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Did you know that 93% of American adults are not healthy? If you started 2023 with the goal of not being part of this percentage and you are looking for ways to change your eating habits, we are here to help give you healthy snack ideas. Whether you are eating healthy at work or at home it doesn’t have to be a struggle.
Read on to learn more and leave the eating healthy struggle behind.
Dried Fruit and Nuts
A perfect snack that won’t go bad are nuts and dried fruit. Another pro of opting for nuts and dried fruit as a daily or work snack is that they are filling because they are loaded with fiber. This amount of fiber will help you stay full in between meals.
They also have a balance of all three micronutrients. Nuts have protein and healthy fats and the dried fruit has the right amount of carbs.
Nuts are a snack you can always find in healthy vending machines. We recommend checking out Healthy You Vending reviews to see what all the buzz is about these vending machines in comparison to the traditional ones full of chips and cookie options.
Another non-perishable snack are roasted chickpeas. Chickpeas have minerals, vitamins, are high in protein, and in fiber. If you eat 1/2 cup of chickpeas you will nourish your body with 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.
Your body needs certain amino acids and roasted chickpeas contain most of those amino acids the human body requires. The easiest way to make roasted chickpeas is to drain a can of chickpeas and pat it dry. Then toss them in whatever seasonings you choose, olive oil, and sea salt.
Bake them for around 40 minutes on a baking sheet at 350℉. Allow them to dry and then store them in a sealed container to enjoy whenever you crave a snack.
Apples and Peanut Butter
Apples are high in water and in fiber so they will help you feel full longer. Peanut butter is full of healthy fats and protein. When you buy your peanut butter make sure to look at the ingredient list so that you don’t accidentally buy peanut butter that is full of sugar.
There are plenty of peanut butters at the grocery store that the second ingredient is sugar. Having a ton of sugar in your peanut butter will defeat the purpose of a healthy snack.
You can prepare tuna in the morning with whatever condiments you please and store it in a container to snack on throughout the day. You can eat it by itself or with crackers or veggies. Another option is to buy vacuum sealed tuna pouches that are ready to go, so you don’t have to deal with draining them and preparing them.
Tuna is a great snack option because they have plenty of omega-3 fatty acids and protein which will make you feel full longer. Another pro is that tuna might help decrease the risk of heart disease and it will help you fight inflammation.
We recommend looking for light skipjack tuna because they are known to contain less mercury than other tuna brands.
A quick and easy go to snack is granola but making it at home vs buying it at the store will avoid extra sugars and unhealthy vegetable oils. All you have to do is combine sunflower seeds, cashews, cranberries, and rolled outs with melted honey and coconut oil.
Once everything is combined spread out the mix on a lined baking sheet and bake it for about 40 minutes at the lowest possible heat. These ingredients are a combination of healthy carbs, complex carbs, and fiber. You might also be lowering cholesterol levels and improving your heart health with the soluble fiber found in the oats.
You can enjoy edamame dried, steamed, or cooked. They are a great snack option because they have high quality plant based protein. The protein in edamame might be just as satisfying as the protein in beef and it can help with appetite control and weight loss.
Homemade energy balls are a combination of coconut flakes, dried fruit of choice, oats, peanut butter and some type of sweetener. With the right ingredients you can end up with energy balls that are high in minerals and vitamins. Energy balls can be high in fiber, protein, and they can include healthy fats.
A simple recipe full of good ingredients is a combination of 1 cup of rolled oats, 2 tablespoons of flax seeds, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1/4 cup of honey, and 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips. Once you combine all the ingredients, make small bite sized balls by rolling them into your ball size of choice.
Hummus and Carrots
Chickpeas are the main ingredient in hummus which as we mentioned earlier is packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Carrots have plenty of beta-carotene which is a precursor for vitamin A inside your body. This will help promote optimal eye health and it will boost your immunity.
Which of These Healthy Snack Ideas Will You Try?
Now that you have our list of healthy snack ideas you can pick and choose the snacks you want to add to your eating healthy goals. Eating at work doesn’t have to be unhealthy as long as you plan ahead of time.
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