Top 7 Favorite Healthy Snacks
Losing weight and eating healthy doesn’t have to mean no yummy snacky things. Whether you want something crunchy, sweet or salty, there’s a snack for that. Here are 7 of my favorite snacks that completely satisfy my urges!
1. Dehydrated veggie snacks – We make ours in the oven or in our dehydrator. Both ways work. They also sell them at Whole Foods. Just make sure to check the label for any hidden ingredients that may not be so good for you. They are also great with Hellavu Good Greek Style Yogurt dips.
2. Kale Chips – We do make these at home too but I’ve recently found bradsrawfoods.com brand. Their Pina Kale-Ada (Coconut and Pineapple) flavor is awesome. I could and have almost eaten the whole container in one sitting. The www.bradsrawfoods.com brand is USDA Organic, vegan, kosher, raw and non-GMO.
Kale is a rockstar when it comes to vegetables, it’s actually a super food. By super I mean they top the charts as far as nutritional value. Give them a try.
3. Oven Roasted Chickpeas – I always have a stash of these in the house. Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) can take on almost any flavor combination you come up with. My favorite is a honey/vanilla/cinnamon mixture. They are full of fiber and have a really good crunch. They remind me of corn nuts. Look for the recipe in future posts.
4. Hellavu Good Greek Style Yogurt Dip – Let me start by saying that I do NOT like yogurt at all. No way no how. But…I LOVE this dip. I love all the flavors but my favorite is the French Onion. You would never know it had yogurt in it. It’s low in fat and calories, only has 3 carbs and even has protein in it.
You can dip your veggies, veggie chips or parmesan chips in it. I also use it as a dip for chicken and fish.
5. Dry roasted pumpkin seeds – I especially like the Eden Organic brand because it is low sodium, has fiber, protein and is magnesium rich. It’s also a good source of iron and zinc. Plus it only has 2 ingredients, organic pumpkin seeds and Eden Portuguese Sea Salt. The fewer ingredients a product has, the better.
6. Parmesan chips – An all time favorite of mine. I discovered a store bought brand at Whole Foods and went through them so fast that I figured I better learn how to make them myself. They are the easiest snack to make by far. Look for the recipe in future posts.
7. Honey fried banana – Last but not least are honey fried bananas. This simple recipe turns an ordinary banana into some crazy gourmet decadent dessert. A great way to sneak in a fruit and some potassium too. Look for the recipe in future posts.
Finding the right snack is half the battle. Just because you may not like a particular good for you snack doesn’t mean there isn’t one out there that you won’t love.
Just some little changes that will make a big difference.