Whether you’re tackling tasks in the office or at home, one thing’s for sure: We need healthy snacks to much on during our busiest days. In a study reported by Daily Mail, one in three women skip breakfast to get ready for the day. Our choices in snacking can too be a part of the major goal eating the foods that do the most for our bodies, especially when a hearty breakfast is out of the question. Incorporate some or all of these snack ideas into your daily intake. You might be surprised at how much juice you’ve got at 4:00 pm on a Monday compared to when you were snacking on muffins and chips.
Replace pita chips with raw veggies for a high in fiber snack. Hummus is made from chickpeas (Roasted chickpeas are also a great snack.) which carry tons of protein and can lower cholesterol. That protein can help balance blood sugar levels as well as put a stop to hunger cravings. That will sure curve your habit for excessive snacking!
When eaten in moderation, nuts do nature’s part in reducing the risk of heart disease. Raw almonds have zero sodium which provides enough of a balance to lower the blood pressure. One of the world’s healthiest foods is rich in vitamin E calcium, magnesium and potassium. You can have a small bag in your handbag or keep a bowl on your desk. It won’t hurt to pop a few almonds throughout the day.
Low-fat plain yogurt is tasty with or without fruity add-ons. Probiotics are the ‘good’ bacteria essential to a healthy digestive tract. Plain yogurt is loaded with these probiotics and protein. If you’re trying lose weight, grab a yogurt on your way out the door. The tasty treat will please your taste buds and your body simultaneously.
Apples are among the quickest to grab when you’re rushing out the door to work. They have the best carbohydrates, which means that you won’t crash from a sugar high. Their vitamin C helps boost immune systems. Sliced apples and a little cinnamon sprinkled on top makes an even tastier treat when you have a little extra time.
Most people think that beef jerky is unhealthy and loaded with preservatives. It’s not. It is an ideal between-meals snack that’s high in protein. It’s referred to as a ‘Genius Junk Food’ because eating jerky won’t raise the signal to the hormone that stores your fat.
Tuna is great for people with very little time to cook because it’s so easy to prepare, plus it can be found at any grocery store. Packed with vitamin B3 and vitamin B12, albacore (white) tuna has a better nutrition profile than other fish. Eat it straight out of the can, or mix it with some greens.
Better known as Edamame at your favorite Japanese restaurant, these low-fat bites are extremely high inVitamins A & C, iron, and they make a great topping for your salad. Soybeans can only do good to the body as they are naturally gluten-free and contain no cholesterol. They also contain active ingredients similar to estrogen. Don’t worry about cooking or steaming when you have little time, and just make them in bulk for the week.