When we crave some snacks in between the main meals, the fastest and easiest option that come to mind is grabbing a bag of chips, some cookies, or other munchies of that sort. They might help keep hunger at bay, but the calories, not really. Healthy snacking doesn’t necessarily mean boring, bland, and not flavorsome. There are actually several snacking ideas that will not fill you up but will also provide your body with several nutrients. So, the next time you feel like grabbing some chips or ice cream, try one of these snacks instead.
Apples and Peanut Butter
This utterly delicious combo makes a perfect snack idea because both ingredients are rich in flavor. Apples are rich in fiber while peanut butter will provide your body with protein. All you have to do is slice some apples and spread peanut butter on top. For an added twist, you can add dark choclate chips or nuts. You will definitely love this mix of a crispy and creamy snack.
Rice Cakes with Cherry Tomatoes
If you are craving something crunchy, rice cakes are much healthier and lighter than potato chips or biscuits. Rice cakes are low in calories and rich in fiber and protein. Top them off with cherry tomato sauce and some pesto for a filling and delicious snack.
Cottage Cheese & Fruits
Cottage cheese is light yet packed with protein. It goes well with tropical fruits such as watermelon, pineapple and papaya which are rich in fiber. The result is a sweet and creamy light snack that provides your body with two important nutrients.
Tiny but mighty, chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and fiber which makes them nutritional powerhouses. When soaked in milk or water, they turn into forming a jelly-like consistency. Chia seeds have no flavor, so the trick is how you mix them with other ingredients. Soak them in dairy or non-dairy milk –according to your preference – and add ½ tablespoon cocoa powder. When they form this jelly-like consistency, add berries or other fruit of your choice and a bit of honey or maple
Cucumber and Hummus
Rich in water content, cucumber is a refreshing and hydrating veggie. Bringing the crunchiness of cucumbers with the smooth and creamy texture of hummus, you’ve taken your snack to a whole new level. Hummus is made of chickpeas, olive oil, and tahini which are sources of healthy fats as well as protein. All you need to do is cut some cucumbers into slices and enjoy them with a hummus dip.