An Apple A Day
You know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, its true. Apples are great for your immune health. But if munching on an apple is too bland for you, forgo the peanut butter or caramel dip and try almond butter instead. It has a similar flavor to peanut butter, but contains healthy oils and fats.
Not Your Traditional Trail Mix
Trail mix is such a wonderful snack, but most store-bought mixes are full of unnecessary sodium and sugar. Try this fool-poof recipe for a healthier alternative. Mix unsalted or lightly salted nuts, like almonds, walnuts, and cashews with dried fruit. Look for fruit that doesn’t have added sugar or artificial sweeteners. For a sweet treat add coconut flakes instead of M&M’s.
Blueberry Yogurt Drops
Are you obsessed with fruit covered in pretty much anything? If yes, you are going to die for this quick treat. Mix fresh blueberries into a small amount of Greek yogurt. Once the berries are covered spread them out on a nonstick pan and stick them in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, simply enjoy your tasty frozen blueberry yogurt drops.
Spinach chips are a great way to satisfy a salty craving without devouring fatty potato chips. Spread spinach leaves onto a non-stick pan. Drizzle on a little olive oil, sea salt, and spices of choice. Bake for about 10 minutes at 170 or until crisp. Then dig into your nutritious chips.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it also makes for a delicious snack. Thinly slice a hardboiled egg and place onto a piece of whole-grain toast. Add a little salt and pepper and, voila, now you have a quick and delectable high protein snack. You can also spread some avocado on for a healthy flavor boost.
Awaken your inner child with sugar-free Jello. You will be pleasantly surprised at how good it tastes. It’s a guilt-fee way to satisfy a sweet tooth. It comes is many different flavors and can be found at your local grocery store in the baking aisle.
Wraps are a big item in the healthy lifestyle trend, but all the extra carbs are completely unnecessary. Make a reverse wrap by using a slice of turkey as the tortilla. Spread a little light cream cheese or drizzle on some olive oil. Then add spinach, cucumbers, avocado, or all of the above.
This is another fun way to create a classic sandwich without bread. Cut a cucumber into a 5-inch log and slice it in half to make two hoagie buns. Fill your healthy club with turkey, avocado, and enjoy. If you want to add a little more flavor, dip it in a dressing made from balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Cheese and Crackers
Yes, cheese and crackers can be healthy! Place a few slices of Swiss cheese and turkey onto whole-wheat crackers. The trick is to eat in moderation. If you have the whole brick of cheese and the whole sleeve of crackers sitting next to it, you will be very tempted to eat them.
Sweet Rice Cake
Rice cakes? Yuck, so bland and boring. Not anymore! Give your rice cakes a sweet tooth makeover. Drizzle a little natural honey or dark chocolate onto the previously dreary snack to turn it into a delicious treat.