fruit
Bananas: an excellent source of energy, Vitamin B6, potassium and fiber.
Apples: a great source of fiber, Vitamin C and help regulate blood sugar. They’re very satisfying, making them a perfect afternoon snack.
Blueberries: Blueberries are packed with Vitamin K, Manganese, Fiber and Vitamin C, and their antioxidant count is high.
2. Full Fat Greek or Natural Yogurt
As far as healthy snacks go yogurt is at the top of the list offering a low GI rating and protein content. Avoid the flavored types, those with added fruit as they all will all have added sugar. Check your labels and aim for a sugar content of around 5g/100g of sugar or less.
3. Raw Unsalted Nuts
Nuts contain about 10 to 20 percent protein, almost as much as eggs, making them a great protein option for vegetarians and vegans. Nuts are also a great source of fiber and are low GI, which means they’ll keep you fuller for longer. Don’t forget though that they have high levels of (healthy) fats, increasing the energy count. Eat them in moderation.
Oats aren’t just a breakfast food, 1/3 cup oats contains only around 100 calories, a fair dose of fiber, is low GI and contains next to no sugar. They are a great pre workout snack, add fruits or yogurt to make them more flavorful.
While you should stay away from the microwave versions which are filled with fat, you can easily make your own healthy version. With a little bit of olive oil in a pot or buy using a popping you can be eating popcorn with less than 100 calories per 25 gram serving (which is actually quite a lot of popcorn!) and the sugar count is only at 0.1grams. You can add different types of spices to add some flavor.
6. Hummus with Vegetables
While hummus is not a low calorie food, it does offer a good amount of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Pair it with chopped vegetables for a fulfilling snack