Snacks make up an important part of a healthy diet. It is wise to make sure that those snacks are healthy choices to avoid packing on the pounds. Poor snack choices are high in calories and low in nutrients. Choose snacks that leave you feeling satisfied and energized. The healthy ideas listed below are options that can be enjoyed multiple times a day, throughout the week.
Popping certain fruits into the freezer to enjoy when frozen is a great way to turn an otherwise ordinary snack into a real treat. Grapes and blueberries lend themselves especially well to this chilly treatment. Simply wash and dry the fruit and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer. Once the fruit is frozen solid, transfer them to an airtight container.
Once sealed in the freezer, the frozen fruit is ready to be enjoyed at any time. Some prefer to let their fruit thaw slightly while others like it better frozen solid. The choice is yours.
Strawberries and Cream
At the end of a day of
This snack could also fall into
Raw Veggies and Hummus
A tablespoon of hummus goes a long way when enjoyed with raw veggies. Cucumber slices, grape tomatoes, halved mushrooms and baby carrots are all excellent choices to dip in the hummus. This
When the craving for a salty snack hits, grab a bag of frozen edamame to satisfy your craving. A quick few minutes in the microwave and the edamame pods will be ready for a quick sprinkle of sea salt. Choose edamame that is in the pod; the act of popping them before eating makes the snack last a little longer and forces you to take longer than if they were already shelled.