10 Healthy Snacks To Meet Your Craving Without Breaking Your Diet
It’s true that the more we can’t have something, the more we want it. Whether it’s chocolate, chips or pizza, we all have that one food we always crave and more often than not, it’s unhealthy and does not fit with your diet.
Well, fear not.
Just because you are on a health journey does not mean you have to deprive yourself completely. Here are ten healthy snacks that might just do the trick next time you have a craving.
Popcorn can be a great snack alternative to your favourite chip. Home-made, air-popped popcorn is also much lower in calories than popcorn popped in oil or pre-packaged microwave ones. Also, when you sweeten it with sugar or caramel, the calories can quickly add up. Just add a little salt for the taste!
They’re just like potato chips but are made of vegetables like kale or seaweed instead. If you’re buying them from your local grocery store, make sure to check the nutrition labels as some brands can have just as many calories, salt and fat as a regular chip.
Looking for that delicious crunch? Mixed nuts are the way to go. Nuts are a great source of protein, healthy fats and fibre. If you want something a little sweeter, try making a trail mix at home with some dried fruits or nuts covered in dark chocolate.
Fresh fruit is nature’s candy. Eating fruit has been linked to better health and a lower risk of heart disease. Just make sure to eat in moderation as some fruits contain a high amount of sugar.
An easy snack to make at home and satisfy your sweet tooth. There are tons of smoothie ingredient options, and you can also experiment with chia seeds, hemp seeds and honey for a different flavour.
Home-made “Ice Cream”
Did you know that you can make ice cream at home with bananas, and they taste just as good as a traditional soft-serve but with half the calories? Add some cacao powder, almond butter, vanilla extract and maple syrup for the ultimate at-home chocolate ice cream.
Dark Chocolate With Strawberries
Wait, chocolate? Yep! As long as it’s 70% or darker.
Chia seeds are packed with fibre, omega-3 and protein, making them a great snack option. Mix them with your milk of choice and maple syrup, then set in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
Pitted Dates With Almond Butter
Dates are rich in fibre, magnesium and iron. Try some pitted dates with almond butter; you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this heavenly snack!
Hummus And Vegetables
Try dipping vegetables into hummus for a savoury snack break. Carrots and celery are classic dipping veggie choices. This is also a great way to sneak some more vegetables into your diet.
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