I love having snacks in the house because I feel like I'm always hungry. When you start to build up your metabolism in order to lose weight, you will start to burn calories a lot faster. To keep the weight at bay, I recommend trying these healthy make-at-home snacks that you can pack up and bring with you anywhere.
I recommend choosing nuts like Brazil, almonds, pecans, walnuts, and cashews and combining them with seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, chia, and apricot. This mix will give you protein, antioxidants, and minerals that will keep you going throughout your day.
Veggies with Guacamole
Guacamole (avocado, garlic, cilantro, pinch of sea salt, tomato, onion, lime juice, and pinch of coriander) is great for getting healthy fats in you. Pairing it with delicious vegetables like bell peppers, carrot sticks, and celery sticks provides you with fiber and important vitamins.
Greek Yogurt with Berries
Berries are wonderful for antioxidants that fuel your brain and eyesight and the protein in the Greek yogurt will help you stay fuller longer. Make sure you are purchasing organic berries and whole fat yogurt. The non-fat stuff has added sugar and is very processed, deleting all beneficial properties.
Apple Slices with Almond Butter
Need I say more? This is the perfect snack for on-the-go. Just slice up a juicy apple and add a spoonful of almond butter for protein and you're good to go.
Adding flax-seed oil and cinnamon gives the cottage cheese amazing detoxing benefits. They have such a wide range of health benefits that I could probably dedicate a whole blog post on them. All you need to know is that cottage cheese and flax help regulate hormones, lower blood sugar, and improve cellular detox.
Cucumbers and Hummus
Hummus (chickpeas, olive oil, pinch of sea salt, and garlic) is a great source of protein and pairs great with cucumbers.
This one is a little odd, but these little fish are so great for you! Sardines are high in omega-3 fatty acids which reduce the risk of heart disease and feed your brain. The high amounts of magnesium also help lower inflammation, regulate blood pressure, and keep your bones strong. You can either eat these right out of a can or make a dip with it (olive oil, sardines, garlic, white beans, and pinch of sea salt).
So, what do you think? Would you try any of these snacks?
I hope you are continuing to enjoy this weight-loss series. If you have anything you would like to see on this blog, or any suggestions of snacks that have worked for you, I would love to know! Thank you for reading.
Until next time,