Welcome to my Easy snacks guide!
When your stomach rumbling and the lunch or dinner is a few hours away, you don’t need to wait until the next mealtime as you can have a healthy snack that will make your stomach full and fuels your body. You can find some easy snacks to make that are filled with nutrition and vitamins to keep you going without getting tired. You can prepare these snacks within 10 minutes time, serve it to your loved ones and eat it along with them. Make sure you keep an eye on the serving size to control your eating habit, especially if you are on a diet.
Easy snacks as we now
Snack eating for most people usually refers to eat calorie-filled foods between meals like chips, sweets and other unhealthy foods. But eating healthy easy snacks can be beneficial too and can be a good way to make sure you have balanced habitual nourishment containing all necessery nutrients and vitamins. It can also help to boost your metabolism. Just never forget that if you are eating snacks (and who doesn’t love them?) it’s very important to eat them as part of a balanced diet overall. We are often missing the main meals, and after getting hungry, we reach for the first accessible food that is eatable. The easiest snack to find is some junk food and other unhealthy things. The main problem with these kind of easy snacks is they still leave us with the feeling of being hungry in a short time, because we usually snacking high carbohydrate foods. If you have to have a snacks then you should try to find healthy snacks. Protein takes more time to digest, so eat easy snacks with high protein to keep you feeling longer and fuller.
Why should we eat snacks?
Snacking can be really usefull. When a full meal isn’t possible, a mini-meal with a small portion of food with high protein can help reduce your hunger before your main meal, and prevent overeating with a lower calorie intake. Research shows that people who eating snacks organically have better mineral, antioxidant and vitamin intake compared with people who don’t. Eating some easy snacks before a workout can help boost endurance and speed. Dieters often says that snacking is bad and we should be avoid eating snacks when we are on a diet. The truth is there is actually nothing bad in snack eating between a meal so long as we eat some easy snack which is healthy and nutritional. The other problem is, that people eating very small breakfast, and they are hungry between the main meals, can’t wait till lunch, so they will definitely have some unhealthy snack with high carb and sugar to satisty their hunger. I know that selecting healthy snacks can be challenging, but there are a lot of easy snacks that you can eat when you on diet, which will wont hurt your weight loss plans, but stop you from feeling hungry between the main meals.
The benefits of smart snacking?
If you miss the main meals or don’t eat enough, you are more likely to overeat because of the low blood sugar level. This is very bad because your metabolism is not prepared for the amount of food you take in. It will result in low energy level, weight gains and experiencing ups and downs in your mood. But if you eating healthy snacks, you will have high energy level through the day, and you won’t have those mood swings, because you give your body what it needs with the nutrient-enriched foods. Healthy snacking can be perfect for those who are on diet, and who want to reach weight goals. You can live a happy and healthy life with them.
When we eat easy snacks?
We usually choose to eat junk foods when we are in hurry. Many of us have busy lifestyle, and didn’t have enought time to take care of our body. Working all day with very little time to eat something, or as a busy parent we trying to treat the kids in the car to be calm. What we should do then? The solution is planning ahead. Make a list os the favorite easy snacks that you and your family enjoy, and add them to your daily diet.
Tips for choosing easy snacks:
Cheese sticks with grapes: Take some cheese or cheese slices that measure five grams in weight and cut them into long sticks. Have a cup of low fat cheese sticks paired with red, purple or green grapes when you are hungry. The presence of protein in the cheese offers a filling feel and tastes best with grapes. Keep heart diseases and cancer at bay as grapes contain Resveratrol, which is a potent antioxidant. You can also reduce the amount of cheese if you want to reduce the amount of saturated fat.
Baked sweet potatoes: Take a sweet potato and wash it well. Now use a fork to prick it in some places and place it in a paper towel. Microwave the sweet potato at high power for 5 minutes. Now cut open its skin with a knife and add cinnamon powder, sugar or honey before you eat. The presence of beta-carotene in sweet potatoes is a phytochemical that helps in the making of Vitamin A and vitamin C. These vitamins are essential for maintaining your immune system in a healthy way. In addition, it has good amount of fiber source to improve the colon.
Yogurt with nuts and berries: Take one container of low fat plain yoghurt and add a tablespoon of walnuts, almonds, wheat germ, ½ cup of frozen berries and honey. Mix well and eat the creamy snack that will leave a lingering nutty flavor. The creamy yoghurt is rich in calcium and helps to build bones stronger, which is essential for kids and women. The presence of vitamin E in the wheat germ makes it best for your skin while walnut promotes your heart health as it has omega 3 fatty acids. This is a popular one among easy snacks to make as it takes just 5 minutes to mix all the ingredients.
Spicy watermelon cubes with pistachios: Cut a watermelon into cubes and take 2 cups of it. To these cubes, add fresh juice of a lemon, half a teaspoon of grated lemon zest, a pinch of powdered cayenne pepper and half a tablespoon of unsalted and dry roasted pistachio nuts. These easy snacks to make are loaded with fiber, fat and proteins, which makes it a fulfilling snack.
Strawberry and banana smoothie: Just toss in some strawberries that are fresh or frozen, add a sliced banana, pour a half cup of low fat milk and half a cup of vanilla yoghurt and blend until smooth and frothy. This snack is a potassium powerhouse that helps to keep your blood pressure levels under control. This calcium rich snack also offers you the goodness of two fruits.
Tortillas filled with turkey meat: Cut tortilla bread into two and arrange a half piece of tortilla with two slices of lean turkey meat (deli-style). Then place tomato slices and small piece of avocado. This serving of tortilla bread is a fulfilling snack, as it has fiber, protein and fat that is heart friendly. This filling snack can last until the next mealtime.
Whole grain bread toast with peaches & almond butter: Toast the whole grain bread on both sides slightly. Now spread two teaspoons full of almond butter on the toasted slice and arrange with slice peaches. Just two slices of this snack have a fair amount of healthy fats of almond butter, protein and fiber.
Parmesan over whole wheat pita: Take a whole-wheat pita bread of 4 inches, spread 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese evenly, drizzle dried oregano, and heat it until the cheese melts and browns. Cut into pieces and devour this snack filled with fiber, fat and proteins.
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