Snacking has got to be the most common downfall for all of us, whether we’re trying to lose weight or not. Secretly packed with oils, sodium and nasties, household snack brands are keeping us from living our most healthy lives. The good news is, you don’t have to erase snacking from your day, you just need to replace bad with good.
It might sound boring, but the good old fashioned veggie sticks (think carrot, celery, capsicum) are nature’s perfect snack. Full of crunch and low in calories, the trick to these is in the dip. DON’T be pairing them with cream cheese (hello fat content) and DO be going for portion controlled pairings like homemade hummus or cashew cream. Or just fly them solo; nothing keeps your mouth occupied like chewing on a carrot.
Le Boiled Egg
Again, it’s a classic. The humble boiled egg is packed with protein and a range of essential nutrients bound all within 80 calories. Magic.
A low calorie snack that’s delicious and full of immunity boosting superpowers? Where do we sign up. Blueberries. Raspberries, Strawberries, Black Berries … the options are endless and we promise a day including berries is a good one.
The future is here … kale can be transformed into a crispy snack. Simply lay out your kale pieces on a tray and lightly sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt, garlic and your favourite spice before roasting in the oven. Just be sure to let them fully cool before placing in an airtight container. Crunch crunch.
Yep you read right, popcorn can be healthy. The non-crappy oiled, highly salted version that is. Luckily there are options on the market that are light and natural. Just look for minimal, natural ingredients and don’t eat a whole packet. Portion control is king here.
Although it may be an adjustment, your body will thank you for switching out your soy crisps with real food. Why not try a 30 day snack challenge and see how you feel?