February 27, 2015
Healthy recipes: Snacks
Many people who are trying to lose weight or improve their general diet try and avoid snacks, as they often think they are bad. However, if you look to healthier options instead of chocolate and crisps, you can allow yourself a couple of snacks in between meals.
For the best results, and to ensure you stay on track with your healthy diet, you should make sure your diet is full of the stuff you need and come with as little sugar, salt and fat as possible.
Hummus and carrot sticks
Hummus is very on-trend at the moment, and there’s a reason why. Not only is it delicious, but it can also be nutritious, especially if you go for low-fat options or even try to make it yourself. Once you have your hummus, or another low-fat dip of your choosing, you can cut up things like carrots, peppers or cucumber to dip in.
This can be a delicious snack and is ideal for eating at your desk while you work. However, you should be careful as some dips can be high in calories and salt. This is why it’s always best to make it yourself. There are a various simple recipes for how to make your own salsa, garlic and herb or hummus.
Fruit is a fantastic snack, especially if you struggle to eat enough vegetables across the day. They are packed full of vitamins and minerals that help you lead a healthier lifestyle and have a nutritious diet.
You can add most fruit to fat-free yoghurt for a quick and easy snack. Why not put this in a container and then you can have it on the go? You can also add pumpkin or sesame seeds for a quick way to boost the nutritional intake. However, you should watch the amount of sugar you are eating as most fruit can contain high amounts.
Olives and Boiled eggs
If you are looking for a post-gym snack, then you can’t go wrong with boiled eggs. They are a brilliant source of protein, which can enable your muscles to heal quicker and allow you to continue with your gym or workout routine. These only take a few minutes to do and you can enjoy them with a handful of olives or pickled onions to stop it from getting boring.
Celery and soft cheese
Celery is a brilliant snack as it is practically zero calories. Try chopping up some sticks and filling them with fat-free or low-fat soft cheese. This is also the ideal snack for office workers, as you can simply have these at your desk. You can even cut the celery into mouth-sized pieces to make it even easier to get some nutrition while you work.