Snacking throughout the day is essential for keeping your metabolism working hard and your hunger in check (so you don’t overeat later on!). Finding healthy snack options, though, is often difficult – meaning your mid-day pick me up can often do more harm than good. When the 4pm slump hits, though, or you feel that hunger pang well before your lunch hour, it’s all too easy to head to the vending machine for a sugary treat or to your local coffee shop for a quick caffeine fix.
Stuck eating fast food? Read this for the healthiest options!
Thankfully, Tiffanie Barton of F.F.I.T. LIFE has 9 healthy snack ideas that will keep you satisfied (and far away from the vending machine) all day long – so you can maintain your metabolism, fend off hunger and decrease your chances of overeating later on in the day when you are more likely to give in to temptation.
9 Healthy Snack Ideas
1 individual size (5oz.) Greek 0% plain yogurt. Top with 1tsp. of slivered almonds.
1 apple with 1 TBSP natural peanut butter
2 cups microwave popped popcorn (without butter)
1 part-skim mozzarella string cheese with an apple or pear
Homemade trail mix (try mixing ¼ cup Kashi Heart to Heart, 1TBSP raisins and 1TBSP shelled pistachios
2 Laughing Cow cheeses spread on 10 Kashi 7 Grain crackers
1 Kashi GoLean 7 Grain waffle with 1 TBSP almond butter
1 cup steamed edamame
15 raw almonds