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Healthy snacks

August 8, 2016

 

There are an abundance of convenient snacks surrounding us every day. Unfortunately, many packaged 'healthy snacks' are loaded with sugar, fats or preservatives.

 

If you're looking for healthy snacks, they should be as fulfilling as they are healthy. Here's some easy to access options for you to consider. Help quell that hunger with fiber and get the benefit of proteins, essential vitamins and minerals.

 

Frozen peas and corn - Both are quick and convenient if microwaved and a cup contains valuable fiber and nutrients.

 

Jerky - High protein snack with a surprising 10:1 protein-to-fat ratio for most brands

 

Apples - Just grab an apple or even make a small salad with some greens and nuts.

 

Boiled egg - Small powerhouse containing abundance of branched-chain amino acids, which are the most anabolic amino acids in the body.

 

Edamame - the soy bean that's tasty and packed with important nutrients like folate, vitamin K, iron, and magnesium.

 

Oatmeal - It's easy to find 5 minute Oatmeal or even the 'pour with boiling water' type. These are great for the office.

 

Mixed nuts - filling, low in carbs and a good dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Pumpkin seeds - these little guys are high in protein for their weight and the carbs they do have are not sugar, so they're released slowly into your body.

 

Plain Greek yogurt - Twice the protein of regular yogurt, with the bonus of stomach friendly probiotic bacteria and bone-building calcium.

 

Cottage cheese - About 28 grams in a cup of this mega cheese. Casein is a slow digesting protein that supplies your growing muscles with a steady supply of vital amino acids.

 

Strawberries - For the sweet tooth but having one of the lowest sugar contents of most fruits. 

 

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