If you are like me then you are always looking for healthy snack ideas. As a personal trainer I have diligently sought out the tastiest healthy snacks for myself and clients.
The reason I am calling them snacks instead of meals, is because I find it more beneficial for my health and waistline to eat smaller portions. I prefer the healthy snacks to be as close to the way God created them as possible.
We all know fresh fruits and veggies are the healthiest snacks but may need ideas on ways to incorporate them. I like to make my own trail mix by adding raw nuts in a baggie with sea salt and some dried fruit for that salt and sweet mixture.Think small portions. Whatever you put in the bag you will most likley finish.
I also love chocolate and I have found a bar called Endangered species dark chocolate that is sweetened with filtered beet sugar. I will either take a couple of squares along with some strawberries or some other fruit or add this to my trail mix.
Another healthy snack I enjoy is a called a larabar and the coconut cream pie has only 6 ingredients with no added sugar.Another one I love is kale chips. I make these myself. Take the kale,wash it and toss in a big mixing bowl with sea salt and olive oil then put on a baking sheet for around 15 minutes at 375. Play with time and temperature according to the way you like it..
My favorite healthy snacks are made with the a high powered blender. You can be creative and have fun. I use almond milk(unsweetened vanilla) as a base. Kale or spinach works really well for a green veggie. I usually ad a half of a frozen banana, 2 tablespoons of organic flaxseed, some berries,and a half of an avocado. I no longer use a nutri-bullet but this video will give you the basic idea.
Another great healthy snack idea I love is the Greens plus energy bars.When I had my health club these were a favorite with my clients. Another snack I enjoy is hummus with raw veggies. These are some of my favorite healthy snack ideas.
If you found any of these healthy snack ideas helpful please be sure to leave a comment. To your health!