I don’t know about you but there comes a certain time every day that I just really need a snack. I actually schedule in snacks throughout the day to keep me from overeating at meals. I welcome snacking into my health routine so long as my snacks don’t contain sugar or anything processed. So here is my list of healthy snacks! There is no added sugar in any of these snacks and they are all gluten free!
Dried Seaweed-Ever crave potato chips? This is what I go for when I am craving something salty and crunchy. Seaweed is high in iodine, which is pretty hard to get anywhere else but in table salt that specifically says it contains iodine. Seaweed also is great for getting your daily does of b-12, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium. You can find these little packets in asian markets and in the ethnic food section of most grocery stores.
Smoothies– This may be a no-brainer, but smoothies are a great snack and one that I love having a few times a week. You can make your own little health cocktail by adding fruits, vegetables, and/or protein. Smoothies are so quick and versatile! I like using a blend of leafy greens like spinach, some frozen fruit, and some kind of non-dairy drink like hemp milk or coconut milk.
Nut and fruit mix– Another super easy and quick snack that can put the hunger pangs at bay. I like to use a mixture of nuts and seeds, dried fruit, and my favorite-dark chocolate chips. Just make sure the chocolate is a high quality at least 70% cocoa to get the full health benefits (antioxidants are in dark chocolate!)
Apples and Nut Butter– This snack will really give you energy! I like slicing apples and using an almond butter that contains very little sugar (around 3-5 grams) This is the perfect snack for busy schedules!