Healthy Snacking

Are you a snacker? I sure am! Salty snacks are my favorite. Potato chips are my weakness. While I will never give them up completely, I am trying to have healthier and more nutrient-dense snacks. So, I decided to come up with a blog featuring some of my favorite healthy snacks. Believe me, I still indulge in some unhealthy snacks but I definitely feel so much better when I stick to the healthy stuff!

Fresh fruit

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Fresh fruit is an obvious choice. Fruit provides so many nutrients, and is a good source of carbohydrates and fiber. It also can help to satisfy a sweet tooth! My favorite fruit is pineapple, but I have also recently been obsessed with oranges! Cherries and peaches are also fabulous this time of year. Grapes are super easy to take along when you’re on the go. I often pack them in my work or school lunches.

Veggies and hummus

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You really can’t go wrong with veggies and hummus. Veggies provide fiber, and tons of nutrients, while hummus gives you your healthy fat and a little protein. I LOVE the Lantana hummus flavors. The one pictured here is the sriracha carrot. They also have a black bean, yellow lentil, and edamame flavors that are all so good! My favorite veggies for dipping in hummus are baby carrots, cucumber, celery, and mini peppers. I find that these veggies are less messy, and thus easier to take on the go than broccoli and cauliflower.

Nuts

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Nuts are great if you have a potato chip obsession like I do. Salted nuts provide a great alternative. Though high in calories, nuts are a good source of fat, protein, and other nutrients. The calories you get from eating nuts are not empty like those from chips. If you have weight loss goals, I just suggest watching your portions. Nuts are very filling though, so that usually isn’t too hard! These pineapple habanero almond from Simple Truth are a new favorite of mine! I also love salted cashews, pistachios, and nut mixes. Plain nuts are of course a little better for you than the salted, or flavored, ones. I really like plain almonds and walnuts, but this time of year I really need the extra salt with all the running!

Beachbody® Snacks

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Some of my other go-to healthy snacks are Beachbody® products! I love my Shakeology smoothies of course to get some extra protein, and a good helping of superfoods. I take them on the go with me to work, school, and around the farm. I also have been loving Beachbars. Beachbars are Beachbody®’s granola bars. They have a few different flavors, my favorite is the peanut butter and chocolate flavor. I mean, you can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!

Happy snacking, y’all!

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