Snack Time?

Snacking throughout the day is an excellent way to stay energized and alert during even your busiest moments. Choosing delicious treats that are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals will fuel your body and keep your blood sugar levels steady.

Getting from breakfast to lunch and lunch to dinner without munching on something is hard.

Try these weight-loss-friendly snacks and them to your diet.

Hard-boiled eggs

Eggs are loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet.

They pack plenty of protein, while the yolk provides nutrients and vitamins K2 and B12, fat and protein, the white is almost exclusively protein.

Eggs are one of the healthiest and most weight-loss-friendly foods you can eat. They are incredibly filling and may reduce the number of calories you eat for many hours, which should help you lose weight.

Yes, it is true that eggs are high in cholesterol. In fact, a single egg contains 212 mg, which is over half of the recommended daily average intake of 300 mg. Although their high cholesterol content gave them a bad reputation for years, more recent studies suggest that moderate egg intake doesn’t have any effect on your risk of heart disease

On top of everything else, they are also cheap, easy to prepare, go with almost any food and taste great. Eggs are pretty much nature’s perfect food.

Trail Mixes

It’s a perfect mix of carbohydrates, protein and fat. Most trail mix serving sizes are around ¼ cup, the amount that fits in one cupped palm.

With nuts and dried fruit as the main ingredients, trail mix can supply nutrients that people often have trouble fitting into their diet, such as antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats.

Whey protein shake

A whey protein shake is a good choice for a snack when you need something substantial until your next meal. Whey protein contains an incredible range of essential amino acids, which are absorbed quickly

Studies have show that whey protein can help you gain muscle, lose fat, and improve body composition

The best-known use of whey protein supplements is for the purpose of increasing muscle mass and strength. A Whey protein shake is the simplest way to build muscle quickly and shrink your recovery time. But remember, with great amounts of protein comes great responsibility.

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Yogurt with nuts and berries

An excellent source of calcium, protein and probiotics, regular consumption of yogurt is also associated with better immune system function, weight management and reduced inflammation.

Yogurt with nuts and berries “recipe” is not rocket science, but I usually arrange this simple dessert by layering yogurt and berries and pecans, and drizzle some honey on top. Of course, you can layer the ingredients as you please and add as much as you want, and I am sure it will turn out fantastic.

Cheese

Cheese is a delicious food that’s filling enough to be a snack on its own.

While cheese contains some nutrients that are beneficial to health, such as calcium, zinc, and vitamins A and B-12. Cheese is high in saturated fats, its role in heart disease is unclear. Current health guidelines suggest eating foods high in saturated fat can increase your risk of high cholesterol.

Additionally, studies show that up to two servings of cheese per day don’t raise those bad LDL cholesterol levels, even in people with elevated levels. Source.

That said, some cheeses are healthier than others.

  1. Mozzarella
  2. Blue Cheese
  3. Feta
  4. Cottage Cheese
  5. Ricotta
  6. Parmesan
  7. Swiss
  8. Cheddar
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Edamame

It can be eaten alone, as a tasty snack, or in soups and other dishes.

Being a decent source of soy protein, edamame is rich in healthy fiber, antioxidants and vitamin K. The beans are also high in healthy polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3.

Large amounts of soy will disrupt healthy people’s hormones, people who are pregnant, in treatment for hormone-related cancers, or taking thyroid medications should talk to their doctor before upping soy intake to make sure it won’t interfere with your health.

Fruit

Healthy snacks should be easy, don’t need to be complicated. Just a single piece of fruit can do the trick.

Portable, easy-to-eat fruits such as bananas, apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, and oranges.

Oatmeal Cookies

Oats Are Incredibly Nutritious and amongst the healthiest grains on earth.

They have many health benefits, which include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.

They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Oatmeal itself can help you lose weight because it will help you feel full longer than other foods. The fiber content of oatmeal can also aid the digestive system.

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When your next craving hits, aim for whole foods instead of highly processed, fattening options.

Remember, think nutrient-dense (fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals) and your snacks will help you get the nutrition your body needs and keep you full for longer.

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