You can’t ask us NOT to have snack time, snack time is what most of us look forward to in the day. But here’s the thing. What you eat between meals is what matters a lot. In fact it is your snacking habits that can make or break your fitness regime. You might be working out and eating all the right foods, but you ruin it all by munching on fried foods and chips and pizzas during snack hour. Our snacking habits have way too many calories, and almost no nutrients. So what does this mean, do we not snack at all? Thankfully this isn’t true. You can snack all that you want to if you do it smartly.
Protein (plus exercise) helps in growth of lean muscle mass. Fiber, meanwhile, helps improve digestion and keeps you from binging on fats and sugars. An ideal snack should contain 200 calories, with 10 grams of protein and close to 5 grams of fiber.
Here’s a list of 10 snacks you can include in your diets that will not ruin your healthy living –
- Apple and skimmed milk
- Cottage cheese filled avocado
- Whole wheat crackers
- Berry smoothie
- Chicken pita sandwich
- Cauliflower with white bean dip
- Minty ice green tea / Green tea smoothie
- Lentil salad with tomatoes
- Hard boiled egg
Now that you have this list on you, we hope your snacking becomes easier, and healthier.