It’s hard not to eat between meals and feel guilty on top of that… We get it ! We are sharing with you snacks ideas that are healthy and delicious and they will make you forget those unhealthy ones you used to eat. Here are some daily healthy snacks fast and easy to do:
1. Blueberries & Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt is well-known for being a great source of calcium and potassium and Blueberries are one of the best source of antioxidants. They help reduce your blood pressure, prevent cancer and improve the appearance of the skin. Blueberries or mixed berries with yogurt is a very good and healthy combination for boosting energy and immune system. They are both high nutrients and contain low calories.
2. Oatmeal with Almond Milk & Seeds
Oatmeal is often referred to as porridge. You can add oats in muffins, granola bars, cookies and other recipes. It is healthy due to soluble fibers it contains. Flax seeds or Chia seeds are rich in fiber, essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6), calcium, vitamins, and antioxidants. Almond milk is low in sugar and calories. It is also high in vitamins E, D, C and potassium even if it is lactose free. Boil some oats by adding some Almond Milk in it. You can also add seeds or any other fruits you like.
3. Smoothie Bowl with Berries & Granola
There is nothing better than staying at home and enjoying a freshly-served smoothie in a bowl and topped with granola, nuts, coconut or other fresh fruits ! Granola is rich in protein, fiber, and micronutrients. In a blender, combine almond milk, frozen blueberries, raspberries, banana, kale, chia seeds, flax seeds and a dash of vanilla extract if desired. Mix it all up for 1 minute until it’s thick. Pour into a bowl and top with granola or with some walnuts, almonds, cashews and fresh fruits. Enjoy!
4. Honey Almond Granola
This recipe is great for breakfast or a snack ! Stir in coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract. Then, pour in it the granola. Wait about 20 minutes until the granola slighly turn golden and become crispy. Wait 1 minute until the granola cool a bit. You can now dress up in a bowl greek yogurt and add your crispy honey almond granola!
5. Dark Chocolate & Almond
Dark Chocolate & Almond Bars are a rich and mouthwatering snack ! They are both rich in magnesium. Dark Chocolate is also a source of antioxidants and it is loaded with vitamins, proteins, fiber which is great for your immune system and muscles. It also helps prevent heart disease, memory loss. In addition, it improves blood sugar levels, and reduces the risk of developing diabetes. You can also add coconut chips in your dark chocolate and almond bars. Dark chocolate is good for weight loss, so…yes! Now you have an excuse to eat chocolate.
6. Banana & Apple with Peanut Butter
Banana and Apple are two fruits whose taste matches perfectly with peanut butter and they both contain fibers and proteins. Peanut butter contains nutrients and helps control hunger without leading to weight gain. It also improves blood circulation as it contains fiber, healthy fats and magnesium which fortify bones. Although its fats do not make you gain weight and help cut cravings, it’s best consumed in moderation.
7. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes are a good source of antioxidants. And it contains choline, which is usually mostly found in meat and eggs. Choline is very important to control inflammation, improve muscles movements and cognition. You can cook it in different ways (fried, roasted, with salad, purée, soup, cake…).
8. Avocado Egg Toast
Avocado is good for antioxidants absorbation, cancer and food poisining prevention, heart and neurodegenerative diseases, liver damage reduction and weight loss. Eggs are a very good source of high-quality protein. They contain vitamin B2, selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Egg yolks contain more calories and fat than the whites. But they are a source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Avocado Egg Toast is a delicious and good snack or breackfast to start the day. Boil 2 eggs. While the eggs are cooking, toast the bread and smash the avocado on each piece of toast. Place the (poached or boiled) eggs on it. Sprinkle with some salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Serve with some fresh tomatoes. You can also add a teaspoon of olive oil on the top.
9. Kale Chips
Kale is packed with powerful antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol. Additionally, it also contains vitamins C and K which reduce cholesterol and risk of heart disease. It improves the eye health, reduces inflammation and promotes bone health. Put some kale pieces in a bowl and add a teaspoon of olive oil and a dash of salt. Place kale pieces on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10–15 minutes until they are crispy.
10. Vegetables slices & Hummus
Hummus is made from chickpeas, olive oil, and garlic. It reduces inflammation and may improve heart health. Eating hummus with some vegetables slices such as carrots, cucumber, celeri or broccoli is a good healthy snack that you should also add to your diet routine.