Eating a healthy and balanced diet doesn’t have to mean no snacking. Snacking can be healthy as well as pleasurable—if it’s done right. If you’re someone who needs that four o’clock snack, here are five fresh and healthy snack ideas that you can try every day.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are a delicious and healthy snack. Many of them are packed full of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Especially good are walnuts, cashews, and sunflower seeds. For best results eat unsalted.
Kale is rich in vitamins and minerals and is registered as a superfood. A delightful way of eating kale as a snack is to set it out in a baking tray, sprinkle it with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes at 350 F.
Unsweetened Natural Greek Yogurt
This thick and creamy yogurt is absolutely delicious with figs, dates, honey, blueberries, strawberries, or banana. It’s full of probiotics, which are good for the gut and calcium.
Vegetable crisps are becoming more and more popular. Simply finely slice up root vegetables, sprinkle in olive oil, and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
Roasted Broccoli or Cauliflower
Simply break broccoli or cauliflower into chunks, place on a baking tray, sprinkle on olive oil, and bake for 15 minutes, or until charred and crispy. It goes great on its own and with hummus.