Best Healthy Snack Foods/Say Goodbye To Junk Food

We tend to want to snack on a daily basis, after lunch, and for some people just about all the time. The kitchen is near and pies, cookies, cakes, and chips are their just lurking around for us to eat them. No matter how hard it may be, stay away. Don’t even buy it to make it even more better. Think about how bad you want to lose weight and to get that flat tummy  by the summer time.

This is all the motivation you need. Their is a more healthier approach to the way you can snack. Take a vow and say goodbye to junk food. Choose a snack that is high in fiber and protein. You can have a snack now that’s simple to make, delicious, craves your appetite and most of all more healthier. What are the best healthy snack foods? 

High Protein Snacks

Edamame

  • protein
  • complex carbs
  • gives you energy

Pumpkin Seeds

  • 7 grams of protein
  • contains no sugar
  • great in salads (you should try it)

Pouched Fish (starkest, tuna)

  • don’t need draining
  • you can use a fork

Boiled Eggs

  • rich in BCAA
  • help build muscle
  • implement Omega 3 enriched eggs because it’s good for your brain

Yogurt

  • twice as much protein as regular yogurt
  • bone building calcium
  • full of good bacteria

String Cheese

  • carries protein and calcium
  • fewer calories
  • gain muscle mass

Protein Bars

  • on the go snacks
  • convenient

Jerky

  • high in protein
  • low in fat
  • available in beef, buffalo, pork, turkey, and salmon

Cottage Cheese

  • has tons of (28 grams)
  • Casein is a slow digesting protein
  • Read the label closely! Most cottage cheese contain a lot of sodium

Low Carb Snacks

Nut Butter

  • single serving
  • almond, hazelnut, peanut, and sunflower seeds
  • get the packets with the least amount of sugar

Celery

  • 95% water
  • vitamin k
  • strengthen bones

Pistachios

  • packed with protein healthy fat, fiber, and vitamin b
  • the pistachios in the shell keeps you from over eating

Walnuts

  • low in carbs
  • high in Omega 3 fatty acids
  • gives you lots of energy

High Fiber Foods

  • frozen grapes
  • great for sugar cravings
  • can be stored in a zip lock bag
  • red grapes has more antioxidants than the greens ones

Dried Fruit

  • gives off energy
  • quick fix
  • plums has antioxidants

Apricots

  • low sugar fruit
  • 4 grams of sugar

Strawberries

  • 11 grams of sugar
  • vitamin c

Kale Chips

  • vitamin a, c, and k
  • can be made in the oven
  • less carb

Dark Chocolate 

  • high in plant nutrients
  • less sugar/more flavor
  • You’re likely to eat less

Homemade Snack Recipes You Can Make At Home…

Sweet Potato Fries

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

Cut four sweet potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges

place flesh-side down on a roasting pan

brush with a mixture of 2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Cook, turning once, for 20-25 minutes

Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Kettle Corn

1 teaspoon of cinnamon 

1 teaspoon of Stevia with 2 cups of freshly popped popcorn

Shake in a paper bag for even distribution

You can swap the Stevia for 1 teaspoon of honey plus 1 teaspoon of water, microwaved for 20 seconds to thin it out.

Nachos

Multigrain chips

Few pinches of cheddar

Put it in the microwave

Guacamole or sprinkle of scallions

Add more chips and cheddar

Ready to eat

Brown Rice

A mix of back beans, peppers, and roasted corn

Turkey Wrap

2 teaspoons of honey mustard on 3 thin slices of turkey

Top with 1/4 cup sliced apple

Wrap in lettuce

Cinnamon Spiced Baked Apples

Core a crisp apple (such as Granny Smith or Fuji)

Put the wedges in a microwave-safe bowl

Sprinkle with a teaspoon of brown sugar, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, then toss to cover

Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe plate and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on high

Avocado Rice Cakes

Top an unsalted brown rice cake with 1/4 of an avocado, mashed, then sprinkle with black pepper and paprika.

Pumpkin Spice Yogurt

Combine 1/2 cup of nonfat plain Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree (a low-fat way to boost fiber and flavor)

Sweeten with Stevia

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pumpkin pie spice blend or cinnamon

Watermelon Fruit Cup

2 cups of watermelon cubes with 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 

½ teaspoon grated lime zest

Sprinkle with cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons chopped unsalted roasted pistachios

Yogurt Berries

Use a toothpick to dunk individual blueberries one at a time into a container of Greek yogurt

A second toothpick helps push the berry off onto a baking sheet

Freeze for one hour

Store any leftovers in the freezer

 

Learn How To Make Other Healthy Snacks At Home

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 Try A New Snack

Final Say

There are so many healthy snacks to choose from. If you’re not purchasing a snack from a store, create a snack recipe from scratch at home. Trying new things never get old. You’ll learn something new everytime. Find a more healthier approach to snacking by avoiding junk food. Don’t forget to leave a comment or any questions below. Thanks!




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