Nutrition-> Healthy Snacks
Updated: February 27th, 2014
Top 6 Quick and Healthy Snacks
During the day you're constantly wondering... what the heck do I eat at work or school to keep the excess fat off and still provide me with lots of nutritional goodness. We have a list of foods that will help you decide which foods you should have as snacks.
1. Oatmeal, berries and yogurt mixed together
I wouldn't call it a snack but it's more of a great healthy breakfast which is made with the following:
1 Scoop of Chocolate Whey Protein
This meal is jam packed with high quality protein, complex carbohydrates, good fats and high in antioxidants. The only thing you're missing is vegetables.
2. Green tea should be a staple as a snack
Green tea is LOADED with benefits for your health and should be consumed 4-5 times per week. If you are planning on getting pregnant please look into green tea and folic acid as it may reduce your absoption but if you're not pregnant you're looking at one of the healthiest drinks on the planet. Just boil some water and put your anti-cancer tea bag in and serve.
3. Protein shakes
A protein shake can be made with a multitude of ingredients but we are strictly talking about an easy shake with water and whey protein isolate (high percentage).
We have a great smoothie creator article which will make sure you're getting all the nutrients you should be.
4. Almond butter
We all love peanut butter but almond butter is loaded with vitamin E calcium, iron, mangesium and good fats. It should be a staple that you purchase every time you enter the supermarket.
Celery is one of those negative caloric foods that will help you tie yourself over until the next meal as some people need to keep their mouth busy.
6. Whole wheat, homemade, thin crust pizza
Pizza is a perfect after workout meal but is usually very high in saturated fat, calories, and lots of high glycemic carbohydrates. If you make pizza, try with the following:
Low Fat or Skim Milk Cheese