When it comes to snacking, you won’t run of options to choose from. The only challenge, however, is to find food items or dishes that won’t cause you to gain extra pounds. Below is a short list of delectable but totally guilt-free treats.
Yoghurt with mixed berries
Greek yoghurt with fresh berries is an ideal snack to eat, most especially if you’re looking for something dense and nutrient rich. You can easily whip up a creamy berry-yoghurt mix. Simply grab your favourite brand of Greek yoghurt and a bowl full of berries like blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. We highly recommend using full-fat yoghurt especially if you want your snack to be extra creamy.
Dried or candied fruit
Dried or glace fruit makes a fantastic snack for kids and adults. These fruits are high in fibre, vitamins and minerals. You can enjoy eating all kinds of candied or dried fruits such as apricots, dates, prunes and figs. There are plenty of places where you can shop for high quality preserved treats.
Sweet mango with chilis
Nothing beats experimenting with contrasting flavours. Take for example the famous Mexican treat called Spicy Mango. The natural sugars from ripe or semi ripe mango complement the spicy kick of chili powder. To elevate the taste of a typical mango-chili wedge, you can also sprinkle a tiny amount of salt.
Kale is a highly reputable source of vitamins and minerals. While you can easily find ready to eat kale chips in the market, it still pays to create your own batch. Kale chips are actually quite easy to prepare. You’ll only need a thick bunch of kale leaves, olive oil and salt. Within 10 to 15 minutes, you can have your own batch of addictive kale chips.
If you’re a fan of the keto diet, you may have already read about chia seeds. It’s one of the best sources for dietary fibre so it can help you lose weight, reduce risks of heart diseases and improve your digestion. To make chia pudding, you’ll need four basic ingredients namely chia seeds, plant-based milk, fruits and honey.
Fruit or Veggie smoothie
It’s incredibly easy to whip up a smoothie. The best part is that you can use any ingredients you want. For example, you can blend bananas, berries, milk and yoghurt to create a sweet and creamy smoothie. If you want to detoxify your digestive system, you should have a base liquid like tea or kefir, frozen veggies, blanched almonds, sugar beets, kale and acai powder.
If you’re a fan of mozzarella then you will surely love having caprese salad every now and then. Caprese salad is a perfect snack, especially after a heavy meal. It has a light flavour and refreshing taste. On top of that, it contains fairly small amounts of calories and fats.
Never feel guilty when snacking with the seven healthy snacks above. You can prepare these snacks at home. Alternatively, you can try looking for specialty shops or restaurants that prepare such food items.