The 7 Healthiest Snacks for Optimal Nutrition

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Snacking can be a great way to refuel and recharge during the day, but it’s important to choose wisely to ensure that you are fuelling your body with the nutrients it needs

What most of us struggle with, in my experience, is ideas!

What are healthy snacks?

In this post, we will take a look at the 7 healthiest snacks from a nutritional standpoint.

Obviously, in order to pick the best one for you, you’d have to look at your specific goals. I do find though, that these snacks are good for most people!

  1. Fresh fruit. Fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibre, making them a great choice for a healthy snack. Some of the healthiest options include berries, apples, and citrus fruits. More on the benefits of fruit, and answering your concerns over the sugar in fruit, can be found here.
  2. Nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds are a great source of healthy fats, protein, and various nutrients. Some of the best options include almonds, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Worried about the anti-nutrients in nuts? click the link to read more.
  3. Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium, and it can also be a good source of probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that live in the gut.
  4. Hummus and vegetables. Hummus is a protein-rich dip made from chickpeas, and it pairs well with a variety of vegetables for a satisfying and nutritious snack. If you’re looking on advice about adding vegetables, read this.
  5. Hard-boiled eggs. Eggs are a great source of protein and other nutrients, and hard-boiling them makes for a convenient snack that can be easily taken on the go.
  6. Rice cakes with peanut butter. Rice cakes are a low-calorie and whole grain option that can be a good source of fibre, and topping them with a thin layer of peanut butter adds some protein and healthy fats.
  7. Edamame. Edamame is a type of soybean that is often served as a snack in Japanese cuisine. It is a good source of protein, fibre, and various nutrients.

By choosing any of these healthy snacks, you can ensure that you are fuelling your body with the nutrients it needs to thrive.

As always, it’s important to pay attention to portion sizes and to balance your overall diet to ensure that you are getting all of the nutrients your body needs.

Healthy snacks can be an integral part of creating a healthy lifestyle!

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