Sometimes the hardest part of sticking to a healthy food plan is not knowing what to snack on. If you deprive your body of snacking, you wind up being hungrier and eating more. But if you snack, you may find yourself uncertain as to what you should be snacking on. As a certified trainer and nutritionist, I help clients on a daily basis to achieve their goals by creating healthy food plans. Let me help you to take the guess work out of your day by sharing the healthy snacks that are sure to fuel your weight loss:
An apple a day is a surefire way to help you to get fiber and metabolic boosting pectin, along with plenty of vitamins and minerals. I find the best way to start my day and fuel a workout is with an apple. This is just the right balance without being too heavy to help begin your day. After your workout, refuel with eggs or a protein shake.
A handful of nuts like almonds can help give you a dose of protein, fuel your weight loss, curb your appetite and help to stabilize your blood sugar level. This small snack is all that you need prevent yourself from overeating at your next meal.
3. Greek Yogurt
Pump up your protein and choose Greek yogurt for your next snack. Although all yogurts are excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12, Greek yogurt is superior because of its thicker, creamier texture because the liquid whey is strained out. Also, it contains probiotic cultures, is lower in lactose and has twice the protein content of regular yogurts! So power your body with this healthy snack!
4. Raw Veggies
Raw veggies rock, not only because of all the cancer-fighting components and low calories but also because this is a nutrient dense snack to help fuel your day. So chop up some carrots, broccoli and peppers to store in your fridge for your next healthy snack!
Just 1 cup of edamame meets one-third of both your daily fiber and protein needs. Wow! And if you want them to last longer, suck them straight from the shells. This is a super snack to help in your weight loss goals and keep you on top of your fitness and health game!
6. Banana with Peanut Butter
Packed with both potassium and protein, bananas with peanut butter are a super fuel to help you to rev your calorie burning and also maintain hydration levels. And one more tip: the greener the banana, the less sugar to help aid your weight loss!
7. Kale Chips
Looking for a snack with a little crunch? Why not try kale chips? You can cut up kale, brush with olive oil, sprinkle some Himalaya salt and bake, or buy a pre-made organic version at the store. Packed with 6 grams of protein and seven times your daily quota of vitamin K, which helps maintain strong bones, kale chips will help fuel your weight loss and your day!
Yum yum! Are you ready to make these healthy snacks to fuel your weight loss?