5 Healthy Snacks to Get You Through the Day
Whether you’re stuck at home or trying to get through your shift at work, you’ll need some healthy snacks nearby to keep you from reaching for that bag of chips. Here’s a list of 5 healthy snacks that’ll keep you full and satisfied all day long:
A smoothie is an easy way to start your day with some healthy protein and even sneak in some leafy green vegetables. You can even make a big batch and store it in the fridge overnight to enjoy in the morning. Simply choose your liquid like almond or coconut milk or orange juice, then add some fruits and vegetables like banana, frozen blueberries or cherries, and spinach, then top it off with some cocoa powder for those chocolate lovers out there.
2. Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are high in protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals making it satisfying snack that keeps you feeling full. A can of chickpeas is another good shelf-stable option to stock up on and keep in your pantry. To roast them, simply remove from the can and dry on a dishtowel. Then, toss in some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), sea or Himalayan salt, and roast in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes.
3. Protein Packed Chips
Protein is an important part of your diet. It not only helps build muscle, but aids in lowering blood pressure, reducing your appetite, and boosting your metabolism – all things that will help you on your weight loss journey! That’s why we offer all sorts of protein packed snacks that you can keep in your car or purse. What’s even better is you don’t have to sacrifice flavor. From barbecue and pizza to ranch and cheddar, we have it all.
4. Kale Chips
On its own and raw, kale may not be your favorite vegetable, but crisp them up in the oven and voila – you have a healthy, but yummy snack! Simply toss some bite sized leaves in oil with a dash of salt and put on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10-15 minutes. These chips are packed with antioxidants and immune boosting vitamins – something we all need a little bit extra of right now.
5. Homemade Trail Mix
While you can buy pre-made mixes, it’s much more cost effective to make your own. Plus, you have more control over the ingredients and can minimize any extra salt or sugar. Mix together your favorite nuts and dried fruit (our favorites are cherries or cranberries). The fruit adds some sweetness to the mix, but you could also add in some dark chocolate chips for an added treat.
If you’re feeling lost or anxious, just know, you’re not alone! We’re here to help you and be a resource in your health and weight loss journey. Sign up in for our newsletter and exclusive deals on shelf-stable meals, on the go snacks and more! And stay tuned for more tips to stay healthy during these challenging times!
- Nashua Nutrition