Finding healthy snacks can seem like a chore. With so many deep-fried and unhealthy options available in vending machines, convenience stores and supermarkets, it may seem hard to resist the junk and go for healthy option. Eating real food that isn’t packed with sodium, fats, and chemicals shouldn’t be hard and with some preplanning, it’s simple to avoid. Thankfully, there are many delicious, tasty and wholesome options within arm’s reach.
Corn nuts may seem like a junk food snack but roasted corn nuts contain heart healthy fats, protein and fiber for a filling yet delicious snack. They contain less calories than traditional potato chips and more fiber to keep you fuller longer. Even better, they provide a crunchy snack food that rivals even the best potato chips. Corn nuts are available in many tasty flavors like barbecue and ranch.
Soy nuts are another filling and healthy snack. They contain 20% of the daily recommended fiber in just 1/3 of a cup. Soy nuts have unsaturated, or healthy, fats as well as protein. They also contain isoflavones which prevent heart disease and many types of cancer. Although the levels of isoflavones vary based on a variety of factor, most contain more than twice the recommended daily serving. Choose from exotic flavors like wasabi or traditional salted flavors. A serving of soy nuts is sure to keep you full in between meals.
Snacking on dried cranberries can be a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth in between meals. Most commercial products are loaded with sugar so look for a product with all natural sugars for the best nutrition. Cranberries have been shown to help treat UTIs and may help prevent strokes. Dried cranberries contain high levels of flavonoids which are antioxidants shown to reduce harmful free radicals in the body.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially in between meals, is often a challenge. The allure of easy to find, junk food options can often overwhelm even the most stringent dieter. Surrounding yourself with convenient, delicious options can curb your unhealthy temptations. Finding healthy snacks can be a challenge but with a little information and preplanning, it’s easy to eat wholesome, delicious snacks anywhere.