Thursday, July 5, 2018

Stay Healthy This Summer With These Low-Calorie Snack Options

To stay in tip top shape during the summer, it’s important to eat healthy. Often, when we look for a snack on the go, it’s easier to pick unhealthy snacks like chips and cookies. Let’s face it, it’s easier, familiar and convenient, but there are several healthy alternatives that you can grab quickly and enjoy poolside, in the park or even pack for work. When grabbing healthy snacks try to aim for items under 200 calories. 

Below are a couple of options:

Veggies and Hummus-You can have as many veggies as you like. Think celery sticks, carrot sticks, broccoli, green peppers with about 3-4 tbsp of hummus.

Almonds- 100 calorie pack almonds are easy to grab and go. Almonds are a great

Apple slices and almond butter or nut butter- Apples are a great source of fiber. The almond or nut better provides protein and healthy fat to keep you feeling full.

KIND Bars- Healthy, packaged snacks made with whole ingredients and under 200 calories.

Popcorn- Popcorn that is air popped and eaten without butter or salt can serve as a healthy whole grain food that is low in calories and high in fiber.

Fruit- Summertime is great for eating fresh fruit. Try frozen grapes, strawberries, grilled peaches. Fruits also count toward your fluid intake. Some kinds of fruit are more nutritious than others. Read more here for fruits you may want to avoid or consume in moderation 

Greek yogurt- Greek yogurt contains protein that keeps you satisfied and it’s low in fat. For a crunchy effect add granola or whole grain cereal.  

Make sure your next grocery shopping trip includes buying some of the items above and then take the time to package them so it’s easy to grab and go. 

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