Cheat Snacks That Are Still Healthy
People who can’t maintain a healthy eating lifestyle complain it’s hard to find food that tastes good and keeps them fit and well.
They can’t be farther from the truth!
There are many healthy foods from organic, natural and unprocessed sources that can be made into great tasting snacks you can have for breakfast or other times of the day. You just have to be creative!
Here are top 5 healthy snacks that will help keep you in shape…
1. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are so good they might be considered an indulgence. But they are good for you because sweet potatoes are packed with fibre.
As you know, fibre helps you digest and removes toxins from your body. It also expands when you drink water which keeps the hunger pangs away.
Calories – 115 kcal
Carbohydrates – 26.8gms
Fibre – 3.8gms
Protein – 2.1gms
Fat – 0.2gms
2. Scrambled Eggs With Grilled Tomatoes and Hot Peppers
This could be your breakfast or mid-afternoon snack. Eggs are high in protein and contain healthy Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
Studies show that cooking increases the anti-oxidant properties of tomatoes.
Hot Peppers such as jalapeno contain capsaicin that can increase metabolism and help reduce body fat.
Calories – 124kcal (2 eggs)
Carbohydrates – 6.9gms
Protein – 12.2gms
Fat – 13.9gms (8.4gms are unsaturated)
3. Carrots And Hummus
Carrots are rich in beta carotene which is a carotenoid and anti-oxidant.
Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A which is good for the eyes, immune system and the skin.
Hummus is made of hummus, tahini, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice and is a healthy food staple in the Middle East.
Sliced carrots with hummus dip makes for a great healthy snack any time of the day.
Calories – 52kcal
Carbohydrates – 9.1gms
Protein – 1.2gms
Fat – 1.3gms
4. Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt is a delicious protein- rich breakfast staple that can also be eaten before a workout or before bedtime.
It is also rich in probiotics which are good bacteria will keep your intestines clean, facilitate digestion and eliminate dangerous bacteria.
Calories – 97kcal
Carbohydrates – 6.7gms
Protein – 17.2gms
Fat – 0gms
5. Tuna With Avocado
Tuna is a regular lean protein staple. But it is also rich in healthy EFAs. Mixing it with Avocado will not only give it a smooth creamy exterior but increase the amount of EFAs.
Add sliced tomatoes and onions to give it more flavour and nutrients. This is a great snack to have in the mid-morning or before exercise.
Calories – 491kcal
Carbohydrates – 12.9gms
Protein – 45gms
Fat – 0.7gms (18.3gms are unsaturated)
There are other combinations you can work on which taste great and still provide all the nutrition you need.
Have you tried oatmeal with almond butter? You should because it tastes great and is packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats!