Snacks can be a healthy addition to living a healthy lifestyle. Healthy snacks can be counted towards the five a day target of fruits and vegetables and can provide additional nutrients to our bodies. Healthy snacks will help your nutrition and health and should be eaten between meals. It is recommended that healthy snacks should consist of fruit, nuts, vegetables, or cereal grains. It will cost you less than junk food that has little or no nutritional value and is not good for your health. Eating healthy snacks in addition to a good diet and exercise will lead to an improved well-being. Below are some ideas for healthy snacks that anyone can use from children to adults.
*Try eating fruit salad, in which you can combine your favorite fruit together for this snack such as apples, pear, kiwi, peaches, and mandarin oranges. This snack will help you reach your five a day fruits and vegetables
*Avocado has a great source of fiber, potassium, Vitamin C and E. Avocado also has folic acid, which is a very important vitamin for women that are pregnant. Cheese has a great source of calcium and whole meal bread is high in fiber. Try making yourself an avocado and cheese sandwich on whole meal bread.
*Try eating some dried banana chips. Bananas have a great source of potassium, Vitamin A and C. Dried banana chips for the most part are fried in coconut oil and coated with honey. Sometimes you can find dried banana chips in muesli, which is wonderful for a carbohydrate boost.
*As mentioned earlier, cheese is high in calcium and whole meal crackers are a good source of fiber. A very popular snack to try is cheese and crackers.
*Hummus has fiber and iron. Hummus is made from dried chickpeas, garlic, and sometimes made with tahini. Tahini is high in calcium and made from sesame seeds. Try eating hummus in pita bread.
Top photo credit: Grilled cheese sandwich with avocado and spinach <3 <3 by randy_adamczyk
In text photo credit: Day 272 – Banana chips by Karin Beil