MAKING HEALTHY SNACKING PART OF YOUR LIFE
Snacking can be part of an overall balanced diet. It can help keep your hunger at bay and keep you going until your next meal. It actually can be an excellent way to stay energized and alert during even the busiest moments. The best snacks are the ones that are easy to make, taste great, and fill you up without weighing you down. You don't have to just eat carrot sticks, although, with a bit of hummus or some vegan ranch dressing, veggies are fantastic healthy vegan snacks. With a little experimentation, you can find healthy snacks that satisfy all your cravings, whether you want something sweet, salty, or crunchy. Here are a few ideas to help you stock the fridge and pantry.
Oats: Eating refined bread, pasta, and cereal can significantly reduce your serotonin levels and make it more difficult to sleep, but a snack with whole grains like oats can help you get some shut-eye. Try a small bowl of oatmeal. It’s full of fibre to fill you up and helps support melatonin production. You can also add some oats to a healthy protein-rich smoothie for an extra fibre boost.
Almonds: Almonds are another powerhouse when it comes to supporting sleep. Almonds also contain melatonin, as well as high amounts of magnesium, vitamin E, and healthy fats. Magnesium is good for maintaining healthy blood pressure and proper blood sugar levels and supports melatonin production. Try combining some almond butter with bananas for a delicious snack that’s full of sleep-supporting nutrients.
Avocados: Avocados are different from most fruits because they are loaded with healthy fats instead of carbs. Not only are they creamy and tasty but also high in fibre, potassium, and vitamin C. A plain avocado fits the bill, making it a healthy option.
Red bell : Red bell peppers are extremely healthy. Although all bell peppers are nutritious, red varieties are particularly high in antioxidants like beta carotene, capsanthin, and quercetin They're also rich in vitamin C. In fact, 1 large red bell pepper contains over 300% of the daily value (DV) for this nutrient Pairing 1 large red bell pepper with 3 ounces (85 grams) of guacamole adds healthy fat and fiber while keeping this snack’s calorie count under 200.
The idea is to try and choose snacks that won’t leave you hungry. You may be wondering what you can snack on in between meals, late at night, or just when you're out and about and on the go. Skinni-Snax can help you through your journey of healthy snacking and contribute valuable nutrients to your daily diet.