Peter Tari - May 24 2021
5 Healthy Snacks That Make You Feel Good
A day packed with work, the kids running around, back-to-back zoom meetings will surely take a toll on your nutrient intake.
You munch on anything you can get your hands on: Let that be bagels in the pantry, chocolate bars, or “make it large please” kind of trips through the drive-through.
“The worst thing you can do is go too long without eating," according to an NYC-based dietitian (and mom to a 5-year-old and 17-month-old). "Then not only do you overeat, but you binge on unhealthy foods full of sugar and empty calories."
Quick, Healthy, and YUMMY!
You need something quick, healthy, and yummy. Ideally with enough fiber, protein, iron, and potassium so you’ll be always ready to tackle the next task without constantly feeling fatigued or having brain fog.
We compiled a list of our favorite easy-to-make snacks so you’ll always have a delicious bite to power through your day.
And don’t worry, we know exactly that you’ve got stuff to do, so reading this article won’t take more than 3 minutes of your precious time. But it’ll be worth it.
1. Homemade Superfood Trail Mix
Make your own trail mix with shredded coconut, dried fruits, nuts, and seeds in a cup or paper bag.
Legend has it, you can survive for up to a month on a stranded island with just coconut. It’s high in protein, fiber, essential fats, and iron.
As far as nuts go, they are a great source of protein and loaded with antioxidants to ensure you don’t go nuts due to hunger (sorry, not funny).
Preparation time: 2 minutes
2. Hummus with Veggies
Grab a cup of hummus and dip cucumber and paprika slices in it.
Not only is hummus delicious, but also high in protein, fiber, potassium, and iron.
Both hummus and cucumber help maintain body weight and paprika is just awesome as it’s loaded with antioxidants and vitamins.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
3. Rice Cake Sandwich with Salmon & Avocado Slices
We usually opt for rice cake instead of bread, because they are a better alternative than regular bread. After all, it’s lower in calories and pairs great with protein and fiber.
Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, loaded with minerals and essential vitamins, potassium, and protein.
Top these off with a couple of slices of avocado and enjoy feeling good thanks to this nutritionally complete snack.
Preparation time: 3 minutes
4. Dried Cranberries with Natural Yogurt
Cranberries contain several vitamins, antioxidants and they are delicious, especially when paired with a cup of yogurt.
However, make sure to choose your yogurt wisely and avoid the sugary ones. Try to choose plain, unsweetened varieties that contain probiotics to maximize health benefits.
Preparation time: 60 seconds
5. And The Best for The Last: A Delicious Smoothie
A smoothie can be an amazing resource of nutrients, not to mention that they are yummy, easily accessible, and portable.
You can whip up a delicious smoothie that is rich in fiber, potassium, and iron. All of these nutrients will contribute to your well being while keeping your hunger at bay.
But...and here is the but.
While smoothies can make a perfect healthy snack, it’s quite a hassle to shop for fresh produce, cut everything up, peel the fruits and veggies, while making sure you have access to a blender.
Not to mention the fact that 50% of all fresh produce is thrown away in the US, which is pretty concerning.
We created Smoothie-N-Go because as avid smoothie drinkers, we were tired of all the issues associated with traditional smoothie making.
The result is an all-natural, blender-free smoothie powder that you can drink anytime, anywhere, with no mess, in 15 seconds.
And it’s yummy. No catch, whatsoever.