Hi everyone! Even though the summer is almost over, we all want to look and feel our best. Eating healthy meals is definitely important, but unhealthy snacks can completely throw off your progress without you even realizing it. There are so many snacks out there that are labeled as “low calorie” or “low fat” but that doesn’t mean it’s good for your body. Anything labeled low fat generally if filled with salt and chemical stabilizers to make up for the taste and texture. Low calorie or low sugar snacks such as yogurt or granola bars are full of artificial sweeteners which will only make you crave more sugar. Incorporating healthy fats in your diet will help you to stay full longer and curb your cravings. Some of my favorite healthy fats are..
These wonderful little fruits have so many benefits, besides just being delicious 😋. Avocados are full of fiber, which means they will help keep you full. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or paleo you can find so many ways to incorporate them into your diet. Not only are avocados good for you on the inside, they are full of healthy fats and vitamins that help keep your skin looking young and fresh. Eating avocados in moderation in place of foods with saturated fats is a easy way to reduce your chances of high cholesterol and heart disease.
Hard boiled eggs are a perfect protein packed snack, great for on the go! They are full of healthy fats called monounsaturated fat. When you replace healthy fats with saturated fats (found in processed packaged foods) you are dramatically reducing your chances of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Protein is another great benefit of hard boiled eggs. Just one egg contains 6 grams of protein and only 70 calories! Besides all these health benefits hard boiled eggs are the perfect snack to keep with you on a busy day. Toss them into a salad or add them to avocado toast for a high protein yummy breakfast.
If you have a sweet tooth, dates are the perfect choice for you! These tiny little fruits taste like caramel candies, with incredible health benefits. Dates are great for digestion because they are full of fiber; about 6 grams per serving. Adding dates to your diet will help prevent constipation and bloating. Many people have been told to avoid dates because they are high in calories, but their high fiber content makes only 2 or 3 a filling snack! If you are looking for something healthy to give your picky little eaters, dates are a great idea. They are full of vitamins and nutrients that aid in development in young children. Add them to a smoothie for some additional fiber, this also adds sweetness!
Please let me know what you think, and comment what your favorite healthy snacks are!😊😘